Original Story (04/08/21): Jordan Brand is cooking up a duo of Air Jordan 1 Highs that feature GORE-TEX membranes for protection against the toughest winter conditions.

Long-revered as a durable and versatile mainstay in sneakers, it’s no surprise that Jordan is experimenting with GORE-TEX tech on such a prolific model. Dubbed the Air Jordan 1 Element, the shoes will come in relatively unassuming colorways despite the tough tech that make up their uppers.

The first colorway will echo the Air Jordan 1 “Shadow” with grey leather heel and wing paneling giving way to a silver 3M Swoosh, black upper, and sail midsole. A second colorway will follow in a Sail-based color scheme. Both colorways feature contrasting GORE-TEX branding at the heel.

Current info places the black Air Jordan 1 Element as a November 2021 release with the sail colorway following in December, each coming in at a slightly elevated MSRP of $200. Stay tuned to Modern Notoriety for first looks and release updates.

Air Jordan 1 Element GTX “Black”
Color: Black/Chile Red-Particle Grey-Sail
Style Code: DB2889-001
Release Date: November 2021
Price: $200 USD

Update (10/08/21): Official images of the Air Jordan 1 Element GTX “Black” are in. Check them out below and expect a release sometime in November. Keep up to date with the “Sail” colorway here.

Update (09/07/21): Grab an on-feet look at the Air Jordan 1 Element below. In addition to ripstop GORE-TEX paneling and a reflective 3M Swoosh, the shoe also features a distinct two-tone pattern on the outsole. Photos via repgod888:

Update (08/27/21): A first look at the Air Jordan 1 Element GORE-TEX in black has surfaced. This particular colorway features a reflective 3M Swoosh. Check out the pic below via pvasneakers:

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