Air Jordan 1 Shattered Backboard 3.0: An Earth-shattering Comeback!

by: Tilda
October 10, 2019

Shattered Backboard.. That’s more than enough for sneakerheads to picture the legendary orange and black Air Jordan 1 right? The question is, where did this interesting name come from? 

Michael Jordan Shattered Backboard game

That’s right, the name came from this legendary dunk by Michael Jordan on August 25th, 1986 in an exhibition game in Italy. That day, MJ actually shattered the backboard and showered the other players with glass shards. And he was wearing the Trieste black, white and orange uniform when he did!

In 2015, 29 years after the game (and celebrating 30 years of Michael Jordan), Jordan Brand released the Air Jordan 1 Retro Shattered Backboard in memory of that glorious dunk.

Now let’s take a minute to remember this interesting silhouette and take a peek at the latest addition to the Shattered Backboard family!

Air Jordan 1 Retro Shattered Backboard 

Air Jordan 1 Shattered Backboard

The one that started it all. This shoe managed to become one of the most sought-out shoes ever with a mixture of silhouette (hello, AJ1?), exclusivity, colors and backstory. The shoe features the Air Jordan 1 silhouette, similar to the “Black toe” Air Jordan 1, having a starfish orange color replace the red. It is made of high quality leather and mixes the black, starfish orange and sail colors.

Release Date: June 27, 2015

Retail Price: $160

Average Resale value: $924

Air Jordan 1 Retro Reverse Shattered Backboard 

Air Jordan 1 Reverse Shattered Backboard

Also known as Air Jordan 1 Retro Shattered Backboard Away and Air Jordan 1 Retro Shattered Backboard 2.0. The interesting thing is that this shoe has a related, but different backstory. Did you know that MJ played for both teams in the 1986 game? This is where the idea of the shoe comes from. The shoe features vibrant starfish orange, black and sail colors. The change of color distribution is a nod at this little anecdote.

Release Date: October 8, 2016

Retail Price: $160

Average Resale Value: $555

Air Jordan 1 Retro Satin Shattered Backboard (W)

Air Jordan 1 Shattered Backboard Women

The women’s exclusive version of the crowd’s favorite released with a few cool little alterations. The shoes came in the same colorway as the 2015 Shattered Backboard but the starfish orange bits of the upper are satin. The material on the rest of the shoe is the same high-end leather. The “Wings” logo is embroidered on the collar of the sneakers along with the swoosh which is also embroidered instead of leather. Finally, the orange outsole is actually translucent!

Release Date: May 5, 2018

Retail Price: $160

Average Resale Value: $462

Air Jordan 1 Retro Shattered Backboard 3.0Air Jordan 1 Shattered Backboard 3.0

The latest addition to the Shattered Backboard family will drop this month and will definitely be a success just like its predecessors! The third (and hopefully not last) version of the well-loved shoe will come in the exact same colorway as the first Shattered Backboard. The only differences are the use of patent leather as the material of choice and a pale vanilla midsole and outsole. Not even a hint of white there!

Release Date: October 26, 2019

Retail Price: $160

Average Resale Value: $463

These newest Air Jordan 1 Shattered Backboard 3.0 is a must cop because Jordans are one of the most popular sneakers, and because the shattered backboard is a major success and holds an interesting story. The limited releases also make the shoes extra appealing.

Air Jordan 1 Shattered Backboard 3.0 Pair

Not interested in copping the Shattered Backboard 3.0? No problem! You could always check out the upcoming October releases and at least one pair will win you over because October is full of hype-worthy releases!

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