complex.com Archives - 26 June 2017, Monday

  • Air Jordan 1 Quai 54 Release Date AH1040-054 | Sole Collector

    complex.com 22 Jun '17, 10pm

    Fifteen years after the inaugural event, the Quai 54 Streetball Championship is set to take over Pelouse de Reuilly in Paris early next month. As usual, the tournament's official sponsor, Jordan Brand, is commemorating the festivities with branded retros and performance footwear. Amon...

  • Golf Caddie John McLaren wears Air Jordans and other Nike sneakers. | Sole Collector

    complex.com 18 Jun '17, 9pm

    Today, many viewers of the U.S. Open noticed McLaren assisting his pro, 14th ranked Paul Casey, in a pair of "Metallic Red" Air Jordan 1s and somewhat matching Jimmy Butler Stance socks. This isn't McLaren's first rodeo, though. It turns out that he frequently wears hoop shoes on the ...

  • .@officialjaden is the face of @LouisVuitton again in new campaign

    Jaden Smith Joins 'American Honey' Star Riley Keough in New Louis Vuitton Campaign | Complex UK

    complex.com 18 Jun '17, 12pm

    Prior to bringing his freshly chopped dreadlocks with him to the Met Gala red carpet in May, Jaden Smith reunited with Louis Vuitton for their LV Series 7 campaign . Louis Vuitton creative director Nicolas Ghesquière first shared an early peek at the Bruce Weber-shot campaign Wednesda...

  • Jordan Brand's Making Its Clothing Line More Stylish | Complex UK

    complex.com 13 Jun '17, 10pm

    On the prestigious Beverly Hills Mountain Top Estate, there is an immaculate view overlooking the valley where only the luxurious and prestigious can call home. It’s not easy to get up here, as it’s a constant uphill battle with twisting roads and altitudes that will make your ears po...

  • Michael Jordan's First Gold Medal Sneakers Sell for World Record $190,000 | Sole Collector

    complex.com 11 Jun '17, 3pm

    In the quest to acquire rare, one-of-a-kind sneakers, few pairs can be the centerpiece of a collection like Michael Jordan's game-worn Converse Fastbreak Mids from the 1984 Olympic gold medal game. Tonight, one lucky, wealthy collector became the new owner of this true unicorn in the ...

  • The Best Sneakers in the NBA Finals Every Year Since Michael Jordan's First Championship

    The Best Sneakers in Every NBA Finals Since Michael Jordan's First Championship (1991-2017)

    complex.com 09 Jun '17, 10pm

    Without basketball there wouldn't be sneaker culture in America, and there's no bigger event for the sport than the NBA Finals . It's when the biggest stars shine brightest and the brands outfit them with their best sneakers. It's become a bigger occasion year after year and footwear ...

  • The 2018 Adidas Ultra Boost Will Be Built Out of Trash

    Adidas Ultra Boost 2018 Parley

    complex.com 09 Jun '17, 9pm

    Adidas is taking its commitment to cleaning up the oceans beyond just its limited products with Parley for the Oceans . According to Adidas Global Head of Running Andre Maestrini, the sportswear company has an ultimate goal of creating all of its Ultra Boost products from reclaimed pl...

  • How the Air Yeezy 2 Led to Kanye West's Greatest Success — and Nike's Biggest Failure | Complex UK

    complex.com 09 Jun '17, 6pm

    The refreshing new look captured the attention of footwear fans, and sneaker websites were quick to share any and every update and rumor that found its way onto the Internet. Kanye’s openness in talking about the shoe to the press, pictures of samples finding their way online, and the...

  • Black Kaws Air Jordan 4 Friends and Family | Sole Collector

    complex.com 09 Jun '17, 4pm

    The grey suede Kaws x Air Jordan 4 that hit retail this spring isn't the only version of the sneaker that exists. There's also this friends and family pair in black, worn by Jordan Brand VP of Design Dave Creech and spotted by High Snobiety. The sneaker appears to be the same as the r...

