complex.com Archives - 27 March 2015, Friday

  • Exclusive: Menswear Label Public School Just Debuted Another Air Jordan Collaboration: Public School just debu...

    Menswear Label Public School Debuted Another Air Jordan Collaboration

    complex.com 27 Mar '15, 12am

    The lauded menswear label gave away pairs of another exclusive Air Jordan X colorway at Red Bull Guest House in Miami earlier today. While the colors used are the same as the previous Jordan X , this sneaker's clean color blocking is done in mostly red with contrasting hits of black a...

  • Nike dug through the archives to bring fans glorious images of O.G. Air Max heat:

    Nike Digs Into the Archives for this Comprehensive Air Max Day Timeline

    complex.com 26 Mar '15, 10pm

    From the very first Air Max 1 in 1987 to 2006's Air Max 360, no stone is left unturned in this detailed retrospective. It's a great way to catch up on some Air Max history you may have missed. Through the yellowed and crumbling midsoles, you'll be able to see exactly how each silhouet...

  • Watch This Father Destroy His Son's Air Jordans Over Bad Grades in School

    You Won't Believe What This Father Did to His Son's Jordan XIs

    complex.com 26 Mar '15, 6pm

    Last Christmas, Kurin Keys surprised his 14-year-old son with a pair of "Legend Blue" Air Jordan XIs. Everything was fine until young Keys brought home his report card, which included two 'Ds' on it. Instead of allowing his son to stunt, Keys took matters into his own hands and taught...

  • There's a Bape x ASICS Collab in the Works and It Looks Amazing

    complex.com 26 Mar '15, 6pm

    Images have recently surfaced of a Bape x ASICS collaboration, pairing the two Japanese footwear brands for the first time ever. The base for this collab is an ASICS Gel Kayano Trainer, which originally released in 1993 and is currently in the midst of a revival. While details are lim...

  • A Complete Guide to This Weekend's Sneaker Releases 3-26-2015

    complex.com 26 Mar '15, 5pm

    It's all about the classics this weekend, with storied sneakers like the Nike Air Max 95, New Balance 1300 JP, and Ewing Athletics 33 High making their return to the shelves. The weekend's releases kicks off with the celebration of Nike's Air Max Day, which will see the return of the ...

  • What Your Favorite Nike Air Max Sneaker Says About You

    complex.com 26 Mar '15, 4pm

    Today is the second year that Nike has convinced the entire world — or at least those paying attention to social media — to wear Air Maxes. It's Air Max Day, and it's time to celebrate the 28th anniversary of the Air Max 1. Every year since then, Nike has produced a new Air Max model....

  • #FORGIRLS #LIFE | Solebox Has a Fresh Puma Collab, and It Has a Huge Secret | #NEWS > @HCP520

    Solebox x PUMA XS850 "Adventurer Pack" On-Feet Images

    complex.com 25 Mar '15, 9pm

    Composed of two Puma XS850 colorways, the Solebox "Adventurer Pack" features a light blue version of the sneaker, as well as a black and blue two-tone variation. From what we can see thus far, the toeboxes of both sneakers are constructed with suede, mesh, nubuck, and neoprene — every...

  • How Nike created its own holiday and we're all going along with it:

    Why Nike's Air Max Day Is Genius

    complex.com 25 Mar '15, 7pm

    More interestingly, however, Nike has been able to excite the U.S. market over limited-edition Air Maxes, too. If someone was to ask the brand if it sells a ton of Air Max sneakers in the American market, the answer would be a resounding, "Yes!" But the core and enthusiastic consumers...

  • Can Kendrick Lamar save Reebok?

    Can Kendrick Lamar Make You Like Reebok's New Running Sneaker?

    complex.com 25 Mar '15, 7pm

    Last night, Kendrick Lamar treated his hometown to a once in a lifetime concert experience as he performed from the back of a moving flatbed . The event was sponsored by Reebok and served as the rollout for its newest running sneaker, the ZPump Fusion. We first learned of the Kendrick...

