complex.com Archives - 16 February 2013, Saturday

  • The 20 Best #Sneakers in NBA Slam Dunk Contest History @NBAonTNT

    The 20 Best Sneakers in NBA Slam Dunk Contest History

    complex.com 16 Feb '13, 7pm

    ven though the event has lost a little prestige we still sit there gawking at our flat-screens waiting for someone to defy all physics and throw down a jam that will still have us talking about it on Monday. Just as important as the competition is the kicks the players don while they ...

  • Former congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. allegedly used campaign funds to buy a Rolex watch, and fur capes and parkas

    Former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. Allegedly Used Campaign Funds to Buy a Rolex, Fur Capes, and Parkas

    complex.com 16 Feb '13, 5pm

    has been charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and mail fraud, as well as making false statements, according to The Week Magazine . Mr. Jackson allegedly used $750,000 in campaign funds to buy a Rolex watch, fur capes and parkas, and children's furniture between 2007 and 2009. ...

  • .@Marvel and @VANS_66 present their second comic-inspired collection #sneakers

    Spider Man x Vans Collection

    complex.com 16 Feb '13, 5pm

    In taking a look at the second installment between Vans and Marvel, here we see the Cali brand's Sk8-Hi and Era models featuring Spider Man detailing. The comic-friendly kicks have been done up in both canvas and suede, each with can't-miss graphics accenting alongside. You can find t...

  • Amanda Bynes wants to weigh 100 pounds. Also, she loves her Rolex.

    Amanda Bynes Wants to Be 100 Pounds

    complex.com 16 Feb '13, 5pm

    Amanda Bynes is back in action, this time in the pages of Us Weekly. She did a questionnaire called "25 Things You Don't Know About Me." Our best guess is that her publicist thought this would be damage control. It's not. First, the magazine describes her as an "aspiring fashion desig...

  • 10 Slam Dunk Contest #Sneakers You (Probably) Forgot About @nba

    10 Slam Dunk Contest Sneakers You (Probably) Forgot About

    complex.com 16 Feb '13, 4pm

    The slam dunk contest has been a huge part of NBA All-Star Weekend since it debuted in Denver in 1984. (Except when they cancelled it in 1998, but that's beside the point.) There have been many memorable sneakers in the contest, from Michael Jordan's Air Jordan IIIs in 1988 to Gerald ...

  • Kicks of the Day: Jordan CP3.VI "Black/Cement Grey": New for Chris Paul.

    Kicks of the Day: Jordan CP3.VI "Black/Cement Grey"

    complex.com 16 Feb '13, 3pm

    JB comes through with a versatile black and Cement Grey colorway of the CP3.VI . The Chris Paul signature features the accustomed Hyperfuse construction, as touches of white then provide further contrast to the black base. If you're into the new scheme, you can snag your size today th...

  • Spotted: @NickCannon hoops in @adidasoriginals x @ITSJEREMYSCOTT #sneakers.

    Spotted: Nick Cannon Hoops in adidas Originals x Jeremy Scott Wings

    complex.com 16 Feb '13, 1am

    Spotted: Russell Westbrook Wears Air Jordan Vs 1 hour ago Spotted: Chris Brown Rocks "Houston" Reebok Kamikaze IIs 5 hours ago Spotted: Bobby Valentino Wears Nike Air Mags 7 hours ago SPOTTED: Count On Earl Clark in the Nike Kobe 8 System Sneakerreport.com 1 week ago 20 Celebrities Sp...

  • .@Marvel and @VANS_66 present the Iron Man collection #sneakers

    Iron Man x Vans Collection

    complex.com 15 Feb '13, 11pm

    In conjunction with Marvel, Vans has now let loose a new collaborative collection, comprised of its Sk8-Hi and Era silhouettes. Here we get a look at one of three roll-outs from the range with the Iron Man Pack. Comic-style graphics captivate on the sidewalls of each the Sk8-Hi and th...

  • Happy Birthday MJ: 50 Famed Sneakerheads Talk About Their Favorite Air Jordan @Jumpman23

    Happy Birthday MJ: 50 Famed Sneakerheads Talk About Their Favorite Air Jordan

    complex.com 15 Feb '13, 2pm

    We're 28 models deep in the Air Jordan line now, and you're not going to find anything here that hasn't been said already. Yes, they make you feel cooler when you put a pair on. Yes, retros make you feel nostalgic. Yes, they are a symbol of prosperity. Yes, they're technically ahead o...

  • .@KDTrey5 reveals this year's KD V "Aunt Pearl" from @NikeBasketball:

    Nike KD V "Aunt Pearl"

    complex.com 14 Feb '13, 9pm

    Nike and Kevin Durant are back this year with a new Aunt Pearl edition of the Oklahoma City baller's KD V signature. The inspiring iteration highlights appropriated pink branding and laces as well as Kay Yow branding to complement the Pearl base. Check back with us for release informa...

  • .@UNC_Basketball unveils new @Jumpman23 Air Jordan XX8s in the best sneakers in NCAA action this week:

    The 20 Best Sneakers in the NCAA This Week

    complex.com 14 Feb '13, 7pm

    It is safe to say that the biggest sneaker news of the day yesterday was that of the North Carolina Tar Heels breaking out the "Blue Camo" AIr Jordan XX8 as they took on the Duke Blue Devils at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, North Carolina. And while we completely agree, UNC didn't...

