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Model: Air Jordan 1 “Shattered Backboard 3.0”

Key Features: This version of the “Shattered Backboard” Air Jordan 1 is rumored to feature a crinkled patent leather upper in black and orange. As shown in the social media embed below, Nike Air branding is on the tongue tag, while the Jordan Wings logo features on the ankle.

Release Date: TBC (rumored to be October 4)

Price: TBC (likely $160)

Buy: TBC (likely Nike and select Jordan retailers)

Editor’s Notes: After consistent rumors that Jordan Brand will be releasing a third men’s Nike Air Jordan 1 “Shattered Backboard,” and a mockup showing how it might look, there are suggestions the upcoming colorway will be constructed using crinkled patent leather instead of the regular Remastered leather used on most Air Jordan 1s.

If true, this wouldn’t be the first time “The One That Started It All” has been dressed in patent leather. Previous patent leather Air Jordan 1s include the recent “UNC” colorway and last year’s “Gold Toe.”

The “Shattered Backboard 1.0” dropped in June 2015, while the “Shattered Backboard 2.0” followed in October 2016. There was also a satin women’s version, which dropped in May 2018.

The name “Shattered Backboard” comes from a moment after Michael Jordan’s rookie season, in the summer of 1985, when he played in an exhibition game in Italy. Jordan, wearing the orange, black, and white of Stefanel Trieste, hit a dunk so hard he shattered the glass backboard. Check out the famous moment below.

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