complex.com Archives - 04 January 2013, Friday

  • Sneaker Con Atlanta - January 5, 2013

    complex.com 04 Jan '13, 8pm

    Tomorrow at noon, Sneaker Con will be kicking off the new year with its first 2013 stop in Atlanta, Georgia. Taking place at the YMCA Atlanta, the usual antics of buying, selling, and trading will of course be in full effect. You can currently purchase tickets by following the link he...

  • 10 Sneaker Trends That Need to Die in 2013: Please.

    10 Sneaker Trends That Need to Die in 2013

    complex.com 04 Jan '13, 7pm

    Trends come and go in anything but with sneakers, people seem to want to take everything to the extreme. Talk about being a lame sneakerhead , nobody wants to see or hear anyone beating a dead horse. Like Jay-Z says, let that bitch breathe! Here's 10 Sneaker Trends That Need to Die in...

  • Spotted: Victor Cruz (@TeamVic) posts up by his @Nike ad in Js. @Jumpman23 #sneakers

    Spotted: Victor Cruz Wears “Black/Red” Jordan XIs | Complex

    complex.com 04 Jan '13, 6pm

    Spotted: Rihanna and Chris Brown Wear Black Pyramid Sweatshirts for Quick Store Run 1 hour ago Spotted: Rihanna Wears Nike Air Force 1 Military Boot 2 hours ago Spotted: Frank Ocean Wears Stone Island Camo M65 Jacket 19 hours ago Spotted: Chris Brown Wears Reebok ES 22s 23 hours ago S...

  • 15 NBA Players Wearing Nike LeBrons Against LeBron James: Challenging the king.

    15 NBA Players Wearing Nike LeBrons Against LeBron James

    complex.com 04 Jan '13, 5pm

    15 NBA Players Wearing Air Jordans Against Michael Jordan and 15 NBA Players Wearing Kobes Against Kobe Bryant but now it's time to take a look at players taking on the King. From former teammates like Daniel Gibson to international stars like Manu Ginobili, a lot of NBA players have ...

  • @VANS_66 comes with a spray-painted look on the Era model #sneakers

    Vans Era "Overspray" Pack

    complex.com 03 Jan '13, 10pm

    Vans goes with an intriguing spray-painted look on this trio release of its classic Era silhouette. Offered up in white, red, and black, each canvas take showcases the colorful technique throughout the entire upper. White midsoles have been placed underneath on the package delivery, a...

  • 13 Sneakerhead Resolutions For 2013 #sneakers

    13 Sneakerhead Resolutions For 2013

    complex.com 03 Jan '13, 8pm

    So 2013 arrived and you haven't had the chance to reflect on the changes you need to make in your life — more than just a buyer's guide we are a spiritual guide talk good shit. 2012 saw people who like sneakers quickly become obsessed. We don't condemn someone for wanting every releas...

  • The 10 Biggest Sneaker Stories of 2012, Told in GIFs

    The Biggest Sneaker Stories of 2012 in GIFs

    complex.com 03 Jan '13, 5pm

    2012 was filled with crazy stories, from the 25 Most Surprising Things in Sneakers to the years of anticipation for the Air Yeezy II, and finishing up with the now traditional Air Jordan XI December release (which went as planned ). We're already anticipating 2013 being a good year fo...

  • Spotted: @Wale breaks out some limited @adidasoriginals. #sneakers

    Spotted: Wale Wears adidas Pro Model II “Detroit Player” |

    complex.com 03 Jan '13, 5pm

    Spotted: Teyana Taylor Rocks "Chicago" Jordan Xs 20 hours ago Spotted: Chris Pine Rocks Vans Sk8-Hi 22 hours ago Spotted: Jay-Z Wears Lanvin Padded Gilet Coat During New Year's Eve Performance 1 day ago Spotted: Nas Wears Air Jordan IVs in NYC 1 day ago Spotted: Kanye West Wears Nike ...

  • The 20 Best #Sneakers in the NCAA This Week

    The 20 Best Sneakers in the NCAA This Week

    complex.com 02 Jan '13, 8pm

    is dominated by one the season's best footwear matchups. The UNC Tar Heels and the UNLV Rebels are both regulars in our weekly coverage and this week the two schools went head-to-head, with North Carolina coming out victorious. Check out The 20 Best Sneakers in the NCAA This Week to s...

  • 25 Sneakers We're Looking Forward to in 2013

    complex.com 02 Jan '13, 6pm

    We're kicking off the new year properly by taking a look at future releases so we can get our sneaker money set aside properly. 2013 is looking like it's going to be filled with snakeskin covered sneakers from a number of brands looking to take advantage of the Chinese Zodiac calendar...

