complex.com Archives - 29 May 2015, Friday

  • #SpellingBee co-champion Gokul Venkatachalam is actually a major sneakerhead:

    Spelling Bee Winner Gokul Venkatachalam is a Big Sneakerhead

    complex.com 29 May '15, 5am

    Gokul Venkatachalam is lighting up the Internet right now because not only did he just win the Scripps National Spelling Bee, the 14-year-old did it while rocking a crisp pair of "Legend Blue" Air Jordan XIs. The win comes as a bittersweet victory for the St. Louis native since last y...

  • Meet the Guy Who Nike Store Trolled in the Most Creative Way

    complex.com 26 May '15, 5pm

    When the Air Max 90 "Corks" finally released, I missed out on them because I was at work. Ever since then, every time Nike Store tweets, I respond to them and say, “Not Oreos, not Corks.” One day I tweeted, and said, “How special do you need to receive gifts or free shoes from Nike, I...

  • We asked a couple of NBA players why they still ball in retro Air Jordans:

    Why NBA Players Play Basketball in Retro Air Jordan Sneakers

    complex.com 26 May '15, 5pm

    There is no sport in the world more connected to sneaker culture than basketball. Several of the most iconic silhouettes in sneaker history have come about as a response to the needs of professional basketball players. What’s more, whether it’s in the pro’s or at the collegiate level ...

  • The Shoe Surgeon x adidas Yeezy 750 Boost x Ronnie Fieg ASICS Gel Lyte III "Mint"

    complex.com 26 May '15, 4pm

    Just when you thought that The Shoe Surgeon's custom Yeezy Boosts couldn't get any crazier, he went and did this. Pulling the upper from Ronnie Fieg's highly coveted ASICS Gel Lyte III "Mint," The Shoe Surgeon stripped away the traditional Gel midsole and slapped on the tooling from t...

  • This is the craziest all-white Nike Huarache to wear this summer:

    Nike Huarache NM "White/Sail"

    complex.com 26 May '15, 2pm

    The Nike Huarache NM is a ropey take on the Huarache runner that first came out in 1991. Its design instantly commands interest, and this is seen on the white version of the sneaker. Previewed on Titolo , these "White/Sail" Huarache NMs aren't technically a "triple white" colorway, bu...

  • Nike just gave the Dunk High a super premium makeover:

    Kicks of the Day: Nike Dunk CMFT Premium QS "White Hot"

    complex.com 26 May '15, 1pm

    Released last weekend as part of Nike Sportswear's "White Hot" collection , these Dunks opt for a white/gum aesthetic and include a handful of premium details. The upper makes use of a white leather, while the Swoosh and toebox have been given a faux-ostrich treatment. You'll also fin...

  • You'll want to take a few pointers from these European sneakerheads:

    Picture Recap of Sneakerness Amsterdam 2015

    complex.com 25 May '15, 10pm

    Last weekend, Europe's traveling footwear convention Sneakerness continued its 2015 run with a stop in Amsterdam. Now in its third year, the buy/sell/trade event brought out some of brought out some of the top collectors from The Netherlands and surrounding areas. And the scene is exa...

  • A broken ankle can't stop Juicy J from performing in his Yeezy Boosts:

    Juicy J Performed in Yeezy Boosts With a Broken Ankle Last Night

    complex.com 25 May '15, 8pm

    It's been a rough couple of days for Juicy J. The rapper's been recovering from ankle surgery for the last two weeks and spent much of his Memorial Day weekend in a hospital bed due to exhaustion. Still, that's not enough to stop him from stuntin'. After canceling a San Francisco tour...

  • fragment design x Nike Sock Dart Giveaway

    complex.com 25 May '15, 7pm

    Highsnobiety is teaming with End to give away one of the year's best collaborations: the entire fragment design x Nike Sock Dart collection. In order to win, you'll need to follow both @highsnobiety and @end_clothing on Instagram, like the contest image and tag a friend in the comment...

  • Memorial Day Sneaker Sales 2015

    complex.com 25 May '15, 6pm

    I genuinely hope you're having a great Memorial Day and are currently eating a cheeseburger and drinking a cold one. There's also something great going on today that doesn't involve backyards and cookouts: And that's shopping. What's more American, right? A handful of stores are holdi...

