complex.com Archives - 30 January 2015, Friday

  • Kanye West Felt Suffocated by Nike

    complex.com 29 Jan '15, 4pm

    Kanye West has never been one to hold back his tongue and, while on The Ellen DeGeneres Show today , spoke candidly about the differences between his experiences at adidas and Nike. "Because of this adidas deal, they allowed me a little bit of oxygen," Kanye told Ellen, while discussi...

  • Sneaker Release Guide 2015-1-29

    complex.com 29 Jan '15, 3pm

    The month of January ends on a strong note with a slew of sneakers scheduled to drop. NikeLab kicks things off by releasing two special collaborations with the Haze x Nike Air Force 1 Low and fragment design x Nike Sock Dart. Jordan Brand comes through in a major way with a super luxe...

  • Just Don x Air Jordan II Not Releasing on Nike Store

    complex.com 29 Jan '15, 3pm

    Welp, this is a huge heartbreaker for anyone who was looking forward to the Just Don x Air Jordan II release this weekend. Straight from @NikeStore, the all-blue quilted sneakers will NOT be launching online via Nike Store or NikeLab. The information was revealed on numerous occasions...

  • The Air Jordan 1 "Hare" is being retroed, and here are the leaked images

    Air Jordan 1 "Hare" Retro Preview

    complex.com 29 Jan '15, 2pm

    The original "Hare" colorway debuted in 1992 on a pair of VIIs, serving as a nod to Bugs Bunny's character, who was portrayed alongside Michael Jordan in numerous ad spots. The unmistakable color scheme would eventually return on a pair of Air Jordan 1s in 2009, solidifying the long-t...

  • Nike LeBron 12 "All-Star" Preview

    complex.com 28 Jan '15, 9pm

    LeBron James makes his usual starting appearance for the East squad and might just take to the court in this never-before-seen colorway of the Nike LeBron 12 . The Megafuse-equipped sneaker is done up in a predominantly white base with black hits throughout the upper. A translucent li...

  • Ralph Lauren to Destroy Its Line of Sneakers After Converse Lawsuit

    complex.com 26 Jan '15, 11pm

    , Ralph Lauren will scrap 36 different sneakers from its footwear line that were named by Converse in the lawsuit. The decision came after an out-of-court settlement with Converse, which is owned by Nike, in which Ralph Lauren agreed to destroy all of the "related molds, parts, tools,...

  • #FORGIRLS #LIFE | Blake Griffin's Air Jordan 1s Are Dropping Sooner Than You Think | #NEWS > @HCP520

    Blake Griffin Air Jordan 1 PE Release Details

    complex.com 26 Jan '15, 6pm

    Following the release of Carmelo Anthony and Chris Paul's special-edition Air Jordan 1s , Blake Griffin is next in line to see his own pair of high-top 1s drop. According to Finish Line Digital Content Strategist Brandon Edler , the red/white retro 1s are set to launch through Finish ...

  • 15 Great Sneakers on Sale Right Now 1-26-2015

    complex.com 26 Jan '15, 5pm

    For the majority of the people living on the East Coast right now, the main thing on their mind is how they're going to survive this upcoming snow apocalypse. Rightfully so. The NYC-area is expected to receive up to 30 inches of snow. With that said, a lot of people aren't thinking ab...

  • Big Sean on claims he stole Naya Rivera's Rolex: "Why would I have to steal a Rolex?"

    Big Sean Cover Story

    complex.com 26 Jan '15, 4pm

    Lunchtime is looming and fatigue is beginning to set in. After inciting a student stampede at Cass Tech, Sean decides it’s time to eat. We head to one of his favorite restaurants, Sweetwater Tavern, a place Sean tells me, “has the best wings ever.” As we wait for the food to arrive, a...

  • #FORGIRLS #LIFE | Check out the First Image of Kobe Bryant Rocking the Nike Kobe X | #NEWS > @HCP520

    Check out the First Image of Kobe Bryant Rocking the Nike Kobe X

    complex.com 26 Jan '15, 4pm

    that the Nike Kobe X would be unveiled on January 31, 2015. And last night on Instagram , the first image of Kobe rocking his new signature model made its way onto social media. The image of Kobe is from the cover of Chinese basketball magazine "XXL" and it features the Black Mamba ro...

