Carmelo Anthony's longstanding history with Jordan Brand has been well-documented throughout the years and for his appearance on the latest episode of Complex's Sneaker Shopping, he used it as an opportunity to highlight the youth from Chicago’s Wings Design Program.
The ten-time All-Star and three-time Olympic gold medalist joined Joe La Puma at Chicago-based sneaker boutique Saint Alfred to discuss his favorite Air Jordan models, sneaker memories, and the significance of the recently-released Air Jordan 10 "Wings" designed by the four kids from the aforementioned program.
"I think the kids are the actual future," says Anthony. "We hear that, but to actually see that and believe in that and to give them the platform to be able to create something that actually comes into fruition. I think a lot of kids today don't really feel like they have that outlet and to see it through and actually see it here today, that's going to give everybody hope. That's going to give everybody that excitement to be creative."
Check out the latest episode of Complex's Sneaker Shopping with Anthony, including him lacing up the young designers with new sneakers, above.