complex.com Archives - 03 December 2016, Saturday

  • A New Age Monstars Squad Built to Destroy | Complex UK

    complex.com 01 Dec '16, 10pm

    Space Jam , the inexplicably timeless story of Michael Jordan joining the Tune Squad to keep the Looney Tunes free from eternal slavery on Moron Mountain, has somehow never released its hold on us. It’s been 20 years since the highest-grossing basketball film of all time debuted in th...

  • How Sneaker Retailers Are Fighting to Beat the Bots

    How Sneaker Retailers Are Fighting to Beat the Bots

    complex.com 28 Nov '16, 7pm

    Quite simply, if bots were easy to stop, someone would have done it by now. Before you can stop bots, you have to identify them in close to real time, and that’s proven to be challenging. Imagine a few hundred thousand individuals frantically refreshing their browsers and waiting for ...

  • A Complete Guide to This Weekend's Sneaker Releases

    Weekend Release Guide

    complex.com 24 Nov '16, 3pm

    With Black Friday and Cyber Monday right around the corner, this weekend is packed with releases from brands across the board. Jordan Brand is dropping the highly anticipated Air Jordan III "True Blue" in OG form and the Air Jordan 1 High "Top 3." Nike is offering up a new KD 9 colorw...

  • Cam'ron Wants Everyone to Wear His Pink Sneakers

    Cam'ron Reebok Interview

    complex.com 21 Nov '16, 9pm

    Do you remember the first time you wore pink? I don’t remember the first time I wore pink, but I remember when it became a big deal was at fashion week. I wanted to stand out and look different. It wasn’t nothing that was done purposely, or I was going to be the guy who wears pink for...

  • DJ Khaled Gives Future a New Rolex for His 33rd Birthday

    complex.com 21 Nov '16, 12am

    It’s good to have friends like DJ Khaled. While celebrating the release of his new book The Keys on Saturday, the Miami rapper was presented with a gold plaque for his chart-topping album, Major Key . Afterwards, Khaled made time to celebrate another big occasion: Future’s 33rd birthd...

  • Andre Ward Has "Space Jam" Air Jordan Boxing Boots for Kovalev Fight

    Andre Ward Air Jordan Space Jam Boxing Boots

    complex.com 20 Nov '16, 6pm

    In the biggest fight since Mayweather vs. Pacquiao, undefeated Andre Ward will take on undefeated Sergey Kovalev in a light-heavyweight unification bout on pay-per-view tonight. Ahead of the highly anticipated event, ESPN's Darren Rovell has previewed Ward's footwear for the evening. ...

  • The Most Coveted Kicks Every Year Since 1990 | Complex UK

    complex.com 15 Nov '16, 11pm

    We all love our sneakers. Like love love them. And let’s face it: You wouldn’t be here if you didn’t. But as the years go on, and the pool of vintage kicks grows larger and larger (by virtue of the fact that there are more models and silhouettes to choose from), determining which clas...

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    Why the Monstars Became the Inspiration for Jordan Brand’s ‘Space Jam’ Return | Complex

    complex.com 15 Nov '16, 6pm

    With five seconds left in the game, Michael Jordan jumped, extended his arms, and willed his team to victory as his shot fell through the hoop at the sound of the buzzer. 78 - 77. Game. Add it to the list of Jordan’s game winners. But let’s take a closer look at the play. When Jordan ...

  • Neo-Nazi Site Urges Readers to Buy New Balance

    Neo Nazi Site Urges Readers Buy New Balance

    complex.com 15 Nov '16, 2am

    New Balance's recent comment in support of president-elect Donald Trump has alienated one group of consumers and endeared the brand to an entirely different one. Neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer is calling New Balances the "the official shoes of White people" and calling on its read...

  • Ronnie Fieg teases his first Nike sneaker collaboration.

    Ronnie Fieg x Nike Air Max Uptempo 97 Green Release Date

    complex.com 13 Nov '16, 6pm

    No stranger to fusing 90s nostalgia into his projects, Ronnie Fieg has apparently reworked a classic hoop shoe from the era — and it's a Nike . On his Instagram account tonight, Fieg teased a Nike Air Max Uptempo 97 collaboration, styled in dark green with his trademark signature alon...

