complex.com Archives - 21 January 2013, Monday

  • .@Jumpman23 reveals its Black History Month collection #sneakers

    Jordan Brand “Black History Month” 2013 Collection | Complex

    complex.com 21 Jan '13, 10pm

    While you may be catching the Knicks/Nets game right now, where Carmelo is currently donning his BHM Melo M9 makeup, accordingly, today JB has revealed its triple threat Black History Month collection. Comprised of the Melo M9 , Spiz'ike , and Jordan 1 , speckled treatments captivate ...

  • .@jcrew and @newbalance present their latest collab #sneakers

    J.Crew x New Balance 998 "Dark Military"

    complex.com 21 Jan '13, 9pm

    In keeping their impressive run of collabs going, J.Crew and New Balance have dropped off another new colorway of the 998 model. The sneaks feature a predominantly grey look, branded with blue shading to complement. Suede, nylon, and mesh take care of the upper construction for the cl...

  • Birth of an Original: The Air Jordan 1 @jumpman23 #XX8DaysOfFlight #AJ1

    Birth of an Original: The Air Jordan 1

    complex.com 21 Jan '13, 8pm

    by Russ Bengtson (@russbengtson ) Think about everything that Air Jordan represents: Twenty-eight (and counting) signature models, a roster of superlative athletes across all sports, a legacy chock full of championships and individual accomplishments, a logo recognizable around the wo...

  • VP of Marketing @EASPORTS, @ChrisErb shares his top 10 favorite sneakers.

    EA SPORTS’ Chris Erb Shares His Top 10 Favorite Sneakers |

    complex.com 21 Jan '13, 6pm

    When you think of an avid "sneakerhead", you probably don’t envision a corporate V.P. who’s currently overseeing one of the most powerful, interactive entertainment companies in the world. Then again, Chris Erb of EA SPORTS isn’t your typical executive either. As the former Senior Dir...

  • Get a peek at the Oreo option of @DwyaneWade's Way of Wade #sneaker from @LiNingUSA

    Li-Ning Way of Wade "Oreo"

    complex.com 21 Jan '13, 4pm

    Li-Ning has certainly awarded Dwyane Wade with a variety of color options of his new brand signature. Here we see another fresh iteration with what is being dubbed the Oreo edition. This particular pair sports a predominately white upper, then matched with offsetting black shading and...

  • 10 questions to never ask a sneakerhead

    10 Questions To Never Ask A Sneakerhead

    complex.com 21 Jan '13, 3pm

    There are certain unwritten rules to life that you learn along the way and certain questions you should never ask. Asking a woman her age, for example, is something you just don't do. Sneakerheads live by their own set of commandments that most people outside of sneakers, just don't u...

  • .@VANS_66 lets loose its new Suede & Denim pack #sneakers

    Vans "Suede & Denim" Pack

    complex.com 20 Jan '13, 7pm

    This month, Vans drops off a new quartet release, comprised of two takes on the Era as well as two of the Sk8-Hi . Suede and denim take care of the upper constructions on each edition, optioned in both blue and black colorways. Contrasting white midsoles have been placed underneath fo...

  • adidas Campus Vulc "Cinder/Vivid Yellow-Gum": Gum bottoms.

    adidas Campus Vulc "Cinder/Vivid Yellow-Gum"

    complex.com 20 Jan '13, 6pm

    Built atop a gum sole, adidas Skateboarding presents another new vulcanized option of the Campus model. The kicks, which feature majority suede materialization, note a grey spread, then branded with white leather tagging alongside as well as yellow and black branding on the tongue and...

  • Axl Rose, sneakerhead?

    The 25 Most Iconic Rock N Roll Sneaker Photos

    complex.com 20 Jan '13, 5pm

    Hip-hop artists have been getting connected with custom kicks for decades but in the 80's it wasn't common for rock stars to get their name stitched into an athletic shoe. Just further proof that ballin' off the court can be just as crucial.

  • The Top 5 Stories from Complex Sneakers This Week

    complex.com 20 Jan '13, 5pm

    Nowadays if you're not connected to your phone or laptop 24/7, you're apt to miss out on something. Don't worry, though, we got your back. We've recapped our top 5 stories from the week, just in case you were tied up at your job (aka, your girl had your phone on lock down). So while y...