  • There's a huge ASICS collaboration going down:

    Whiz Limited x mita Sneakers x ASICS Gel Lyte V "Recognize" Release Details

    complex.com 25 May '15, 5pm

    As part of Whiz Limited's 15th anniversary, the label has called upon mita Sneakers for help with the ASICS Gel Lyte V "Recognize." Built around a black base, the "Recognize" Gel Lyte Vs are accented with a number of vivid neon hits to represent high visibility, even at night.

  • Supreme is rocking with the Old Skool for its latest collaboration with Vans:

    Supreme Is Going Old Skool Again For Its Latest Vans Collaboration

    complex.com 25 May '15, 3pm

    Familiar partners are teaming up once again as Supreme and Vans are set to release another round of collaborations. Opting for another round of Old Skools, Supreme dresses up the iconic skate shoe with the use of premium perforated leather on the upper to along with leather lining and...

  • Here Are the Official Release Details for the Air Jordan 1 Pinnacle "Black/Metallic Gold": The upcoming Air Jo...

    Here Are the Official Release Details for the Air Jordan 1 Pinnacle "Black/Metallic Gold"

    complex.com 25 May '15, 3pm

    Luxury is the name of the game with Jordan Brand's latest iteration of its classic Air Jordan I. The Air Jordan 1 Pinnacle , highlighted by a gaudy, full-grain snakeskin upper, coupled with 24K gold plated details,exudes an air of lavishness and opulence never before seen in an Air Jo...

  • Kicks of the Day: Nike Juvenate "Faded Olive"

    complex.com 25 May '15, 2pm

    The Nike Juvenate - a shoe whose previous name was the subject of controversy earlier this month - looks to build on the success of the uber popular Roshe series and stake its claim as this summer's go-to sneaker. Featured today in its new "Faded Olive" colorway, the Juvenate uses a b...

  • You're Never Too Old to Be a Sneakerhead

    complex.com 25 May '15, 2am

    I'll be 29 years old in a few months, and I've worked in the sneaker industry for nearly a decade. I've fallen in and out of love with sneakers over that time period, and I once thought I was too old to be obsessed with them. That was a few years ago, and I realize that it's one of th...

  • .@KingJames rocked "Red Octobers" ahead of tonight's Game 3 matchup with ATL:

    LeBron James Showed Up for Game 3 Rocking "Red Octobers"

    complex.com 25 May '15, 12am

    Ahead of tonight's Cavaliers and Hawks playoff matchup, the best basketball player on the planet - sorry, Curry fans - LeBron James showed up to the arena rocking a pair of Nike Air Yeezy 2 "Red Octobers." King James' masterful play during the Eastern Conference Finals first two games...

  • An Artist Paid Tribute to the 25th Anniversary of the Nike Air Max 90.

    complex.com 24 May '15, 10pm

    Were you around when Nike first debuted the Air Max 90? If you were, do you remember seeing them in stores and possibly wishing you had a pair? Or maybe even copping a pair? If you do, then you either have a great memory or you're an old-school sneakerhead. 25 years later, the AM 90 i...

  • Sneaker Exhibition Set to Open This Summer at Brooklyn Museum

    complex.com 24 May '15, 9pm

    Last week, we premiered the trailer for the upcoming documentary, "Sneakerheadz." This week, we're letting you know about an exhibition that is debuting up this summer in Brooklyn. In conjunction with the Bata Shoe Museum of Toronto, the American Federation of Arts is set to open "The...

  • Peep the custom adidas Ultra Boost that's been dubbed, "Blood Runner":

    An adidas Employee Is Out for "Blood" With His Custom Ultra Boosts

    complex.com 24 May '15, 8pm

    The adidas Ultra Boost - one of the hottest silhouettes on the market right now, thanks to Kanye - was given a makeover by an adidas employee. Till Jagla, Category Director, Customization, at adidas and one of the individuals that spearheaded the highly successful mi ZX Flux program, ...

  • Here Are the Official Release Details for the Air Jordan I Retro High OG "Chicago": Nike has officially releas...

    Here Are the Official Release Details for the Air Jordan I Retro High OG "Chicago"

    complex.com 24 May '15, 7pm

    OG greatness is set to return next week with Nike officially announcing the release details surrounding the upcoming Air Jordan I Retro High OG "Chicago." Undoubtedly one of the most iconic sneakers in history, old and new sneakerheads will be attempting to scoop these up next Saturda...

