complex.com Archives - 11 February 2013, Monday

  • Grammys? Kanye West wore a kimono and Visvim sneakers in Brazil instead:

    Kanye West Rocks Kimono and Visvim FBT Shaman Sneakers in Brazil

    complex.com 11 Feb '13, 9pm

    has been known to rock some of the flyest Japanese gear over the years. But this time, Yeezy decided to keep it old and new school—wearing a kimono style jacket and pair of Visvim FBT Shaman sneakers. Instead of hitting up the Grammy Awards last night, Mr. West has been spending time ...

  • Nike Lunar Flyknit Chukka "University Red/Black": Bright red, and lunar equipped Flyknit.

    Nike Lunar Flyknit Chukka "University Red/Black"

    complex.com 11 Feb '13, 9pm

    The anticipated University Red rendition of the Lunar Flyknit Chukka from the Swoosh has finally begun to make its way to select accounts. The innovative silhouette is here offset with black branding, which matches the heel tab and laces as well as a white Lunarlon sole that sits unde...

  • .@NikeSB reveals an upcoming Mint colorway of the Zoom Stefan Janoski:

    Nike SB Zoom Stefan Janoski "Crystal Mint"

    complex.com 11 Feb '13, 8pm

    As a part of their upcoming March collection, Nike SB will be dropping off the on-hand Crystal Mint option of the Zoom Stefan Janoski . The skate kicks have been done up in canvas and come equipped with brown waxed laces. A white midsole contrasts underneath, as tonal Swoosh branding ...

  • 1994-1995 was loaded with unforgettable sneakers, but was it the best?

    6. 1994-95 — The 25 Greatest Sneaker Years in NBA History |

    complex.com 11 Feb '13, 7pm

    : Reebok Kamikaze, FILA Grant Hill, Air Jordan X, Air Jordan XI, Nike Air Strong, adidas Mutombo II, Reebok Shaq Attaq IV, Nike Air Up, Nike Air Go LWP, Nike Air Lambaste, It wasn't until the end of the '94-95 season that the Air Jordan XI showed itself - and the player it appeared on...

  • Video: "Its Gotta Be The Shoes" by @ESPN @Jumpman23 #sneakers

    Video: "Its Gotta Be The Shoes" by ESPN

    complex.com 11 Feb '13, 6pm

    ESPN is paying homage all week to the greatest to ever do it for his 50th birthday with a series of videos. The first video is a look back at the brand that Michael himself built which still reigns supreme even though he has been out of the league for nearly a decade. ESPN sits down w...

  • The 25 Greatest Sneaker Years in NBA History

    complex.com 11 Feb '13, 5pm

    Basketball sneakers existed before the NBA — they were first produced decades before, actually. But the NBA gave sneakers a ready-made showcase, and the explosive growth of the superstar era ushered in equally explosive evolution of the shoes themselves. From the late '60s when leathe...

  • .@VANS_66 releases a new spring colorway of the Cab Lite #sneakers

    Vans Cab Lite

    complex.com 11 Feb '13, 4pm

    For the spring, Vans Half Cab spin-off, the Cab Lite , has been let loose in a new golden look. The suede and canvas pair is accompanied with contrasting black laces, which match the tongue and lining accordingly. A complementing white midsole offsets further underneath, as you can fi...

  • Spotted: @KanyeWest rocks Jordans in Rio. @Jumpman23 #sneakers

    Spotted: Kanye West Wears Air Jordan I AJKOs

    complex.com 11 Feb '13, 1am

    Rick Ross is Wearing Custom Tom Ford, Cartier, and Cazal at the Grammys 1 hour ago 2 Chainz is Wearing a Versace Cape and Christian Louboutin Loafers at the Grammys 1 hour ago Spotted: Macklemore Wears Air Jordan XX8s 3 hours ago Reebok The Answer IV “Georgetown” to Release in March S...

  • Spotted: Macklemore Wears Air Jordan XX8s

    complex.com 10 Feb '13, 10pm

    Spotted: Frank Ocean Wears Visvim Varsity Jacket in L.A. 34 minutes ago Spotted: Tyson Chandler, J.R. Smith, and Chris Smith Sit Front Row at the Robert Geller Show 4 hours ago Spotted: Lebron James Rocks Marcelo Burlon T-Shirt 6 hours ago Reebok The Answer IV “Georgetown” to Release ...

