Sneakers time: Basketball-inspired LV Trainer are Virgil Abloh’s first sneakers for Louis Vuitton

Virgil Abloh’s passion for sneakers is finally materialized in the LV Trainer – the first collection of sneakers for luxury house Louis Vuitton. The sneaker is made in Louis Vuitton’s Fiesso D’Artico Ateliers in Italy. 

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LV Trainer 2019; @louis vuitton

First unveiled last year on the runway, Virgil Abloh’s first sneakers for Louis Vuitton have become one of the most highly anticipated offerings of the Men’s Spring-Summer 2019 Collection. The basketball-inspired LV Trainers combine vintage lines and Louis Vuitton signatures, all with the outstanding quality of Italian shoemaking savoir-faire.

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LV Trainer 2019; @louis vuitton

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LV Trainer 2019; @louis vuitton

The LV Trainer combines contemporary and timeless style with exceptional craftsmanship.

“The idea is to detect chic. I think that culture is an inexhaustible source of absolute beauty. So I try to create things that are  current, up-to-date and timeless, but of exceptional quality.” explained Virgil Abloh, Creative Director Louis Vuitton Menswear. The collection is available in three models, from low to high-top and in various primary colourways.

According to Louis Vuitton, “the LV Trainers embody Virgil Abloh’s desire to design articles for Louis Vuitton that capture the spirit of the times while remaining timeless.”

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This week, Louis Vuitton celebrated the re-opening of Sloane Street Store in London.

The new three-level boutique is located in a 1963 Brutalist, Grade II-listed building in the heart of Knightsbridge in London. A luxury retail destination of 580-square feet, it is a unique space in which to shop all categories of Louis Vuitton’s Men’s and Women’s products, including Leather Goods, Shoes, Ready-To-Wear, Accessories, Watches, Fine Jewellery, and Fragrance. Bespoke offerings include Rare & Exceptional dresses, Objets Nomades and Petits Nomades, as well as the NOW YOURS trainer personalisation service.

To celebrate the opening of Sloane Street, Louis Vuitton is offering a special Rare & Exceptional service where clients can fit and customise chosen pieces to their exact needs. Clients will shop surrounded and inspired by notable mid-century works by the likes of Tommaso Barbi, Georges Breuil and Roger Capron, as well as order the statement contemporary pieces on display from Louis Vuitton’s Objects Nomades collection, including the renowned Bomboca sofa and Cocoon suspended seat by designers Fernando and Huberto Campana.

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LV Trainer 2019; @louis vuitton

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LV Trainer 2019; @louis vuitton

LV Trainer 2019

LV Trainer 2019; @louis vuitton