complex.com Archives - 29 April 2016, Friday

  • Read about how an 11-year-old-boy and his old adidas sneakers helped save Lego:

    Old Pair of adidas Helps Save Lego

    complex.com 13 Mar '16, 6pm

    Inspiration can be found everywhere and for Lego executives, they found it in an 11-year-old German boy and his old adidas. The story was written by Martin Lindstrom for Fortune and it details how in 2003, a troubled Lego company faced grim prospects as the its profits were down 30% f...

  • Kendrick Lamar Is Helping Reebok Bring Back the Classic Leather

    Reebok Taps Kendrick Lamar for Classic Leather Retro Campaign

    complex.com 01 Mar '16, 8pm

    For this general release version, Reebok celebrates the return of the white and gum Classic Leather colorway with a series of images featuring Lamar stunting the sneakers in city streets. As you may recall, these are the same shoes that Kendrick hooked Compton high school students up ...

  • Damn Daniel Gets a Lifetime Supply of Vans

    complex.com 24 Feb '16, 8am

    The words "Damn Daniel" have been uttered by nearly everyone in America this week, and it's because of two teens, Josh Holz and Daniel Lara, who made a viral video. Holz and Lara, both high school students from Riverside, Calif., recently made their way to The Ellen DeGeneres Show , a...

  • Puma officially confirmed its Kylie Jenner deal:

    Puma Confirms Kylie Jenner Endorsement Deal

    complex.com 17 Feb '16, 10pm

    The Kylie Jenner-Puma deal is official. Sneaker Bar Detroit reports that Puma's Global Director of Brand and Marketing Adam Petrick issued the following statement: "I am pleased and excited to be able to confirm that PUMA is indeed working with Kylie Jenner. Kylie will be featured in ...

  • Here's a better look at the new Yeezy Boost sneakers from Yeezy Season 3:

    adidas Yeezy Boost Sneakers From Season 3 Show

    complex.com 12 Feb '16, 1am

    Following a first glimpse at a new striped Yeezy Boost sneaker , adidas has now shared a better look. The sneakers, which were first spotted in a tweet from Kanye earlier this week, feature a build reminiscent of the Yeezy Boost 350 , although there are a number of noticeable differen...

  • Taylor Swift's Brother Threw Away His "Moonrock" Yeezy Boosts

    complex.com 12 Feb '16, 1am

    Facetious or not, Kanye's got everyone buzzing over this shot he fired at Taylor Swift on "Famous," which debuted at the The Life of Pablo /Yeezy Season 3 premiere earlier today. Apparently, even Swift's younger brother Austin caught wind of the shade, and he took to Instagram to do s...

  • Allen Iverson talks about the first time he saw a kid wearing his sneakers:

    Allen Iverson Talks About His Sneaker Legacy

    complex.com 12 Feb '16, 1am

    Allen Iverson's "O.G." Reebok Question Mids return this weekend and to mark the occasion, Sneaker News caught up with the 11-time All-Star and picked his brain on his sneaker legacy, how it felt to get his own signature shoe, and what went through his mind the first time he saw a kid ...

  • Is this a new adidas Yeezy Boost?

    Potential New adidas Yeezy Boost 350 Colorway

    complex.com 11 Feb '16, 11pm

    The Yeezy Season 3 Show was everything it promised to be in terms of new clothing and music, but we didn't get quite as many new sneaker looks as we had hoped for. Most of the models were wearing boots, but there was a never-before-seen Yeezy Boost 350-looking colorway spotted. Grunsg...

  • A ton of rare adidas sneakers will be on display in Toronto this weekend:

    adidas Gallery at Jonathan+Olivia Toronto for All-Star Weekend

    complex.com 11 Feb '16, 6pm

    If you're an sneakerhead who's in town for All-Star Weekend, this is one event you definitely won't want to skip. The team behind the @adidas_gallery Instagram account have partnered with Toronto retailer Jonathan+Olivia for an installation that will run through the weekend. The retro...

  • Jordan Brand Teases New Flagship Store in Toronto

    complex.com 03 Feb '16, 11pm

    A few months ago, we gave you the early scoop on Jordan Brand's new Toronto flagship store and it looks like some major progress has been made since then. The brand took to Twitter early to drop a teaser video, adding that the 306 Yonge location is "coming soon to Toronto." With All-S...

