Louis Vuitton's Monogram Sneaker Trunk Is The Ultimate Place To Stash Your Beaten-Up Air Force 1s
There's a certain sect within the world of menswear right now who will swear blind that we're well on our way to existing within a post-sneaker world. And of course, it won't be a craze forever. What goes up, must come down. What is hyped must become unhyped. One day, loafers will be the new sneakers.
But today is not that day. Not, at least, if Virgil Abloh remains at the forefront of high fashion. The Louis Vuitton menswear head is taking the brand in a more streetwear-focused, youth-oriented direction than at any point in its history, not only leading a resurgence of Louis V's ready-to-wear division, but also establishing it as a genuine sneaker brand for the first time.
Such a shift was always going to be inevitable once Abloh got on board. But now it seems as if the brand is leaning heavily into its new identity, dropping an insane sneaker trunk that may well go down as the steeziest way anyone has shown off their kicks since the days of MTV Cribs.
LV's new special order sneaker trunk is the latest addition to the brand's esteemed hard-sided collection, which has become legendary over the years for its unique collection of monogrammed trunks. Over the years, they've been adapted to carry all manner of esteemed items, from the World Cup trophy to the League of Legends world championship.
The Sneaker Trunk in particular can fit six pairs of low-tops and eight pairs of high-tops, with each drawer measured to fit up to size 13 in low-tops and 12 in high-tops. Customers will also get the chance to customise each trunk from scratch, monogramming the trunk with their own initials, and choosing from a variety of colours to suit the kicks.
The Trunk will debut at the one-of-kind Savoir-Faire experience in Miami Design District’s Paradise Plaza on December 3, alongside LV's first major sneaker release in years: the Abloh-designed LV 408 high-top.
The kicks themselves are set to release in major cities across the world in the coming weeks, with New York getting them on November 25 while the rest of the world will receive them on December 4. There's no word on how much a custom trunk will cost, but we imagine it'll be a pretty penny.