  • Get Ready for New PSNY x Air Jordan 12s

    PSNY x Air Jordan 12 Summer 2017 Release Date | Sole Collector

    complex.com 08 Jun '17, 3pm

    While there's still not a confirmed date, the next PSNY x Air Jordan 12 release appears to be on the horizon. PSNY's Maxwell Osborne took to Instagram earlier tonight to share official photos of pairs in Bordeaux, Olive and Wheat. The three-pack, expected to launch sometime this summe...

  • Under Armour Custom Sneakers UA Icon | Sole Collector

    complex.com 07 Jun '17, 3pm

    Under Armour announced its first-ever custom sneaker offering on Wednesday, debuting its UA Icon site that allows users to give their own spin on a handful of models. The Under Armour Curry 1 ($160), Under Armour ClutchFit Force 3.0 ($250), and Under Armour Highlight ($160) are availa...

  • Reflective Laser Air Jordan 1 Frank Cooke | Sole Collector

    complex.com 05 Jun '17, 8pm

    Yet another exclusive pair of Jordans has surfaced via the social media feed of a sneaker industry insider. This time Jordan Brand's Frank Cooke donned a pair of Air Jordan 1s with a flashy reflective upper that's not been seen anywhere else. The sneaker has "Nike Air" tongue tags con...

  • Air Jordan 4 Girls Linen Release Date 487724-118 | Sole Collector

    complex.com 04 Jun '17, 9pm

    First released in 2006, the shoe sports a summer-friendly palette of white and light sand, along with Jumpman logos in blue on the tongue and heel. Larger women's sizes were available the first time around, but only gradeschool, preschool and toddler size wearers will have access to t...

  • The Kardashians Are Taking Over the Sneaker Industry, Whether You Like It Or Not | Complex UK

    complex.com 31 May '17, 7pm

    Now I don’t know if Kendall really is a “longtime” fan of Adidas -- having aging blue boxes filled with sneakers from the ‘90s EQT line or or an array of City series shoes that she hunted down in Europe -- but if you type “Kendall Jenner + Adidas” into Google, there are a lot of photo...

  • Deconstructed Air Jordan 2 July 2017 Releases | Sole Collector

    complex.com 31 May '17, 6pm

    Last week's pack of deconstructed Air Jordan 2s has a sequel in the works via this duo of Air Jordan 2 Decon pairs just unveiled by Jordan Brand. Per early sneaker release date info, both of these Air Jordan 2s should drop on July 15. The official colorways are "Thunder Blue" for the ...

  • Air Jordan 1 Flyknit Royal Release Date | Sole Collector

    complex.com 29 May '17, 3pm

    It was about a month ago when sneakerheads were introduced to the Air Jordan 1 High Flyknit , a modern update to the 1985 silhouette featuring Nike's revolutionary, lightweight upper material. Not much has been revealed about the rumored release since, but a second colorway has surfac...

  • Travis Scott Talks About Being the Face of the Nike VaporMax | Complex UK

    complex.com 25 May '17, 2pm

    Travis Scott has become one of the hottest rappers, a style icon for a new generation , and now, the newest face of Nike. The 25-year-old artist has linked up with Nike for its groundbreaking sneaker, the VaporMax, and he’s helping the brand launch its latest iteration of the shoe, th...

  • The Game Buys 4 Pairs of Lonzo Ball's Sneakers and Rips Michael Jordan in the Process | Complex UK

    complex.com 11 May '17, 3pm

    Just bought my son @hvrlemtaylor & a few of his friends the "Lonzo @zo Ball's" #Z02 kicks just on the pure fact that I've spent over a million dollars, shit probably more on Nike's, Jordan's & other big name sneaker brands in my lifetime so why not support a family brand & a rising st...

  • Tinashe Sneaker Shopping | Complex UK

    complex.com 08 May '17, 2pm

    Tinashe can sing, act, and dance, and she's had a Billboard Hot 100 in "2 On," made an appearance on Empire , and recently debuted her new single, "Flame." The 24-year-old also took time out of her busy schedule to go Sneaker Shopping with Complex's Joe La Puma at the new Flight Club ...

