Melo's Air Jordan 13 Release Canceled

The release of Carmelo Anthony's Air Jordan 13 'Class of 2002' retro sneakers has been canceled. Find out why Jordan Brand pulled the shoes from retailers and if they'll be coming back.

Air Jordan 13 Carmelo Anthony 'Class of 2002' 414571 035 (Pair)

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Air Jordan 13 Carmelo Anthony 'Class of 2002' 414571 035 (Pair)

This weekend, Jordan Brand was scheduled to cap off its "Back to School" collection with a third sneaker paying homage to Carmelo Anthony's alma mater, Oak Hill Academy. Following releases tied to Russell Westbrook and Chris Paul, Melo's "Class of 2002" Air Jordan 13 was set to be the final piece in the group—but now it's been scrapped indefinitely.

Earlier today, the pair was pulled from Nike's SNKRS launch page, followed by tweets from retailers like Champs Sports and Finish Line announcing that men's sizes would not be releasing tomorrow as planned. 

A Jordan Brand spokesperson has confirmed with us that a "minor cosmetic flaw" caused the brand to pull men's and toddler sizes of the "Class of 2002" Jordan 13s from retailers. Despite this, grade school and preschool sizes will still be available.

There's no word yet if the brand has plans to re-release the sneakers at a later date.