Summary

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9 reasons to buy

  • The Jordan Trunner LX High NRG is a high-top iteration of its predecessor, which a number of fans found to have adequate ankle support.
  • It has a modern, futuristic appeal that half of the reviewers deem to be unique and fashionable.
  • Several video reviewers especially liked the kick's side-zip entry because aside from providing added appeal it is also a big help for effortless entry and exit of the feet.
  • This particular colorway of the Jordan Trunner LX High called the NRG is regarded as the most stylish colorway by some of the reviewers.
  • A few consumers said that the kick runs true to size.
  • A video reviewer was pleasantly surprised with the shoe's lightweight considering its high-top built.
  • Most shoe users find it to be adequately comfortable.
  • Some wearers shared that they receive compliments whenever they opt to wear this pair out.
  • The limited nature of the Jordan Trunner LX High NRG makes it more valuable, according to a number of sneaker enthusiasts.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Half of the reviewers disliked this kick's design.
  • Some of the consumers found the shoe's price to be a bit steep.
  • A few were concerned with how they're going to style this high-top pair.

Bottom line

The Jordan Trunner LX High NRG boasts of its predecessor's design but now comes in a limited colorway. Although its design is not for everyone, a great number commended the shoe's unprecedented look that exudes a fashion-forward and technical vibe. Moreover, users said that this kick would make for a great alternative to heavy casual cleats as it is softer, lighter, and more comfortable thanks to a number of technologies applied.

Facts

Base model: Jordan Trunner LX OG
Top: High
Inspired from: Training
Collection: Jordan Trunner
Price: $150
Size
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Rankings

A top 9% best sneaker
A top rated Jordan sneaker

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With a high-top collar that’s constructed with foams between layers of textile, this kick offers adequate ankle support and cushioning. Moreover, the three-piece strap provides a lockdown and customizable fit.

The Jordan Trunner LX High NRG is exclusively available in men’s sizes that range from 6 to 14 in Medium width. The fit is true to size in length and width for most users.

This former off-court training shoe now spends its second life on the streets thanks to its fashion-forward aesthetic. Its high-top collar combined with a laceless design and mixed material upper exude a tech-inspired look. Replacing the lace-up system were straps and a side-zip that further cemented the kick's futuristic appeal, which found some users unsure how to style it. Don't fret, here are some tips: guys can pair it with any cuffed-hem pants such as joggers, jeans or chinos to showcase the shoe in its entirety, while the ladies can match it with plain midi skirts or dresses for normcore-inspired looks or opt for wide-legged cropped pants for an athleisure-inspired ensemble.

With such an unorthodox design the Jordan Trunner LX High NRG features notable details from all angles. The kick’s unconventional use of different materials combined with its unique colorway greatly contributes to its overall unique aesthetic. On top of these the three-piece textured straps, double loop heel tab, midsole design, and zipper system provide a futuristic appeal.

Initially released in 2000, the Jordan Trunner LX was one of the first off-court training shoes by the Jordan Brand. The kick took cues from the brand's past releases with recognizable design elements such as the braided upper that mimicked the Air Jordan 15's. The introduction of the Jordan Trunner LX marked the branching out of the brand from the hoops world into the general athletic category to cater to all types of athletes. The kick was, however, recalled due to issues with the material used in the heel part of the shoe that would pop out and posed to be dangerous to wearers.

Years after Jordan reintroduced the Trunner LX along with a high-top version called the Jordan Trunner LX High. The high-top iteration, in particular, received all kinds of responses, some were in favor, but most were against. Despite the mixed reactions, Jordan decided to do an exclusive colorway release in Japan called the ‘NRG.' This particular colorway of black, white, grey, gold and royal and light blue eventually became available to the rest of the world but still in limited numbers.

  • Pull-tabs are also placed on the tongue for easier entry.
  • The shoe's upper is crafted from a mixture of mesh, synthetic, neoprene with leather accents.
  • All these sit atop a Phylon midsole with forefoot Zoom Air unit and encapsulated Air unit at the heel.
  • The ‘LX’ and ‘NRG’ in the model’s name mean Luxe and Energy respectively.
  • NRG is the kick’s colorway name.

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Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sneakerhead turned sneaker industry expert that believes a good outfit begins from the feet up. His aunt currently isn't speaking to him for wearing a pair of kicks at his cousin's wedding. He spends most of his time trying to keep on top of the latest releases, hitting up his contacts and doing what needs to be done to secure his next pickup. Danny has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.

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