complex.com Archives - 10 January 2013, Thursday

  • .@NikeBasketball reveals @KobeBryant's Year of the Snake collection: #sneakers

    Nike Kobe 8 "Year of the Snake" Collection

    complex.com 10 Jan '13, 8pm

    Already a perfect fit for Year of the Snake transformations, The Black Mamba's new Kobe 8 will be subject to a trio of such drops. The standout from the collection is a black scaly edition with two remaining red renditions also becoming available. The final red pair sports an Engineer...

  • 10 Essential Items To Bring on a Sneaker Campout

    complex.com 10 Jan '13, 8pm

    If you're putting in the time in the elements to get those uber-rare kicks, you need to be prepared for anything. You never know what could happen that might take you away from that quickstrike you've been eyeing since last spring, and nobody is going to want to hear your sob story if...

  • The 20 Coolest #Sneaker Accoutrements

    The 20 Coolest Sneaker Accoutrements

    complex.com 10 Jan '13, 5pm

    Obviously we all appreciate some fresh sneakers but sometimes the extras that are included with the sneaker release are just as dope. We're not talking buy a whole package to get all the matching gear (though a matching tee can be a good look) — we're talking about the stuff that's pa...

  • Interview: Head of @ReebokHoops Todd Krinsky Clears The Air About the Future @ReebokClassics

    Interview: Clearing the Air, The Truth About Reebok Basketball's Future Plans

    complex.com 09 Jan '13, 11pm

    I think that when I allude to the fact that we're going to do things a little different, certainly our heritage, retro models and the lifestyle part of our business will have a bigger influence on what we do. We're definitely going to still make performance product, but it will probab...

  • Jordan Spiz'ike "Black History Month": Volt.

    Jordan Spiz'ike "Black History Month"

    complex.com 09 Jan '13, 9pm

    A Volt Black History Month drop from JB — why not? Here we take a look at another BHM offering that will be let loose next month, as Jordan goes with the can't-miss hue on its Spiz'ike model. Of course, elephant print detailing has been utilized, with BHM branding tagging the shoe ato...

  • The 10 Best Jobs In Sneakers

    The 10 Best Jobs In Sneakers

    complex.com 09 Jan '13, 6pm

    With the rise of sneaker culture at an all-time high, it seems like people are trying to get in while the business is so prosperous — can't blame the move. The tough part is having no experience and knowing what is even really available. Contrary to what some believe, wearing cool sho...

  • Before The Deal: What The NBA's Best Players Wore Before They Got A Sneaker Contract

    Before The Deal: What The NBA's Best Players Wore Before They Got A Sneaker Contract

    complex.com 09 Jan '13, 4pm

    Sneaker moments are etched into our memories in ways that most of us will never forget. A lot of those memories come from our favorite players inking deals that land them signature sneakers, special colorways, or at the very least, some early access to dope kicks. But what about befor...

  • Kicks of the Day: Vans Rowley Pro "Motorhead" @VANS_66 #sneakers

    Kicks of the Day: Vans Rowley Pro "Motorhead"

    complex.com 09 Jan '13, 3pm

    Vans and Motorhead have joined forces on a collection of the Cali brand's Rowley Pro model. Pictured above is the appropriated white colorway of the extreme low-tops, which feature suede and leather utilized throughout. Motorhead branding has been utilized at the heel and insole, as y...

  • Air Jordan XI Low "White/Black/Red"

    complex.com 08 Jan '13, 11pm

    dropped in a low-cut white and red version in the spring of 2012 and now another version is set to drop this spring. This upcoming 2013 release is set for June 8th and features the timeless Chicago Bulls colorway but they've flipped the script to give us a combination we've yet to see...

  • This autographed pair of Air Yeezy IIs will be up for auction later this week:

    Kanye West-Signed and Worn Nike Air Yeezy II Up for Auction

    complex.com 08 Jan '13, 8pm

    In order to raise money for the victims of Hurricane Sandy, Re/Create New York has gathered up a gang of celebrities who have donated a variety of items, which will then be auctioned off. One such selection is a Pair of Yeezy IIs , signed (and worn) by the man himself, Kanye West. For...

  • 23 Ways The Air Jordan III Revolutionized #Sneakers @jumpman23

    23 Ways The Air Jordan III Revolutionized Sneakers

    complex.com 08 Jan '13, 4pm

    Michael Jordan's sneakers ruffled feathers from the very first time he set foot on an NBA court wearing Air Jordans. Sometimes that pushing of the limits can result in amazing things. With the Air Jordan III celebrating its 25th anniversary this year and Jordan Brand answering the pra...