  • The 25 Best Sneaker Photos on Instagram This Week

    complex.com 24 May '15, 4pm

    It's Memorial Day Weekend and sneakerheads have taken to the 'Gram to showcase some of the heat they're rocking in celebration. This week's images produced some gallery worthy shots including a great black and white pic of the vintage Nike Roadrunner and a splash down shot of the very...

  • New images of the upcoming Air Jordan VII "Championship" Pack have emerged:

    Here's a Better Look at the Upcoming "Championship" Air Jordan VII Pack

    complex.com 24 May '15, 3pm

    Earlier this month, images of the upcoming Air Jordan VII "Championship" Pack were leaked on the net. Now, higher quality images have emerged giving us a better idea of what we can expect when these drop next month. This pack continues the theme established by last year's Air Jordan V...

  • HAPPY BIRTHDAY, T-MAC:

    A History of Tracy McGrady in the adidas T-MAC

    complex.com 24 May '15, 3pm

    A lot of basketball has been played since adidas signed then Orlando Magic superstar Tracy McGrady to a lifetime endorsement deal in April 2002. But now that the 33-year-old veteran has made his way back to the league with the San Antonio Spurs — yeah, the same Spurs McGrady dropped 1...

  • Kicks of the Day: Nike Air Huarache Run SD "Black/Tour Yellow/Pink Pow":

    Kicks of the Day: Nike Air Huarache Run SD "Black/Tour Yellow/Pink Pow"

    complex.com 24 May '15, 2pm

    Nike's latest Huarache is a perfect balance of low-key aesthetic and colorful accents. With a ravenous fan base, the Huarache is amongst the most popular sneaker silhouettes of all-time. This latest iteration only builds on that legacy as it makes use of a matte black upper and featur...

  • Twitter Reacts to the Release of the Air Jordan XI Low "Bred"

    complex.com 23 May '15, 10pm

    known as the release of the Air Jordan XI Low 'Breds' is officially in the books. With the shoe being one of the most coveted models in the history of Air Jordans, it wasn't surprising that NikeStore was once again overwhelmed with fans and bots all hammering the site in hopes of secu...

  • Ronnie Fieg Previewed His Upcoming ASICS x Diamond Collab

    complex.com 23 May '15, 7pm

    Two of the most hype-inducing entities in the game are teaming up on an ASICS model that could go down as one of the most coveted releases in sneaker history. Ronnie Fieg took to Twitter earlier today to drop a preview image of his upcoming collaboration with ASICS and Diamond Supply ...

  • .@JohnGeiger_ had 'heads seeing red with the surprise release of his latest AF1s:

    John Geiger's Surprise Release of His Nike AF1 "Misplaced Checks" Will Have You Seeing Red

    complex.com 23 May '15, 5pm

    While most sneakerheads were fixated on today's Air Jordan XI Low 'Bred' release, John Geiger decided to drop some fire of his own. Geiger took to Instagram to announce the surprise release of an "All-Red" colorway of his "Misplaced Checks" Nike Air Force 1 series which of course were...

  • Nike Summons the Spirit of the '95 in the Air Max Invigar

    complex.com 23 May '15, 4pm

    Drawing inspiration from within is nothing new as Nike's latest Air Max silhouette seems to have been influenced by the Swoosh's iconic AM 95. The Air Max Invigar appears to be a more streamlined version of the Nike classic and features details that any '95 head can readily identify. ...

  • Adidas Tennis and Y-3 Team-up to Hit the Clay Courts of the French Open

    complex.com 23 May '15, 3pm

    Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Ana Ivanovic who are both expected to be wearing the Y-3 garments when they hit the clay courts of Roland Garros. The featured sneaker of the collection is the adizero Y-3 All Court which features a floral print which we've seen utilized on other Y-3 silhouettes...

  • Kicks of the Day: adidas ZX8000 Boost "St Cargo Khaki":

    Kicks of the Day: adidas ZX8000 Boost "St Cargo Khaki"

    complex.com 23 May '15, 2pm

    Arguably the most talked about sneaker technology in recent memory - thanks, Kanye - adidas' Boost is once again the center of attention for our latest Kicks of the Day. Unlike the uber-clean and uber-hyped "White" adidas Ultra Boost that fans have been fawning over in recent weeks, t...