The Air Jordan 1 “Shattered Backboard” has been the talk of the sneaker community for the past few years. However, their penchant for quality will be tested this year with a new third release. Check out the Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG “SBB 3.0”.

The Shattered Backboard series continues later this year. After a few weeks of rumors and several mock-up images later, we have what we believe to be either a pre-cursory or official release date for the eye-catching Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG. While we still don’t know what this new version looks like, its predecessors are some of the most sought-after Jordan 1s of this decade, due to their ultra-luxurious materials and color-blocking that harkens back to the original Jordan 1 colorways. For some reason, these factors made the “SBB” series of 1’s take over as many sneakerheads’ standard for quality in materials and construction. The result is an outpouring of comments on any new announcement of an Air Jordan 1 demanding to know if the leather matches or even surpasses that of the Shattered Backboard series.


While Nike has yet to make any sort of official announcement, a new leak suggests that the third entry in the Air Jordan 1 Retro “Shattered Backboard” series will hit shelves on October 26th, 2019. The predominantly black colorway will retail for the usual $160, and release from both Nike and select retailers. Check out the mock-ups below for a better look, and stay tuned to JustFreshKicks for more Air Jordan release news.

UPDATE (June 4th, 2019): 
The rumored third iteration of the Air Jordan 1 High “Shattered Backboard” has finally surfaced in physical form and, well, let’s just say they’re a little…different. At first, I wasn’t inclined to believe what I was seeing in images from LN5Factory, given that they are well-known for producing fake shoes. But, given that our good friend SoleByJC’s pictures match, the new SBB 1’s are apparently real. The entire shoe appears to be constructed from the shiniest, most creased leather on the planet Earth, or at the very least, made from leather coated in Saran-wrap. Honestly, I’m not sure what’s going on here as the quality is just plain gross. Luckily, the rumored release date in October gives Jordan Brand plenty of time to figure it out.

UPDATE (September 17th, 2019):
The upcoming release date for the Air Jordan 1 “Shattered Backboard 3.0” seems to have been confirmed for next month, on October 26th, 2019. The crinkly new take on the Jordan 1 is still slated to release at just $160, but given the recent rumors that Jordan 1’s will be making a jump to $170 in 2020, we wouldn’t be surprised if Nike got started a little early with this seemingly special edition release. Check out the new photos below for a better look.

Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG
Release Date: October 26th, 2019
Price: $160
Color: Black/Pale Vanilla-Starfish
Style Code: 555088-028

Words By Ben Serleth