  • Riccardo Tisci x NikeLab Dunk RT | Complex UK

    complex.com 03 Feb '16, 1pm

    It was just a few weeks ago that Givenchy creative director Riccardo Tisci began teasing a new Nike collaboration, and now we're getting an official look at what they've got planned. After putting in some serious work on the Air Force 1 in 2014, Tisci has just introduced the NikeLab D...

  • Just like his dad, @NickSwagyPYoung's son balled in the adidas Yeezy 750 Boost:

    Nick Young's Son Balled in the adidas Yeezy 750 Boost

    complex.com 30 Jan '16, 7pm

    In his latest Instagram posts, Swaggy P shared a photo and video of his son playing ball in a pair of the adidas Yeezy 750 Boosts. Looking at previous postings by Young, his son played his first ever basketball game wearing a pair of the Air Jordan VIII Retro "Chrome" and followed tha...

  • This Guy Is Cutting Air Jordans in Half to Show What They Look Like Inside

    The Sneaker Chop Takes Apart Air Jordans To Show You What's Inside of Them

    complex.com 26 Jan '16, 1am

    Ever since Michael Jordan defied gravity is his sneakers, people have been proclaiming "it's gotta be the shoes," a line made famous by Spike Lee in 80's Air Jordan commercials. By now, sneaker fans are more than familiar with what shoes are made of, from materials to color ways, but ...

  • New Balance made a very rare pair of 998s for its new Berlin flagship store:

    New Balance 998 "Berlin Store Opening"

    complex.com 21 Jan '16, 10pm

    Last month, New Balance opened a new flagship location in Berlin (more on that here ) and to mark the occasion, the brand whipped up an incredibly clean pair of made in USA 998s. The sneakers were shared on Instagram by Hikmet Sugoer, the man best known for being one of the co-founder...

  • The "All-White" adidas Ultra Boost has been restocked:

    adidas Ultra Boost "All-White" January 2016 Foot Locker Restock

    complex.com 21 Jan '16, 9pm

    The best sneaker of 2015 has just been restocked in what is arguably its best colorway. That's right, the "All-White" adidas Ultra Boost is now available from Foot Locker. There's a slight catch — this pair is actually in women's sizing — but the sneakers themselves remain the same. H...

  • TBT: Mos Def's Air Jordan XVI Commercial From 2001

    complex.com 21 Jan '16, 8pm

    In case you missed it, rapper Yasiin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def) announced his retirement from music via a message posted on Kanye West's website earlier this week. Now, as we bid farewell to one of the most engaging artists of our time, we're looking back on his unforgettable Jor...

  • There's a brand new fragment design x Nike Roshe sneaker dropping soon:

    fragment design x Nike Roshe Daybreak

    complex.com 21 Jan '16, 8pm

    After remixing the Nike Roshe with cues from old school sneakers like the Cortez and LD-1000 , fragment design is dropping another similar collaboration, but look closer and you'll see that this is a completely new silhouette. This model's known as the fragment design x Nike Roshe Day...

  • Nike dropped this Air Tech Challenge pack just in time for the Australian Open:

    Nike Air Tech Challenge II QS "Perf Pack" | Complex UK

    complex.com 13 Jan '16, 2pm

    It's been awhile since we've seen the Air Tech Challenge II , but Nike just brought it back as a QS release for the Australian Open. This pack features two different colorways — "Grey Blue" and "Light Bone" — each of which is made up of mixed materials including colorful suede overlay...

  • Jordan Brand's Christmas present to everyone is a look at these Air Jordan 4s:

    Air Jordan IV "Alternate '89" Christmas Day

    complex.com 25 Dec '15, 2pm

    There are plenty of people hoping to unwrap a pair of Air Jordans this morning, but Jordan Brand did a bit of un-boxing itself today, too. Nestled under the brand's Christmas tree this year was a pair of the "Alternate '89" Air Jordan IVs, which are set to release on January 2. Jordan...

  • Selfridges X Complex Present the Designer Sneaker Room, Christmas Edition

    complex.com 25 Dec '15, 1pm

    As we continue with our ongoing # SelfridgesXComplex collaboration we now turn our attention to the Christmas Edition of the Designer Sneaker Room. If you're looking for the perfect gift for a sneakerhead then this show reel should have you covered. It's easy just to see a picture of ...

