Nike Air Foamposite One “Shattered Backboard”

Written by erik anson on November 24, 2019

Nike Air Foamposite One “Shattered Backboard”
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A timeless hoop shoe gets a modern color combo this holiday season. Coming in the day before Thanksgiving, the Foamposite One is getting the shattered backboard treatment. Per usual, I’ll talk about some history, closer details on the shoe, the resale guide, as well as all the release info you need in order to cop these. Let’s go.

What’s in a Foamposite?

Time to learn about these unique sneakers. The Nike Foamposite, believe it or not, is 22 years old. That may be older than some of you readers. The Nike Basketball line introduced these in 1997 with an incredible technology that’s still used today. This advanced tech caused them to put the shoe at a lofty $170 price tag which was quite expensive back at that time. Primarily this shoe was designed for Penny Hardaway.

Image of original patent photos via Sneaker News

You can read more here about the actual process and how they use “pourable foam” to make the sneaker, it’s quite interesting.

Foamposite is made out of a material called polyurethane liquid.  It is heated to about 130-175 degrees fahrenheit and molded into the shape that we are now familiar with.  When worn on court, the Foamposite molds to the foot of the user resulting in a glove-like and unique fit.

Additionally, what’s odd is a company called Daewoo were the ones who made it possible to have the Foamposite material we all know and love today.  Daewoo went out of business in 1999, but they will forever live on as the sole company that made highly durable material, possible.  Their main business was to make cars and electronics so sneakers was much of a surprise when they produced the foamy material.

The SBB Line

The sneaker community has seen a lot of this color way in recent times. Semi self explanatory but to shed some light on the inspiration of this color combo – It is inspired by the uniform colors worn by MJ in 1986 when he shattered a glass backboard while dunking in an Italian exhibition game. Being that it was ’86, it’s only right that they drape an Air Jordan 1 in those hues.

You can see the actual clip here. Now let’s reminisce and take a look back on our catalogue of SBBs:

Shattered Backboard Jordan 1 High

Image via Flight Club

Reverse Shattered Backboard Jordan 1 High

Image via Flight Club

Shattered Backboard Jordan 31

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Shattered Backboard Jordan 1 Low

Image via Sneaker Bar Detroit

Shattered Backboard Jordan 1 High “Satin”

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Shattered Backboard Jordan 270 Mars

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Shattered Backboard Jordan 1 Mid

Image via Sneaker Bar Detroit

Details on the Shattered Backboard Foamposite One

Image via Kicks on Fire

Any Foamposite traditionally never has too many differences from the next. As we talked about before, the foam material takes up a majority of the shoe. Generally a Foamposite is like a NikeID, only the colors will differ.

Image via Kicks on Fire

The molded foam has an all over graphic print in black and white. This print has the resemblance of shattered and broken glass, staying on theme. Finishing touches include black leather trimming, white laces, a blacked-out carbon fiber shank plate and a milky white translucent outsole.

Image via Kicks on Fire

Resale Guide

To be frank, it’s difficult to bear a $230 price tag if the sneaker is not either super limited/special for some reason, or a much desired and anticipated collaboration. As of recent, Foamposites haven’t been doing super well on the secondary market. I believe this can be attributed to the fact that 1. There are much lighter, more responsive shoes used for basketball and 2. People want a versatile looking sneaker, something that can be worn in a variety of occasions.

While this is a part of the Shattered Backboard collection we’ve seen, it would be hard to argue that it’s lost a little bit of it’s exclusivity and furthermore, demand. We ran through the list of sneakers and about half of them are preforming well. Bids are in the $1,000’s for the original SBB 1’s and well into the $600 – $700’s for the reverse SBB 1’s (my personal favorite). The satin SBB 1’s also have recorded sales just this week up to $800.

So far, the early pairs that have been circulating have been selling for just over retail, and after fees the sellers may even be in the red. With that being said, if you’re planning on buying these to rock, you should have a great chance!

Release Info

Release Date: November 27, 2019

Retail Price: $230

Where to Buy: Nike 10am ET
Foot Locker 10am ET
Finishline 10am ET
Dick’s 10am ET

Will the SBB Foamposite One restore some clout to the theme? Only time will tell. Pairs are pegged for November 27th so get yours then.

For a full list of the most profitable drops of November 2019, check out our post here–we make lists like these every month.

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Thanks for the time, hope you liked reading about the Shattered Backboard line and the newest addition. How do you feel about the SBB in general? Is it being run into the ground, do you want to see more? Let us know, we love hearing from you and as always, enjoy your sneakers.

– Erik