complex.com Archives - 26 January 2015, Monday

  • Big Sean on claims he stole Naya Rivera's Rolex: "Why would I have to steal a Rolex?"

    Big Sean Cover Story

    complex.com 26 Jan '15, 4pm

    Lunchtime is looming and fatigue is beginning to set in. After inciting a student stampede at Cass Tech, Sean decides it’s time to eat. We head to one of his favorite restaurants, Sweetwater Tavern, a place Sean tells me, “has the best wings ever.” As we wait for the food to arrive, a...

  • Kicks of the Day: ASICS GEL-Lyte III "Snowman":

    Kicks of the Day: ASICS GEL-Lyte III "Snowman"

    complex.com 26 Jan '15, 3pm

    New York City and other parts of the east coast are currently bracing for a possible record blizzard this week. And unless you absolutely love the white stuff, this certainly isn't good news. Considering we can't do anything, but hope for the best, we may as well make light of the sit...

  • The 25 Best Sneaker Photos on Instagram This Week 1/25

    complex.com 25 Jan '15, 8pm

    This Winter has been unseasonably warm (so far the warmest on record!), which means your hottest heat is safe in the temperate streets. And that point was not lost on you guys when you took to Instagram this week. This time we saw heat unlike any time in recent memory, and it was real...

  • adidas Design Internships Interview

    complex.com 25 Jan '15, 6pm

    The endgame for any one with a love for sneakers is to design their own pair. Whether it be via a customization, collaboration, or getting to create an all-new silhouette from scratch, the idea of putting one's own touch to a pair of sneakers is something we all dream about. With near...

  • Nike asks you to Support Your Local with these Blazers:

    Nike Blazer wants you to Support Your Local.

    complex.com 25 Jan '15, 5pm

    In Nike’s ongoing campaign to bring attention to small local shops, their latest offering as a part of the “Support Your Local” initiative is a pair of Blazer Lows named “Stratosphere” after his family’s Atlanta skate shop. The rich red suede upper, mirroring Georgia’s red clay, creat...

  • Kicks of the Day: Nike Air Max 97 EM OG

    Kicks of the Day: Nike Air Max 97 EM OG

    complex.com 25 Jan '15, 3pm

    When the Air Max 97 first hit the scene back in 1997, Nike wasn’t shy about talking inspiration. They had looked to the new Japanese bullet trains that were revolutionizing travel in the archipelago nation, connecting cities with super fast transportation. The silver upper was a direc...

  • Nike KD 7 Aunt Pearl has angel wings.

    complex.com 24 Jan '15, 10pm

    Typically, the uppers are dominated with pink and floral patterns, but this year it seems they’ve taken a different tact. Instagram user alexwei_0305 has early photos of the pairs and what we can see are an almost entirely white upper on the KD 7, with gold accents. Pink flywires pop ...

  • Dragon Ball Z sneakers are here.

    complex.com 24 Jan '15, 6pm

    For all of you that want to combine your passion for Mexican sneakers with your love of anime: Dragon Ball Z sneakers have arrived! Heredia Clothing has put together a three-part collection of sneakers inspired directly from the Japanese animated series. The three pairs draw design an...

  • Air Jordan III and Nike Sportswear Sneaker Box Storage Unit

    complex.com 23 Jan '15, 10pm

    Forms of sneaker storage can be pretty basic. Some collectors use Ikea-based shelving units, while others opt for stackable drop-front plastic bins. And then there's a traditional group of 'heads who've run out of shits to give, and just throw their kicks back in the box and stack the...

  • Parisian label Sandro gives the Reebok Instapump Fury a high-end makeover

    Sandro x Reebok Instapump Fury Sneaker Collaboration

    complex.com 23 Jan '15, 6pm

    This time, the runner serves as the base for Reebok's collaboration with high-end French brand Sandro . The partnership is highlighted by two Instapump Fury colorways that take inspiration from the '90s aesthetic of retrofurism. There's one iteration covered in an all-white color sche...

