Built to Last: Gore-Tex and Air Jordan Collaborate

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Gore Tex and Air Jordan 1 Collaborate. Image of Bill Gore, inventor of Gore Tex and the iconic Jumpman logo.

A long standing classic since 1985, the  Air Jordan 1 is in the collection of just about any serious sneakerhead.

16 years earlier, in 1969, Gore-Tex (GTX) technology was invented by Bill Gore and in the 70s and 80s its use expanded across different types of clothing and shoes. GTX has long been used among many outdoor brands and is highly revered for its water and weather proofing capabilities.

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With so many shoe collectors obsessed with keeping their kicks in pristine condition through cleaning them, using protective sprays that wear off quickly or simply avoiding the dirt, it’s about time Air Jordan adopted the preservation powers that Gore Tex has.

Let’s take a look at why the Jordan 1 Light Bone Gore Tex is such a hot release (skip to the end for resale value and where to buy)

Nike and Gore-Tex

Nike Air Force 1 High in Triple Black with Gore-Tex is a desirable winter staple. Image from GOAT

We first saw Nike collaborating with Gore-Tex in 2019, with notable models like the Air Force 1

Air Jordan 1 Gore TEx (GTX) Light Bone Release Date

  • Retail Price: $200
  • Estimated Resell: $275+
  • Release Date: Wednesday, December 1st, 2021.
  • Style Code: DB2889-100
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In hand look of the side and sole view of the shoe from @teddyssole

The Air Jordan 1 High Element Gore Tex in the Light Bone colorway has a release date of Wednesday, December 1st 2021.

The shoes will hit the shelves with a retail price of $200.

Seasoned resellers know that all release dates are subject to change, sometimes last second, and only those with high end monitors that push live updates have the best edge at buying (a perk of our exclusive Winner’s Circle).

How to Buy and Resale Value

Since this shoe is such a highly anticipated release, you will likely have to join others in a raffle where you can sign up at Nike.com/launch to get in, and if your intention is to flip these, it’s currently a good bet with.

The projected resale price of the Air Jordan 1 High Gore Tex in Light Bone is around $275-$300.

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  • Retail Price: $200
  • Estimated Resell: $275+
  • Release Date: Wednesday, December 1st, 2021.
  • Style Code: DB2889-100

Where to buy (Retail)

Where to buy (Resale)

  • The Air Jordan 1 High Element Gore Tex is a revolutionary new weatherproof model
  • Its Light Bone Colorway has a lot of hype surrounding it, so you need to be on your game to buy them for retail
  • We project a Good profit of around $75-$100 per pair, depending on size and other resale factors.
  • If you miss out on retail or if you want to just be sure you get a pair as soon as possible, get them on GOAT and Flight Club today. Thanks guys and best of luck getting these
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