GORE-TEX continues to find its way onto more and more late-2019 models. This time, Nike revamps the React Type silhouette from the label’s N. 354 line: a concept-driven sub-label that experiments with existing Nike footwear molds (“N. 354” is named after runner Steve Prefontaine’s record of 3:54 minutes). This sleek model has been dubbed the React GTX.
The pictured version of the Nike React GTX features a black and light carbon colorway accented with orange and navy details and finished off with a gum-infused midsole. The lower half of the show is shrouded in a matte black overlay of waterproof material, with navy taking the upper portion of the shoe. Doubled up pull tabs and extra paneling on the topmost eyelet add extra additive features. “N1” and “N .354” branding can be found in orange on the tongue and insole, with orange Swooshes and ‘GORE-TEX’ rounding out detailing on the upper. The model is also available in a white colorway.
Nike’s N. 354 project has been prolific as it has been mysterious. Many had barely heard of the new Swoosh subdivision before it started pumping out models like the Nike Drop Type LX. N. 354’s goal is experiment and optimize current Nike models, and adding Gore-Tex and other durability features will always do that.
The Nike React Type GTX is currently available at nike.com for $182 USD.