Mark Wahlberg has served as a Calvin Klein underwear model and he even has his own hip-hop group in which he raps under the alias, “Marky Mark.” According to an estimate reported by Campless last year, Mark Wahlberg’s sneaker collection is worth approximately $100,000. Ever since, his collection has probably grown significantly, especially considering the sneakers he receive from Jordan Brand, such as the recent Air Jordan 11 “Suede” pair that was gifted to him. Sneakerheads are probably aware of Mark Wahlberg’s longstanding relationship with Jordan Brand, but now it seems that he is trying his hand at designing a new model in collaboration with them.
Fans of Mark Wahlberg likely also know about his reality television series Wahlburgers, which is also the name of Boston Burger Restaurant. In the past, Mark Wahlberg has actually showcased a custom Air Jordan on his TV show. Back in 2015, Mark Wahlberg had received special, custom Wahlburger-themed Air Jordan 1 pairs featuring the restaurant’s logos on that tongues and Mark previewed them on an episode of the series. In the most recent Wahlburgers episode, Mark revealed that he is joining in on a Jordan Brand collaboration as he headed over to Nike’s Beaverton campus. It turns out that that Mark is working on the Jordan Formula 23 Trainer model.
Based on speculations, the Jordan Formula 23 Trainer that Mark Wahlberg is working on will turn out to be a “promo-only” iteration, which obvious means that it might not make its retail debut. During the episode, Mark also expressed his wish to design an activewear line for Jordan Brand. He apparently want sto design “workout apparel for the everyday guy” and he apparently intends to talk to Michael Jordan and Nike’s chairman Phil Knight about it. Considering his close ties with the brand, he should face no trouble having that discussion, and MJ and Phil might even agree to it.
However, sneakerheads should probably not get their hopes high about copping the Jordan Formula 23 Trainer rendition that Mark Wahlberg is working on. For the time being, it remains uncertain if it will even hit the shelves among the Jordan releases 2017 or later.
Jordan Formula 23 Trainer