Virgil Abloh’s New Sneakers are Made From Old Louis Vuitton Shoes

The LV Trainer Upcycling collection is not your average release of sneakers. Tackling the “upcycling ideology” conceived by Virgil Abloh for the Spring-Summer 2021 collection, these wild and erratic sneakers represent a commitment to sustainability, and of course fashion.

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Sure, Balenciaga dropped one of fashion’s most contentious sneakers in 2020, but Louis Vuitton is gunning for that title in 2021 with the unveiling of its LV Trainer Upcycling collection. Hypercolour with an obvious ’80s influence, it begs the question, WHAT ARE THOSE?!

Upcycling supple calfskin and suede, with its tie-dye coloured laces, the LV Trainer Upcycling is an entirely revamped design. Created by dismantling the original 2019 LV Trainers, the luxury fashion designer breathes new life into animal skin, creating something that is “neither exactly the same nor totally different.”

“Rooted in the inclusive values at the heart of his work, the happenings are an expression of the mutual connectivity that exists between the designer and his community,” Louis Vuitton said in a statement.

The LV Upcycling Trainers feature a padded collar, the Louis Vuitton signature on the side and Monogram flowers on the sole. Available in five bright new shades, there’s also a fluorescent tag on the right foot, embedded in House codes. Even the assembly instructions have been left on the sneakers to allow future owners to customise their LV Trainers even further.

Available for AUD$1,880, you can grab your LV Trainer Sneakers from Louis Vuitton right now if you’re so inclined.

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