Even if you do not own a pair, most of you likely remember the Air Jordan 1 “Shattered Backboard,” which made its retail debut on June 27th, 2015 at a price of $160. Its nickname was a reference to when Michael Jordan when he shattered a glass backboard as a result of a dunk he made during an Italian exhibition game back in 1986. The color scheme of this iteration was inspired by the colors of the uniform that Michael Jordan wore during that game. This latest Air Jordan 1 Low colorway borrows the color blocking and scheme of the Air Jordan 1 “Shattered Backboard” and features Flyknit uppers.
For those who do not already know, Flyknit is a revolutionary footwear construction technology that was introduced by Nike. The Flyknit sneakers are engineered by strategically placing pliable fabrics, fibers and yarns to ensure that their uppers are breathable, flexible and lightweight, while also offering the wearer a snug fit and support. Nike’s Flyknit sneakers are known for having lateral uppers and lacing systems that include cables, so when wearers tie the laces, the sneakers contour to their feet. The snugness of Flyknit sneakers has been compared to that of a sock and would not be achievable if traditional materials were used.
As mentioned and as you can see, this special Air Jordan 1 Low iteration has uppers made up of Flyknit, which gives them a textured appearance. The only exception is the leather inner sockliner, and the leather heel and tongue patches. Since this iteration borrows and draws inspiration from the Air Jordan 1 “Shattered Backboard,” it sports the same color scheme with the same color blocking. Hence, it is dressed up primarily in Black, Orange and Sail. Unique characteristics include debossed branding, raised Nike “Swoosh” logos and ridged tongues. While it will likely be among upcoming Air Jordan releases 2018, keep checking back to SneakersDog to find out when.
Air Jordan 1 Low Flyknit “Shattered Backboard”