complex.com Archives - 17 October 2017, Tuesday

  • Meet the Designer of the Air Monarch, Nike's Biggest Dad Shoe

    Meet the Designer of the Air Monarch, Nike's Biggest Dad Shoe

    complex.com 16 Oct '17, 4pm

    The dad shoe trend is here in full force, whether you like it or not. When it comes to these chunky, mall-walking sneakers, there's one shoe that reigns supreme: The Nike Air Monarch. It's Nike's best-selling sneaker and has become an ironic favorite of sneakerheads in the past few ye...

  • What does the industry think of the ugly sneaker trend?

    What Does the Industry Think of the Ugly Sneaker Trend?

    complex.com 11 Oct '17, 3pm

    The dad sneaker trend has creeped into the mainstream, and big chunky shoes have become all the rage as of late. When models such as the New Balance 990v4 and the Balenciaga Triple S have gained popularity, there's definitely something going on. In a recent story by High Snobiety, edi...

  • How to Win Free Tickets to ComplexCon

    How to Win Free Tickets to ComplexCon

    complex.com 10 Oct '17, 10pm

    Want to go to ComplexCon this year but are tight on cash? Don't worry, Shopify's Frenzy app has you covered. According to Shopify, "Via a dropzone event, Frenzy will be making two VIP tickets and one night's accommodation in Long Beach available for $1. Drops will take place every Tue...

  • The Best ASICS Collabs of All Time

    The Best ASICS Collabs of All Time

    complex.com 10 Oct '17, 7pm

    ASICS started 68 years ago in Japan and has continually made sneakers for an “anima sana in corpore sano,” or a “sound mind, sound body.” Flash forward to 2017, and the brand has not only become synonymous with athletics, but also sneaker collaborations. Reworking its shoes from the ‘...

  • Why Sneaker Culture Should Be Taught in Schools

    Why Sneaker Culture Should Be Taught in Schools

    complex.com 10 Oct '17, 5pm

    A half decade ago, writing about or sharing your opinions on sneakers on the Internet was in its fledgling stage. Sites such as Hypebeast , High Snobiety , Sneaker News , Nice Kicks , and Sneaker Freaker had tapped the market, but it still remained underserved. Very few people were ge...

  • Why Sneakerheads Can't Be Mad at the Flyknit Air Jordan 1

    Why Sneakerheads Can't Be Mad at the Flyknit Air Jordan 1

    complex.com 06 Oct '17, 12pm

    Even when the Air Jordan 1 was originally introduced 32 years ago , it was more than just a performance basketball shoe. It was a marketing campaign for your feet, an ad you could wear, spreading the gospel of Air Jordan with every step you took. In those days before social media—befo...

  • Tinker Hatfield Says There Will Be Autolacing Sneakers in the NBA

    Tinker Hatfield Says There Will Be Autolacing Sneakers in the NBA

    complex.com 29 Sep '17, 6pm

    The idea of auto-lacing sneakers may have been created in 1989's Back to the Future: Part II , but it didn't become a reality until last year. The original sneakers, the Hyperadapt 1.0, was designed by Tinker Hatfield and Tiffany Beers to be a multi-purpose shoe, but Hatfield has conf...

  • Watch Offset take his daughter back-to-school shopping

    Watch Offset of Migos Take His Daughter Back-to-School Shopping

    complex.com 29 Sep '17, 3pm

    The best part of going back to school, hands down, is buying new clothes and sneakers for the upcoming school year. As you get older, you get to experience this from the other side, being the parent who has to spend the money. Offset of Migos recently connected with Hypebeast to take ...

  • 20 Things You Didn't Know About the Air Max 95

    20 Things You Didn't Know About the Nike Air Max 95

    complex.com 28 Sep '17, 8pm

    Sergio Lozano’s Nike Air Max 95 design is legendary enough to spawn its own myths. It’s a shoe that means different things to multiple subcultures. To some, it’s an object of desire and to others, it’s something to deride. It's been resold, stolen, rocked at multiple crime scenes, col...

  • A Complete Guide to This Weekend's Sneakers Releases

    Sneaker Releases 9/28/17

    complex.com 28 Sep '17, 4pm

    This weekend is full of releases to look forward to with high profile collaborations from Nike, Adidas, and Converse all dropping, as well as some pretty solid retro offerings from Jordan Brand this time around as well. Adidas starts off the week with the release of its collaboration ...