  • The Best Sneakers in the Complex Office This Week 1-23-2015

    complex.com 23 Jan '15, 6pm

    Most of the talk in the sneaker community has been about Jordan Brand and its Remastered retros that are coming out this year. It almost makes it hard to forget that there are other options out there and different things to wear on a daily basis. At the Complex office, though, we like...

  • The Rick Owens x adidas Collab Is Getting Even Wilder This Season

    Rick Owens x adidas Fall/Winter 2015 Collection

    complex.com 23 Jan '15, 4pm

    The latest Rick Owens x adidas collection takes us back to where it all started for Fall/Winter 2015. The brands’ fourth collaboration, which just debuted at Paris Men's Fashion Week, delivers three new styles inspired by Owens' groundbreaking runners from last year . First on deck is...

  • Here's What Probably Happened When Kim Jong-un Visited a North Korean Sneaker Factory: Supreme leader Kim Jong...

    What Happens When Kim Jogn-un Visits North Korean Sneaker Factory

    complex.com 23 Jan '15, 2pm

    With his brash approach to global dominance and peculiar interests, North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un opens himself up for jokes on the Internet. Earlier today, pictures hit the 'net of Kim touring a North Korean sneaker factory and showing off the country's finest athletic foot...

  • The adidas Originals Tubular gets covered in camo

    adidas Originals Tubular "Leaf Camo"

    complex.com 23 Jan '15, 1pm

    Printed uppers have reigned supreme with the adidas Originals ZX Flux , but it's actually another Three Stripes silhouette that goes in that direction for winter. The Y-3 Qasa-infused Tubular model will soon be available in a color scheme that's decked out in a modified camouflage. Ni...

  • The SUPREME leader is a sneakerhead, too?

    Kim Jong-un Visits Sneaker Factory in North Korea

    complex.com 22 Jan '15, 8pm

    Kim Jong-un is apparently just like your typical sneakerhead. But, you know, with way more connections. When the North Korean leader isn't busy reigning supreme over his country or consuming boatloads of cheese, he inspects sneakers. According to Daily Mail , the dictator was recently...

  • adidas x Raf Simons Fall/Winter Sneaker Collection

    complex.com 22 Jan '15, 7pm

    connects with adidas yet again to drop another sneaker collection for the fall/winter season. The entire line, which was previewed on the runway yesterday during the Belgian designer's show at Paris Fashion Week , utilizes familiar sneaker silhouettes that have become staple pieces in...

  • Sneaker Release Guide 2015-1-22

    complex.com 22 Jan '15, 3pm

    We're nearly through the month and there's been no shortage of heat in January. That trend continues this weekend with another batch of sneaker drops. Nike gives one of its most popular soccer boots a makeover with the Air Footscape Magista mashup. On the Jordan Brand side, 'heads wil...

  • Flyknit Roshe Run Coming to NIKEiD

    complex.com 22 Jan '15, 3pm

    Nike took everyone by surprise last year when it combined two recent game-changing innovations with the release of the Flyknit Roshe Run . The next chapter from the popular mashup comes sooner than you think as Nike has revealed that the knitted Roshes will be coming to NIKEiD . Next ...

  • Teen Faces Criminal Charges After Botched Air Jordan Robbery Leaves Accomplice Dead

    complex.com 22 Jan '15, 3pm

    An Ohio teen has been charged after the death of one of his accomplices during an attempted robbery over Air Jordan sneakers. The December 20 incident occurred in Miami Township, Ohio outside of Dayton Mall. Three teens approached two shoppers who had just purchased the "Legend Blue" ...

  • adidas Originals Tubular Moc Runner Suede Details

    complex.com 22 Jan '15, 2pm

    The premium version features suede panels that run the length of the sneaker, from the heel wrap all the way to the toe. While the make-up gets a major transformation from its usual neoprene and mesh base, the signature elements that put the Tubular on the map remain intact, including...