  • Kicks of the Day: ASICS GEL-Lyte III "Snowman":

    Kicks of the Day: ASICS GEL-Lyte III "Snowman"

    complex.com 26 Jan '15, 3pm

    New York City and other parts of the east coast are currently bracing for a possible record blizzard this week. And unless you absolutely love the white stuff, this certainly isn't good news. Considering we can't do anything, but hope for the best, we may as well make light of the sit...

  • The 25 Best Sneaker Photos on Instagram This Week 1/25

    complex.com 25 Jan '15, 8pm

    This Winter has been unseasonably warm (so far the warmest on record!), which means your hottest heat is safe in the temperate streets. And that point was not lost on you guys when you took to Instagram this week. This time we saw heat unlike any time in recent memory, and it was real...

  • adidas Design Internships Interview

    complex.com 25 Jan '15, 6pm

    The endgame for any one with a love for sneakers is to design their own pair. Whether it be via a customization, collaboration, or getting to create an all-new silhouette from scratch, the idea of putting one's own touch to a pair of sneakers is something we all dream about. With near...

  • Nike asks you to Support Your Local with these Blazers:

    Nike Blazer wants you to Support Your Local.

    complex.com 25 Jan '15, 5pm

    In Nike’s ongoing campaign to bring attention to small local shops, their latest offering as a part of the “Support Your Local” initiative is a pair of Blazer Lows named “Stratosphere” after his family’s Atlanta skate shop. The rich red suede upper, mirroring Georgia’s red clay, creat...

  • Kicks of the Day: Nike Air Max 97 EM OG

    Kicks of the Day: Nike Air Max 97 EM OG

    complex.com 25 Jan '15, 3pm

    When the Air Max 97 first hit the scene back in 1997, Nike wasn’t shy about talking inspiration. They had looked to the new Japanese bullet trains that were revolutionizing travel in the archipelago nation, connecting cities with super fast transportation. The silver upper was a direc...

  • Nike KD 7 Aunt Pearl has angel wings.

    complex.com 24 Jan '15, 10pm

    Typically, the uppers are dominated with pink and floral patterns, but this year it seems they’ve taken a different tact. Instagram user alexwei_0305 has early photos of the pairs and what we can see are an almost entirely white upper on the KD 7, with gold accents. Pink flywires pop ...

  • Dragon Ball Z sneakers are here.

    complex.com 24 Jan '15, 6pm

    For all of you that want to combine your passion for Mexican sneakers with your love of anime: Dragon Ball Z sneakers have arrived! Heredia Clothing has put together a three-part collection of sneakers inspired directly from the Japanese animated series. The three pairs draw design an...

  • Air Jordan III and Nike Sportswear Sneaker Box Storage Unit

    complex.com 23 Jan '15, 10pm

    Forms of sneaker storage can be pretty basic. Some collectors use Ikea-based shelving units, while others opt for stackable drop-front plastic bins. And then there's a traditional group of 'heads who've run out of shits to give, and just throw their kicks back in the box and stack the...

  • Parisian label Sandro gives the Reebok Instapump Fury a high-end makeover

    Sandro x Reebok Instapump Fury Sneaker Collaboration

    complex.com 23 Jan '15, 6pm

    This time, the runner serves as the base for Reebok's collaboration with high-end French brand Sandro . The partnership is highlighted by two Instapump Fury colorways that take inspiration from the '90s aesthetic of retrofurism. There's one iteration covered in an all-white color sche...

  • The Best Sneakers in the Complex Office This Week 1-23-2015

    complex.com 23 Jan '15, 6pm

    Most of the talk in the sneaker community has been about Jordan Brand and its Remastered retros that are coming out this year. It almost makes it hard to forget that there are other options out there and different things to wear on a daily basis. At the Complex office, though, we like...

