complex.com Archives - 06 May 2015, Wednesday

  • Believe It or Not, Nike Is One of the Worst Brands on Social Media

    complex.com 05 May '15, 3am

    Sneakerheads have a love and hate relationship with Nike's social media accounts. With almost five million Twitter followers and nearly three times as many on the 'Gram, the brand has quite the grip on the footwear market. However, according to a new report issued by the Harvard Busin...

  • Air Jordan Melo M11 "Hare" also inspired by Bugs Bunny:

    Air Jordan Melo M11 Hare to release.

    complex.com 03 May '15, 9pm

    With focus on the upcoming Retro of the Air Jordan VII "Hare," it’s easy to forgot there’s more on the way this month, including other similarly inspired sneakers. Included in this batch is the Air Jordan Melo M11 “Hare,” taking its design cues from the same Bugs Bunny / Michael Jorda...

  • Kanye West gifts Yeezys to Carmelo Anthony's son

    complex.com 03 May '15, 9pm

    This afternoon LaLa Anthony, Carmelo’s wife, took to Instagram to show off how West blessed her son, Kiyan, with a new pair of adidas Yeezy 750 Boosts last night. Everyone says that the Yeezy 750 Boost fits a little big , but it looks like Kiyan has a few more summers before the 8 yea...

  • Everything you need to know about the Air Jordan V:

    SoleCollector's Air Jordan V colorway definitive guide.

    complex.com 03 May '15, 7pm

    2015 marks the 25th year that Air Jordan released the V. Tinker Hatfield’s third shoe with the brand and player, the V built off ideas from the previous four shoes, pushing technology and aesthetics in such a way that would solidify the brand and designer’s impact on the sneaker world...

  • Anteater and Afour teamed up on a limited Russian sneaker.

    complex.com 03 May '15, 6pm

    The last time we heard from Anteater as a sneaker collaborator they were offering a surprise hit last spring. The Anteater x Saucony Jazz “Sea & Sand” had everyone asking about this little heard-from brand, and their latest collaboration begs the question again. Russian apparel brand ...

  • The 25 Best Sneaker Photos on Instagram This Week

    complex.com 03 May '15, 3pm

    The way we make sneakers personal is through style. For almost every wearer, each pair of shoes was created by a brand and designed by another person. But we take them personally, and express ourselves by how we style them. Whether it’s matching them up with a unique fit, or composing...

  • Concepts ASICS collaboration release went awry.

    complex.com 02 May '15, 8pm

    Last week we brought you the deeper story behind Concepts’ latest ASICS release , its 25th Anniversary collaboration. Talking to Deon Point, we dug into the inspiration for the shoe and how the brand hoped it would be received. However, they were set to drop this afternoon and the rel...

  • The Nike Air Diamond Fury Is Back: The Nike Air Diamond Fury '96 has returned.

    Nike Air Diamond Fury returns.

    complex.com 02 May '15, 7pm

    If retro sneakers are you thing, you’re in luck. One of the most popular baseball trainer sneakers of the mid 90s has reared its head again. Popularized most notably by Ken Griffey Jr, the Nike Air Diamond Fury ’96 has returned in a black, white, and red colorway. White leather and me...

  • This O.G. Charles Barkley sneaker is set to return this summer:

    This OG Charles Barkley Sig is Set to Return This Summer

    complex.com 01 May '15, 10pm

    It's awesome to see that Charles Barkley is still getting signature shoes in 2015, and while the Nike Chuck Posite is a pretty dope design, let's be honest—they can't hold a candle to Sir Charles' '90s silhouettes. Thankfully, the classic Nike Air Max2 CB94 will be making its return i...

  • Check out These Detailed Images of the Upcoming adidas Yeezy 350 Boost Low

    complex.com 01 May '15, 3pm

    Most of us have already seen and have an idea of what the upcoming adidas Yeezy 350 Boost Low looks like. But until recently, we've only seen them from afar and on the feet of certain models at Kanye's adidas runway show back in February during New York Fashion Week. While we're not e...

