complex.com Archives - 16 January 2013, Wednesday

  • 10 Brands That Should Have Never Made #Sneakers

    10 Brands That Should Have Never Made Sneakers

    complex.com 16 Jan '13, 9pm

    Sneaker brands come and go, and you can't be mad at someone for chasing their dreams. You can be mad if a company has tons of money and blows it on making sh*tty stuff, someone makes the same mistake twice, people jump into lanes they just shouldn't be in in the first place, or worse,...

  • Get a detailed look at the Crystal Mint edition of @SJanoski's Zoom Stefan Janoski from @NikeSB:

    Nike SB Zoom Stefan Janoski "Crystal Mint"

    complex.com 16 Jan '13, 8pm

    Here we get a closer look at Nike SB's forthcoming minty fresh iteration of the brand-favorite Zoom Stefan Janosk i . The skate low-tops note canvas construction, as contrasting brown waxed laces offset the Mint-colored spread. Keep it locked to Complex to find out when these Jans wil...

  • 25 Things You Didn't Know About the Air Max 1 @nikesportswear @nike #sneakers

    25 Things You Didn't Know About the Air Max 1

    complex.com 16 Jan '13, 6pm

    In 1987, Nike launched one of their most innovative and groundbreaking designs, the Nike Air Max. Known now to some as the Air Max 87 and to others as the Air Max 1, the first sneaker to feature a visible Air cushioning unit in the heel set the direction for countless designs that use...

  • Introducing Complex TV's Quickstrike featuring @DJClarkKent and @RussBengtson

    Introducing Quickstrike With DJ Clark Kent and Russ Bengtson

    complex.com 16 Jan '13, 3pm

    Ever want to know how two of the most respected 'heads in the sneaker game feel about the latest sneaker release? Today we introduce a new Complex TV series, Quickstrike, featuring God's favorite DJ, DJ Clark Kent and Complex Sneaker Editor, Russ Bengtson. In today's episode they brea...

  • Nike "Black History Month" Collection

    complex.com 15 Jan '13, 8pm

    Today, the Swoosh officially unveils its forthcoming Black History Month selection from both the Nike Sportswear range as well as the Nike Basketball department. The hoops collection features the Kobe 8 , KD V , and LeBron X signatures, all noting black, grey, and orange shading with ...

  • Get a detailed look at @KingJames' LeBron X "Volt Dunkman" from @NikeBasketball: #sneakers

    Nike LeBron X "Volt Dunkman"

    complex.com 15 Jan '13, 6pm

    Originally slated for a release this month, Nike has since pushed back the drop of the anticipated Volt Dunkman variation of the LeBron X . The basketball kicks showcase the can't-miss hue throughout the upper, as silver accents and detailing offset the bright backdrop. The midsole th...

  • A number of Vans made today's Best Artist Collaboration Sneakers of the Past Decade

    13. KAWS x Vans "The Simpsons" — The 25 Best Artist Collaboration Sneakers of the Past Decade |

    complex.com 15 Jan '13, 6pm

    The Simpsons VANS collection featured a great range of talents-Geoff McFettridge, Mister Cartoon, NECKFACE, STASH, Tony Munoz, and more. KAWS, through bored-in-class style drawings on lined paper, turns the chukka into the most dynamic of the bunch. He gives the characters trademark x...

  • The 25 Best Artist Collaboration #Sneakers of the Past Decade

    The 25 Best Artist Collaboration Sneakers of the Past Decade

    complex.com 15 Jan '13, 5pm

    Sneaker collaborations have become tremendously popular over the past decade. What was once reserved for a handful of well known artists and boutiques, has become a sea of creations from creative types from around the world. Simply put, there is a ton of artists using sneakers as a ca...

  • A classic from the @Jumpman23 vault is set to return. #sneakers

    Air Jordan V Retro "Grape"

    complex.com 14 Jan '13, 11pm

    There may be plenty to choose from now but you can't beat the return of original colorways of the Air Jordan line. This spring, the White/New Emerald-Grape-Ice Blue colorway, known by most as simply the Grapes, returns in near original form. The Air Jordan V "Grapes" are set to drop o...

