Russell Westbrook is all over the headlines, both basketball- and sneaker-related ones. It is probably no longer news that Russell was recently touring the Far East with Jordan Brand. The current lead ambassador of Jordan Brand not only spent time in China, he also stopped by Hong Kong and Taipei, where he got some lessons in miniature landscaping and showed off his dunking skills. The Air Jordan 31 has also been one of the reasons that Russell has been in the news. In fact, even this particular post is about the brand new, upcoming iteration of the Air Jordan 31 that he recently debuted.
Considering that Russell Westbrook is one of NBA’s most fashionable athletes, it is not surprising that he made an appearance at a major fashion even like Kanye West’s Yeezy Season 4. Even though the brands that endorse these two celebrities happen to be rivals, Russell Westbrook still showed up to show support for Kanye’s fashion show and the new line of his signature kicks. At the same time he did not shy away from representing Jordan Brand and Nike since he was laced up in what appeared to be another Westbrook 0.2 rendition. He had recently sported a few colorways in China too.
As sneakerheads probably recall, 2015 had marked the retail debut of the Air Jordan 1 “Shattered Backboard.” Not only does this latest, upcoming Air Jordan 31 iteration draw inspiration from that colorway, it is also dubbed “Shattered Backboard.” The photos seen here of Russell Westbrook rocking the Air Jordan 31 “Shattered Backboard” are from GQ Taiwan since he did a photo shoot with them. Unlike the Air Jordan 1 “Shattered Backboard,” this Air Jordan 31 iteration appears more basketball-like, with its Flyweave and leather uppers dressed up in Black and varying Orange hues.
Even though this sneaker has just been unveiled a day or two ago, confirmed details about its release have already been reported. Thus, the Air Jordan 31 “Shattered Backboard” will most likely retail at a price of $185 on October 1st.
Air Jordan 31 “Shattered Backboard”
Release Date: October 1st, 2016
845037-021 | $185