complex.com Archives - 05 February 2013, Tuesday

  • Detailed photos of the @Jumpman23 Air Jordan XX8 "Electric Green" for All Star

    Air Jordan XX8 All-Star 2013 "Electric Green"

    complex.com 05 Feb '13, 5pm

    has been one of the most talked-about sneaker releases of the past couple months. The XX8 is far from traditional. It doesn't look like every other shoe on the court. In fact, it looks completely unique, and that's the whole point. The Air Jordan XX8 is said to perform on another leve...

  • 10 Ways To Tell Your Girl Doesn't Care About What Sneakers You Wear

    10 Ways To Tell Your Girl Doesn't Care About What Sneakers You Wear

    complex.com 05 Feb '13, 4pm

    , but some people just don't get it. It's all good, though — at least until it hits close to home. If your girl doesn't care about your kicks, it might just be time to make some changes. It doesn't always come down to either keeping your girl or keeping your kicks but let's be real, t...

  • The 20 Best Sneakers of 1993

    complex.com 05 Feb '13, 3pm

    this is a great list. 93 was the yr i first got into sneakers, getting a pair of 8's when i was in 3rd grade. from that point on i was hooked and would do anything it took from bugging my mother incessantly to saving up allowance for a year to having a lemonade stand to be able to get...

  • Air Jordan III Retro '88 "White/Cement": 25 years later.

    Air Jordan III Retro '88 "White/Cement"

    complex.com 05 Feb '13, 1am

    25 years ago, Michael "Air" Jordan secured his place in the memories of millions by winning the NBA Slam Dunk Contest. It wasn't just winning the contest, it was how he did it, that made it so unforgettable. You can take your pick of the dunks that made us all believe in Nike Air back...

  • Gum bottom on an Air Jordan XI? Is this really happening? @Jumpman23

    Air Jordan XI Low "Red/Gum" Sample

    complex.com 04 Feb '13, 9pm

    Today we get a peek at an intriguing sample of the Air Jordan XI from JB. The can't-miss iteration showcases a bright red upper, placed atop a contrasting white midsole. A gum sole entices even further underneath, while tonal laces then complete the Jumpman pair. Will these be hitting...

  • Hypebeasts, we know about ya.

    I'm a Hypebeast — What Your Sneaker Choices Say About You |

    complex.com 04 Feb '13, 8pm

    I'm a Hypebeast You've got a closet full of shit that was only cool for a week but you've got the shit that drops this week well in advance. Word to your connect, for keeping you ahead of the other 100,000 people that wore the exact same outfit today. Tags: sneakers , sneakerheads , w...

  • The 20 Most Iconic NBA On-Court Sneaker Matchups of All Time

    complex.com 04 Feb '13, 5pm

    The only thing that ever makes our favorite sneakers better is seeing our favorite players rocking them while lighting up their biggest rivals and walking away with the victory. For sneakerheads, what's on a player's feet during the game is equally as important as the box score. And s...

  • .@Jumpman23 is set to return with the Black Toe Air Jordan 1s #sneakers

    Air Jordan 1 Retro "Black Toe"

    complex.com 04 Feb '13, 4pm

    Back again, this spring, JB will be returning with the OG Black Toe release of the Air Jordan 1 . Complete with Nike Air branding, the high-cut black, red and white 1s also come equipped with the original-style packaging to further enhance the retro appeal. May 25 is the expected drop...

  • Where do you fit in? - What Your Sneaker Choices Say About You

    What Your Sneaker Choices Say About You

    complex.com 04 Feb '13, 4pm

    Putting your best foot forward is a much bigger deal than most people realize, especially as a sneakerhead. Only the fully committed 'heads can really grasp what it means to slip on a pair of Chucks, Yeezys or New Balances to start your day. That choice may be no big deal to the avera...