  • The Rick Owens x adidas Collab Is Getting Even Wilder This Season

    Rick Owens x adidas Fall/Winter 2015 Collection

    complex.com 23 Jan '15, 4pm

    The latest Rick Owens x adidas collection takes us back to where it all started for Fall/Winter 2015. The brands’ fourth collaboration, which just debuted at Paris Men's Fashion Week, delivers three new styles inspired by Owens' groundbreaking runners from last year . First on deck is...

  • Here's What Probably Happened When Kim Jong-un Visited a North Korean Sneaker Factory: Supreme leader Kim Jong...

    What Happens When Kim Jogn-un Visits North Korean Sneaker Factory

    complex.com 23 Jan '15, 2pm

    With his brash approach to global dominance and peculiar interests, North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un opens himself up for jokes on the Internet. Earlier today, pictures hit the 'net of Kim touring a North Korean sneaker factory and showing off the country's finest athletic foot...

  • The adidas Originals Tubular gets covered in camo

    adidas Originals Tubular "Leaf Camo"

    complex.com 23 Jan '15, 1pm

    Printed uppers have reigned supreme with the adidas Originals ZX Flux , but it's actually another Three Stripes silhouette that goes in that direction for winter. The Y-3 Qasa-infused Tubular model will soon be available in a color scheme that's decked out in a modified camouflage. Ni...

  • The SUPREME leader is a sneakerhead, too?

    Kim Jong-un Visits Sneaker Factory in North Korea

    complex.com 22 Jan '15, 8pm

    Kim Jong-un is apparently just like your typical sneakerhead. But, you know, with way more connections. When the North Korean leader isn't busy reigning supreme over his country or consuming boatloads of cheese, he inspects sneakers. According to Daily Mail , the dictator was recently...

  • adidas x Raf Simons Fall/Winter Sneaker Collection

    complex.com 22 Jan '15, 7pm

    connects with adidas yet again to drop another sneaker collection for the fall/winter season. The entire line, which was previewed on the runway yesterday during the Belgian designer's show at Paris Fashion Week , utilizes familiar sneaker silhouettes that have become staple pieces in...

  • Sneaker Release Guide 2015-1-22

    complex.com 22 Jan '15, 3pm

    We're nearly through the month and there's been no shortage of heat in January. That trend continues this weekend with another batch of sneaker drops. Nike gives one of its most popular soccer boots a makeover with the Air Footscape Magista mashup. On the Jordan Brand side, 'heads wil...

  • Flyknit Roshe Run Coming to NIKEiD

    complex.com 22 Jan '15, 3pm

    Nike took everyone by surprise last year when it combined two recent game-changing innovations with the release of the Flyknit Roshe Run . The next chapter from the popular mashup comes sooner than you think as Nike has revealed that the knitted Roshes will be coming to NIKEiD . Next ...

  • Teen Faces Criminal Charges After Botched Air Jordan Robbery Leaves Accomplice Dead

    complex.com 22 Jan '15, 3pm

    An Ohio teen has been charged after the death of one of his accomplices during an attempted robbery over Air Jordan sneakers. The December 20 incident occurred in Miami Township, Ohio outside of Dayton Mall. Three teens approached two shoppers who had just purchased the "Legend Blue" ...

  • adidas Originals Tubular Moc Runner Suede Details

    complex.com 22 Jan '15, 2pm

    The premium version features suede panels that run the length of the sneaker, from the heel wrap all the way to the toe. While the make-up gets a major transformation from its usual neoprene and mesh base, the signature elements that put the Tubular on the map remain intact, including...

  • Kicks of the Day: Raf Simons x adidas Originals Stan Smith

    Kicks of the Day: Raf Simons x adidas Originals Stan Smith

    complex.com 22 Jan '15, 1pm

    The partnership between adidas Originals and Raf Simons takes an epic turn. While the two have already collaborated on the Stan Smith model in the past, this latest batch of tennis sneakers, from adidas Originals' SS15 collection, gives the Belgian fashion designer a rare honor. Raf S...