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NBA 2K17 Kicks: The Shattered Backboard Alternate Of Air Jordan
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In June of 2015, Jordan Brand released maybe the most popular and important new retro colorway of the past several years, the Air Jordan 1 Shattered Backboard. It proved that not everything has to be an OG colorway to be a hit; the sneaker community just needs a solid color scheme, quality materials and a story that expands upon the mythology of Michael Jordan.

16 months later, we were treated to a sequel in the form of the Air Jordan 1 Reverse Shattered Backboard. It featured the same orange, black and white color palette but in a style that brought to mind the iconic OG Chicago colorway. Interestingly enough, the “Reverse” in the name seems to be a sneakerhead creation as Nike officially calls them Shattered Backboard Away. Not surprisingly, these sold out rather briskly as well.

So what can we expect in another 16 months? Well, if Nike is to be believed and the second Shattered Backboard was the “Away” colorway, that probably means that the first one was the “Home” colorway. What about an “Alternate” colorway?

You can see where we’re going with this. Jordan Brand this year released an “Alternate” collection that imagined Air Jordan player exclusives that MJ would have worn during the days of the Air Jordan 2, the Air Jordan 4, the Air Jordan 5 Low and even the Air Jordan 12. Following in those footsteps, we created what we hope will eventually become the next step in the Shattered Backboard “franchise” with what we’re calling the Shattered Backboard Alternate. Our canvas was provided of course by NBA 2K17.

Since the first Shattered Backboard borrowed heavily from style of the Air Jordan 1 Black Toe with a hint of Royal and the sequel was a Chicago homage, it’s only fitting that the Alternate take from another classic, the recently re-released Air Jordan 1 Banned. Is this a sneaker you would like to see in the future from the Jordan Brand or has the theme run its course?

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