  • .@HerschelSupply and @NewBalance tease their upcoming sneaker collection:

    Herschel Supply Co. x New Balance Collection

    complex.com 07 Jan '13, 11pm

    Included in their upcoming capsule collection, Herschel Supply Co. and New Balance award with a detailed look at the six sneaker drop of the 420 and H710 silhouettes. Each makeup will be optioned in a red, Navy, and black colorways, featuring suede upper construction with leather bran...

  • .@NikeBasketball reveals another new colorway of @KobeBryant's Kobe 8:

    Nike Kobe 8 "Green/Yellow"

    complex.com 07 Jan '13, 9pm

    Nike Basketball continues to utilize the camouflage look on Kobe's current signature with the latest surfacing colorway featuring a green and yellow tandem. The hoops low-tops note a predominantly green backdrop, as yellow shading takes care of the Swoosh branding, Bryant signature, a...

  • 10 Ways To Tell Your Sneaker Habit Has Become a Serious Problem

    10 Ways To Tell Your Sneaker Habit Has Become a Serious Problem

    complex.com 07 Jan '13, 9pm

    We all have to seek help at times. It's a part of life. When it comes to being a sneakerhead, we tend to let our collecting habits take over our lives. You may need help and you may not even know it, so here's 10 Ways To Tell Your Sneaker Habit Has Become a Serious Problem . We'll lea...

  • Win a Pair of Air Jordan XIs through @ComplexMag x @KickzStore

    Win a Pair of Air Jordan XI "Black and Red"

    complex.com 07 Jan '13, 8pm

    Here's your chance to cop a pair of Black and Red Air Jordan XIs. Thanks to the guys over at KickzStore we're hooking up Complex readers with a pair of the highly coveted Jordans. How To Win A Pair of Air Jordan XIs: 1. Follow @ComplexMag and @Kickzstore and Tweet: "Win a Pair of Air ...

  • Spotted: @AngelaSimmons shows off her Jordan game. @Jumpman23 #sneakers

    Angela Simmons Wears Air Jordan 4s [Spotted]

    complex.com 07 Jan '13, 6pm

    Spotted: Drake Rocks Nike Air Force 1s 2 hours ago Spotted: Rick Ross & Stalley Post Up In Reebok & Nike 21 hours ago Spotted: Kid Cudi Wears Air Jordan IIIs On The Red Carpet 1 day ago Spotted: Bun B Gets A Pair Of Reebok Kamikaze IIs 1 day ago Spotted: Adrienne Bailon Wears Air Jord...

  • The 10 Best Signature #Sneaker Lines That Lasted Only One Sneaker

    The 10 Best Signature Sneaker Lines That Lasted Only One Sneaker

    complex.com 07 Jan '13, 5pm

    As an athlete, the potential for endorsement deals is sometimes bigger than the contract your actual team pays you. A couple months ago we took a look at the Best Signature Sneakers of All Time but not everyone can have a list of great sneakers like Michael Jordan . Sometimes one chan...

  • .@VANS_66 drops off a camo take on the Half Cab:

    Vans Half Cab "Camo"

    complex.com 07 Jan '13, 3pm

    If you didn't find anything in our recent skate sneaker buyer's guide , then maybe you'll be happy with this new camouflage release from Vans. The California brand has laced its heralded Half Cab silhouette with a woodland camo spread, then paired with black suede to complement. A con...

  • No choice but to shout @KicksForAfrica & @SneakTechnique for making it to Complex with the SneakerSwap! 2013 let's MOVE

    Sneaker Swap — 10 Sneaker Events To Attend in 2013 |

    complex.com 07 Jan '13, 12am

    Sneaker Swap has been held in Connecticut for the last two years but we've heard rumors they may be taking the show to NYC at some point in the future. The thing that separates Sneaker Swap from other sneaker events is the amount of charity. The event raises awareness and brings peopl...

  • 10 Sneaker Events To Attend in 2013

    complex.com 06 Jan '13, 9pm

    Now that the New Year has started it's time to make sure you get those kicks you've been putting off for a while and the ones you're looking forward to . It's also time to start planning for how you're gonna step your sneaker game up in 2013. 13 Sneakerhead Resolutions is a good place...

  • Spotted: @RickyRozay & @Stalley rock @ReebokClassics & @KingJames' #sneakers for a video shoot.