  • Skechers Is Trailing Right Behind Nike in America

    complex.com 30 Apr '15, 11pm

    Thanks to celebrity endorsements from the likes of Demi Lovato and other, less deliberate plugs such as a co-sign from the 'King of the Youth' Ian Connor , Skechers has apparently been killing it. So much so that investment firm Morgan Stanley has issued a report saying the brand may ...

  • A Baltimore Man Looted Sneakers and Wound Up With a $100,000 Bail

    complex.com 30 Apr '15, 5pm

    As more stories roll in regarding the aftermath of the Baltimore Riots we're learning that one man got much more than he bargained for when he tried to make off with a pair of sneakers. Antonio Jackson, a warehouse worker and father of one, was nabbed carrying an unnamed pair of sneak...

  • A Complete Guide to This Weekend's Sneaker Releases

    complex.com 30 Apr '15, 4pm

    As the weather continues to heat up, so do this month's sneaker releases. This weekend is particularly heavy on warm weather vibes and low top runners, with yet another ASICS Gel Lyte III "25th Anniversary" installment, a fresh batch of Nike Sock Darts, and the return of popular silho...

  • The "White" Nike Air Huaraches just dropped again. Find out where:

    Nike Air Huarache "White" at Nike Store

    complex.com 29 Apr '15, 8pm

    People literally lost their minds when the Nike Air Huarache came out in Europe last year, and much of it was due to the all-white version that saw a very narrow release. Pairs have finally started to trickle over to the States, and they've sold out just as fast. In an unannounced mov...

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    New Balance Photoshops of the Baltimore Riots

    complex.com 29 Apr '15, 4pm

    New Balance's 990 series has been a staple in Baltimore and the DMV area for quite some time. And with the all attention being placed right now on Baltimore, due to the city's ongoing riots over the death of Freddie Gray, this trend has become more apparent. Photos of the current scen...

  • A$AP Ferg Might Steal Your Girl If She Rocks These Air Jordans

    complex.com 29 Apr '15, 12am

    Taking a break from his Australian tour, A$AP Ferg chatted with Sneaker Freaker and talked about which kicks he likes his ladies to wear and his first sneaker purchase. Ferg has taken a liking to women who rock the Air Jordan XI-inspired Future silhouette. "W hat’s the new Jordans? Th...

  • Sneaker stores devastated as #BaltimoreRiots aftermath unfolds:

    Sneaker Stores Devastated as Baltimore Riot Aftermath Unfolds

    complex.com 28 Apr '15, 8pm

    The unexplained death of Freddie Gray, who was in police custody at the time, caused a ripple of intense riots in Baltimore last night after the young man was laid to rest. In the aftermath of the destruction, local sneaker stores were left completely destroyed. Their storefronts were...

  • Here are the release dates for Nike and Jordan Brand's loaded June lineup:

    Here Are Confirmed Release Dates for Nike and Jordan Brand's Loaded June Lineup

    complex.com 28 Apr '15, 6pm

    We're still a full month away from June, but Nike and Jordan Brand's lineup for the first month of summer has already been cemented. Amongst the pack are a number of sought after releases, including the Air Jordan 1 "Pinnacle and Nike Air Foamposite One "Gone Fishing." Take a look at ...

  • A Ton of Limited Sneakers Were Repo'd by the Cops and Are Being Sold Tomorrow:

    Michigan Police Are Auctioning off a TON of Repo'd Heat Tomorrow

    complex.com 27 Apr '15, 10pm

    Police auctions are a great way to come up on repossessed vehicles and property, but it's not every day you come across an auction packed with sneaker grails. Tomorrow, the Flint, Mich., branch of Repocast will open its auction for around 250 pairs of assorted sneakers. There's a wide...

  • Kmart Is Selling a Bootleg Version of Your Favorite Luxury Sneaker for $30:

    Kmart Is Selling a Bootleg Version of Your Favorite Luxury Sneaker for $30

    complex.com 27 Apr '15, 5pm

    popping up at Kmart. Following in the footsteps of his fellow "The Voice" judge, Pharrell Williams, it appears Adam Levine is set on making his mark in the sneaker game. Part of the Adam Levine Collection — which is currently available at Kmart and dropping at Sears next month — the "...

