by Brendan Dunne
Do you remember when Michael Jordan broke a backboard in-game?
It didn't happen in an NBA game, but rather in a Nike exhibition match played in Italy in 1985. Jordan Brand will reference that moment with this upcoming Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG, which has a black/white/orange colorway to match the uniform that Michael wore during the game. It also has a graphic insole that references his high-flying, glass-shattering maneuver.
The Jordan release date for the Air Jordan 1 "Shattered Backboard" is currently set for June 27 at a tag of $160.
Air Jordan 1 Retro "Shattered Backboard"
Release Date: 06/27/15
Color: Black/White-Team Orange
Style #: 555088-005
UPDATE 6/19: It looks releasing factory unlaced won't be limited to the "Chicago" Air Jordan 1. New photos indicate that the "Shattered Backboard" colorway will follow the same path.
UPDATE 4/30: More photos on the upcoming "Shattered Backboard" pair of Jordan 1s, which will release on June 27.
UPDATE 4/25: On-foot images via @mrlittlekicks.
UPDATE 4/3: New images of the "Backboard" Jordan 1s via sneakergaga.
UPDATE 3/28: New images via @shoulee81.