  • The Top 5 Stories from Complex #Sneakers This Week

    The Top 5 Stories from Complex Sneakers This Week

    complex.com 10 Feb '13, 6pm

    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...

  • 5. adidas Mutombo — The 20 Best Sneakers of 1993 |

    complex.com 10 Feb '13, 5pm

    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...

  • Nike Footscape 6.0: Re-up.

    Nike Footscape 6.0

    complex.com 10 Feb '13, 5pm

    Nike's 6.0 line is gearing up to release a fresh take on the brand's unique Footscape silhouette. Of course still highlighted by the twisted lacing system, here we see a forthcoming green colorway of the re-upped rendition. The suede set comes equipped with tonal laces, as a contrasti...

  • Check out The 25 Best Sneakers in the NBA This Week

    The 25 Best Sneakers in the NBA This Week

    complex.com 10 Feb '13, 4pm

    This week's NBA recap may not contain a ton of PEs or other similarly exclusive sneakers but it does feature a nice mixture of Nike, Jordan, and adidas models. In addition to seeing the "Year of the Snake" adidas D Rose 3.5 on the feet of Damian Lillard, the "Stealth" Nike Air Foampos...

  • David Beckham hit the London streets in a Margiela sweater and @adidasoriginals sneakers:

    David Beckham Hit the London Streets in a Maison Martin Margiela Cable Knit Sweater

    complex.com 10 Feb '13, 3pm

    best-dressed celebrity of 2013 . The soccer was out in West London this past week in a Maison Martin Margiela cable knit button sweater and adidas Originals Matchplay x Viktor Tell sneakers. Beckham also sported navy chinos and a navy cabbie hat. The white sneakers broke up the otherw...

  • .@AllenIverson one-on-one against Michael Jordan. Will we see a matchup like this ever again?

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

    complex.com 10 Feb '13, 3am

    Michael Jordan vs. Allen Iverson Jordan's Notable Sneakers: Air Jordan XII, Air Jordan XIII, Air Jordan XVI, Air Jordan III Iverson's Notable Sneakers: Reebok Question, Reebok Answer V, Reebok Answer VI Years: 1996 - 1998, 2001 - 2002 Old School versus New School — A.I. was the new MJ...

  • .@DeadstockNYC brings us the best sneaker memes of the week.

    The Best Sneaker Memes of the Week

    complex.com 09 Feb '13, 7pm

    When it comes to sneaker memes, there is nobody better than @DeadstockNYC. We recently hit him up for the 50 Best Sneaker Memes of All Time , but it had us laughing so hard we decided to bring him back for a weekly series. This week there was defintiely plenty going on with one of the...

  • Kicks of the Day: adidas Top Ten 2000 "Black/Prime Blue-Red" @adidasHOOPS #sneakers

    Kicks of the Day: adidas Top Ten 2000 "Black/Prime Blue-Red"

    complex.com 09 Feb '13, 4pm

    from adidas Basketball has again become a popular play atop the hard. Here we see one of the newer colorways of the hoops kicks, featuring a black backdrop, complemented with blue and red accents. Synthetic leather takes care of the upper construction for the Three Stripes set, as a f...

  • Ronnie Fieg x Asics GT-II "High Risk"

    complex.com 09 Feb '13, 4am

    It’s been about a minute since Ronnie has hit us with a new ASICS collab but it looks like we are in store for something new. Fieg just tweeted a photo of his latest collab and has been alluding to a February release date. Stay locked with Complex for more release information soon.

  • Of course Jay-Z got a pair of these limited Jordans. @Jumpman23 #sneakers

    Spotted: Jay-Z Wears ’88 OG Air Jordan IIIs |

    complex.com 08 Feb '13, 11pm

    Spotted: A$AP Rocky & Chanel Iman Wear Air Jordan Is 1 hour ago Spotted: Stalley Rocks "True Blue" Air Jordan IIIs 4 hours ago Spotted: Chris Brown Wears Pyrex Vision Hoodie 5 hours ago SPOTTED: Kobe Bryant Carries the Lakers to a Win Over the Thunder Sneakerreport.com 1 week ago The ...

  • Get a look at what OG Air Max 1 offering is coming later this year #sneakers

    Nike Air Max 1 OG "White/Navy-Red"

    complex.com 08 Feb '13, 10pm

    Later this year, the Swoosh is set to return with some OG Air Max 1 goodness. The white, Navy and red colorway looks just as good as ever, noting the accustomed construction of suede, mesh and synthetic materials. As for now, no concrete release date has been disclosed, but be sure to...

