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The Satin Jordan 1 Shattered Backboard Is Arriving This Saturday!!!

satin jordan 1 shattered backboard

This weekend, we will be seeing a brand new release of the Air Jordan 1 made exclusively for the women. The Satin Jordan 1 Shattered Backboard is dropping this Saturday, and will be available in women sizes. Back in 2016 and 2017, the Jordan Brand has released a special satin edition of both the Air Jordan 1 Royal and Bred colorways, and the shattered backboard colorway with get the same satin features as well. The Air Jordan 1 Shattered Backboard (based off an Italy exhibition game that Michael Jordan participated in) was first introduced back in 2015, and is loved by many sneaker fans alike. Many of us can’t wait to see the release of these special edition Air Jordan 1s. 🙂

What Is The Shattered Backboard

A backboard shattering is a stunt or accident in basketball, where the player slam dunks the basketball through the hoop so hard that it breaks the backboard safety glass. This dangerous stunt has caused games to be delayed or cancels, injuries due to shattered glass flying towards the players and fans, and costs for replacement and cleanup that is extremely expensive. In the NBA, this is considered to be non-sportsmanlike conduct, and the player can be penalized, and fined as well. Back in 1985, Michael Jordan played at a Nike Exhibition game in Trieste, Italy. During that game, MJ has shattered the backboard by dunking the basketball very forcefully. It was very obvious that MJ was very good at dunking. MJ has scored 30 points at that game, and it became one of the craziest, unforgettable moments in MJ’s basketball career.

Who Is Michael Jordan?

Michael Jordan is a retired professional basketball player who has played for 15 seasons in NBA for the Chicago Bulls, and the Washington Wizards. During his time at the University of North Carolina in 1982, he played basketball for the North Carolina Tar Heels, and was drafted for the Chicago Bulls in 1984. He was able to entertain the crowd with his prolific scoring, defensive plays, and his ability to perform slam dunks from the free throw line at the slam dunk contests, which has earned him the nicknames: Air Jordan and His Airness. He has won his first NBA Championship with the Bulls in 1991, and also winning again in 1992 and 1993 (three-peat). During the 1993-1994 NBA season, MJ has retired from basketball in order to pursue a minor career in baseball. In March 1995, MJ has announced his return to the NBA, and has led the Bulls to three additional championships during 1996-1998. In 1999, MJ retired from the NBA for the second time, but return again to play for the Washington Wizards during 2001-2003. Currently, MJ is the owner and chairman of the Charlotte Hornets. MJ has numerous career highlights and awards:

  • 6 times NBA champion (1991-1993, 1996-1998)
  • 6 times NBA Finals MVP (1991-1993, 1996-1998)
  • 5 times NBA MVP (1988, 1991, 1992, 1996, 1998)
  • 14 times All-Star (1985-1993, 1996-1998, 2002, 2003)
  • 3 times NBA All-Star Game MVP (1988, 1996, 1998)
  • 10 times All-NBA First Team (1987-1993, 1996, 1998)
  • All-NBA Second Team (1985)
  • NBA Defensive Player Of The Year (1988)
  • 9 times NBA All-Defensive First Team (1988-1993, 1996-1998)
  • NBA Rookie Of The Year (1985)
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team (1985)
  • 10 times NBA Scoring Championship (1987-1993, 1996-1998)
  • 3 times NBA Steals Leaders (1988, 1990, 1993)
  • 2 times NBA Slam Dunk Contest Champion (1987, 1988)
  • 3 times AP Athlete Of The Year (1991, 1992, 1993)
  • 2 times USA Basketball Male Athlete Of The Year (1983, 1984)
  • Sports Illustrated Sportsperson Of The Year (1991)
  • NBA’s 50th Anniversary All-time Team
  • NCAA Champion (1982)
  • Consensus National College Player Of The Year (1984)
  • ACC Player Of The Year (1984)
  • ACC Rookie Of The Year (1982)
  • 2 times Consensus First-Team All-American (1983, 1984)
  • 2 times First-Team All-ACC (1983, 1984)
  • No. 23 Retired by Chicago Bulls
  • N0. 23 Retired by Miami Heat
  • No. 23 Retired by the University Of North Carolina

