I have a pair of those M8's. They're not very good basketball sneakers. With every major sneaker company going with ultra light sneakers, including D Rose's Adidas which as probably the lightest basketball sneakers I've ever seen, I'm curious as to why Jordan would make kicks so heavy. For a guy who isn't as explosive as say a LeBron or Durant, these kicks certainly don't help. I work out in them from time to time when I shoot around and they suck lol. Here's the supposed M9 rumored protype design:
I actually like these better than the M8. I think Melo's 5.5 was his best shoe.