complex.com Archives - 24 January 2013, Thursday

  • The Air Jordan IV: The Introduction of Flight #XX8DaysofFlight @Jumpman23

    The Air Jordan IV: The Introduction of Flight

    complex.com 24 Jan '13, 9pm

    At 10 years old, your views of the world are infinite. You know you can be and do anything you want because you have a full life ahead of you. Your dreams are never bigger. At the same time, you've never cared less about them because responsibility isn't even on your radar at that age...

  • .@UnderArmour has officially signed Knicks PG @RFeltonGBMS to a multi-year #sneaker deal

    Under Armour Signs Raymond Felton

    complex.com 24 Jan '13, 5pm

    Having already been rocking the Under Armour Micro G Torch throughout this season, today UA has disclosed that Knicks point guard Raymond Felton has indeed inked a multi-year deal with the brand. Felton is now expected to don the above PE of the Micro G Torch, as you'll have to stay t...

  • The 25 Best Sneakers of 1988 @jumpman23 #sneakers

    The 25 Best Sneakers of 1988

    complex.com 24 Jan '13, 4pm

    the greatest years in sneaker history , 1988 is one that tends to get overlooked. Nike's Air Max had been introduced the year before, Reebok's Pump was still a year off. Despite the introduction of what may be the single best sneaker of all-time , 1988 is viewed primarily as a bridge ...

  • 10 Ways To Re-Sell Sneakers Properly

    complex.com 23 Jan '13, 6pm

    Like it or not, resellers are a part of this sneaker thing now. They may have have effed you over some new releases but reality is, you've probably purchased from someone other than an "authorized retailer" before. Hello, eBay. Whether you're the asshole taking half the Yeezy IIs from...

  • Air Jordan III 88 OG Release Date

    complex.com 23 Jan '13, 5pm

    edition continues to build and today we can confirm both the price and the release date of one of the most anticipated sneakers of 2013 . The official release date for the white/cement Air Jordan III with the Nike Air on the heel is February 6, 2013 — the 25th anniversary of the 1988 ...

  • The 15 Worst Things That Can Happen To Your #Sneakers #sneakerheads

    The 15 Worst Things That Can Happen To Your Sneakers

    complex.com 23 Jan '13, 4pm

    When you rock the perfect kicks it can make you feel like everyone's eyes are glued to your feet, and there is no better feeling. As dope as having the right kicks can be, they also can be a huge liability to your day. From mother nature to when nature calls, there are some things tha...

  • Air Jordan IV "Jump Duck"

    complex.com 23 Jan '13, 3pm

    Not long ago, we got a chance to share the Air Jordan "Oregon Ducks" Collection thanks to DJ Clark Kent but today we get a closer look at the most unique of the Oregon Ducks inspired Air Jordans. The Air Jordan IV "Jump Duck" features the silhouette of the Oregon mascot on the heel an...

  • Kevin Durant's Greatest Sneaker Moments

    complex.com 23 Jan '13, 5am

    It's crazy to think that Kevin Durant is only turning 23 years old today. KD did a few years at NBA High School (Oak Hill) before jetting for Montrose Christian School in Maryland in the midst of shooting up five inches to 6'7". He grew two more inches while making a name for himself ...

  • 25 Sneakers That Influenced Other Sneakers

    complex.com 22 Jan '13, 5pm

    We're not really sure what the term "influencer" means these days because there is a lot of grey area in trying to define it. Maybe we're just not meant to, but what we can tell you is about sneakers, and sneakers that influenced other designs along the way. Check out 25 Sneakers That...

  • .@NikeBasketball reveals its All-Star 2013 collection: #sneakers

    Nike Basketball "All-Star" 2013 Collection

    complex.com 22 Jan '13, 5pm

    Shortly after getting a look at Nike Basketball's Black History Month collection , the Swoosh is already back, focusing on the upcoming NBA All-Star festivities. In pulling inspiration from Houston's space exploration roots, the trio release is all about no limits and no restrictions....

  • .@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...