History Of The Air Jordan Brand

In 1984, Nike was a struggling shoe company looking for ways to appeal to a new segment of the shoe market, and to reinvent themselves. Nike has turned to rookie Michael Jordan to order to make an endorsement deal, but MJ showed no interest at all. MJ had plans to sign a deal with either Adidas or Converse; he loved the brands, and in North Carolina, these were the shoes that wore to play basketball in. Unfortunately, both of the brands rejected him. Nike was offering to create a brand new line of shoes called Air Jordan, and MJ’s old agent, David Falk, saw this as a wonderful opportunity. MJ flew to the Nike headquarters in Portland, Oregon, after being convinced by his parents , and his agent. During his visit, Nike has shown him a special video presentation of his college career highlights, plus his high-flying Olympics moves with Pointer Sister’s “Jump” playing in the background. Peter Moore, Nike’s Old Head Designer, also shown MJ sketches of the Air Jordan 1, and apparel to go with it. It was featured in Black and Red, and MJ was very interested with these designs. He has stated: “I can’t wear these shoes, those are devil colors”. MJ has decided to finally make a deal with Nike, and has signed a 5-year deal that was worth $2.5 million. MJ has fueled the success of Nike, and the Air Jordan Brand is still popular today.

The Air Jordan 1 History

The Air Jordan 1 was first introduced way back in 1984-1985, created by Peter Moore. Michael Jordan has become the Rookie Of The Year, and played in the All-Star game. It was the first basketball shoe wore in the NBA that featured multiple colors. MJ first disliked the sneaker, but started to grew on him overtime. During that time, the famous sneaker was banned by Commissioner of the NBA, David Stern, since the sneakers didn’t follow the standard uniform policy and the sneaker had to be 50% white. MJ wasn’t allowed to wear the shoes on the court, but MJ refused to play without them anyways. He was fined $2,000 for every time he worn the sneakers on the court. However, Nike has covered the fines, and also gave the Air Jordan 1 the “The Shoe Banned By The NBA” label. There were over 23 different color variations released, and the Air Jordan 1 also came with two sets of shoe laces that matched the colorway on the sneakers. The shoe was originally retailed at $65.00.

Features Of The Shoe

This shoe features premium leather material located on the toe cap, midfoot, and collar areas. Shiny Luxe orange satin is applied to the heel, toebox, and ankle. Finally, this shoe comes with black embroidered Nike swooshes, and an orange translucent outsole.

Release Date

This will be a very limited release. Mark your calendars immediately if you trying to add these to the sneaker collection. They are releasing May 5th, for a retail price of $160.00.

Satin Jordan 1 Shattered Backboard

May 5th, 2018

$160.00

Additional Images

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Video Of The Sneaker

Conclusion

It is always nice to see the Jordan brand drop some serious heat. This shiny gems will definitely be gone quick!!! Who’s planning to cop a pair??? What are your thoughts??? Leave your comments and questions below in the comment section, and I will help you out of course. As always, stay tuned for more upcoming sneaker news. Make sure to subscribe to The Latest Sneakers if you haven’t already!!!

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6 Comments

  1. Hi! 160 bucks for Jordans, was it always around that price? I recently started to really like them and to take more care of my shoes in general so I am considering getting into the sneaker business 🙂

    Do they keep their value over time?

    Thanks very much

    • Hello Manny, thanks for the comment. The Air Jordan 1 was originally retailed for $65.00 when it was first introduced back in 1985. As a sneaker gets older, the value of the sneaker goes if they are in a deadstock or very near deadstock condition. Most of this sneakers are being sold for thousands of dollars on Ebay, Flightclub, Kixify, StockX, etc. Feel free to always check out my site for more updates in the future!!!

  2. I’ve never been much of a sneakerhead but I like the fact that you have so much backstory on Michael Jordan when talking about his shoes. Great job!

    • Hello Ash, thanks for the comment. A lot of people are unaware of who MJ was, so I like to give my audience a quick rundown of his history. Feel free to always check out my site for more sneaker news!!!

    • Hello Jen, thanks for the comment. There are other different versions of the Air Jordan 1 Shattered Backboard that has released a few years ago. Here is the link to where you can find them. Feel free to always check back with my site for more sneaker news!!!

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