complex.com Archives - 31 January 2013, Thursday

  • Bad news for sneakerheads in Illinois:

    An Illinois Representative Wants To Tax Your Sneakers

    complex.com 31 Jan '13, 6pm

    The price of sneakers, like nearly everything else in life, is constantly on the rise. We've seen the Air Jordans we wished for as kids nearly double in price over the last 10 years or so, but it is more than the cost of popular retro models that has gone up. Even the entry-level shoe...

  • A look back at what made the @Jumpman23 Air Jordan XI one of the best ever. #XX8DaysOfFlight

    25 Iconic Photos Of Michael Jordan in the Air Jordan XI

    complex.com 31 Jan '13, 5pm

    Sneakers have changed. We've talked about it time and time again. But one thing that hasn't changed is how special the Air Jordan XI is. As the story goes, Michael Jordan wanted Nike, or more specifically, Tinker Hatfield, to make him a sneaker that he could wear on the court and stil...

  • Playoffs. LeBron shakes his defender, catches, shoots. Drains the game-winning 3 in these @NikeBasketball sneakers:

    The 25 Most Iconic Sneakers Worn During Game-Winning Shots

    complex.com 31 Jan '13, 3am

    So 35 on the night, capped off by a catch-and-shoot game-winning three over two defenders at the buzzer — his first in the NBA Playoffs and one of the coldest moments in the young King's career.

  • Get a look at the new @BAPEOFFICIAL Shark Ape Sta #sneaker

    A Bathing Ape Shark Ape Sta

    complex.com 30 Jan '13, 11pm

    Two sneakers in one? Not quite, but almost, as A Bathing Ape presents its new Shark Ape Sta . The Ape Sta offering features one-half of the upper showcasing shark detailing with the other then highlighted by a camouflage spread. Optioned in blue as well as black, each take has been do...

  • Listen to the latest podcast episode from @SNKRFNDSUNITE @PremiumPete @Dallas_Penn #sneakers

    Sneaker Fiends Unite! Podcast Episode 9 with Tim from Patta

    complex.com 30 Jan '13, 9pm

    Premium Pete, Dallas Penn and company are back with the latest episode of the Sneaker Fiends Unite! podcast. This entry's special guest is Tim from Patta, who discuses street culture in Amsterdam, footwear collabs and more. Also, the gang delves into thrift shop sneakers as well as Da...

  • The 25 Most Iconic Sneakers Worn During Game-Winning Shots

    complex.com 30 Jan '13, 4pm

    Ask any basketball player and they'll tell you that hitting game-winners is all about having the right mentality at the right time. The greatest championship athletes have another thing in common: They stay laced in clutch kicks. We take it back to a mix of college and pro hoop moment...

  • The 25 Greatest Sneaker Innovations Of All Time

    complex.com 30 Jan '13, 3am

    Without scientists, engineers and designers working tirelessly to create new and original innovations within the sneaker industry, we would all essentially be wearing Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars and evolved to have absolutely no arch in our midfoot — thankfully this isn't the case...

  • The 50 Hottest Women Wearing the Hottest Sneakers

    complex.com 30 Jan '13, 2am

    What are two things that men love the most? Women and sneakers - hopefully in that order. We don’t get mad when a girl has on some Burberry boots or Jimmy Choo slingback pumps but when we catch a PYT rocking some Jordan IIIs our first instinct is to ‘cuff her. Complex takes a look at ...

  • .@mtisacoolguy of @corporategotem share his top 25 sneakers of all time.

    Matt Tomamichel's Top 25 Sneakers Of All Time

    complex.com 29 Jan '13, 5pm

    Matt Tomamichel is the man behind Cincinnati's premier sneaker boutique, Corporate . Matt's been holding down, not only Cincy, but some of your favorite sneakerheads from around the world for nearly 5 years, so he's got some stature in the game. Without further delay, check out Matt T...

  • 25 #Sneakers You Should Own Before You Die

    25 Sneakers You Should Own Before You Die

    complex.com 29 Jan '13, 4pm

    The way sneakers are now it's easy to roll through countless colorways of the endless stream of new releases. No matter how many colorways of your new favorite signature sneaker drop, there are some things you should do as a sneakerhead and there are certain sneakers you should own be...

