Jordanheads on Twitter who are following Champs Sports (@champssports) may have come across the Tweet that just made. Via Twitter, Champs Sports just made the announcement that a number of noteworthy Air Jordan retro releases from the not so distant past are being restocked at their retail store in the CF Toronto Eaton Centre and at other select stores in North Canada. This is definitely good news for collectors in Canada who were not able to cop Jordan Brand’s recent retro releases like the Air Jordan 1 “Shattered Backboard,” the Air Jordan 7 “Bordeaux,” and others. Unfortunately, U.S.-based Champs Sports locations are not a part of this restock.
For those who absolutely missed out on these mentioned sneakers, here is a recap. The Air Jordan 1 “Shattered Backboard” from a particular moment that unfolded during a game that Michael Jordan participated in during the off-season following his rookie year and it is likely etched into the minds of those who witnessed it. The black and orange Air Jordan 1 is inspired by the time Michael Jordan literally shattered the backboard behind a basketball basket after making a dunk. Apparently, the sneaker borrows its color scheme from the black and orange Bulls uniform that the G.O.A.T. had been wearing during his backboard shattering performance.
The Air Jordan 7 “Bordeaux” was a returning sneaker that received the retro treatment for the second time last year in 2015 and made its comeback in “remastered” quality. The sneaker had originally made its retail debut back in 1992 and it was retro-ed for the very first time back in 2011. From the photo that Champs Sported shared on Twitter to accompany their tweet, it seems that a few other recently popular Air Jordan Retro sneakers are also being re-stocked. From the looks of it, this restock also includes the Air Jordan 5 “Pro Stars,” the Air Jordan 10 Retro “Lady Liberty,” and more.
Air Jordan 1 Retro Hi OG “Shattered Backboard”
Release Date: June 27th, 2015
555088-005 | $160
Air Jordan 7 Retro “Bordeaux”
Black/Bordeaux-Light Graphite-Midnight Fog
Release Date: July 18th, 2015
304775-034 | $190