The Reverse Shattered Backboard Air Jordan 1 Retro, commonly referred to as the Shattered Backboard 2.0, offers a fresh perspective on the classic Jordan shoe, building on the success of its initial release. The colorway’s legendary status is rooted in the historic moment when Michael Jordan shattered the backboard during an iconic slam dunk on a Nike exhibition tour in 1985.
In a clever twist, the Reverse Shattered Backboard Jordan 1 pays homage to the game where Jordan played for both teams. The backboard-breaking dunk occurred on the side adorned with black and orange jerseys, influencing the color scheme of this unique iteration. The second team, wearing white-based jerseys, connects to MJ’s memorable Italy stop.
The official colorway of the Jordan 1 Retro “Reverse Shattered Backboard” is Sail/Starfish-Black, reversing the colors from the Black/Starfish-Sail release in June 2015. Both colorways commemorate the pivotal moment from Jordan’s rookie year, immortalized not only in sports history but also on platforms like YouTube. The Shattered Backboard Jordan moment continues to resonate, ensuring its lasting legacy for decades to come.