  • The Top 25 Sneakers That Should be Retroed Right Now

    complex.com 20 Jan '13, 5pm

    Let's get this out of the way right away — there is no shortage of retro sneakers available. Walk into any sneaker store, from the most exclusive boutique to the most suburban Foot Locker, and the shelves will be filled with models from years past. But look closer. A lot of times it's...

  • .@adidasoriginals releases a new clear-soled option of the Superstar #sneakers

    adidas Originals Superstar CLR "Tech Grey/Turquoise"

    complex.com 20 Jan '13, 4pm

    adidas Originals' new clear-soled option of the Superstar has recently released in another colorway, featuring a Tech Grey look. The tonal take is branded via white shading atop the tongue and further complemented with bright Turquoise-colored laces. You can grab the Three Stripes var...

  • .@I_Am_Iman returns in his @adidashoops to lead the Best Sneakers in the NBA This Week

    The 30 Best Sneakers in the NBA This Week

    complex.com 20 Jan '13, 4pm

    Another week, another display of dope sneakers on the NBA courts. This week there is no shortage of retro Jordan heat, some player exclusives and a few surprises, including the unveiling of an unseen before Reebok Kamikaze II colorway. If you want to see what the NBA's best players we...

  • Kicks of the Day: Reebok Pump Omni Lite "Bandana Blue": Pump it up.

    Kicks of the Day: Reebok Pump Omni Lite "Bandana Blue"

    complex.com 20 Jan '13, 3pm

    Reebok goes with dual shades of blue on this new colorway release of the Pump Omni Lite . The kicks feature majority mesh construction, coming equipped with tonal laces. If you're feeling the blues, you can purchase your size today through brand carriers such as Wish for $130.

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

    The 10 Most Important Things That Happened In Sneakers This Week

    complex.com 19 Jan '13, 9pm

    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 LeBron join the 20k point club in some fresh PEs, the Swoosh un...

  • Here are a few backstage photos from Louis Vuitton's Fall/Winter 2013 show:

    i-D Magazine Heads Backstage at Louis Vuitton's Fall/Winter 2013 Show

    complex.com 19 Jan '13, 8pm

    Paris Fashion Week is drawing to a close, but before the event officially ends, here are a few backstage photos from Louis Vuitton's Fall/Winter 2013 show . Photographer Rebecca Thomas went behind the scenes for i-D Magazine to shoot the models before and after the presentation. Click...

  • The 25 Biggest Celebrity Sneakerheads

    complex.com 19 Jan '13, 8pm

    As of late, the sneaker game is hitting people harder than the crack got Pookie in New Jack. We're not saying that a few years ago people weren't deep and committed to the game, it just feels like after the last few and upcoming Nike/Jordan releases this thing called "sneakerheads" ha...

  • The 25 Best Sneaker Photos on Instagram This Week

    complex.com 19 Jan '13, 6pm

    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 ...

  • Spotted: Check out which #sneakers @Wale prefers to hoop in.

    Spotted: Wale Rocks adidas Top Ten 2000s

    complex.com 19 Jan '13, 6pm

    Spotted: Kanye West Wears Fear of God LA and Ermanno Scervino in Paris 1 hour ago Spotted: Big Sean Wears Prada Coat 2 hours ago Spotted: Jay-Z Rocks Reebok Kamikaze IIs 1 day ago Spotted: Big Boi Shows Off His New Jordan IIIs 1 day ago Spotted: Carmelo Anthony Wears Air Jordan Melo M...

  • .@kanyewest was spotted outside the Louis Vuitton Fall 2013 show wearing @FEAROFGODLA and Ermanno Scervino:

    Spotted: Kanye West Wears Fear of God LA and Ermanno Scervino in Paris

    complex.com 19 Jan '13, 4pm

    was spotted outside the Louis Vuitton Fall 2013 show in Paris. If you saw any one of the photos, you would've noticed Yeezy's sick fur lined jacket and flannel shirt tied around his waist . It turns out, the jacket is by Ermanno Scervino and went for about $1,783 before it sold out. T...