    Spotted: Rick Ross & Stalley Post Up In Reebok & Nike

    complex.com 06 Jan '13, 9pm

    Spotted: Kid Cudi Wears Air Jordan IIIs On The Red Carpet 3 hours ago Spotted: Bun B Gets A Pair Of Reebok Kamikaze IIs 23 hours ago Spotted: Adrienne Bailon Wears Air Jordan IXs 1 day ago Spotted: Kendrick Lamar Rocks "Galaxy" Nike Zoom Rookies 1 day ago Spotted: LeBron James Wears N...

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

    The 25 Best Sneaker Photos on Instagram This Week

    complex.com 06 Jan '13, 7pm

    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 ...

  • .@VANS_66 lets loose a black and camouflage colorway of the Era 59 #sneakers

    Vans Era 59 "Black/Camo"

    complex.com 06 Jan '13, 7pm

    Vans makes good use of camouflage detailing on this new release of the Era 59 model. The kicks feature a predominantly black spread with the camo touches being highlighted at the tongue and the heel. Tonal laces accompany the pair, while a contrasting white midsole offsets underneath....

  • Spotted: Kid Cudi (@ducidni) hits the red carpet in Jordans. @Jumpman23 #sneakers

    Spotted: Kid Cudi Wears Air Jordan IIIs On The Red Carpet

    complex.com 06 Jan '13, 6pm

    Spotted: Bun B Gets A Pair Of Reebok Kamikaze IIs 20 hours ago Spotted: Adrienne Bailon Wears Air Jordan IXs 23 hours ago Spotted: Kendrick Lamar Rocks "Galaxy" Nike Zoom Rookies 1 day ago Spotted: LeBron James Wears Nike Air Force 1s 1 day ago Spotted: Chris Brown Rocks Jordan IIIs i...

  • .@nikesb drops off a Khaki colorway of @sjanoski's Zoom Stefan Janoski #sneakers

    Nike SB Zoom Stefan Janoski "Khaki/Hyper Red"

    complex.com 06 Jan '13, 5pm

    With the upcoming Jan oski colorways continuing to surface, today we showcase one of Nike SB's latest options to hit shelves. This particular pair sports a Khaki-colored suede upper, featuring tonal branding alongside and coming equipped with contrasting Hyper Red laces. A white midso...

  • Gucci, Prada, Versace, and Louis Vuitton are still the most popular labels mentioned in hip-hop songs

    Gucci, Prada, Versace, and Louis Vuitton are Still the Most Popular Labels Mentioned in Hip-Hop Songs

    complex.com 06 Jan '13, 3pm

    Rappers have been name-dropping fashion brands in their tracks for years. And acording to Mahbod Moghadam , co-founder of Rap Genius, Gucci is still the most popular label mentioned in hip-hop songs. Prada takes the number two spot, followed by Versace and then Louis Vuitton . Surpris...

  • Spotted: @ReebokClassics hooks up @BunBTrillOG with an upcoming retro release. #sneakers

    Spotted: Bun B Gets A Pair Of Reebok Kamikaze IIs

    complex.com 05 Jan '13, 9pm

    Spotted: Adrienne Bailon Wears Air Jordan IXs 19 hours ago Spotted: Kendrick Lamar Rocks "Galaxy" Nike Zoom Rookies 1 day ago Spotted: LeBron James Wears Nike Air Force 1s 1 day ago Spotted: Chris Brown Rocks Jordan IIIs in Hollywood 1 day ago Spotted: Victor Cruz Wears “Black/Red” Jo...

  • The 30 Best #Sneakers in the NBA This Week

    The 30 Best Sneakers in the NBA This Week

    complex.com 05 Jan '13, 8pm

    The NBA continues to roll towards the upcoming All Star Weekend festivities in Houston, Texas. This week saw players reaching further into their collections to pull out some kicks we haven't seen this weekend. Michigan colorways of the Air Max Uptempos Air Flight 89s and Air Jordan XX...

  • Nike SB Zoom Stefan Janoski - Upcoming Colorways: Colorful collection.

    Nike SB Zoom Stefan Janoski - Upcoming Colorways

    complex.com 05 Jan '13, 7pm

    After an onslaught of 2012 releases of the Zoom Stefan Janoski , Nike SB seemingly shows no signs of slowing down on its ever-popular skate model, as today we showcase a variety of upcoming options. Highlighted are leather, perforated leather, canvas, and strapped iterations, of which...

  • The 10 Coolest Skate #Sneakers Available Right Now

    The 10 Coolest Skate Sneakers Available Right Now

    complex.com 05 Jan '13, 7pm

    You guys already know. You don't have to be a skater to rock the coinciding kicks these days. But whether you do in fact board or not, brands have taken notice of the demand and thus continued to expand their skateboard-friendly repertoires. Whether it's for performance or for looks o...