  • Chaos Erupts in Europe As Lines Swell Over the Yeezy Boost Release

    complex.com 25 Mar '15, 5pm

    As you'll see in this clip shot from the Paris House of Hoops, police are out in full force attempting to calm the massive crowds of thirsty campers. For an unknown reason a man is seen being forcibly removed from the line by police. While we can't say for sure what sparked this scuff...

  • That purp:

    Concepts is Giving This Vans Classic a Royal Treatment This Weekend

    complex.com 25 Mar '15, 4pm

    Using the classic high top as their template, the Concepts x Vans Sk8-Hi is dipped in a purple upper that is accented by the model's usual white branding stripe. The Sk8-Hi's usual contrast stitching has been swapped for tonal purple, but the biggest difference here is the material us...

  • Rudy Gay Hurt Some Feelings On The Court With His Just Don x Air Jordan IIs

    Rudy Gay Hurt Sneakerhead's Feelings Last Night in the "Just Don" Jordan II

    complex.com 25 Mar '15, 3pm

    Rudy Gay finished the night with 21 points and 8 rebounds, but his sneakers are what really turned heads last night. As Sacramento broke out retro royal blue Rochester uniforms for the night, the 28-year-old forward followed suit with a pair of "Just Don" Air Jordan IIs. That's right—...

  • .@RonnieFieg's "Tokyo Sakura Project" is dropping in the U.S. very soon:

    Here's a Closer Look at Ronnie Fieg's Latest Puma Collection

    complex.com 25 Mar '15, 2pm

    The collection, which is composed of the Puma R698 and Ronnie Fieg's own Puma RF698 Mid, takes inspiration from Japan's legendary cherry blossoms. The burgundy-tinged runners make use of pigskin suede, nubuck, and gradient midsoles, with the R698 representing the beginning of cherry b...

  • New York City's Defunct Sneaker Stores, Then and Now

    complex.com 25 Mar '15, 2pm

    In the beginning, there were no sneaker shops in New York City. There were no sneaker shops anywhere. Why would have there been? Sneakers were a utilitarian good, no different than a pair of jeans or a tennis racket. They were found at sporting goods stores, at surplus stores, at clot...

  • This Detroit Lions QB Just Received the Dopest Wedding Gift Imaginable

    complex.com 24 Mar '15, 11pm

    Traditional wedding gifts can be boring and unoriginal, but one Detroit Lions player received a gift of a lifetime. For quarterback Matthew Stafford's upcoming wedding, teammate and noted sneakerhead Eric Ebron said to hell with tradition and laced the couple in a pair of custom Air J...

  • The Nike Air Max 1 O.G. Will Not Release in Adult Sizes for Air Max Day

    complex.com 24 Mar '15, 7pm

    This year, on March 26, Nike is going to celebrate Air Max Day for the second time in the holiday's existence. The date marks when the Air Max 1, the first sneaker with a visible Air unit, was released, and last year saw the brand release the O.G. white/red Air Max 1 with a bright-yel...

  • Packer Shoes, Fabolous, and Teyana Taylor Link up an Unexpected Collab

    complex.com 24 Mar '15, 7pm

    The Ewing 33 High retro has already seen collabs from the likes of atmos and Concepts , but now New Jersey's Packer Shoes is getting a crack at the high top, and they're getting some help from a few friends in high places. Packer and Ewing Athletics have linked with artists Fabolous a...

  • I Played Basketball in Converse Chuck Taylors

    complex.com 24 Mar '15, 5pm

    High ankle sprain. Fractured fifth metatarsal resulting in surgery and a pin being put in my foot. Multiple lower back sprains. All of these injuries were a result of or directly correlated to footwear worn whilst playing basketball. So, you can imagine how particular I am about what ...

  • This Kit Turns Your Costume Nike Mags Into the Real Thing (Almost)

    complex.com 24 Mar '15, 4pm

    2015 Nike Mag release is still in the works , an eBay seller has created a DIY kit of decals and light up straps that will transform your replicas into a realistic custom. Swoosh branding? Check. "Nike Mag" heel logo? It's there. The best part of this pack is that the ankle strap's Ni...