  • 10 #Sneakers to Wear to An Office Job That Won't Get You Fired

    10 Sneakers to Wear to An Office Job That Won't Get You Fired

    complex.com 14 Jan '13, 8pm

    Not everybody has the luxury of wearing sneakers to the office like we do , and we know that not everybody has the heat around the office like we do . Even with a strict dress code at your office job, there are plenty of options to get your sneaker fix in without feeling the heat from...

  • .@PremiumPete & @Dallas_Penn sit down with @rehamhabib for their latest @SNKRFNDSUNITE podcast #sneakers

    Sneaker Fiends Unite! Podcast Episode 7 with Reham Habib of Jordan Brand

    complex.com 14 Jan '13, 8pm

    Premium Pete and Dallas Penn are back, this time welcoming special guest, Reham Habib, Jordan Brand's GM for the greater China region. During the on-hand sit-down, you will hear Habib speak on what to expect during the next year as well as an additional discussion on reseller prices. ...

  • A Complete Footwear History of Kobe Bryant vs. LeBron James Matchups

    complex.com 14 Jan '13, 4pm

    This week one of the most-hyped games of the year is about to go down, LeBron versus Kobe — arguably the best two players to lace-up their sneakers 100+ times a year since Michael left the game. Not only have the athletic battles been epic but the sneaker face-offs (25 to date) have b...

  • .@adidas releases a bright blue take on the adicourt Gonzales #sneakers

    adidas adicourt Gonzales "Aqua Blue"

    complex.com 13 Jan '13, 8pm

    adidas Skateboarding has laced this new release of the adicourt Gonzales with a bright blue drape. The canvas kicks then feature black leather detailing at the heel, which bears Mark Gonzales' signature artwork. Complementing white laces coincide with the midsole and lining accordingl...

  • 50 Photos of an Insane OG Air Jordan Collection @Jumpman23

    50 Photos of an Insane OG Air Jordan Collection

    complex.com 13 Jan '13, 7pm

    The return of the Nike Air to the heel of the upcoming Air Jordan III Retro has had a lot of people buzzing lately. It seems to have a different effect on everyone, whether you love it or hate it, there's no doubt you probably can appreciate seeing a dope ass vintage collection. User ...

  • The Top 5 Stories from Complex Sneakers This Week

    complex.com 13 Jan '13, 7pm

    Because we know it's sometimes hard for you guys to keep up with everything we do here at the Complex Sneaker department, we've chosen to utilize Sunday as a slight catchup day. Here we showcase our top stories from throughout the past week, just to keep you up on what's what. So if y...

  • Marc Jacobs talks about not wanting to work at Dior, seeing Victoria Beckham with a fake Louis Vuitton bag, and more:

    Marc Jacobs Discusses Dior, Seeing Victoria Beckham with a Fake Louis Vuitton Bag, and More

    complex.com 13 Jan '13, 6pm

    You can always count on Marc Jacobs to keep an interview interesting. The designer shared quite a bit when he sat down with Fern Mallis for a Q&A at 92Y in New York earlier this week. He discussed hiring Tom Ford to work at Perry Ellis, getting the top job at Louis Vuitton, and not wa...

  • The 30 Best #Sneakers in the @NBA This Week @NikeBasketball @Jumpman23 @adidasUS

    The 30 Best Sneakers in the NBA This Week

    complex.com 13 Jan '13, 4pm

    Another week, another display of dope kicks on the court. This week there is no shortage of retro Jordan heat, some player exclusives and a few surprises in our Best Sneakers in the NBA coverage. If you want to see what the NBA's best players were rocking, hit the jump to check out Th...

  • The 25 Best Sneaker Photos on Instagram This Week

    complex.com 13 Jan '13, 12am

    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 ...

  • .@TeamVic was spotted in Milan rocking @MarceloBurlonx and @Balenciaga:

    Spotted: Victor Cruz Wears Marcelo Burlon T-Shirt and Balenciaga Hi-Top Sneakers in Milan

    complex.com 12 Jan '13, 10pm

    With the New York Giants deciding to lose to teams they should have beat, it gives team members such as Victor Cruz an early off-season and chance to ball over the globe. Most recently the star receiver was spotted in Milan, rocking a Marcelo Burlon T-shirt and white hi-top Balenciaga...

  • .@ITSJEREMYSCOTT and @adidasOriginals have some new admirers in the form of imitators.

