As autumn takes hold, bringing with it the unmistakable crispness in the air and a mosaic of earthy hues, Jordan Brand seizes this transitional moment to unveil a season-appropriate rendition of the iconic Air Jordan 1, fortified with GORE-TEX tooling to weather any storm. This new iteration of the Air Jordan 1 Element leans into the natural palette that autumn unfurls, presenting a fresh and inherently familiar colorway.
Sporting a color palette of Legend Sand, Legend Coffee, and Medium Olive, this release distinguishes itself from the classic Air Jordan 1 by featuring a waterproof Gore-Tex lining on the upper, which blends textile and nubuck overlays. Notably, it boasts sleek 3M reflective accents and showcases the iconic Nike Air logo on the woven tongue labels. The Gore-Tex insignia on the outer heel adds an extra touch of style, while the speckled translucent rubber outsole ensures exceptional grip.
the understated star of the show is the luxurious, water-resistant tumbled leather overlays, revealed in a rich tan that replaces the conventional brown, giving a nod to the warmth of sun-touched earth rather than the deep, damp soil that winter promises. This tan leather brings a soft, almost nostalgic warmth to the silhouette, suggesting the comfort of a favorite leather jacket.
Contrasting both the cream and tan is a deep, “Olive” hue, reserved for the vamp and heel collar, infusing the sneaker with a military utilitarian aesthetic that’s as functional as it is stylish. This isn’t just color for color’s sake; it’s a thoughtful, thematic tie to the changing seasons, underscoring the shoe’s readiness for the elements.