  • .@RavieB photographs @Renella_Ice wearing the Air Jordan I and not much more:

    Raven B Varona Shoots Renell Medrano in the Air Jordan I "Chicago"

    complex.com 08 Feb '13, 8pm

    Up and coming NYC based photographer, Raven B Varon a recently linked up with Renell Medrano for a photo shoot that seems like a sneakerhead's dream. Renell models with the recently released Air Jordan I "Chicago" colorway and the results, well, speak for themselves. You can find more...

  • Check out 10 sneakers worn in the @ComplexMag office kicked off by @RussBengtson

    10 Sneakers Worn in the Complex Office This Week

    complex.com 08 Feb '13, 7pm

    Each week we break down the sneakers worn some of the sneakers worn in the Complex o ffice . This week had some heat from a variety of brands including Air Jordan III "Doernbechers" and some familiar Nike Air Force 1 iDs. Check out the 10 Sneakers Worn in the Complex Office This Week ...

  • The 20 Greatest Nike Foamposites of All Time

    complex.com 08 Feb '13, 5pm

    Yesterday we schooled you with 20 Things You Didn't Know About Nike Foamposites and today we are going to break down the best-of-the-best. Share the link with your friends who troll hard and let us know what you think. Better yet, tell us what your favorite Foam is in the comment sect...

  • One of the best in the game, the complete history of @Patta_NL sneaker collaborations.

    A Complete History of Patta Sneaker Collaborations

    complex.com 08 Feb '13, 4pm

    Out of love and necessity rather than profit and novelty, the Patta store opened it's doors at the Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal in 2004. Situated right in the city heart of Amsterdam, the store literally became the center of attention by bringing new excitement to the Dutch scene. Within a...

  • Quickstrike Episode 4 is live! @DJClarkKent and @RussBengtson talk NBA All Star sneakers.

    TV's Quickstrike Episode 4 - NBA All Star Sneaker Releases

    complex.com 08 Feb '13, 3pm

    We're back with the latest episode of Complex TV's Quickstrike featuring DJ Clark Kent and Russ Bengtson. In this week's episode of Quickstrike, Clark and Russ dive into one of the biggest sneaker stories of 2013 thus far, the NBA All Star sneaker releases. This year's releases includ...

  • Did you know the Nike Foamposite begins as liquid?

    The Upper Of The Foamposite Begins As Liquid — 20 Things You Didn't Know About Nike Foamposites |

    complex.com 08 Feb '13, 2pm

    If the sleek, logoless shoe itself wasn't enough to pry your $180 (plus tax) from your wallet, maybe the T-1000 backstory was. In order to create the Foamposite One's seamless upper, the "foam" material started as a liquid, which was then poured into molds. How does that add up to $18...

  • Pierre Hardy — New Arrivals: The 10 Coolest Designer Sneakers To Buy For Spring |

    complex.com 08 Feb '13, 4am

    The majority of "high-end" sneakers aren't worth the price they want. Only ones on this list I would consider are the Ransom x Adidas joints. Most of these are corny and try to hard to be different.

  • Did you know the the NBA didn't approve the Nike Foamposite?

    The NBA Didn't Approve of the Sneakers — 20 Things You Didn't Know About Nike Foamposites |

    complex.com 08 Feb '13, 1am

    The NBA Didn't Approve of the Sneakers The NBA said that the colorway wasn't fit for the court because it didn't have enough black to coincide with Penny's Orland Magic uniform. Penny did what any sneakerhead would do, and busted out the Sharpie to fix the problem.

  • The @Jumpman23 Air Jordan XX8 gets a thorough performance review from @Nightwing2303

    Air Jordan XX8 Performance Review

    complex.com 08 Feb '13, 12am

    is one of the most talked about sneakers in years. It's a crazy design, far from the norm and sold as the most high performance Air Jordan model the company has ever created. While we don't normally dive into the performance arena, as we typically leave that for Sneaker Report . But w...

  • Step up your kicks game. The 10 coolest designer sneakers to buy for spring:

    New Arrivals: The 10 Coolest Designer Sneakers To Buy For Spring

    complex.com 07 Feb '13, 7pm

    Spring merchandise is hitting the shelves of our favorite stores and sites alike, so now is the perfect time to get a jump on getting some fresh designer sneakers from brands like Rick Owens and Comme des Garcons . There's nothing wrong with classic kicks, but you should at least have...