  • The final recap of our Best of 2012 #Sneaker Roundtable

    Recap: Best of 2012: The Top 10 Sneakers of the Year

    complex.com 02 Jan '13, 5pm

    legendary DJ and sneaker expert, DJ Clark Kent, founder of Influence Mktg, Jay Corbin , founder and front man of Nice Kicks , Matt Halfhill, Ronnie Fieg of Kith , Jesse Villanueva of ALIFE , Frank the Butcher of Butcher's Blo ck TV , Complex Sneaker Editor Russ Bengtson and Director o...

  • 10 Reasons The Sneaker Hype Won't Die Down in 2013 #sneakers

    10 Reasons The Sneaker Hype Won't Die Down in 2013

    complex.com 02 Jan '13, 3pm

    The sneaker game has changed significantly in the past 366 days (leap year) — unless you're new to the this, you have noticed through social media that the popularity keeps building every week and it doesn't look like it is slowing down. Most things are fads or trends when it comes to...

  • The 25 Most Surprising Things In #Sneakers Of 2012

    The 25 Most Surprising Things In Sneakers Of 2012

    complex.com 01 Jan '13, 9pm

    Over the last few years, sneakerheads have become accustomed to knowing anything and everything there is to know about upcoming releases. And not just releases, either — signings, commercials, even what athletes are gonna wear in any given game. To some it's good to be in the know, to...

  • Spotted: @ScHoolBoyQ hits the @49ers game in Js. @jumpman23 #sneakers

    Schoolboy Q Wears Air Jordan 6s [Spotted]

    complex.com 01 Jan '13, 9pm

    Spotted: Jay-Z Wears Saint Laurent Paris at NYE Show in Brooklyn 20 minutes ago Spotted: Check Out The Sneakers Celebrities Rocked In December 3 hours ago The 30 Best Celebrity Sneaker Moments of 2012 5 hours ago Spotted: Kanye West Wears Nike Air Force 1s 1 day ago Spotted: Stalley R...

  • Spotted: Check Out The Sneakers Celebrities Rocked In December #sneakers

    Spotted: Check Out The Sneakers Celebrities Rocked In December

    complex.com 01 Jan '13, 6pm

    Every day, Complex scours the Internet to find celebrities rocking the freshest kicks and posts them to our Spotted column. To make sure you didn’t miss anything, we’ve compiled the best on-feet celebrity sneaker moments of the month. Click on the thumbnails above to view the gallery,...

  • Here it is. The #1 Sneaker of the Year...

    Best of 2012: The Nike Lunar Flyknit HTM NRG is the #1 Sneaker of the Year

    complex.com 01 Jan '13, 6pm

    It's that time of year again. Time to reflect back on the best sneaker releases of the year and 2012 has been filled with memorable footwear moments. To determine the Top 10 Sneakers of 2012 , we gathered a panel of experts for a round table battle discussion. The panel includes legen...

  • The 30 Best Celebrity Sneaker Moments of 2012 #sneakers

    The 30 Best Celebrity Sneaker Moments of 2012

    complex.com 01 Jan '13, 4pm

    Sometimes it's not just about the sneaker. When the right sneaker is worn by exactly the right person at exactly the right time, it becomes something completely different — a capital-M Moment. We went through the 2012 archives and picked out the 30 dopest looks for the year including ...

  • The #2 Sneaker of the Year has been determined...

    Best of 2012: The Air Jordan IV "Black/Red" is the #2 Sneaker of the Year

    complex.com 01 Jan '13, 4pm

    Few sneakers can stir up memories the way the Air Jordan IV can. The return of the Black and Red colorway of the Air Jordan IV this year was the first time 'heads had a chance to re-up (without buying a two-sneaker pack) since 1999. But whether you remember MJ hitting "The Shot" over ...

  • Spotted: Kanye West Wears Nike Air Force 1s: All-white.

    Spotted: Kanye West Wears Nike Air Force 1s

    complex.com 31 Dec '12, 9pm

    Spotted: Stalley Rocks Air Jordan Is 2 hours ago Spotted: Kid Cudi Wears Surface to Air Leather Jacket 3 hours ago Spotted: The Game Wears Air Jordan XI 5 hours ago Spotted: The Dream Rocks “South Beach” Nike LeBron 8s 20 hours ago Spotted: Trinidad James Wears “Flip” Air Jordan IIIs ...

  • Spotted: @Stalley hits the studio in Js. @Jumpman23 #sneakers

    Spotted: Stalley Rocks Air Jordan Is

    complex.com 31 Dec '12, 7pm

    Spotted: Kid Cudi Wears Surface to Air Leather Jacket 52 minutes ago Spotted: The Game Wears Air Jordan XI 2 hours ago Spotted: The Dream Rocks “South Beach” Nike LeBron 8s 17 hours ago Spotted: Trinidad James Wears “Flip” Air Jordan IIIs 19 hours ago Swizz Beatz Gets New Android Homm...

  • Here it is. The #3 Sneaker of the Year...

