words // Brandon Richard
Just like there's uncertainty about whether or not we'll even have a 2011-2012 NBA season, there's uncertainty about where current Golden State Warriors guard Monta Ellis will resume his playing career. When (or if) the 11-12 NBA season tips off and wherever Monta is calling home at that time, he'll be wearing the And1 ME8 Empire Mid, his latest signature shoe from the streetball company.
The ME8 Empire features a mesh and synthetic build, creating a sneaker that is durable, lightweight and highly breathable. A TPU cage has been added for lateral stability and increased ankle support. Helping absorb impact is a full-length air bag, while a PU midsole provides superior comfort. Lastly, traction is enhanced with the use of an engineered herringbone tread pattern outsole.
You'll be able to pick up the And1 ME8 Empire at retailers this fall. Read on for a detailed look at Monta's new sig.