  • Marc Quinn unveils giant infant sculpture titled "Planet" in Singapore:

    Marc Quinn Unveils "Planet" Sculpture in Singapore

    complex.com 29 Jan '13, 3pm

    is known for making art in a variety of mediums, but his sculpture work may be his strongest. After sharing two other giant infant sculptures in 2008 titled I nnoscience and Lucas , another one has been revealed for a permanent installation at Singapore's Gardens by the Bay . The piec...

  • A detailed look at the @EwingAthletics 33 Hi in Orange Suede

    Ewing Athletics 33 Hi "Orange Suede" Detailed Photos

    complex.com 28 Jan '13, 11pm

    and Patrick Ewing's signature sneakers has been one of the most talked about happenings in sneakers over the last year or so. We talked with David Falk and David Goldberg about it when the launch was announced and today we get a closer look at the Orange Suede colorway of the 33 Hi. T...

  • Vans presents the winners of the 2012 Custom Culture design contest #sneakers

    Vans Custom Culture 2012 Winning Designs

    complex.com 28 Jan '13, 10pm

    Vans has wrapped its fourth year of the annual Custom Culture design contest and now presents the winners from the 2012 competition. New Mexico's Rio Rancho High School has taken home the coveted prize, as we have above showcased the students winning work. The special edition kicks ar...

  • .@Frank_Ocean pulls off a yellow suit on the set of "Forrest Gump"

    Frank Ocean Rocks a Yellow Suit and Margiela Sneakers On the Set of "Forrest Gump"

    complex.com 28 Jan '13, 9pm

    has really grown into his eccentric sense of style, and it's dope. The singer was recently seen on the set of his "Forrest Gump" music video rocking a yellow suit with Margiela sneakers. The yellow suit may be a style risk, but Ocean gives it a flair that might make you want to try ou...

  • .@Nike officially introduces the Flyknit Lunar1+ #sneakers

    Nike Introduces the Flyknit Lunar1+

    complex.com 28 Jan '13, 6pm

    Nike's latest installment from its ever-growing Flyknit collection will be here sooner than you think. Today the Swoosh has officially introduced the Flyknit Lunar1+ , showcasing an array of forthcoming colorways. The kicks highlight a near-seamless build, of course with the brand's L...

  • The 50 Most Hilarious Sneaker Memes Of All Time

    complex.com 28 Jan '13, 5pm

    Gallery: 10 Hilarious Sneaker Memes From November 1 month ago Apple Patents Shoes That Will Tell When It's Time For a Change 21 hours ago The 25 Best Sneaker Photos on Instagram This Week 1 day ago Under Armour Goes Reflective With The Latest Charge RC Running Sneaker Sneakerreport.co...

  • .@Nas' Greatest Sneaker Moments @DefJamRecords

    Nas' Greatest Sneaker Moments

    complex.com 28 Jan '13, 5pm

    Nas is one of the greatest rappers of all-time and, like most rappers, he stunts in kicks when he makes appearances. But when you have been in the game through three decades, your game goes deeper than most . Over the past few years alone Nas has stepped out in some ill retros and som...

  • The 50 Most Hilarious Sneaker Memes Of All Time

    The 50 Most Hilarious Sneaker Memes Of All Time

    complex.com 28 Jan '13, 4pm

    Internet memes have become one of the most hilarious ways to talk shit, and we all know sneakerheads know how to run their mouths. A picture alone may say a thousand words, but a picture and a few well-chosen words is where it's at. One of the Twitter personalities that is always on t...

  • Kyrie has five game-winners in 85 games. It took LeBron a little bit longer to get his first:

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

    complex.com 28 Jan '13, 4am

    A Complete Footwear History of Kobe Bryant vs. LeBron James Matchups 1 week ago 15 NBA Players Wearing Nike LeBrons Against LeBron James 2 weeks ago Self Made: Mache's 10 Greatest Custom Sneakers of 2012 1 month ago Nike LeBron 9 P.S. Elite "Big Bang" 3 months ago Colorway Chronicles:...

  • Spotted: Russell Westbrook (@russwest44) breaks out some unreleased Jordans. @Jumpman23 #sneakers

    Spotted: Russell Westbrook Wears Air Jordan IVs

    complex.com 27 Jan '13, 6pm

    Spotted: Big Sean Rocks $1,970 Yves Salomon Jacket in Paris 3 hours ago Rick Ross Gets New Designer Shoes 22 hours ago Spotted: Victor Cruz Wears Nike Zoom Kobe 8 “BHM” 23 hours ago Under Armour Goes Reflective With The Latest Charge RC Running Sneaker Sneakerreport.com 2 weeks ago Th...

