complex.com Archives - 23 May 2015, Saturday

  • Kim Kardashian Stunts in Yeezy Boosts While Taking North West to Ballet Class

    Kim Kardashian Wears adidas Yeezy Boosts While Taking North West to Ballet Class

    complex.com 22 May '15, 10pm

    Performing mom duties hasn't stopped Kim Kardashian from looking as fly as humanly possible. It looks like Kim got the #NoNewNikes memo this time as she was spotted Thursday in L.A. taking North West to ballet class, all while rocking Yeezy Boosts and her custom "Just Married" BLK DNM...

  • Skechers Has Higher Brand Loyalty Than Most Sneaker Brands

    complex.com 22 May '15, 9pm

    You already know Nike dominated U.S. sales in the first quarter of 2015, but another interesting ranking has just surfaced that may surprise you. A new report published by Brand Keys , a consultancy that specializes in predicting and tracking consumer habits, focuses on brands with th...

  • There are finally detailed photos of the all-white adidas Ultra Boost Collective:

    adidas Ultra Boost Collective Triple White and Triple Black

    complex.com 22 May '15, 8pm

    After some initial confusion, we're now able to confirm that that are in fact two different all white adidas Ultra Boosts on the way. The first pair, which features a black outsole and cream-infused knit, went up for preorder online last week . Now, there are finally detailed photos o...

  • The guy who designed the "Red October" Nike Air Yeezy II graphics didn't even get his own pair:

    Interview With Nike Air Yeezy 2 "Red October" Graphic Designer

    complex.com 22 May '15, 6pm

    While the name Shane Griffin may not immediately ring a bell to the average sneakerhead, he's the man responsible for one of Nike's biggest product rollouts in recent memory. Nah, scratch that — one of the biggest ever . Sneaker News recently sat down with Griffin, an NYC-based design...

  • Shoot the breeze this summer in woven adidas Stan Smiths:

    adidas Stan Smith "Midsummer Weave" Pack Release Date

    complex.com 22 May '15, 5pm

    With its minimalist white upper and low profile, the adidas Stan Smith is naturally one of the best summer sneakers around. With that said, sometimes the thick leather upper isn't always the most suitable for scorching temps. adidas Originals' newest take on the classic silhouette loo...

  • The Best Sneakers in the Complex Office This Week 5/22/2015

    complex.com 22 May '15, 4pm

    It's Memorial Day Weekend, y'all, and I hope you're in someone's backyard enjoying a fine beverage and some sort of grilled meat. Me? I'm writing this post live from the finest Burger King restaurant in Jersey City, leeching the free wi-fi. Why you might ask? Well, the Complex office ...

  • The Shoe Surgeon Turned These Yeezy Boosts Into Moccasin Masterpieces

    complex.com 22 May '15, 3pm

    After taking to the 'Gram roughly a month ago to hint at an upcoming Yeezy project , the Shoe Surgeon finally unveiled his custom pair of adidas Yeezy Boosts. Taking inspiration from Minnetonka, Surgeon gave the Boosts a moccassin makeover by removing the mid-foot strap, dying the upp...

  • Rejoice sneakerheads! Nike's SNKRS app is now available to everyone:

    Nike's SNKRS App Is Now Available to Everyone

    complex.com 22 May '15, 2pm

    Initially available to only those that were able to obtain limited access codes, Nike recently updated its SNKRS app so that everyone with a compatible mobile device now has access to it. Marketed as a one-stop shop for everything Nike, it's primary use is to give 'heads another outle...

  • Kicks of the Day: Nike Kobe X "Fundamentals"

    complex.com 22 May '15, 1pm

    master the fundamentals to master the game." With summer league coming up, plenty of young ballers will be taking to the court in some of the flashiest kicks so wearing a pair of these Kobes might actually have you standing out. Just make sure you have the game to match. Available now...

  • .@Marc Jacobs shares the story of how @KanyeWest got to design sneakers for @LouisVuitton:

    Marc Jacobs Talks About the Birth of Kanye West's Partnership With Louis Vuitton

    complex.com 22 May '15, 1pm

    Kanye West 's love for Louis Vuitton and his admiration for Marc Jacobs have been well-documented over the past decade. Kanye once called Jacobs the "most important designer in fashion ." Their relationship grew personally and professionally when Jacobs gave Ye the opportunity to desi...