    Shwing Knocks Off adidas Originals Jeremy Scott Wings

    complex.com 12 Jan '13, 9pm

    They say imitation is the biggest form of flattery but if you've ever been on the receiving end of a biter, you know that it's no good. In 2009, adidas Originals launched their first collection from Jeremy Scott. It was something that the sneaker community had never seen before. The d...

  • The 10 Most Important Things That Happened In #Sneakers This Week

    The 10 Most Important Things That Happened In Sneakers This Week

    complex.com 12 Jan '13, 8pm

    Just in case you aren't able to check the sneaker news on the daily, we have decided to come through with a little weekly recap, highlighting the most important kicks happenings from the past seven days. This week, we saw John Wall leave Reebok, Tony Parker join PEAK, Russell Westbroo...

  • Peep this new Hawaiian edition of the @VANS_66 Era #sneakers

    Vans Era "Hawaiian"

    complex.com 12 Jan '13, 6pm

    Vans goes with some island favor on this new release of the classic Era model. The Van Doren variation features canvas construction with Hawaiian-proper print throughout. Complementing white laces accompany the low-tops, coinciding with the midsole accordingly. You can pick up the new...

  • Check this camo colorway of the Free Trainer 3.0 from @Nike #sneakers

    Nike Free Trainer 3.0 "Camo"

    complex.com 12 Jan '13, 5pm

    Camouflage patterning drapes this new drop of the lightweight Free Trainer 3.0 from the Swoosh. The performance pair features the brand's Dynamic Fit System for ultimate comfort, support, and fit, of course with a Free sole unit sitting underneath. If you're into the green trainer, yo...

  • Spotted: Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) chills in classic Jordans. @Jumpman23 #sneakers

    Spotted: Kevin Durant Rocks Air Jordan XIs

    complex.com 12 Jan '13, 4pm

    Spotted: Kanye West Rocks Maison Martin Margiela for H&M Coat While Out with Kim Kardashian 10 minutes ago Spotted: Wale Rocks "Cork" Nike LeBron Xs 1 day ago Spotted: Victor Cruz Wears Nike Air Max 1s 1 day ago Spotted: Wale Rocks Nike Foamposites For His Latest Video 1 day ago Spott...

  • Russell Westbrook breaks out some dope Air Jordan III PEs. @russwest44 @jumpman23 #whynot

    Russell Westbrook Breaks Out Air Jordan III PEs in L.A.

    complex.com 12 Jan '13, 5am

    When you play at the Staples Center, you have to come correct. So this was the perfect chance for Russell Westbrook to debut a road pair of Air Jordan III PEs. Done up with Thunder-proper orange and blue accents, the black/cement IIIs also feature a yellow logo on the heel counters. W...

  • Check out 10 of the #Sneakers Worn Around the @ComplexMag Offices This Week

    10 Sneakers Worn In the Complex Office This Week

    complex.com 11 Jan '13, 7pm

    We talk kicks all day on the site and on our Twitter but don't get it twisted, we live this. There are so many dope kicks being worn around the Complex office on a daily basis that we decided to give you a look at what you can find on any given day. From vintage gems to newly released...

  • The Handbag Museum in Seoul, Korea is unsurprisingly shaped like a handbag:

    The Handbag Museum in Seoul, Korea Is Unsurprisingly Shaped Like a Handbag

    complex.com 11 Jan '13, 6pm

    The Simone Handbag Museum in Seoul, Korea is a five-story building designed by Korean architects UAD and Charlie Smith Design that actually has a collection of over 300 handbags. And just so you know they're not joking around with this museum, they've shaped its exterior design into a...

  • .@Wale steps out in an upcoming @KingJames release:

    Spotted: Wale Rocks “Cork” Nike LeBron Xs | Complex

    complex.com 11 Jan '13, 3pm

    Spotted: Victor Cruz Wears Nike Air Max 1s 19 hours ago Spotted: Wale Rocks Nike Foamposites For His Latest Video 21 hours ago Spotted: Penny Hardaway Shows Off His New Foamposites 1 day ago Spotted: A$AP Rocky Wears Pyrex Vision Flannel and Hoodie in Latest Episode of Decoded 1 day a...

  • .@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...