  • Adidas EQT "Coat of Arms" Release Date and Interview | Complex UK

    complex.com 08 May '17, 9am

    Growing up in East Berlin, Marc Leuschner wasn't allotted the same economic opportunities as his peers who grew up in the Western part of the city. Now he's the co-owner of Overkill , a sneaker boutique in the city's Kreuzberg district, and he's doing a collaboration with Adidas on sn...

  • Air Jordan 11 Low IE Fire Red 2017 Release Date | Sole Collector

    complex.com 06 May '17, 8pm

    After taking last year off, the Air Jordan 11 Low IE makes its return to retail in 2017. Last month, the model surfaced in a soon-to-release "Navy" colorway, which will likely be joined by this new pair in "Fire Red." Similar to, but not exactly like Michael Jordan's original Player E...

  • PUMA's Tsugi Shinsei: Unconventional, Expressive, and Reborn

    complex.com 04 May '17, 5pm

    A HISTORY OF UNCONVENTIONALITY PUMA fired a shot across the bow of the sneaker industry in the ‘90s with a whole new way to lace a sneaker, and it was done entirely without laces. Until then there was just Velcro, straps, and really nothing else. But, the PUMA Disc, with its revolutio...

  • Arctic Orange Pink Don C x Air Jordan 2 Release Date | Sole Collector

    complex.com 29 Apr '17, 4pm

    earlier this month, DJ Khaled revealed that Don C's "Arctic Orange" (or "Pink") Air Jordan 2 collaboration would be available exclusively in kids' sizing. Seemingly confirming that bit of information, Just Don officially announced the release date for the shoes, along with an explanat...

  • Weekend Sneaker Release Guide 4-13 | Complex UK

    complex.com 15 Apr '17, 3am

    Air Max Day might've been last month, but Nike is continuing strong with its roll-out of its signature running sneakers. To celebrate the 20-year anniversary of the Air Max 97, the silhouette returns in its original "Silver Bullet" colorway. In addition to the 97s, Nike is also releas...

  • Gary Payton II's KAWS Air Jordan IVs Don't Matter | Complex UK

    complex.com 07 Apr '17, 6pm

    Gary Payton II made headlines the other day. It wasn’t for his hoops prowess—the Son of Glove played 49 games with the D-League Rio Grande Valley Vipers this season, averaging a modest 14.1 points, 6.5 boards and 3.3 assists before signing a multi-year deal with the Milwaukee Bucks. I...

  • Why the Nike Air Max 1 Is More Important Than the Air Jordan 1 | Complex UK

    complex.com 26 Mar '17, 3pm

    The Air Jordan 1 -- designed by Peter Moore, who also launched the Adidas EQT line -- started the idea of signature basketball shoes being more than a one-off thing. Without it, there wouldn’t be the basketball footwear or lifestyle industry there is today, even if sneakers like the A...

  • Exclusive: Adidas has a surprise Boost release and restock tomorrow:

    Adidas Has a Surprise Boost Release Tomorrow

    complex.com 24 Mar '17, 3pm

    Nike plans on celebrating Air Max Day on Sunday, March 26, but Adidas has something up its sleeve to have people think about Boost rather than Air bubbles. Tomorrow, Adidas is planning on dropping a handful of new sneakers online, which includes two pairs of the Ultra Boost 3.0s, NMD ...

  • 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...

  • A Complete Guide to This Weekend's Sneaker Releases

    Weekend Release Guide 3-23

    complex.com 23 Mar '17, 3pm

    Air Max Day is here and Nike is capping off the celebration with a plethora of releases. The Nike Air Max 1 "Master" releases to honor 30 years of Air Max. The Swoosh is also dropping the Air VaporMax and Air Max LD-Zero for men and women. NIKEiD will be offering "Air Max Day" inspire...

  • 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 ...