While beloved silhouettes like the Jordan 1, III, IV and others have firmly been established as icons in the sneaker world, another Jumpman silhouette has been stealing some of the limelight lately.
Jordan Brand’s Trunner LX silhouette has recently surfaced in two limited edition versions, one as a collaborative colorway with Drake’s OVO camp, and the other with Travis Scott. Originally introduced in 2000 after the Air Jordan XV, the Trunner LX shares a few obvious details from its on-court cousin, including the same woven leather detailing applied to the upper of the futuristic running shoe. Dual straps were also added for functionality, locking the heel and forefoot in place.
The LX was preceeded by further additions to the Trunner range, like the Trunner Condo and the Trunner Dominate.
This year in January, the original LX was reintroduced as a retro model in several colorways that you may have spotted on the Jordan Brand Instagram, some of which are still available in select colorways from Nike direct.
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Sean Wotherspoon of Round Two Hollywood – and winner of Nike’s Air Max design competition – has also voiced his appreciation of the off-beat Jordan silhouette, taking to Instagram to declare it as the “most slept on Jordan of all-time.”
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While Drake’s edition maintained a predominantly white colorway, falling in line with OVO’s past Jordan collaborations on silhouettes like the XII and X, Scott’s version of the sneaker forged a different bearing, featuring bright color-blocking and handwritten details on the heel reading “Cactus Jack.”
The Houston native explained his design, noting “I didn’t want to do anything traditional. I’ve never seen the Trunner with so many colors on it. I wanted something different; to see that model differently.”
People who write "u" instead of "you". What do you do with all the time you save?
Given that two of hip-hop’s current heavyweights have recently worked on the Trunner, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see other Jumpman team members like DJ Khaled or Don C produce their own versions of the off-beat sneaker, eventually having the silhouette trickle down on to the feet of street style stars around the world.
What do you think of the silhouette? Will you be copping a pair in the near future? Let us know in the comment section below.
If you’re interested in the pair that leads this article, alongside a few other colorways, head over to Sneaker Politics.
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