  • Michael Jordan's son was spotted rocking '88 OG Jordan IIIs. @SASBMJ @Jumpman23 #sneakers

    Spotted: Marcus Jordan Wears Jordan III ’88 OGs |

    complex.com 04 Feb '13, 1am

    Spotted: Bun B Wears Air Jordan XX8s 4 hours ago Spotted: Justin Timberlake Wears a Tom Ford Suit at Comeback Concert in New Orleans 6 hours ago Spotted: Chrissy Teigen and Erin Andrews Rock Reebok 1 day ago 7 Simple Steps to a Healthier Week Sneakerreport.com 1 week ago SPOTTED: Russ...

  • Serious heat in this week's NBA coverage, including a lot of retro love for @Jumpman23

    The 20 Best Sneakers Worn in the NBA This Week

    complex.com 03 Feb '13, 9pm

    The NBA season continues to roll on with new colorways and silouettes dropping weekly as we move closer to the All Star game in Houston. However, much like the world of sneakerheads, the Jordan Retro models still seem to have the hearts of the NBA's most talented basketball players. W...

  • The Top 5 Stories from Complex #Sneakers This Week

    The Top 5 Stories from Complex Sneakers This Week

    complex.com 03 Feb '13, 7pm

    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...

  • Revisit Michael Jordan's last title run in the Air Jordan XIV #XX8DaysofFlight @Jumpman23

    The Last Run: 20 Photos of Michael Jordan in the Air Jordan XIV

    complex.com 03 Feb '13, 6pm

    The end. Or what was supposed to be the end. Michael Jordan's run with the Chicago Bulls began as what was one of the worst teams in the NBA. It ended, as everyone expected, with the Bulls winning the NBA Title. Sure, MJ may have gotten away with a little push, but we all knew that de...

  • .@nikebasketball reveals the release date for @kobebryant's Blue Glow Kobe 8 #sneaker

    Nike Kobe 8 "Blue Glow/Strata Grey–Game Royal" Release Date |

    complex.com 03 Feb '13, 4pm

    Later this month, Nike Basketball is set to let loose the anticipated Blue Glow edition of The Black Mamba's Kobe 8 signature. The enticing pair, which is complemented with grey branding, will be hitting authorized Swoosh hoops dealers on February 23. Expected retail is $140. Will you...

  • Kicks of the Day: Nike SB Zoom Stefan Janoski "Black/Team Red-Sail" @nikesb @sjanoski #sneakers

    Kicks of the Day: Nike SB Zoom Stefan Janoski "Black/Team Red-Sail"

    complex.com 03 Feb '13, 3pm

    With Nike SB now rolling out its February collection, here we showcase one of the brand's new colorways of the Zoom Stefan Janoski . In low-top form, this particular pair notes a black suede upper, complemented over-top with Team Red branding. Tonal laces accompany the popular skate s...

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

    The 25 Best Sneaker Photos on Instagram This Week

    complex.com 02 Feb '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 ...

  • Couldn't stay up on the latest sneaker news this week? No prob, we got you:

    The 10 Most Important Things That Happened In Sneakers This Week

    complex.com 02 Feb '13, 7pm

    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 don a new suede PE, adidas Basketball unveil its 2013 NB...

  • Detailed photos of the @NikeLacrosse Huarache Turf Lax in black and white.

    Nike Huarache Turf Lax "Black/White"

    complex.com 02 Feb '13, 5pm

    As far as new silhouettes go this year go, the Nike Huarache Turf Lax seems to have a few steps on the competition thanks to a combination of classic inspiration and current technologies. After giving you detailed photos of the Wolf Grey and Volt Huarache Turf Lax today we have detail...

  • Spotted: Is @rudygay22 rocking these classic Js for his first game with the @Raptors? @Jumpman23

    Spotted: Rudy Gay Wears Air Jordan VIs

    complex.com 01 Feb '13, 11pm

    Spotted: Drake Wears the En Noir "Virgin" T-Shirt 7 hours ago Spotted: Mark Wahlberg Wears Air Jordan IIIs 18 hours ago Spotted: A$AP Rocky Wears Air Jordan IVs 1 day ago SPOTTED: Bradley Beal is the “Real Deal” in His KD IV PE Sneakerreport.com 1 week ago 10 Fitness Vacations You’ll ...

