complex.com Archives - 01 March 2015, Sunday

  • An "All-Red" Nike LeBron 12 Low quietly hit retail recently:

    These "All-Red" Nike LeBron 12s Quietly Released out of Nowhere

    complex.com 28 Feb '15, 10pm

    While many of you were focused on copping other kicks this weekend, a pair of all-new Nike LeBron 12 Lows dropped quietly. Continuing with appeasing the publics need for "Red" sneakers, Nike's latest LeBron 12 Low is exactly that. Save for the 3M Swoosh that adorns the forefoot, tongu...

  • Nike pays homage to 'Bron and '04 Rookie Game with LeBron 12 "Wheats":

    Nike Commemorates '04 Rookie Game With LeBron 12 "Wheat"

    complex.com 28 Feb '15, 7pm

    Long time fans of LeBron will remember his first signature sneaker, the Nike Air Zoom Generation, and the "Wheat" pair that he rocked during the 2004 NBA Rookie Challenge . Fast forward 11 years and Nike is set to pay tribute to that moment with a "Wheat" version of LeBron's latest si...

  • New York labels PONY and DKNY collaborate on an "All-White" M-100:

    DKNY and PONY Team-Up for an All-White Beauty

    complex.com 28 Feb '15, 5pm

    Fresh off its collaborations with Ronnie Fieg and Mark McNairy, PONY shows no signs of slowing down as the brand continues its transformation. PONY, which has been undergoing a brand makeover of late that has seen it go from its athletic roots to a more contemporary, high-fashion appr...

  • Taka Hayashi Pays Homage to Vans' Checkerboard History in Upcoming Release: Taka Hayashi Pays Homage to Vans'

    Taka Hayashi Pays Homage to Vans' Checkerboard History in Latest Release

    complex.com 28 Feb '15, 4pm

    Long time collaborator Taka Hayashi is paying tribute to Van's iconic checkerboard pattern in his latest Vault by Vans release. Using his signature TH Sk8-Mid Skool LX as the canvas, Hayashi communicates the pattern in two unique ways. One the "Black" leather colorway, Hayashi uses li...

  • Kicks of the Day: NIke Air Max 1 Ultra Moire "Gym Red":

    Kicks of the Day: NIke Air Max 1 Ultra Moire "Gym Red"

    complex.com 28 Feb '15, 3pm

    Many of us just can't get enough of "All-Red" sneakers and looking to capitalize on that weakness, Nike continues to feed the need with its latest iteration of the Nike Air Max 1. The latest colorway in the Ultra Moire line of the classic Nike silhouette, this "Gym Red" beauty switche...

  • Man Traded Sneakers to Watch Sex Acts

    complex.com 27 Feb '15, 11pm

    , 30-year-old Curtis Thompson would contact male teens over the Internet under the alias "Kicks on a Bean" and bribe them with sneakers. In exchange, the underage participants would allow Thompson to watch the sex acts. This would all take place in Thompson's vehicle, which he also of...

  • “@ComplexMag: The Internet isn't ready for a “Bred” Air Force 1:

    Nike Air Force 1 Mid "Bred" Colorway

    complex.com 27 Feb '15, 7pm

    Air Max 1 donned the famous colorway made famous by Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls, the Air Force 1 is next in line to receive a similar treatment. Using the mid-profile Uptown, Nike incorporates the black and red leather paneling in identical fashion as the "Bred" 1. There's a ...

  • The Nike Cortez Deserves a Place in Everyone's Sneaker Collection

    complex.com 27 Feb '15, 5pm

    The Cortez was born in the early ‘70s when Bill Bowerman put an EVA wedge into the midsole of an existing Onitsuka Tiger runner. It was known as the Aztec in the Onitsuka line, and it was aimed at the casual runner, a group that was exploding in part due to Bowerman’s own efforts. (Ne...

  • Free adidas Yeezy Boost Giveaway From Undefeated

    complex.com 27 Feb '15, 2am

    #UndefeatedSelflessAct presents an opportunity to begin gaining by giving. * Lines will be long, tensions will be high, and supplies will be low when Kanye's new shoes hit stores this Saturday. That's why Undefeated is choosing not to sell a single pair of the 11 adidas Yeezy Boosts w...

  • Nike reportedly threatened to drop Cristiano Ronaldo because he started his own footwear line

    Nike Threatened to Drop Cristiano Ronaldo Over CR7 Footwear Line

    complex.com 26 Feb '15, 5pm

    Nike doesn't play games when it comes to protecting its brand, even if it comes at the cost of losing a world famous sponsor. According to Spanish newspaper SPORT , Nike wasn't too thrilled when Cristiano Ronaldo launched his own line of footwear and threatened to cut ties with the Re...