  • Air Jordan XI Low "Bred" - A Complete Guide to This Weekend's Sneaker Releases

    complex.com 21 May '15, 10pm

    The Sneaker Apocalypse Is upon Us: The Air Jordan XI Low "Bred" Has a Release Date The Nike Dunk SB is Going Back to the Future

  • Help beat cancer (and win free sneakers) at the @kickrollclassic this year:

    2015 Kick & Roll Classic Sign Up and Prizes

    complex.com 21 May '15, 9pm

    Nice Kicks Editor-in-Chief George Kiel III, Kick & Roll Classic is a 3-on-3 basketball tournament that helps raise money to prevent colon cancer. In the process, the tournament also gives out great sneakers as prizes. This year, in its second year in existence, the tournament will han...

  • Nike is bringing the Presto back, and the colors are EXACTLY what you asked for:

    Nike Air Presto "White" and "Black"

    complex.com 21 May '15, 6pm

    It's been a minute since we last saw the Nike Air Presto , but the sneaker is finally set to return next week. Previewed on Capsule's Facebook page , the Air Presto is set to don two new looks that are sure to win over the monochrome crowd. First up, there's a black-based version that...

  • Air Jordan VI "Sport Blue" Restock

    complex.com 21 May '15, 6pm

    This has been the week of Air Jordan retros getting restocked , and here's another one: Swedish retailer Sneakersnstuff just re-upped on select sizes of the Air Jordan VI "Sport Blue," and they're still available. Given that it's a European site, the retail price is $199. Click here t...

  • This Is the Sweetest Nike Air Max 90 Ever: This sneakerhead created a detailed chocolate mold of everyone's fa...

    Chocolate Nike AIr Max 90s

    complex.com 21 May '15, 5pm

    If you're a sneakerhead with a sweet tooth, it doesn't get much better than these edible Air Maxes. Instagram user @manlikemilan has brought the world of sneakers and sweets together with his solid chocolate Nike Air Max 90 molds. No details were overlooked — he's touched on everythin...

  • John Mayer Drops Fake Rolex Lawsuit

    complex.com 21 May '15, 4pm

    John Mayer, noted watch enthusiast /collector , has dropped a lawsuit that involved over $600,000 worth of Rolex watches the singer believed to be fake, TMZ reports . Mayer filed the lawsuit against watch dealer Bob Maron, who the singer claimed defrauded him when he sold him the pric...

  • Nike

    Nike Accidentally Gave Its Newest Sneaker a Racist Name

    complex.com 21 May '15, 4pm

    Earlier this week, a new minimal runner from Nike hit shelves out of nowhere, and it's causing a stir on the Internet. Named the "Juvenate," the sneaker takes inspiration from the Nike Rujevn8 Mid , but that name was only assigned after Nike first chose to call it the "Zenji," before ...

  • Kicks of the Day: Nike Air Max 1 Ultra Moire "Summit White/Challenge Red"

    Kicks of the Day: Nike Air Max 1 Ultra Moire "Summit White/Challenge Red"

    complex.com 21 May '15, 3pm

    Inspired by the classic "University Red" colorway of the Air Max 1, this is an updated take on one of the most important running sneakers of all-time. Instead of the traditional mesh and suede upper, this Ultra Moire version uses a one-piece synthetic construction with laser perforati...

  • #FORGIRLS #LIFE | This Nonprofit Is Combating NYC Homelessness One Sneaker at a Time | #NEWS > @HCP520

    This Nonprofit is Combating NYC Homelessness One Sneaker at a Time

    complex.com 20 May '15, 11pm

    Over the years, sneakers have been at the center of a number of charitable actions , and now two NYC men are using their passion for kicks to help the city's homeless population. Founded by Andre McDonnell and Rudy Lassi, It's From the Sole is a nonprofit organization that donates ref...

  • adidas exec heartbroken because he thinks athlete's don't even consider the brand anymore:

    adidas Admits It Needs to Make Changes to Compete with Nike

    complex.com 20 May '15, 10pm

    At this point, we've discussed the adidas vs. Nike rivalry ad nauseam​, but now one of the biggest names at the Three Stripes are admitting that the brand is in need of a major shake-up. Embattled adidas CEO Herbert Hainer, who's determined to see his contract through until 2017 , rec...