  • .@nikesportswear lets loose a new Dynamic Flywire option of the Air Max 95 #sneakers

    Nike Air Max 95 Dynamic Flywire "Black/Grey"

    complex.com 27 Jan '13, 5pm

    Nike's Dynamic Flywire option of the Air Max 95 has just been let loose in a new dark colorway. The Max upgrade features the accustomed gradient technique alongside, as surrounding touches of black complement the grey hits on the side. Of course, a full-length Max Air unit cushions un...

  • A Complete Footwear History of @KobeBryant vs. Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) Matchups @NikeBasketball

    A Complete Footwear History of Kobe Bryant vs. Kevin Durant Matchups

    complex.com 27 Jan '13, 4pm

    Today two of the best players from The Western Conference face-off — KB and KD. It's been a while since we've seen two players score so effortlessly on a nightly basis and especially in big games. As coincidence has it, they're both signed to The Swoosh. Kobe has been down with the br...

  • Kicks of the Day: adidas adi Ease Surf "Mid Cinder/White" @adidas #sneakers

    Kicks of the Day: adidas adi Ease Surf "Mid Cinder/White"

    complex.com 27 Jan '13, 3pm

    adidas comes through with a new adi Ease variant via the above Surf edition. The low-tops sport lightweight construction, featuring a grey backdrop, branded over-top with white shading, which matches the laces and midsole accordingly. If you're into the simplistic look, you can pick u...

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

    The 25 Best Sneaker Photos on Instagram This Week

    complex.com 26 Jan '13, 10pm

    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 ...

  • .@adidasHOOPS has dropped off the SVSM edition of the T-MAC 1 #sneakers

    adidas T-MAC 1 "SVSM"

    complex.com 26 Jan '13, 8pm

    Once donned by the King himself during his high school days at St. Vincent-St. Mary, adidas has now made available the coinciding "SVSM" edition of the T-MAC 1 . The Three Stripes hoops model sports leather construction, featuring a predominantly white and green upper, then accented w...

  • The 50 Lamest Sneaker Photos on Instagram

    complex.com 26 Jan '13, 6pm

    Top 25 Best Sneaker Photos on Instagram post we have to sift through thousands of photos to pare down a list of the 25 hottest kicks that were submitted during any given week. That doesn't mean that we don't come across plenty of shots that probably should have stayed on the camera ro...

  • The 15 Best Air Jordan V Colorways @Jumpman23 #XX8DaysofFlight

    The 15 Best Air Jordan V Colorways of All Time

    complex.com 25 Jan '13, 5pm

    The Air Jordan V, Tinker Hatfield's third Air Jordan design, was the first shoe to outwardly acknowledge Michael Jordan's ever-growing fame. By the summer of '89, Jordan had already been MVP, Defensive Player of the Year, All-Star MVP, and a two-time Slam Dunk champion. All eyes were,...

  • 12 Dumb Things Celebs Have Done With Sneakers: Smarten up, guys.

    12 Dumb Things Celebs Have Done With Sneakers

    complex.com 25 Jan '13, 4pm

    Everybody has those moments of idiotic excursions but as a celebrity, you're always under the watchful eye of your fans everyone on the Internet. Some use alcohol as an excuse to get ignorant and act a fool, while others, apparently use their sneakers. We can't condone any of these du...

  • EPISODE 2 of QUICKSTRIKE. Starring @DJClarkKent & @russbengtson

    Quickstrike: DJ Clark Kent and Russ Bengtson Talk Jordan V, adidas Consortium and More

    complex.com 25 Jan '13, 3pm

    God's favorite DJ, DJ Clark Kent, and Complex Sneaker Editor Russ Bengtson are back with a new edition of Quickstrike. In this episode, they talk about one of the most-loved Air Jordans of all time, the Air Jordan V, Allen Iverson, Kobe Bryant and whether or not retired NBA players sh...

  • We'd like you to take a minute, just sit right there. Here's a complete sneaker guide to the Fresh Prince of Bel Air:

    A Complete Guide To The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air's Sneakers

    complex.com 25 Jan '13, 4am

    When it comes to sneakers, most people are checking to see what’s hot in the streets right now. Sometimes it’s nice to get a little nostalgic (Yeah the Seinfeld piece was major ) and no show was more on point with style in the early '90s then The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. When the proj...