A new pair of sneakers won’t make you a better basketball player, but it sure does attract a lot of attention. If you value the latter than the former, Jordan Brand’s upcoming retro is just for you.
The Air Jordan 1 Retro High in the “Shattered Backboard Away” colorway will release this weekend. It will be available in both Men and Kids sizes.
Nike.com indicated that the upcoming retro celebrates Michael Jordan’s memorable moment back in the summer of 1985. The black, white and Starfish hues are based from the team jersey Jordan wore during a Nike exhibition game in Italy.
It was during that game when Jordan bolstered his international appeal. During a fast break sequence, His Airness infamously broke the backboard while performing a one-handed tomahawk dunk.
The Air Jordan 1 Retro High “Shattered Backboard Away” has the regular Air Jordan 1 traction pattern, but in Starfish orange. White can be found on the tongue, midfoot and toe box area while black is tinted on the ankle collar, laces and Nike swooshes.
“The upper part of the shoe features a nice leather on the toe box and side panel,” Exclucity reported. “Since these are the original [Air] Jordan 1 silhouette, it doesn’t have the Jumpman on the heel and you have Nike Air on the tongue.”
The Air Jordan 1 Retro High “Shattered Backboard Away” comes with an extra set of off-white laces. Its removable black insole has a shattered backboard design, complete with broken glass detailing.
According to Weartesters, traction on the Air Jordan 1 Retro High is topnotch. The iconic 1985 sneakers are still playable on court, but ballers might want to swap the antiquated insoles for a more modern drop-in foam.
The Air Jordan 1 Retro High “Shattered Backboard Away” will retail anywhere between $120 and $160. It will be available on Nike.com and the SNKRS app on Saturday, October 8.
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