With today being the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday in the U.S., we decided to take a brief look at the commemorative shoe AND1 created last year in honor of the civil rights leader. The ME8 was Monta Ellis’ first signature shoe with the company and featured “L2G” cushioning technology at the heel. This White/Sandstone/Tan tribute shoe was produced in a run of 1,929 pairs – MLK’s birth year – and retailed for $129.99 with donations being made from the limited edition shoe to The Washington D.C. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation Inc. and The Stanford University Martin Luther King Jr. Research and Education Institute. In a statement at the time, Monta Ellis said, “Dr. King gave me the opportunity to dream of a better life. It is up to all of us to follow our dreams in his honor.” Continue reading for more images of the AND1 ME8 Tribute which released last year.