Jordan Brand will revisit the "Shattered Backboard" theme this year on two pairs of sneakers referencing the time Michael Jordan broke the glass in an exhibition game in Italy. Releasing on Oct. 8 are the "Shattered Backboard Away" Jordan 1 and the "Shattered Backboard" Jordan 31.

Most of the Air Jordan 31s to release so far have referenced Jordan's past in some way, so it's not that surprising to see this pair connecting to a moment from the 1980s. That being said, the story telling aspect feels somewhat tired on this release given that Jordan Brand already milked this moment for a shoe in 2015.

Supplementing the sneakers this time around is a mini documentary from Nike News here that explains the story.

Both of these Jordans will be available via Nike SNKRS on Oct. 8.

Shattered Backboard Jordan 1 555088-113

Air Jordan 1 "Shattered Backboard Away"
Release Date:
10/08/16
Color: Sail/Starfish-Black
Style #: 555088-113
Price: $160


Shattered Backboard Jordan 1 555088-113 Profile


Shattered Backboard Jordan 1 555088-113 Medial


Shattered Backboard Jordan 1 555088-113 Top


Shattered Backboard Air Jordan 31 845037-021 Heel


Shattered Backboard Jordan 1 555088-113 Sole


Shattered Backboard Air Jordan 31 845037-021

Air Jordan 31 "Shattered Backboard Away"
Release Date:
 10/08/16
Color: Black/Black-Starfish
Style #: 845037-021
Price: $185


Shattered Backboard Air Jordan 31 845037-021 Profile


Shattered Backboard Air Jordan 31 845037-021 Medial


Shattered Backboard Air Jordan 31 845037-021 Top


Shattered Backboard Air Jordan 31 845037-021 Heel


Shattered Backboard Air Jordan 31 845037-021 Sole