  • .@nikesb teases a Concord-inspired Dunk release #sneakers

    Nike SB Dunk “Concord” |

    complex.com 01 Feb '13, 11pm

    ? If not, they're very close, as here we get a look at Nike SB's forthcoming Concord edition of the heralded silhouette. Of course showcasing clear inspiration from the celebrated JB makeup, the Dunks appropriately feature black patent leather and white nylon throughout the upper, wit...

  • Jeremy Scott x adidas Originals Letters: Branded.

    Jeremy Scott x adidas Originals Letters

    complex.com 01 Feb '13, 10pm

    Jeremy Scott is back at it, showcasing his outlandish tactics with the new adidas Originals Letters silhouette. The kicks feature a white leather backdrop, then unmistakeably branded with black adidas lettering over-top. Tonal white laces accompany, as additional tagging (if you were ...

  • Nike SB Zoom Bruin “BHM” |

    complex.com 01 Feb '13, 9pm

    As a part of Nike SB's first-ever Black History Month collection, the Swoosh presents the BHM edition of the Zoom Bruin . Designed by rider Theotis Beasley, the thematic pair features a black suede upper with croc branding utilized alongside. Red and green lace tips add a touch of fla...

  • Kids Foot Locker - Neighborhood Kids feat. Chris Bosh & Ray Allen

    complex.com 01 Feb '13, 8pm

    Kids Foot Locker stays rolling in the fresh gear, so much so that Chris Bosh, aka Papa B, has rounded up some children, other than his own, to share the wealth. Here we see the Heat big man alongside teammate Ray Allen, as CB tells Ray about the Foot Locker heat. Can we change our nam...

  • Quickstrike is back! @DJClarkKent and @RussBengtson talk with @FrankTheButcher

    Quickstrike: DJ Clark Kent and Russ Bengtson Talk With Frank The Butcher

    complex.com 01 Feb '13, 3pm

    We're back with a new episode of Quickstrike featuring DJ Clark Kent and Russ Bengtson. In this week's episode, Clark and Russ discuss comebacks from Reebok Classics with styles like the Kamikaze II, Derrick Rose's potential return to the NBA before season's end. Then they jump into o...

  • Kicks of the Day: Nike Zoom Vapor 9 Tour "Volt" @nikestore #sneakers

    Kicks of the Day: Nike Zoom Vapor 9 Tour "Volt"

    complex.com 01 Feb '13, 2pm

    Nike's new tennis favorite (and viable street option), the Zoom Vapor 9 Tour , has just been let loose in the anticipated Volt colorway. The low-tops feature black branding to offset, which then matches the midsole accordingly. Additional white shading complements on the upper, coinci...

  • Spotted: Is this the first celebrity to rock the Jordan III '88 OGs? #sneakers

    Spotted: Mark Wahlberg Wears Air Jordan IIIs

    complex.com 01 Feb '13, 4am

    Spotted: A$AP Rocky Wears Air Jordan IVs 8 hours ago Spotted: Wale Wears Camo Nike Foamposites 13 hours ago Spotted: Colin Kaepernick Rocks Air Jordan Vs 1 day ago 25 Fitness Trends We Would Like to See Make A Comeback Sneakerreport.com 4 days ago SPOTTED: Djokovic Wins the “Battle of...

  • 25 Iconic Photos Of Michael Jordan in the Air Jordan XI

    complex.com 01 Feb '13, 2am

    Spotted: Kevin Durant Rocks Air Jordan XIs 2 weeks ago Air Jordan XI Low "White/Black/Red" 3 weeks ago Spotted: Victor Cruz Wears “Black/Red” Jordan XIs 3 weeks ago Sore Athletes, Meet the Cold Roller Sneakerreport.com 2 weeks ago Today in Performance Sneaker History: MJ Drops 64 Poin...

  • 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.