The Air Jordan 5 Retro Shattered Backboard is the latest release in the “SBB” series. Also known as the “Orange Blaze” edition, this pair comes in an all-new sail, orange blaze, metallic silver and black colorway. Perfect for fall, they feature a sail-based leather and textile upper. Orange and black accents are found throughout, along with metallic silver speckled shark teeth on the midsole, a classic 3M reflective tongue and a translucent gum outsole.
The Air Jordan 5 made its debut in 1990. It was the third signature sneaker of Michael Jordan created by Tinker Hatfield. Drawing inspiration from WWII fighter planes, the sneaker features shark teeth detailing on the midsole and a visible Air unit in the heel. Lacelocks were also an additional feature that debuted with the AJ 5, used to provide extra lockdown if needed. After His Airness walked away from the game for a second time, Jordan Brand decided to begin its retro line. The Air Jordan 5 was the second silhouette retroed, which is a line that continues to release to this day.
The Air Jordan 5 Retro Shattered Backboard is a part of Jordan Brand’s Fall 2021 lineup. This sneaker is set to release on October 2nd, 2021. It will launch via Nike & select stores for a retail price of $190, exclusively in men’s sizing.