  • Exclusive: Ronnie Fieg Tells the Story Behind His Nike Collaboration

    Exclusive: Ronnie Fieg Tells the Story Behind His Nike Collaboration

    complex.com 26 Sep '17, 9pm

    As for the Pippen 1, it receives a pony hair upgrade, in both all-black and a wild animal print melange. Even the TPU strips on the original are replaced with pony. This wasn’t just for effect, as Fieg praises Aaron Cooper’s original design. “I feel that this warrants pony,” Fieg says...

  • A Complete Guide to This Weekend's Sneakers Releases

    Sneaker Releases 9/21/17

    complex.com 21 Sep '17, 1pm

    After a few consecutive weeks packed with a ton of hyped up releases, this week seems to settle down a bit in comparison. Nonetheless, Nike, Jordan Brand, and adidas all have some quality drops happening this weekend. The Nike Flyknit Trainer makes another return with the debut of the...

  • How the Air Max 97 became one of Nike's best sneakers of 2017

    How the Air Max 97 Became One of Nike's Best Sneakers of 2017

    complex.com 21 Sep '17, 1pm

    It was such a small gesture by Nike, to re-issue the Air Max 97 in it cultural home with a slight added difference: the sneaker’s heel and pull tabs were replaced with the Italian flag. The shoes went under the radar, mainly because they were only available in Milan and the public has...

  • Size? & New Balance Deliver Vibrant Colourways With The 'Neotropic' Collaboration

    complex.com 21 Sep '17, 12pm

    New Balance and size? deliver the 'Neotropic' 597 pack, taking inspiration from tropical life forms situations in an area built from the dense tropical rainforest. Colourways provided within the pack are vibrant, each with particular reference to the setting. The first — deep red and ...

  • Canadian Yoga Studio Accuses Big Baller Brand of Stealing Logo for LaMelo Ball's Sneakers

    Canadian Yoga Studio Accuses Big Baller Brand of Stealing Logo for LaMelo Ball's Sneakers

    complex.com 20 Sep '17, 5pm

    LaVar Ball likes to claim he's an innovator, and that's the onus behind the Ball family patriarch's rising sneaker brand. Big Baller Brand may not strike a partnership with a sneaker giant like Nike, but thanks to his bluster, you'll at least remember the name. That's half the battle ...

  • Meet Mike Parker, the marketing genius who made the AF1s a hot commodity.

    Meet The Marketing Genius Who Made the Nike Air Force 1 a Hot Commodity

    complex.com 18 Sep '17, 3am

    On his most recent Silent Giants podcast, Corey Cambridge recently caught up with Mike Parker, the man behind making the Air Force 1 the highest revenue grossing sneaker of all-time. Parker was the product marketing manager of Limited Editions at Nike. During the interview, Parker tal...

  • Air Jordan 32 PEs Spotted at NBA Nike Uniform Launch

    Mike Conley & Kemba Walker Air Jordan 32 Player Exclusives | Sole Collector

    complex.com 16 Sep '17, 3am

    with equally statement-making colorways of the Air Jordan 32 . For Conley, a bright yellow Grizzlies-themed pairs, while Walker rocked a PE in Hornets teal and purple. A white-based Hornets colorway for Marcus Paige was also spotted earlier this month.

  • Scottie Pippen Is Finally a Sneaker Icon

    complex.com 15 Sep '17, 8pm

    In the entire pantheon of Nike signature athletes, Scottie Pippen may have been the unlikeliest of them all. Little regarded out of high school, Pippen attended the University of Central Arkansas as the basketball team manager, joining the team as a 6’1” walk-on. By the time he was a ...

  • Scottie Pippen Is Finally a Sneaker Icon

    complex.com 15 Sep '17, 4pm

    In the entire pantheon of Nike signature athletes, Scottie Pippen may have been the unlikeliest of them all. Little regarded out of high school, Pippen attended the University of Central Arkansas as the basketball team manager, joining the team as a 6’1” walk-on. By the time he was a ...

