The Air Jordan 1 High “Shattered Backboard” is a shoe that in many ways shifted sneaker culture.
Raising the bar for quality craftsmanship for a generation that didn’t grow up on AJ1s but grew to love them, the storytelling colorway from Mike’s overseas exhibition created higher expectations for the leather used on a pair of retros and more acceptance for new takes on old favorites.
Following the shoe’s massive popularity in 2015, Jordan Brand went back to the well fast by introducing the shoe in both familiar and modern fashion the next year.
This came on the Air Jordan 1 High “Reverse Shattered Backboard” and Air Jordan XXX1 “Shattered Backboard” which were released separately but most certainly tied together.
All that took place in 2016, increasing the appetite for Halloween hues on the AJ1 proper.
Combining classics of the new age, in 2018 JB introduced the Air Jordan 1 Satin “Shattered Backboard” strictly in women’s sizing.
Later in 2018, the world got an early look at the shoe once again taking to the same tones but different composition.
The Air Jordan 1 Low Flyknit “Shattered Backboard” surfaced though seemingly disappeared.
Same story, different styling, an Air Jordan 1 “Shattered Backboard 3.0” has been the talk of sneaker blogs all 2019.
Some leakers paint the shoe in patent, others in conventional leather. Regardless, black and orange two-tone blocking have been consistent among early estimates.
Today, we see what’s next in line: the Air Jordan 1 Low “Shattered Backboard” which proves to be exactly what it sounds like.
The same quality of leather? Not so much, but the price drop accounts for it.
Look for the Air Jordan 1 Low “Shattered Backboard” to drop this summer for $90 a pair.
Air Jordan 1 Low “Shattered Backboard”
Style #: 553558-128
Release Date: Summer 2019