  • Jordan Brand officially previews its Holiday 2015 lineup of remastered heat

    Jordan Brand Holiday 2015 Remastered Retros

    complex.com 26 Feb '15, 2pm

    Jordan Brand takes its new remastered approach and gives that quality treatment to the Air Jordan 1, VII, VIII, and XIV. The lineup includes reissued gems, like the "Aqua and "Chrome" VIIIs and "Laney" XIVs, and even features all-new colorways that highlight Michael Jordan's career.

  • Did Kanye West troll the world when he said everyone would be able to cop Yeezys?

    Kanye West x adidas Yeezy 750 Boost Limited Release

    complex.com 26 Feb '15, 2pm

    Denault believes that it's the Yeezy Boost Low that will be released in larger quantities, not its high-top counterpart. Though it’s reflective of Kanye’s style, compared to the Nike Air Yeezy—which had familiar elements that any sneakerhead could get behind—the Yeezy 750 Boost just i...

  • Huge crowds formed to cop.. grade school “Fruity Pebbles" Foamposites? The thirst is real: http…

    Sneakerheads Lined Up for "Fruity Pebbles" Foamposites

    complex.com 25 Feb '15, 8pm

    , more than 100 people lined up this morning at Bell-Air Mall in Mobile, Ala. for a chance to get their hands on—get this—the "Fruity Pebbles" Nike Air Foamposite One. Not Supreme Foams . Not "Tianjin" Foams . And not "Galaxy" Foams. A grade school sneaker nicknamed after a cereal cau...

  • adidas Yeezy 750 Boost Release Information

    complex.com 25 Feb '15, 7pm

    After last weekend's Yeezy 750 Boost release that ethered the brand's website, a lot of people missed out on getting their hands on Kanye's first signature sneaker with adidas. That wasn't the final chance for everyone to obtain a pair at the suggested retail price — Saturday, Februar...

  • Kicks of the Day: Nike Flyknit Roshe Run "Beethoven"

    Kicks of the Day: Nike Flyknit Roshe Run "Beethoven"

    complex.com 25 Feb '15, 1pm

    gracing the low-profile Kobe 9 last year, the neutral color scheme takes over the brand new Flyknit Roshe Run for a super clean vibe. The entire upper is done up in a black knitted underlay with a contrasting white overlay. Matching details make up the embroidered Nike Swoosh and line...

  • One of the biggest sneakerheads is releasing this super limited Nike Air Force 1

    Custom Nike Air Force 1 "Misplaced Checks" by John Geiger and The Shoe Surgeon

    complex.com 24 Feb '15, 11pm

    The well-known sneakerhead and Nike Air Force 1 connoisseur has teamed up with sneaker customizer The Shoe Surgeon on a crazy piece of custom footwear. Using a crisp white-on-white Air Force 1 High as the base (duh), Geiger's creation is highlighted by 16 different misplaced Swooshes ...

  • More Than $1M Worth of Fake Nike and adidas Sneakers Were Destroyed

    Fake Nike and adidas Sneakers Destroyed

    complex.com 24 Feb '15, 6pm

    Counterfeit kicks ruin the integrity of sneaker culture, but the aggressive stance against these knockoff products continues to result in some major wins. The Bureau of Customs (BOC) in the Philippines destroyed more than 150,000 pairs of fake sneakers on Tuesday, according to ABS-CBN...

  • Here's Another Chance to Cop the Air Jordan IV "Oreo" for Retail: You can still cop the "Oreo" IVs for retail price.

    Air Jordan IV "Oreo" Available

    complex.com 24 Feb '15, 3pm

    If you're still looking for the "Oreo" Air Jordan IVs that released this past weekend, here's another shot to get your hands on a pair without giving in to resellers. There's currently a full-size run up on Dick's Sporting Goods at retail price with free shipping. Don't sleep, and

  • Kicks of the Day: Y-3 Retro Boost "Hibiscus"

    Kicks of the Day: Y-3 Retro Boost "Hibiscus"

    complex.com 24 Feb '15, 1pm

    As a new silhouette that uses the Y-3 Qasa's neoprene upper and the Pure Boost's full-length pebbled midsole, the mashup combines street-ready style with the comfort of a technical sneaker. Decked out in Hibiscus flowers and you've got yourself the perfect lightweight sneaker to make ...

