Air Jordan 4 Olympic Laser Melo
Images via @depeche23mode

by Brendan Dunne

While there were a couple Laser Air Jordan 4 retail offerings, there were plenty more versions of the shoe that never made it to sneaker shelves, staying as exclusives or unicorn-status samples.

This is one of those. The sneaker here was made for Carmelo Anthony, its red, white and blue palette a patriotic one celebrating the 2008 Olympics. Evidence of its place in history comes on the insides, where USAB tags, American flags and dates referencing that summer decorate the shoe.

This sneaker, from the collection of @depeche23mode, comes in a sample size 9 rather than Anthony's size.