  • Samuel Hubbard donates $20 for shoe Instagrams.

    complex.com 24 Mar '15, 2pm

    For those who aren’t in the know, each dollar that Soles4Souls gets in donation can pay for one of shoes that kids around the world will get on their feet. From Haiti, to India, to Tennessee, the alarming lack of footwear means folks in impoverished regions are at risk of injury, dise...

  • The director of 'Spring Breakers' just gave these Vans Classics an awesome makeover:

    Harmony Korine Flips a Vans Classic with Hand-Drawn Details

    complex.com 24 Mar '15, 1pm

    For 2015, the iconic print gets a new look courtesy of film director Harmony Korine. Known best for writing 1995's Kids and directing 2013's Spring Breakers , you probably didn't realize that Korine is also an accomplished artist . For this collab with Vans Syndicate, he's taken his t...

  • You can now cop Yeezy Boosts for your baby:

    These Crochet Yeezy Boosts Are as Close as You'll Get to Owning a Pair

    complex.com 24 Mar '15, 12am

    The crochet Yeezy 750 Boost is handmade in Spain and comes complete with details like the off-white sole, midfoot strap, and even the two-tone rope laces of its adult sized counterpart. Whether you're looking to lace your little one in the his/her very own Boosts or just want a dope p...

  • Your favorite O.G. Air Maxes are making a HUGE comeback for Air Max Day:

    Your Favorite OG Air Max are Getting the "Patch" Treatment for Air Max Day

    complex.com 23 Mar '15, 9pm

    The Air Max 90 "Infrared" loses its mesh and nubuck base in favor of canvas and Hyperfuse, while the Air Max 95 "Neon" swaps its nubuck stripes for canvas. Of course, the real draw here is the patch factor, and each sneaker comes packaged with 22 individual velcro swatches that can be...

  • Odell Beckham Jr. Wears His Nike Air Max Zeros

    complex.com 23 Mar '15, 7pm

    Beckham Jr. took to the 'Gram earlier today to show off one of his latest pickups: the Nike Air Max Zero. This legacy-inspired silhouette dropped yesterday and flew off shelves with the quickness, but you can rest assured that Nike still has a few more colorways in the pipeline. For B...

  • These "Laser" Air Jordans Actually Have Michael Jordan's Face on It

    complex.com 23 Mar '15, 6pm

    Last weekend's Air Jordan IV "Laser" marked the final drop in a trio of laser engraved retros that also included the Jordan 1 and Jordan XX. After spending the weekend with their pairs, a number of 'heads have spotted an Easter egg hidden on the toe area of their IVs. Mixed in with th...

  • Nike's next Cork sneaker is an SB Dunk:

    Nike SB Dunk Cork coming in April.

    complex.com 22 Mar '15, 5pm

    Rumored to drop next month, in April, the Nike SB Dunk High “Cork” is set to break some neck and boards. An almost entirely cork upper is tempered by black suede toe wrap and swoosh, with a clack tongue and laces. A white midsole sits on a light grey outsole, ensuring that the cork is...

  • Exclusive: Meet the Nike Air Max Zero, along with release date and price info:

    Nike Air Max Zero Release Date and Price Info

    complex.com 20 Mar '15, 6am

    Nike Design Director Graeme McMillan came upon an old sketch by legendary designer Tinker Hatfield that predated Hatfield’s iconic Air Max 1 model. It served as the starting point for the Air Max Zero. According to Hatfield, the sketch was literally ahead of its time: “Not just in reg...

  • Why I Hate Sneaker Blogging Today

    complex.com 19 Mar '15, 3pm

    I never chose to be a sneaker writer, it just kind of happened. I grew up reading NikeTalk and Hypebeast, and spent much of my twenties obsessively collecting sneakers and working at footwear stores. Some time after getting a journalism degree and writing about menswear every day for ...

  • Aaron Hernandez Allegedly Committed Murder in a Pair of Air Jordan XIs

    complex.com 18 Mar '15, 10pm

    The Aaron Hernandez murder trial just took an unexpected turn and it's all because a pair of Air Jordan XIs. Earlier today it was revealed that Hernandez was spotted wearing Air Jordan XI lows in surveillance footage taken immediately before and after Odin Lloyd's murder. Expert witne...