  • Royals' pitcher @TheRealJGuts retires from the sneaker game in the most awesome way (Video)

    Royals' Pitcher Jeremy Guthrie Retires From Sneaker Game With Press Conference

    complex.com 24 Feb '15, 4am

    It was a nice run, but one of the biggest sneakerheads in the game has called it quits. Kansas City Royals' pitcher Jeremy Guthrie officially hung up his cleats, er, sneakers today in the most awesome way possible. Guthrie called a mock press conference and mimicked Michael Jordan's 1...

  • The 43-year-old Nike Cortez returns in a classic colorway:

    Nike Cortez returns in Classic colorway.

    complex.com 22 Feb '15, 11pm

    Every sneaker has its own particular culture surrounding it. Shoes have their stereotypes, and few have as much of a cultural identity as the Nike Cortez. Originally created as a track shoe in 1972 , with the guidance of Nike co-founder Bill Bowerman, the Cortez rose in popularity for...

  • BAIT and Saucony collab beenfits Water.org

    complex.com 22 Feb '15, 9pm

    continues its Cruelworld series of collaborations with Saucony in their Cruelworld 5 “New World Water.” This time taking on the challenge of access to water, the Shadow 6000 utilizes a combination of perforated and solid suede on the upper in navy and light blue. Navy leather lines th...

  • The 25 Best Sneaker Photos on Instagram This Week

    complex.com 22 Feb '15, 6pm

    The past few weeks have been one of the most intense periods for sneakerheads in a long time. Between multiple drops of hyped, limited sneakers and harsh weather, it would be easy to get frustrated and disheartened. But it's also a good time to reach to the sneaker shelf and find old ...

  • The latest size? Exclusives are adidas that are (probably) older than you:

    adidas Originals size? exclusives are very retro.

    complex.com 22 Feb '15, 4pm

    Their latest exclusive comes from adidas Originals, utilizing the Archive Boston Super, which made its first debut in 1984 for the Boston Marathon. In Blue and Stone, the sneaker features a mesh and suede upper with metallic leather stripes. The low profile midsole includes paneling m...

  • French Sneakershop's Le Coq Sportif Collab Celebrates Five Years

    French sneaker store celebrates anniversary with Le Coq Sportif collab.

    complex.com 21 Feb '15, 11pm

    Bordeaux sneakershop Le Rayon Frais (which translates to “The Fresh Aisle,” like the part of the grocery store where all the products are totally lit) just hit their five year anniversary, and to celebrate they got together with Brand You Need To Stop Sleeping On Le Coq Sportif. Their...

  • 20 Great Sneakers You Can Score on eBay Right Now

    complex.com 21 Feb '15, 10pm

    Unless you were trying to cop Yeezy Boosts, there aren't many items on the list this weekend for you to pick up. But that doesn't mean there aren't any dope options to scoop. From runners to basketball sneakers, eBay is a treasure trove of gems waiting to be found. To make things easi...

  • Twitter reacts to Yeezy Boost launch fail.

    complex.com 21 Feb '15, 10pm

    Today at Noon EST, the Kanye West x adidas Yeezy 750 Boost was set to launch on adidas.com. Around that time a product page did appear on the website, but most attempts to check out were squandered by website errors. Those errors all directed to an alert page that cheekily stated the ...

  • Don C is back collaborating with Jordan for a good cause:

    Don C x Air Jordan 1 collab to be auctioned benefiting underprivileged youth.

    complex.com 21 Feb '15, 7pm

    Even though Nike’s Black History Month releases have come and gone , the cultural reflection is alive all the way through February. It is a time to celebrate not just a limited collection of sneakers, but a rich history integral to the development and progress of America as a country ...

  • Nike LeBron 12 "Fairfax" PE for High School Basketball Playoffs

    complex.com 21 Feb '15, 4pm

    “Fairfax” references Fairfax High School in Los Angeles, California. They have a pretty well respected basketball team, headed into the High School basketball playoffs, with more than a few players historically going on to be pro. The PE has a base of pure white with the school colors...

  • I Wish Kanye West Wasn't the Most Influential Person in Sneakers Right Now

    complex.com 21 Feb '15, 3pm

    The obvious was stated yesterday. Kanye West made his triumphant return to Power 105's The Breakfast Club, after 2013's contemptuous conversation with Charlamagne Tha God, and said, "Humbly, I'm the most influential person in footwear right now. " And no one can disagree. He just rele...