Extremely popular sneakers because of their price range, versatility when it comes to style, and freedom of movement. Almost everyone is guaranteed to have low-top sneakers in their shoe rotation.
Mid-top sneakers extend toward the ankle for a little more support and hold. These lie somewhere in the middle between low-top and high-top sneakers in terms of usage and popularity.
Sneakers with collars that go above the ankles for optimal hold and support are some of the most sought-after models in lifestyle shoes. Most of these shoes take their roots from basketball and have easily or fashionably crossed to mainstream wear.
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Regardless of cut, it's always good to start with sneakers that can be worn for the daily grind, also called as "beaters" by some, as these are usually cheaper, easy to clean, and still gives that lifestyle "edge" before going for those wallet-thinning models.
Sneakers dominantly take their heritage from running, basketball, skate, tennis, training, hiking, and football. Still retaining a few of their performance-based technologies, these sneakers have transcended their respective niches and have successfully and popularly transformed themselves as staples of fashion footwear.
Sneakers designed for a laidback, "cool" vibe that is built for lifestyle wear right from the get-go.
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Brands are now blending elements of performance and casual appeal in basically every sneaker. One can hardly go wrong with a sports-inspired sneaker or a simple casual shoe.
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Shoes sharing the same inspiration, history, materials, or technologies are routinely assembled under one compilation for the convenience of those who may wish to categorize or label their own collection as such. The classic collections like the Adidas Originals, Air Max 1, Air Force 1, new balance classic sneakers, and the Classic Leather head the pack of frequently asked about collections.
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Fit & Sizing
The Jordan Trunner LX OG is a low-top training shoe with a lace-less feature. Instead, it utilizes straps along the midfoot and on both sides of the shoe for a lockdown fit. Pull tabs are visible on the heel and tongue for easy on and off.
This shoe is available in men’s sizing from 7 to 14 in D Medium or Standard width with half sizes up to 11.5. Because of its unusual closure type, some wearers find it challenging to put on. It also fits narrow in the toe box, so opting for a half to full size bigger than usual would give wearers, especially those with wide feet, a much comfortable fit.
Jordan Trunner LX OG Style
Built for off-court training, the Jordan Trunner LX boasts an unusual, not-your-typical Jordan silhouette in a low-top construction with varying materials on the upper including woven nylon and mesh with hints of suede along the heel counter and touch of leather detailing on the toe vamp. This time, however, in its luxe and OG (Original) form.
The slip-on profile with multiple straps that give a lockdown and secure fit makes it a one-of-a-kind shoe that old-school Jordan fanatics appreciate more than the new and modern wave of sneakerheads perhaps because this OG release somehow brings a sense of nostalgia.
This OG release of the iconic Jordan Trunner LX silhouette is a mnemonic of how Jordan started with its off-court training shoes. Staying true to its roots, this shoe features the original colorway of black, red, and white that resembles the Bulls theme. It also features a laceless upper in a combination of mesh and woven nylon with a hint of suede and leather accents.
However, despite its one-of-a-kind overall aesthetics, the dual hook-and-loop straps on the sides and midfoot is one characteristic that still stands out the most. It does not only give the silhouette its identity, but it also allows a lockdown fit that the wearers need.
Jordan Trunner LX OG History
The Jordan Trunner LX is one of Jordan’s first training shoes. It was the brand’s new breed of silhouette and a breath of fresh air for Jordan followers who patronize its high-performance basketball kicks. It was best known as the model that facilitated the brand’s branching out of hoop shoes and exploring other sports categories.
It first made an introduction in the early 2000’s soon after the Air Jordan 15’s unveiling. Several features of the famous AJ15 were borrowed such as the woven material along the mid panels and the mesh material along the collar and on the toe box. It also exhibits dual straps for a lockdown fit, an IU midsole, and a rubber outsole.
However, in 2001, Nike Inc., Jordan’s mother company, along with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall of about 425,000 pairs of Trunner models. There were reports on the thin metal strips on the outside part of the heel protruding and possibly injuring (cuts, in specific) the person wearing it.
The iconic off-court Jordan model made a surprise comeback in 2017 as one of the shoes in the Jordan’s Black History Month Collection along with the Air Jordan 1 Retro High for men and the Air Jordan 1 Retro High for girls. On May 3, 2017, the Jordan Trunner LX made its long-awaited return in its original Chicago-inspired red, white, and black colorway through an OG release called the Jordan Trunner LX OG “Bulls” at $120 retail price. Approximately two months after, another colorway of had been released called the “Team Royal” comprising a royal blue and black upper with white leather detailing. It retails at $140.
- The Jordan Trunner LX OG features an Injected Phylon midsole for responsive cushioning and an encapsulated Air-Sole unit in the heel for impact protection.
- There are pull tabs on the heel and tongue.
- The insole is made of Ortholite for added comfort.
- The Jordan Trunner LX in red, black, and white colorway has also been known as American Professional Boxer Roy Jones Jr.’s training shoes back in the day.