complex.com Archives - 24 March 2017, Friday

  • New Balance Proves You Can Still Make Sneakers in America

    complex.com 23 Mar '17, 10pm

    People’s political beliefs often inform their consumer habits, and New Balance received an online backlash for its support of Trump, causing many to trash their sneakers on social media. Rapper and noted New Balance head Action Bronson did this, saying on Twitter, “ I'll be donating a...

  • Round 3 of Complex Sneakers x StockX Sneaker Madness Starts Now

    Sneakers x StockX Sneaker Madness Round 3

    complex.com 23 Mar '17, 2pm

    If you didn't already know, Complex Sneakers has teamed up with StockX to offer 64 pairs of the hottest sneakers at retail or less in celebration of the 2017 NCAA Tournament with a different kind of madness—Sneaker Madness . With 48 pairs between Rounds 1 and 2 already made available ...

  • Air Jordan 1 Wings 2017 Release Date | Sole Collector

    complex.com 19 Mar '17, 6pm

    Said to be very limited, this Jordan 1 features a patina-finished premium leather base with boot-style leather laces. The Wings logo appear on the tongue tab, gold-plated heel tab and is visible through a blue-tinted translucent outsole. You'll also notice that the rub-off print from ...

  • Sneakerheads: Stop Wearing Good Shoes With Trash Outfits | Complex UK

    complex.com 10 Mar '17, 11pm

    Sneaker and fashion culture haven’t always been mutually exclusive, but they were often in two different lanes that occasionally merged for a short distance, only to go their separate ways again. Sneakerheads scoured the earth for their holy grails, hoping to make a come up on eBay. O...

  • Is The Rapper Sneaker Bubble Going to Burst? | Complex UK

    complex.com 10 Mar '17, 4pm

    During the mid to late 2000s, the proliferation of artist-brand partnerships eventually wore consumers down, and people began to look elsewhere on store shelves to pick their purchases. The period included deals like Game and Nas with 310 Motoring, a subsidiary of Skechers, and Hurric...

  • Sneaker Shopping With Juelz Santana | Complex UK

    complex.com 22 Feb '17, 3pm

    When it comes to sneaker culture in New York City, nothing's more important than the Nike Air Force 1 , or "Uptowns" as they're called, and few people are as synonymous with that shoe as Juelz Santana. He just so happens to be the next guest on Complex's Sneaker Shopping with Joe La P...

  • How Much Money Sneakerheads Can Make on Social Media

    How Much Money Sneakerheads Can Make on Social Media

    complex.com 21 Feb '17, 5pm

    An easy way for millennials to make money on social media is to take pretty pictures of themselves and hope that a lot of people follow them. For sneakerheads, this is an expanding space, and brands are running to people with juice online to post their products and convince others to ...

  • How Michael Jordan Made Everyone Pay Attention to All-Star Sneakers

    How Michael Jordan Made Everyone Pay Attention to All-Star Sneakers

    complex.com 17 Feb '17, 10pm

    George Gervin, appearing in his 12th and final All-Star game, was quoted as saying, “Michael is a rookie and he has a lot to learn, just like we all did.” Jordan learned his lesson, all right. But it may not have been the one Gervin—who would find himself Jordan’s teammate in Chicago ...

  • Exclusive: Nike SB's Bringing Back Its Original Dunks This Year

    Nike SB 15th Anniversary Interview

    complex.com 16 Feb '17, 5pm

    What was the inspiration behind your original Nike SB sneakers in 2002? Richard Mulder: My original colorway was based on the Nike Tennis Classic. I was inspired by a time on tour in 1994, before even having a shoe sponsor, when I was at a Nike outlet center in Chicago, and I picked u...

  • Exclusive: LeBron James and Ronnie Fieg Explain the Nike Air Zoom Generation's Legacy

    LeBron James and Ronnie Fieg Talk About the Nike Air Zoom Generation | Complex UK

    complex.com 14 Feb '17, 3pm

    The sneaker has stood the test of time. People have asked for LeBron retro sneakers for years, hoping that he would follow in the footsteps of Michael Jordan and other Nike Basketball athletes. Nike’s given him that chance more than 13 years after they first came out, even if many oth...