  • Mocha Air Jordan 3 2018 Retro 136064-122 | Sole Collector

    complex.com 14 Sep '17, 6pm

    One of the first retro Air Jordan 3 colorways is coming back in 2018. According to leaker @soleheatonfeet , the "Mocha" Jordan 3 will release again next summer. #ShofKnows Summer 2018 Air Jordan 3 Retro White/Chrome/Dark Mocha 136064-122 $190 — SHOF (@soleheatonfeet) September 14, 201...

  • A Complete Guide to This Weekend's Sneaker Releases

    Sneaker Releases 9/7/17

    complex.com 14 Sep '17, 3pm

    This week all of the top brands are back for a fresh delivery of new releases. Although nothing this quite matches the magnitude of the initial release of the first five sneakers from Virgil Abloh's "The Ten" collection with Nike from last week, there is still plenty of solid pairs re...

  • It’s Unfair to Judge the Air Jordan 32 Against Michael Jordan’s Legacy | Complex

    complex.com 13 Sep '17, 2pm

    Fourteen years after Michael Jordan played his final NBA game , the reveal of a new Air Jordan silhouette remains an event. It’s not the same as it used to be, of course—there hasn’t been a new Spike & Mike commercial in a long time, and there’s no guarantee we’ll ever see Jordan hims...

  • Russell Westbrook just signed the biggest Brand Jordan deal ever.

    Russell Westbrook Signs the Biggest Jordan Brand Deal Ever

    complex.com 13 Sep '17, 4am

    Late Tuesday night, word started bubbling up from the usual "sources " that Russell Westbrook had a new endorsement deal. Normally, this would not be stop-the-presses news, especially on a night where Beyoncé said something in public . However, this deal is different. Westbrook report...

  • Air Jordan 1 Black White Grey 555088-013 Shadow 2018 | Sole Collector

    complex.com 12 Sep '17, 10pm

    In what should not come as much of a surprise, the Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG will be back in 2018, with Jordan Brand continuing the current run of Nike Air-branded releases. There's a possibility that the black and grey "Shadow" pair will be among the colorways coming next year. Leak...

  • How an Obscure High-Fashion Shoe Cemented Kanye West's Sneaker Legacy

    How an Obscure High-Fashion Shoe Cemented Kanye West's Sneaker Legacy

    complex.com 11 Sep '17, 4pm

    In the early era of hype blogs, where hip-hop fans and style enthusiasts aren’t as informed as they are today, this was a flex. Kanye knew you wouldn’t find out which sneakers he was wearing unless you were in the know or did a little bit of researching yourself. He’s also featured we...

  • Air Jordan 8 Bred Black Gym Red Wolf Grey Release Date 305381-022 | Sole Collector

    complex.com 09 Sep '17, 7pm

    While not part of the original lineup, this new Air Jordan 8 would have been right at home on the Chicago Stadium hardwood in 1993. Somewhat of an alternate take on the "Playoff" colorway, the Bulls-flavored retro sports a stealthy black leather and nubuck upper, a Wolf Grey midsole a...

  • Why Supreme's the King of Unexpected Sneaker Collaborations

    Why Supreme's the King of Unexpected Sneaker Collaborations

    complex.com 07 Sep '17, 12pm

    A confession: I probably have more Air Force IIs than any other shoe. They were made in a huge variety of colorways upon their initial introduction in 1986, in both general release and team makeups, and constitute a major part of my vintage holdings. Completion of a 1986 set would be ...

  • Watch Nike's 'The Ten: A Crash Course' Panel With Virgil Abloh

    complex.com 06 Sep '17, 3pm

    Journalist Phoebe Lovatt moderated a panel discussion on Nike 's 10-shoe collaboration with Off-White Wednesday. The discussion, part of Virgil Abloh and Nike's Off Campus pop-up, touched on a variety of topics including "the Jordan effect" and the continued influence of Nike's most i...

  • Skepta and Nike Launched the Air Max 97 Sk at a Secret Event in London

    Skepta and Nike Launched the Air Max 97 Sk at a Secret Event in London

    complex.com 01 Sep '17, 4pm

    Amongst the vendors at the 'SK Marketplace' was Seattle Gold, craftsmen of Skepta's most iconic jewellery pieces (including iced-out inhaler and Jme head pendants), Grace's Flower Stall and Hollywood Hair Salon, with Skepta's personal barber on hand to trim guests. Perhaps the most po...