    Best of 2012: The Nike LeBron X is the #3 Sneaker of the Year

    complex.com 31 Dec '12, 6pm

    It's that time of year again. Time to reflect back on the best sneaker releases of the year and 2012 has been filled with memorable footwear moments. To determine the Top 10 Sneakers of 2012 , we gathered a panel of experts for a round table battle discussion. The panel includes legen...

  • Votes are in. The #4 Sneaker of the Year is...

    Best of 2012: The Supreme x Nike Air Force 1 "Camo" is the #4 Sneaker of the Year

    complex.com 31 Dec '12, 4pm

    It's that time of year again. Time to reflect back on the best sneaker releases of the year and 2012 has been filled with memorable footwear moments. To determine the Top 10 Sneakers of 2012 , we gathered a panel of experts for a round table battle discussion. The panel includes legen...

  • Spotted: @TrinidadJamesGG rocks some underrated Js. @Jumpman23 #sneakers

    Spotted: Trinidad James Wears “Flip” Air Jordan IIIs | Complex

    complex.com 30 Dec '12, 11pm

    Swizz Beatz Gets New Android Homme Sneakers 1 hour ago Spotted: Stalley Rocks Nike LeBron 8 “Entourages” 2 hours ago Spotted: Jay-Z Wears Nike Air Force 180 Mids 5 hours ago Spotted: Nas Wears Air Jordan IVs in Las Vegas 1 day ago Kanye West Wears Face Masks Onstage at His Atlantic Ci...

  • Find out which pair of designer sneakers @THEREALSWIZZZ just got:

    Swizz Beatz Gets New Android Homme Sneakers

    complex.com 30 Dec '12, 9pm

    is no stranger to designer sneakers or Android Homme . So put the two together and you get a preview from the producer of his new Android Homme Super Nova Hi sneakers . The brand is known for its high-top luxury kicks and has been worn by Justin Bieber , Usher , and Jay-Z , amongst ot...

  • A Complete Sneaker Guide To 'More Than a Game' @KingJames @DruOnDemand @SianCotton85 @RomeTrav @ChillWill03

    A Complete Sneaker Guide To 'More Than a Game'

    complex.com 30 Dec '12, 6pm

    It has been a long road, but LeBron James has finally made it — a champion in every aspect and he is having a good-ass time doing it . Hate it or love it, The Chosen One is going to go down in history as one of the best to ever play the game. Along the way a documentary was made to sh...

  • The 25 Best Sneaker Photos on Instagram This Week. #sneakers #complexkicks

    The 25 Best Sneaker Photos on Instagram This Week

    complex.com 30 Dec '12, 5pm

    During the week, Complex scours Instagram to see what fresh kicks people are rocking. We pride ourselves on rocking our kicks not stocking them, so we’ve compiled the best on-fe et sneaker photos ranked by heat and quality of the sneaker from celebrities as well as people who use the ...

  • Louis Vuitton lets you blow insane amounts of money while skiing with new retail store:

    Louis Vuitton Opens Slope-Side Retail Concept in Switzerland

    complex.com 29 Dec '12, 11pm

    Need a place to ball out after you hit the slopes? Louis Vuitton is your answer. If you ever find your self sans luxury goods in the midst of runs down the Alps, you can now hit up the luxury goods retailer's new brick-and-mortar location in Switzerland. The store experience evokes ev...

  • Spotted: @Nas rocks Jordans in Vegas. @Jumpman23 #sneakers

    Spotted: Nas Wears Air Jordan IVs in Las Vegas

    complex.com 29 Dec '12, 6pm

    Kanye West Wears Face Masks Onstage at His Atlantic City Revel Concert 4 hours ago Spotted: Teyana Taylor Wears Nike Air Flightposites 21 hours ago Spotted: Pusha T Rocks Balmain and Christian Louboutin Onstage at the Koko Concert 22 hours ago Spotted: J.R. Smith Wears “Playoff” Air J...

  • Breaking into the the top 5: The #5 Sneaker of the Year is...

    Best of 2012: The Air Jordan XI is the #5 Sneaker of the Year

    complex.com 28 Dec '12, 6pm

    It's that time of year again. Time to reflect back on the best sneaker releases of the year and 2012 has been filled with memorable footwear moments. To determine the Top 10 Sneakers of 2012, we gathered a panel of experts for a round table battle discussion. The panel includes legend...

  • The #6 Sneaker of the Year is...

    Best of 2012: The Nike Air Yeezy II is the #6 Sneaker of the Year

    complex.com 28 Dec '12, 4pm

    Even after the year or so of hype that surrounded the Nike Air Yeezy II had hardly even receded when Kanye proclaimed that the Yeezy had jumped over the Jumpman. The debate was so heavy, in this year's Top 10 Sneakers of the Year roundtable, our panel of industry heavyweights needed t...