  • Who Is Gucci Paul? Meet the WikiLeaks of Sneaker Culture

    complex.com 27 Apr '15, 4pm

    Nothing can screw up a product's planned roll out more than an unintentional leak. The music industry has dealt with this issue for some time. Artists sales numbers have been blamed on their albums getting placed on the Internet days, weeks, or months before they were set to go on sal...

  • Kicks of the Day: Nike Lunar Force 1 '14 Premium QS "White/Gum": Kicks of the Day: Nike Lunar Force 1 '14 Prem...

    Kicks of the Day: Nike Lunar Force 1 '14 Premium QS "White/Gum"

    complex.com 27 Apr '15, 1pm

    With summer being right around the corner, no sneaker is more appropriate for the season than a pair of "All White" Uptowns with a gum bottom. This latest release is featured on the Lunar Force 1 model, but still maintains the classic look that sneakerheads across the world have grown...

  • size? is bringing back Nike's Air Max 94:

    Latest size Nike exclusive is Air Max 94.

    complex.com 26 Apr '15, 10pm

    dug into the archive and found the Air Max 94. Certainly old school runner ‘heads, like those that so densely populate the European sneaker community, will recognize these OG colorways, but for the uninitiated there’s still something that will pique interest. The first colorway uses t...

  • The 25 Best Sneaker Photos on Instagram This Week

    complex.com 26 Apr '15, 4pm

    "Bring 'em out, bring 'em out" is what the #ComplexKicks community has done once again in another week of ill pics and fire kicks. In this week's edition, old school Reebok heads represented with a pairs of the Shaq Attaq and Big Hurt both making an appearance. Flyknits were well repr...

  • When your mom gets you K-Mart's "remastered" Jordan IIIs:

    Kmart's $30 Air Jordan Knockoffs Are the Definition of Struggle

    complex.com 24 Apr '15, 8pm

    These Air Jordan knockoffs are pretty damn sad, er, bad. A Twitter user snapped these $30 Air Jordan knockoffs from K-Mart and the inspiration is blatant—they're clearly struggle 'Sport Blue' IIIs . While we wouldn't support copping fakes, buying these would easily be the same. It's a...

  • Robert Kraft rocked his signature Air Force 1s to the White House because he's a G:

    Robert Kraft Wore His Signature Nike Air Force 1s to the White House Because He's a G

    complex.com 23 Apr '15, 7pm

    As the first and only team owner to have his own signature sneakers , Robert Kraft has been stunting his Patriots themed Air Force 1s everywhere. And we mean everywhere . Kraft was spotted today during the New England Patriots' visit to meet the president. Walking alongside coach Bill...

  • ISIS officially declares war on Nike:

    ISIS Officially Declares War on Nike

    complex.com 23 Apr '15, 4pm

    You've read about the ISIS ban on skinny jeans , but now the militant group is setting its sights on something much larger—Nike. The radical organization claims that the word 'Nike' sounds similar to Arabic slang for sex acts, and also points to the name's inspiration, the Greek godde...

  • This April Fools' joke went too far because there are now fake Bape Yeezys being made:

    Fake Bape x adidas Yeezy Boosts Are Actually Being Produced

    complex.com 23 Apr '15, 12am

    Some people are taking April Fools' way too far. Earlier this month, Sneakers Addict posted a mockup of a Bape x adidas Yeezy Boost as an April Fool's joke, but now it appears that they're actually being produced by peddlers of fake sneakers. Instagram user @chicken_wop posted an imag...

  • Jeremy Scott Has the Most Wild adidas Tubular Collab Dropping

    complex.com 22 Apr '15, 9pm

    Whether it's his own design or a funky take on a Three Stripes classic, Jeremy Scott is always pushing boundaries with his adidas collections. For Fall/Winter 2015, he'll be taking his unique talents to one of the year's most popular silhouettes. Seen here is a preview of the upcoming...

  • Marvel is teaming up with adidas on an epic 'Avengers' collaboration:

    Marvel is Teaming up With adidas on a Heroic 'Avengers' Collaboration

    complex.com 22 Apr '15, 3pm

    Sneaker collaborations are a dime a dozen in 2015, but it's not everyday that a powerhouse brand links with one of the biggest entertainment entities in the world. Next month, adidas continues their partnership with Marvel with a special Avengers: Age of Ultron themed collection. The ...