  • Sneaker Shopping With 21 Savage | Complex UK

    complex.com 13 Feb '17, 3pm

    One of the easiest ways to stunt on anyone, your ex-chick included, is with a new pair of shoes, which makes 21 Savage the perfect guest for the latest episode of Complex's Sneaker Shopping with Joe La Puma. The two of them met up at Stadium Goods in New York City to talk about sneake...

  • How Kyrie Irving Feels About Nike Not Making Signature All-Star This Year

    complex.com 08 Feb '17, 6pm

    For the first time, Foot Locker has brought all of its “shop-in-shops” into one space, including House of Hoops, Puma Lab, the Adidas Foundation, Nike Fly Zone, and Six:02, it’s women’s-specific shop. This diverse array of products, from performance to lifestyle, truly offers somethin...

  • Nike's Bringing Back the VLONE x Air Force 1 for New York Fashion Week | Complex UK

    complex.com 07 Feb '17, 3pm

    Sneakers have become the main event in men's style, and Nike is working with three different fashion brands/designers to celebrate New York Fashion Week. The collaborations include ASAP Bari's VLONE, Comme des Garcons, and Riccardo Tisci, and the two sneakers involved in the projects ...

  • Sneaker Shopping With J Balvin

    J Balvin Sneaker Shopping

    complex.com 06 Feb '17, 5pm

    Chart-topping and Latin Grammy-winning superstar J Balvin is an international sensation, and he's also a really stylish guy, which makes him perfect to be the next guest on Complex's Sneaker Shopping with Joe La Puma. The two connected at Stadium Goods in New York City to talk about a...

  • New Details on the Supreme x Nike Air More Uptempo

    Supreme x Nike Air More Uptempo 3M Black Release Date

    complex.com 28 Jan '17, 6pm

    There's more than meets the eye with Supreme's reworked Nike Air More Uptempo . A new video of the black-based pair, which first surfaced earlier this month, reveals 3M reflective trim along the bubble-style letters. While nothing has officially been announced, it's expected that the ...

  • Serena Gifted Custom Jordan Sneakers to Celebrate 23rd Grand Slam

    Serena Williams Air Jordan 1 x Nike Flare Hybrid 23 Grand Slam Custom

    complex.com 28 Jan '17, 4pm

    She doesn't need much more validation, but winning a 23rd Grand Slam title pretty much shuts the door on any argument against Serena Williams being the greatest of all-time. This morning, Williams battled through an emotional Australian Open final against her sister Venus to become th...

  • How a Skate Shoe Brand Turned a Secret Weed Pocket Into a Footwear Phenomenon

    How a Skate Shoe Brand Turned a Secret Weed Pocket Into a Footwear Phenomenon

    complex.com 26 Jan '17, 5pm

    He soon moved from G&S to its successor, Maple, and, finally, Toy Machine, the board company that turned him pro in 1995. He was also among the earliest riders on éS, an elite Etnies offshoot, alongside skaters like Sal Barbier, Eric Koston, and Tom Penny. His fashion sensibilities, m...

  • A Complete Guide to This Weekend's Sneaker Releases

    Weekend Release Guide 1-26

    complex.com 26 Jan '17, 3pm

    Since the start of 2017, sneakers have been rolling out slowly, but things really start to pick up this weekend. With drops from all the major brands, it's easily the biggest weekend of the releases of the year so far. Adidas is launching its new Equipment line with the EQT Support "T...

  • The History of the White on White Air Force 1, Nike's Perfect Sneaker | Complex UK

    complex.com 26 Jan '17, 2am

    The subsequent gentrification of urban sneaker culture gives the impression that the AF1 is a people's shoe that transcends race, gender, and class. But without its initial inner city fan base keeping it alive, the Force would most likely be little more than a shoe praised by true con...

