This Air Jordan 31 “Shattered Back” Might Also Be Jordan Brand’s Halloween-Themed Release

Back in 1985, after receiving the 1984-85 Rookie of The Year Award, Michael Jordan had taken part in an exhibition game in Trieste, Italy that had been sponsored by Nike. Michael Jordan had ended up scoring 30 points while performing at a global level for the very first time. However, it had been one particular standout moment of that performance that left the audience amazed and flabbergasted. During the exhibition game, MJ had made such a powerful dunk that the backboard had literally gotten shattered. Apparently, Jordan Brand once again wishes to remind sneakerheads of that backboard-shattering moment with this new Air Jordan 31Shattered Backboard” colorway.

air-jordan-31-shattered-back-2When Michael Jordan had shattered in backboard in Italy, he had been dressed up in a Stefanel Trieste uniform bearing his number “23.” Michael Jordan had shattered a backboard back in college as well. Generally, feats like damaging the rim or shattering the backboard is expected of larger athletes, such as Dwight Howard and Shaquille O’Neal, because of their tremendous size and strength. Thus, it makes sense why Michael Jordan had ended up making such a memorable and unforgettable statement on a global stage. Last year, Jordan Brand had enshrined that moment with the release of the Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG “Shattered Backboard.”

With Halloween on its way next month, Jordan Brand is also planning to drop an Air Jordan 1 “Reverse Shattered Backboard” somewhere near the occasion. However, the Air Jordan 31 has also received the “Shattered Backboard” treatment and Footlocker EU has even shared the first detailed photo of the sneaker. The Flyweave uppers of this sneaker appear to be dressed up in a distinct gradient color scheme that is solid Orange at the rear half but transitions into Black towards the front. Its heel panels seem to be made up of leather and its outsoles are covered in an off-White hue.

air-jordan-31-shattered-back-3Much like the Air Jordan 1 “Reverse Shattered Backboard,” this sneaker could also potentially be one of Jordan Brand’s Halloween-themed Jordan releases. In fact, it is scheduled to make its retail debut way before Halloween next month, i.e. it will retail at a price of $160 on October 8th.

air-jordan-31-shattered-back-4Air Jordan 1 High “Reverse Shattered Backboard”
Sail/Starfish-Black
Release Date: October 8th, 2016
555088-113 | $160

air-jordan-31-shattered-back-5Air Jordan 31 “Shattered Back
Release Date: October 8th, 2016
845037-021 | $185

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