  • Kicks of the Day: adidas Lucas "Black/Running White" @adidas #sneakers

    Kicks of the Day: adidas Lucas "Black/Running White"

    complex.com 19 Jan '13, 3pm

    adidas' skateboarding division comes through with a versatile black and white colorway of its Lu cas model. The kicks feature suede construction on much of the upper, then complemented with white leather branding and a matching patch at the heel. Additional gold tagging marks the Thre...

  • .@NikeLacrosse drops off new colorways of the Huarache Turf Lax #sneakers @Eastbay

    Nike Huarache Turf Lax Colorways

    complex.com 18 Jan '13, 10pm

    snuck under the radar and landed at retailers like Eastbay this week. Designed for lacrosse, this Huarache equipped turf trainer has a throwback feel that pays homage to the Nike Air Veer. Modern day technology like Lunarlon cushioning and a Huarache inner sock-liner should put this l...

  • The @Jumpman23 Air Jordan 1 "Michigan Wolverines" is available now #sneakers

    Air Jordan 1 "Michigan Wolverines"

    complex.com 18 Jan '13, 8pm

    JB comes through with some additional college flavor, just after lacing UNC with a fresh colorway of the Air Jordan 1 . Now the Michigan Wolverines get their pair, appropriately featuring a blue and yellow scheme. The leather set can be purchased now through select Jordan carriers suc...

  • Nike Roshe Run "Camo" Pack: Double your pleasure.

    Nike Roshe Run "Camo" Pack

    complex.com 18 Jan '13, 7pm

    range is slated to see two new camouflage options enter the arsenal. Pictured above are the pair of camo kicks, noted in dual shades of green. Multicolored laces accompany the set, as you'll have to keep it locked to Complex for more on the forthcoming Roshe Run tandem.

  • .@1973Miami will celebrate its grand opening tomorrow night. @sneakerboxClyde #sneakers

    Event: 1973 Miami Grand Opening - January 19, 2013

    complex.com 18 Jan '13, 7pm

    The people behind Miami's Mr. R Sports are gearing up for a big weekend, as tomorrow marks the grand opening of 1973 . The new retail space, which is curated by Sneakerbox Clyde , will act as more of a lifestyle quarters, offering up an array of high quality products. Saturday's festi...

  • The 25 Most Iconic Rock N Roll Sneaker Photos

    complex.com 18 Jan '13, 5pm

    Rock n roll might not be synonymous with the sneaker game, but that doesn't mean a few legends didn't dabble in adidas, Nikes, and Jordans. During the '80s and '90s there wasn't much of a presence when it came to the Internet and influencers telling you what was cool on social media, ...

  • Air Jordan III Retro '88 OG

    complex.com 17 Jan '13, 11pm

    Sneakerheads have been buzzing (and b*tching) about the return of Nike Air to the back of this future retro release of the Air Jordan III. In an apparent move to see how many people will put their money where their mouth is, Marqueesole has priced the upcoming model at $1988. Wait for...

  • The 50 Greatest Sneaker References in Rap History

    The 50 Greatest Sneaker References in Rap History

    complex.com 17 Jan '13, 6pm

    The relationship goes beyond business, though. Having the right kicks became a symbol of status, an extension of the artist, and even a key exertion of dominance (see Rick Ross ). Classics like the Jordans and Uptowns had their iconic status further solidified as hip-hop artists conti...

  • The Road To 20,000: Lebron James' Sneakers From His Best Performances

    complex.com 17 Jan '13, 4pm

    Last night LeBron James recorded his 20,000th point, becoming the youngest player — he turned 28 on December 30th — in NBA history to do so. To honor James' accomplishment, which was accompanied by his dishing his 5,000th career assist, we decided to take a look back at 20 of his grea...

  • Raf Simons designed technical @adidas sneakers that can roam all over coliseum floors:

    Raf Simons Collaborates with adidas for a High-Low Sneaker Connection

    complex.com 17 Jan '13, 3am

    High-low collaborations have started to become an industry standard. Folks want to see their favorite high-fashion designers work on garments that are for common people, like themselves. The latest in this continuing trend is Raf Simons' collaboration with adidas for fall/winter 2013....