  • What's Next for the Nike LeBron Soldier 10

    Nike LeBron Soldier 10 Midnight Navy Release Date 844378-444

    complex.com 13 Nov '16, 4pm

    A simple execution of the latest version of the Soldier 10, Midnight Navy covers the shoe's mesh and suede upper, including the cross-straps and various branding hits. Game Royal makes an appearance along the insoles, while an icy translucent sole sits below.

  • Allen Iverson's rookie Reebok sneakers are returning to stores.

    Reebok Question Blue Toe Release Date J82534

    complex.com 12 Nov '16, 10pm

    In between collaborations, Reebok celebrates the 20th Anniversary of Allen Iverson's Question with a re-release of an original colorway. First released in 1996, the pearlized "Blue Toe" Question is back in OG form, sporting a white leather base, navy toecap and subtle hits of red thro...

  • Even More "Space Jam" Air Jordans Are Releasing

    Air Jordan 1 Ultra High Space Jam Release Date 844700-002

    complex.com 12 Nov '16, 10pm

    inherits the look, albeit on the newly introduced Ultra High version of the model. Black textiles and patent leather serve as the backdrop for OG-inspired concord accent hits on the Wings and Swoosh outlines. Like the Air Jordan 11, the shoe is finished off with a white midsole and ic...

  • Consequence Debuts New A Tribe Called Quest x FILA Sneaker

    Consequence Debuts New A Tribe Called Quest x FILA Sneaker

    complex.com 12 Nov '16, 9pm

    Last month, Q-Tip delighted hip-hop fans around the world with a surprise announcement of a new A Tribe Called Quest album. We got it from Here... Thank You 4 Your service ​ is an all-new body of work recorded following an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last year...

  • Denny Hamlin Air Jordan Interview | Complex UK

    complex.com 12 Nov '16, 8pm

    That one was special. I really wanted to win in that truck, but unfortunately I didn’t. My teammate at the time, Kyle Busch, and he came to me and said, “Do you want to run the truck race in Martinsville.” That’s my best track and favorite track, so I said, “Yes.” He said to me, “We r...

  • Kanye and Kim Sent Yeezys to Rob Kardashian's Newborn Daughter

    complex.com 12 Nov '16, 8pm

    Yesterday, the Kardashian family grew by one when Angela "Blac Chyna" White gave birth to her and Rob Kardashian's daughter, Dream. Kanye West and Kim Kardashian sent over a little gift to welcome their niece into the world. In an Instagram post last night, Rob thanked the couple for ...

  • LeBron James Gave Free Sneakers to Veterans

    LeBron James Gives Free Sneakers to Veterans

    complex.com 12 Nov '16, 7pm

    Before taking the court in his "Veteran's Day" Nike LeBron Soldier 10 PE , James gave out free pairs of his appropriately-named sneakers to military vets in attendance. The camouflage print featured on the special make-up will be a custom option on NIKEiD soon.

  • Sneakerheads React to New Balance's Pro-Trump Stance

    complex.com 10 Nov '16, 3pm

    In a statement issued tonight, New Balance PR took a pro-Trump stance regarding the results of the presidential election, specifically as it pertains to his position on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a bill that could potentially screw up the brand's American manufacturing. While the ...

  • There's No Sneaker of the Year in 2016 and That's Fine

    There's No Sneaker of the Year in 2016 and That's Fine

    complex.com 08 Nov '16, 3pm

    In a sense, the ComplexCon “Sneaker of the Year” panel was a failure. It wasn’t that it was sparsely attended, because it wasn’t—shouts to everyone who came through—or because the conversation wasn’t useful, because it was. But if the whole point of it was to come to a consensus on wh...

  • VLONE Nike Air Force 1s Are Releasing at ComplexCon

    Nike Air Force 1 Vlone Release

    complex.com 06 Nov '16, 9pm

    and Nike has confirmed that five lucky people at the event will be the first to actually own it. (Well, except for VLONE founders ASAP Bari, ASAP Rocky, and CLOT's Edison Chen.) Raffle tickets are being handed out at ComplexCon from Nike and VLONE with winners to be announced later th...