  • Tyshawn Jones and Na-Kel Smith on Their Adidas Collab, Skating in Yeezys, and Camping Out for Supreme

    Tyshawn Jones and Na-Kel Smith on Their Adidas Collab, Skating in Yeezys, and Camping Out for Supreme

    complex.com 24 Jan '17, 5pm

    There are few skaters more relevant in the streetwear world right now than Tyshawn Jones and Na-Kel Smith . It's not just because they skate for Supreme and Adidas, but they're really, really good when it comes to their on-board skills and connect with the youth in a way that's authen...

  • Portland plays host to an exclusive pop-up for the new #Dame3 colorway release from @adidasHoops:

    PROMO: adidas Opens a Pop-Up in Portland for New Dame 3 Colorways

    complex.com 21 Jan '17, 2am

    To celebrate their first major release of 2017, adidas brought the heat to Portland on Thursday for night one of their Dame 3 launch activities this weekend. Held at Flex Space Portland, adidas outfitted the venue with an indoor court for guests to put the Dame 3s to work, a pop-up sh...

  • Weekend Release Guide 1-19 | Complex UK

    complex.com 19 Jan '17, 10pm

    While there aren't many releases going down this weekend, everything that's dropping is good. Nike will be making fans of the recently debuted Special Field Air Force 1s happy with four more releases: "Black/Gum" and "String/Gum" for men and "Binary Blue" and "Desert Ochre" as women's...

  • Supreme x Louis Vuitton Is Happening and This is How You Can Get Your Hands On It | Complex UK

    complex.com 19 Jan '17, 4pm

    "No New York City conversation is complete without Supreme," Kim Jones, style director for LV's menswear, said in a press release on Thursday. "We might say no menswear conversation period can really be complete in 2017 without mentioning Supreme, and this Louis Vuitton collab further...

  • Skip Bayless Sneaker Shopping

    complex.com 17 Jan '17, 3pm

    Skip Bayless is known for taking a strong stance on anything and never backing down, no matter how outrageous his takes may be . While Bayless might not be the biggest footwear enthusiast, but he still is ready to speak his mind on sneakers, which makes him perfect to be the next gues...

  • A Complete Sneaker Guide to "Saved By The Bell" | Complex UK

    complex.com 17 Jan '17, 5am

    Growing up, Saturday mornings were nothing without a mixing bowl of Cinnamon Toast Crunch and 30 minutes of "Saved By The Bell." Even as we got older and too cool for that bubble-gum pop culture TV we still snuck in a few episodes on TBS before and after school. Zack taught us as much...

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  • Multicolor Speckles On This Uncaged Adidas Ultra Boost

    Adidas Ultra Boost Uncaged Black Multicolor Speckle Release Date BA9796

    complex.com 15 Jan '17, 8pm

    A closer look at the Primeknit on this Ultra Boost Uncaged reveals multicolor speckles throughout. Otherwise, the shoe is kept simple with a black counter, white Boost midsole and black Continental rubber outsole.

  • The Reebok Shaq Attaq Is Back

    Reebok Shaq Attaq 2017 Release Date V47915

    complex.com 15 Jan '17, 5pm

    rocked rims in his first signature sneaker 25 years ago. Now a Hall of Famer with numbers retired by two franchises and a Staples Center statue on the way, O'Neal will celebrate this year's milestone with the return of the original Reebok Shaq Attaq.

  • New Nike Kobe AD Releasing Next Week

    Nike Kobe AD University Red Release Date 852425-608

    complex.com 14 Jan '17, 8pm

    Next up for the Nike Kobe AD is a colorway that aligns more with DeMar DeRozan in Toronto than it does with traditional Kobe palettes. This make-up features a striking red upper, the backdrop for bright crimson branding hits on the tongue, quarters and heel. Black lands on the lining ...

  • Champs Sports Employees Bought a Man Jordan Sneakers He Couldn't Afford

    Champs Employees Buy Man Jordan Sneakers

    complex.com 14 Jan '17, 5pm

    Recently, 28-year old man named Tyree repeatedly visited a Sun Valley Champs Sports store to look at the same pair of Jordan Dub Zero sneakers, but left them at the register every time because he couldn't afford the $160 price tag. Employee Fernando Oliva and his co-workers took notic...