  • DJ Khaled Says His Air Jordans Are the Key to a Wicked Jumpshot

    complex.com 23 Dec '15, 11pm

    DJ Khaled knows the keys to success to just about everything, including a mean jumper. In his latest motivational Instagram video, Khaled's seen draining a three — or a long two, rather — in a pair of "72-10" Air Jordan XIs while attending last night's Pistons vs. Heat game at America...

  • Find out where you can cop the new Nike Kobe XI "Achilles Heel" right now:

    Nike Kobe XI "Achilles Heel" In-Hand Preview

    complex.com 19 Dec '15, 8pm

    Earlier this week, Nike officially unveiled Kobe's latest signature sneaker and the final one that he'll ever wear on court, the Nike Kobe 11. Designed by one of Nike's greatest designers, Eric Avar, the latest Kobe model features an advanced Flyknit upper including an advanced TPU ya...

  • Generous Sneakerhead Moments That Restored Our Faith in Sneaker Culture

    The Best Sneaker Giving Moments 2015

    complex.com 19 Dec '15, 6pm

    Between greedy resellers, sneaker-related violence, and rare releases that are almost impossible to cop, it’s easy to become disillusioned with sneaker culture these days. For better or worse, things have changed drastically over the course of the last decade. As the Internet has birt...

  • Every Store That Will Sell the "Black" adidas Yeezy 750 Boost

    adidas Yeezy 750 Boost "Black" Stores

    complex.com 16 Dec '15, 12pm

    The "Black" adidas Yeezy 750 Boost is slated to release on December 19, with an expected price of $350, and the brand has provided a list of stores that will carry the sneakers. Here it is.

  • More images of the "Pure Platinum" Yeezy-esque Nike Foamposite Pro have surfaced: https://t.co/UpRTvl1DU3

    Nike Air Foamposite Pro "Pure Platinum"

    complex.com 04 Dec '15, 3pm

    While many Foam 'heads are focused on the "He Got Game" Foamposite Pros dropping later this month, they might want to take notice of a future Foam release. Courtesy of zsneakerheadz on Instagram, we get our best look yet at the "Pure Platinum Foamposite Pro " which we first previewed ...

  • Nike's Twitter Account Sonned a Thirsty Sneakerhead Who Wanted Shoes for a Date | Complex UK

    complex.com 14 Oct '15, 5pm

    By now, sneakerheads should know that the team behind the Nikestore Twitter account have a rather unforgiving sense of humor . One guy just had to learn this the hard way after trolling them for a pair of "Moon Landing" Air Max Lunar 90s. It all started innocently enough, with the use...

  • Michael Jordan's Jordan Brand Involvement | Complex UK

    complex.com 09 Oct '15, 3pm

    With his team set to take part in the upcoming NBA Global Games , Charlotte Hornets' owner Michael Jordan is in China to do some promo work for both his squad and his label, Jordan Brand. In an exclusive interview with Chinese news outlet, Xinhua , Jordan answered questions on his car...

  • Trapstar x Puma Disc Blaze

    complex.com 04 Oct '15, 10pm

    Famous UK-based streetwear brand Trapstar , known for being worn by celebrities like Rihanna, Jay-Z, Future, and Fabolous, is now making its way into footwear. Teaming up with Pumas, the Disc Blaze silhouette is used for its first sneaker collaboration. Trapstar teased fans with a clo...

  • Here's how to tell if the Supreme x Air Jordan V is real or fake:

    Supreme x Air Jordan V Authenticity Guide

    complex.com 04 Oct '15, 9pm

    When it comes to collecting sneakers, being #TeamEarly isn't always what it's cracked up to be. Counterfeiters are smarter than ever and even some of the most seasoned sneakerheads can be fooled by unauthorized (or high-grade fake) sneakers. With the Supreme x Air Jordan V releasing i...

  • The "Oregon Ducks" Air Jordan V player exclusives are on sale for $16,000:

    Air Jordan V "Oregon Ducks"

    complex.com 04 Oct '15, 7pm

    Nike and Jordan Brand have a strong on-going relationship with Nike co-founder Phil Knight 's alma mater, the University of Oregon. With plenty of exclusive gear in full school spirit, many Oregon Ducks sneakers are desirable by collectors and these Air Jordan Vs are no different. Pop...