Original Story (04/07/20): In 2001, Jordan Brand released four Air Jordan 1s in a “Japan” Pack. This release was special for a few different reasons. Formally known as the “2001 Addition”, these colorways released in celebration of the new century. Instead of a traditional shoebox, the Silver Grey pair came in a Jordan Brand briefcase. This release marked the introduction of the first non-original colorways of the Air Jordan 1 to the market. It also marked the first ever country-exclusive Air Jordan.

Each of the four colorways received an extremely limited release. The Grey colorway was limited to just 2001 pairs, while the Midnight Navy, Black, and White colorways were limited to 3000 pairs each. Now all four are set to return in 2020, most likely as a nod to the Olympic Games in Tokyo. These new pairs will feature “Nike Air” branding on the tongues, while the original 2001 pairs came with a Jumpman logo.

Although the Olympic Games have been postponed to 2021, these four Air Jordan 1’s are still expected to release throughout 2020 on Nike.com, starting with the Silver colorway in July. Check them out below and stay tuned to Modern Notoriety for updates.

Update (06/29/20): Jordan Brand has officially announced the return of the Air Jordan 1 CO.JP as part of their Air Jordan Fall 2020 Lineup reveal. Though only revealing the grey/metallic silver pair, Jordan does confirm that these are getting a worldwide release, while the silver suitcase from the 2001 Addition drop will remain a Japan-exclusive limited to 2,020 units. Check out the 2001 Addition suitcase photos from this eBay listing.

Official photos:

Update (06/27/20): Following a detailed look at the Grey/Metallic Silver colorway, we now have detailed looks at the “Midnight Navy” Air Jordan 1 High OG CO.JP that is slated to drop this holiday season. Check out the photosets below courtesy of Earlygvng and wavegod_thelegend:

Update (04/11/20): Earlygvng has provided a close-up look at the 2020 version of the Air Jordan 1 Japan in Neutral Grey and Metallic Silver. While this version switches out the Jumpman on the tongue for Nike Air, the inside of the tongue has a Jumpman-branded tag with the years 2001 and 2020 on it. The Jumpman appears on the insole as well, next to  “CO.JP” branding.

Air Jordan 1 Japan “Grey”
Color: Neutral Grey/White/Metallic Silver
Style Code: 555088-029
Release Date: July 25th, 2020
Price: $170 USD

2020 first look

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Air Jordan 1 Japan “Midnight Navy”
Color: White/Midnight Navy-Metallic Silver
Style Code: DC1788-100
Release Date: Holiday 2020
Price: $170 USD

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Air Jordan 1 Japan “Black”
Color: Black/Black/Metallic Silver
Style Code: 136060-002 (OG)
Release Date: 2020
Price: $170 USD

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Air Jordan 1 Japan “White”
Color: White/White/Midnight Navy
Style Code: 136060-111 (OG)
Release Date: 2020
Price: $170 USD

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