  • Kicks of the Day: Raf Simons x adidas Originals Stan Smith

    Kicks of the Day: Raf Simons x adidas Originals Stan Smith

    complex.com 22 Jan '15, 1pm

    The partnership between adidas Originals and Raf Simons takes an epic turn. While the two have already collaborated on the Stan Smith model in the past, this latest batch of tennis sneakers, from adidas Originals' SS15 collection, gives the Belgian fashion designer a rare honor. Raf S...

  • #FORGIRLS #LIFE | Louis Vuitton Made a High-Top Sneaker With Elephant Print | #NEWS > @HCP520

    Louis Vuitton TrailBlazer Sneaker Boot

    complex.com 12 Jan '15, 4pm

    Yes, that's right, this sneakerboot, dubbed the "Trailblazer," comes complete with "Elephant Print," which was first found on the Air Jordan III. Available in two options, one priced at $995 and a more luxurious option coming in at $1995, the former comes in two colorways with each fe...

  • Here's the most detailed look yet at the snakeskin Air Jordan 1

    Air Jordan 1 "Brooklyn Zoo" Preview

    complex.com 05 Jan '15, 11pm

    It looks like the quilted Just Don x Air Jordan II sneaker collaboration isn't the only luxe pair of retros in the pipeline. After seeing numerous preview photos of a snakeskin-covered Air Jordan 1 , we now have the best look yet at these exotic high-tops, which are rumored to be a co...

  • adidas Originals Tubular Moc Runner

    complex.com 05 Jan '15, 10pm

    The adidas Originals Tubular continues to take the sneaker industry by storm. Even though it's only been two months since its official launch, the runner, which borrows design cues from the Y-3 Qasa and was initially believed to be a Kanye collab, is already set to drop in a brand new...

  • Ronnie Fieg x ASICS Gel Sight Collaboration Teaser

    complex.com 05 Jan '15, 9pm

    Longtime collaborators Ronnie Fieg and ASICS are back with another major project. The head of Kith took to his IG recently to tease the ASICS Gel Sight model with an achromatic photo. Given the grayscale nature of the shot, the exact color scheme of the runner isn't known, but Ronnie ...

  • $700 "Air Rifts." WHY?

    Nike Air Rift-Inspired Sneaker by Marni

    complex.com 05 Jan '15, 8pm

    As the line between sneaker culture and high-end fashion becomes increasingly blurred, numerous labels have been dropping their own collection of footwear. Not surprisingly, many of these offerings take inspiration from signature styles that have reigned supreme in this once-niche hob...

  • Nike Officially Unveils the Remastered Air Jordan IV "Legend Blue"

    Air Jordan IV "Legend Blue" ("Columbia") Official Photos

    complex.com 05 Jan '15, 7pm

    As the first retro drop of the new year, the IV sets the tone early for what's expected to be an epic year with a slew of remastered silhouettes from Jordan Brand. The reissued sneaker is done up in a super premium tumbled leather that's highlighted by a coke white upper. Shades of Mi...

  • Is Nike trolling U.S. customers by not releasing these AF1s in the States?

    Sneakerheads React to New Nike Air Force 1

    complex.com 05 Jan '15, 6pm

    The Nike Air Force 1 is an important part of sneaker culture. The oft-imitated silhouette has stood the test of time, positioning itself as a street-ready staple after three decades in the game. Before the model earned the Uptown nickname in NYC and before Nelly had the masses stompin...

  • These "Black Oreo" fragment x Nike Sock Darts Need to Release: Take a Look at an Unreleased Pair of the Fragme...

    These "Black Oreo" fragment x Nike Sock Darts Need to Release

    complex.com 05 Jan '15, 5pm

    Last month, Nike got together with fragment design to bring back the Nike Sock Dart. Considering it had been close to 10 years since the shoe's original release, the collaboration was welcome news for longtime fans of the Sock Dart and, of course, the fragment fan base who's been fond...

  • Sneakers on Sale 1/5/2014

    complex.com 05 Jan '15, 4pm

    The holidays are officially over, and there's no reason to not treat yourself to a pair of sneakers, or two. Year-end bonuses should be rolling in, and hopefully they'll make up for all the money spent in December. That doesn't mean that you still shouldn't be a prudent spender when i...