Louis Vuitton are set to continue its LV Trainer line with a new high-top silhouette dubbed the LV Trainer 2! Unveiled via LV's FW22 runway show and an Instagram post from Mathias Patillon – the head of men's footwear design at Louis Vuitton – the LV Trainer 2 is a follow-up to the LV Trainer 408, a high and low-top sneaker crafted by the late, great Virgil Abloh in 2019 that seemingly drew its inspiration from the Avia 880.
Abloh's exact involvement in the development of the LV Trainer 2 is unknown, but as high fashion houses work several seasons ahead he likely played a large role in its creation. As can be seen in Patillon's photo above, the new silhouette gives off plenty of classic basketball shoe flair with a bulky, high-top construction, overlays both wavy and sharply angled, a mammoth tongue with a basketball logo, a collar strap, and Louis Vuitton branding on both the quarter panel and the midsole. Several of these pieces have already garnered comparisons to the super-sized silhouettes created by brands like Ewing Athletics and British Knights in the 1990s. With the LV Trainer 2's mixture of old-school hoops style and high-end materials, it looks like the type of design Abloh's good friend (and former LV collaborator) ,Don C would have had a hand in as well!
Currently, no release details or pricing information for this new LV high-top have been revealed. However, be sure to keep it locked right here to SF.