  • Vince Staples Thinks Eminem's Air Force 1 Collaboration Is Trash

    Vince Staples Sneaker Shopping Thinks Eminem Air Force 1 Is Trash

    complex.com 06 Nov '16, 8pm

    Joe La Puma is in the LBC for ComplexCon, but that didn't stop him from getting in a few episodes of Sneaker Shopping on the road. Yesterday, Joe caught up with Long Beach rapper Vince Staples for a chat at Nike's Air Force 1 space at ComplexCon. The two quickly ran through a variety ...

  • VLONE x Nike Air Force 1 ASAP Bari Interview | Complex UK

    complex.com 06 Nov '16, 5pm

    Imagine growing up in Harlem and Nike asking you to make your own pair of Air Force 1s or, as you'd call them, Uptowns. That's exactly what ASAP Bari is dealing with right now, as his clothing brand, VLONE, is the most recent collaboration on the sneaker that's approaching its 35th bi...

  • Black Friday Air Jordan 31 Revealed By DJ Clark Kent at ComplexCon

    Air Jordan 31 Black Friday

    complex.com 06 Nov '16, 3am

    A luxury version of the Air Jordan 31 is on the way. Unexpectedly debuted by DJ Clark Kent during the Best Sneaker of the Year panel at ComplexCon, this upcoming blacked-out version of the Air Jordan 31 will feature a rich suede and leather upper and an off-white outsole. It also feat...

  • Nike Air Force 1 Booth ComplexCon

    complex.com 06 Nov '16, 2am

    Nike's booth at ComplexCon is all about the Air Force 1. Not only is the space the only spot where people can cop grail AF1s for $89, it's also been built into a hub for the ComplexCon exclusive Special Field Air Force One and the retro of the L.A. Air Force 1. Besides selling sneaker...

  • Best Sneaker of 2016 Panel ComplexCon

    complex.com 05 Nov '16, 10pm

    What happens when you take six sneaker experts in a room to debate the best sneaker drop of 2016? A panel at Complex Con, which included the Quickstrike duo of DJ Clark Kent and Russ Bengtson, reseller Benjamin Kickz, designer Jon Buscemi, and rapper Wale tried to find out. Moderated ...

  • Another Colorway of Kobe Bryant's New Nike Signature Shoe

    Nike Kobe AD 12 Black/White Main 852425-001

    complex.com 05 Nov '16, 7pm

    After officially being unveiled in grey, the Nike Kobe A.D. has already surfaced in a second colorway. Keeping things simple this time around, the shoe sports a sleek black mesh and Flywire upper, with contrasting hits of white on the logos, lining and sole. Red adds a subtle splash o...

  • Supreme Blazers Meet the Air Jordan 2

    Air Jordan 2 Supreme Blazer Custom by Mache

    complex.com 05 Nov '16, 4pm

    Ten years after its release, the Supreme x Nike SB Blazer continues to inspire. A longtime fan of the popular release, sneaker customizer Mache imagined what the shoe's style would look like when applied to the Air Jordan 2 following the launch of Don C's quilted collaboration. Finall...

  • A Complete Guide to This Weekend's Sneaker Releases 11/3-11/5 | Complex UK

    complex.com 03 Nov '16, 5pm

    For more reasons than one, fans of the Nike Air Force 1 will thoroughly enjoy this weekend’s releases. With drops like the Lunar Force 1 Flyknit Workboot, “Reflective Desert Camo” Air Force 1 Low, and the Special Field Air Force 1 there’s literally a pair for everyone. Oh, and several...

  • Ray Allen Air Jordan 13 Release Story | Complex UK

    complex.com 01 Nov '16, 6pm

    Ray Allen’s the most prolific 3-point shooter in NBA history, and he’s also one of the players with the best on-court sneakers, too , but the 41-year-old shooting guard, who last played for the Miami Heat in 2014, is calling it quits on his 19-season career. He’s leaving behind quite ...

  • Enzo Amore's Custom Air Jordans for WWE Hell in a Cell

    Enzo Amore Air JorEnzo Amore Air Jordan 6 Cheetah Custom by Mache

    complex.com 31 Oct '16, 3am

    Tonight, WWE presents Hell in a Cell , it's most destructive pay-per-view event of the year. The show features a triple-main event card highlighted by matches contested in a 20-foot tall steel cage. Also competing tonight will be wrestling sneakerhead Enzo Amore , who is tagging with ...