  • You Might Actually Have a Chance at Copping These "Nai Ke" Air Force 1s

    complex.com 20 May '15, 8pm

    While the Remastered Air Jordan Retros have gotten most of the attention in 2015, the Swoosh has also been quietly upgrading another one of its basketball classics. Back in January, Nike dropped a China-exclusive Air Force 1 High known as the "Nai Ke." Updated with premium leathers an...

  • This is the true story of how the adidas Yeezy Boost was leaked:

    Ibn Jasper Talks First Yeezy Boost Leak

    complex.com 20 May '15, 8pm

    It all started innocently enough: A few quick camera phone shots to preview Kanye's new endeavor with adidas. In a few short months, the adidas Yeezy 750 Boost has become the biggest sneaker of 2015, demanding an average of nearly $2000 per eBay sale. Now, the man who provided the fir...

  • Even the FLOTUS Can't Get Enough of adidas Boost: The First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama was recen...

    Michelle Obama Wears adidas Boost

    complex.com 20 May '15, 7pm

    It turns out Kanye and Action Bronson aren't the only ones who can't seem to get enough of adidas Boost cushioning. The First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, was recently spotted working out one of the brand's many Boost-powered models, the adistar Boost Chill. While the wo...

  • These dope candles bring a whole new meaning to "sneaker heat":

    These Dope Candles Bring a Whole New Meaning to Sneaker Heat

    complex.com 20 May '15, 6pm

    Cracked Hatchet is a UK-based artist that specializes in resin molds and toys, but his meticulously detailed sneaker candles are what really caught our attention. Pulling inspiration from classic silhouettes, Cracked Hatchet has recreated models like the Nike Mag, Air Max 90, and Air ...

  • Sneakerhead Guide to Social Media

    complex.com 20 May '15, 5pm

    Social media is the wave these days, at least that's what the kids say, and sneaker peeps are loving it more than ever. Twitter and Instagram are chock-full of those who put up images and thoughts about what's on their feet. Their goal, besides interacting about shoes, is to get Insta...

  • Why YouTube sneaker unboxing videos aren't going away:

    YouTube Sneaker Unboxing Videos Aren't Going Away

    complex.com 20 May '15, 5pm

    It's hard to believe that YouTube has been an essential part of our modern lives for over a decade. Whether it's learning how to do the Shmoney Dance, killing time at work watching cute animal videos, or educating yourself on future purchases, the platform is one of the easiest ways t...

  • A New York Man is Accused of Stealing Sneakers and Dragging Seller From a Car

    complex.com 20 May '15, 3pm

    It was just weeks ago that we covered a story of an Ohio teenager who tried to sell a $400 pair of Nikes, only to be dragged from a car by his would-be buyer. Now, we're learning of yet another recent incident of vehicular violence over sneakers. 19-year-old Travis Rhodes met up with ...

  • This is the rarest ASICS collaboration of all-time:

    This Is the Rarest ASICS Collaboration of All-Time

    complex.com 20 May '15, 3pm

    As the ASICS Gel Lyte III's 25th anniversary rolls on with a who's who of boutique collabs, Germany's Afew is looking to raise the bar with its "Koi" project. While the standard "Koi" is one of the best collabs this year, it's the one-of-one "Black Koi" that has really piqued our inte...

  • These are the most flagrant fake sneakers of all-time:

    These Are the Most Flagrant Fake Sneakers of All-Time

    complex.com 19 May '15, 10pm

    We've seen some pretty crazy fake sneakers recently, including low-top Yeezy Boosts in the wrong silhouette and a pair of camo Sock Darts that were so bad, they offended Hiroshi himself. Somehow, these Air Max 90 fakes we spotted on Amazon may very well rival them all. While many fake...

  • #FORGIRLS #LIFE | You Can Still Cop the Entire Palace x adidas Collection Right Now | #NEWS > @HCP520

    You Can Still Cop the Entire Palace x adidas Collection Right Now

    complex.com 19 May '15, 9pm

    The inaugural Palace x adidas Originals sneaker collection released last weekend and is almost entirely sold out at most retailers, including Palace's own web store . But if you're hunting this elusive collab, don't turn to the resellers just yet, because we've found one spot that sti...