  • Get another look at the Joker edition of the Air Jordan III from @Jumpman23 #sneakers

    Air Jordan III "Joker"

    complex.com 14 Feb '13, 6pm

    As a part of Jordan Brand's upcoming 2013 All-Star collection , here we showcase new images of the Joker edition of the Air Jordan III . The glowing offering notes a mixture of black, green and purple hues, which of course nod to the famed comic book villain. The pair is to release on...

  • Interview: @Tyga talks about his sneaker collaboration with @ReebokClassics, the T-Raww

    Interview: Tyga Talks About His Reebok T-Raww Sneakers

    complex.com 14 Feb '13, 6pm

    Tyga's understanding of the big picture is that of someone who has spent many years figuring it out, yet at 23, he has a future in front of him that is looking bright and likely filled with more diamonds and gold than his five years in the game have afforded him thus far. And as an ar...

  • The Complete Footwear History of Kevin Durant vs. LeBron James Matchups

    complex.com 14 Feb '13, 4pm

    Tonight one of the most-hyped games of the year is about to go down, LeBron James vs. Kevin Durant – arguably the two best players in the league right now. Not only have the athletic battles been epic, but the sneaker face-offs have been impressive as well, especially as of late thank...

  • .@drose gets a new "Triple Blue" colorway of his latest signature model from @adidashoops

    adidas Rose 3.5 "Triple Blue"

    complex.com 14 Feb '13, 12pm

    Although Derrick Rose is still taking things one day at a time on the comeback trail, #thereturn is imminent. With that said, adidas continues to roll out new makeups of the former NBA MVP's latest signature sneaker. The adidas Rose 3.5 releases today in a colorway that's far from Val...

  • Spotted: @asvpxrocky always stays laced in the latest from @ITSJEREMYSCOTT. @adidasoriginals #sneakers

    Spotted: A$AP Rocky Wears Jeremy Scott x adidas Wings 2.0 “Eagle” Sneakers | Complex

    complex.com 14 Feb '13, 2am

    Spotted: Penny Hardaway Shows Off His New Nike Air Foamposite Ones 1 hour ago Spotted: Lupe Fiasco Rocks Vans Alomars 2 hours ago Spotted: Wale Wears Iman Shumpert PE adidas 6 hours ago SPOTTED: Jerryd Bayless Plays Great for the Post-Gay Grizzlies in the adidas Top Ten 2000 Sneakerre...

  • Spotted: Penny Hardaway shows off an unreleased colorway of the Nike Foamposites. #sneakers

    Spotted: Penny Hardaway Shows Off His New Nike Air Foamposite Ones

    complex.com 14 Feb '13, 1am

    New York Fashion Week Street Style: Part V Behind The Scenes At New York Fashion Week: Rochambeau Fall/Winter 2013 Crushing The Dreams Of A Million Struggle Tinker Hatfields The Definition of Cooking Deficit Disorder Making Sense of the “Watering Down” of Maker’s Mark How One Alaskan ...

  • Foot Locker Is Re-Stocking A Few Pairs Of Jordans For Valentine’s Day |

    complex.com 13 Feb '13, 11pm

    Coincidence? Who cares. Tomorrow you have a shot to send your boo thang to wait in line to grab you a pair of “Playoff” XIs or “Cool Grey” IXs in the name of love. If your girl is really down you might grabbing her a pair instead. This is an in-store re-stock only and they will be rel...

  • .@ChrisBrown keeps an Air Jordan IV "White/Cement" air freshener in his Lamborghini

    Chris Brown Keeps an Air Jordan IV "White/Cement" Air Freshener in His Lamborghini

    complex.com 13 Feb '13, 5pm

    There are two smells we love above anything else: New car smell and new shoe smell. And gasoline, but that's kind of weird. Thanks to Shoepreme , we're able to combine the two (at least we think the shoes smell like shoes). Chris Brown was spotted sporting the air freshener recently, ...

  • 10 Sneakerhead Habits That "Normal" People Wouldn't Understand #sneakers

    10 Sneakerhead Habits That "Normal" People Wouldn't Understand

    complex.com 13 Feb '13, 5pm

    You know how it goes. The squeaky wheel gets the oil. One bad apple spoils the bunch. Whatever overused phrase floats your boat, the bottom line is, sneakerheads get a bad rap for all the wrong reasons. Sure, we have some weird habits but doesn't everyone? On second thought, maybe we ...

  • 20 Sneakers You Can Buy Your Girl For Valentine's Day (And Not Look Like A D-Bag) by @shoequeendom

    20 Sneakers You Can Buy Your Girl For Valentine's Day (And Not Look Like A D-Bag)

    complex.com 13 Feb '13, 3pm

    Now, there is no denying that we have better knowledge of sneakers than we do of women, but this week being the one time of year that no guy can conveniently forget, we've decided to help out the sneakerheads in need. Yesterday we had Megan (@shegotgam e ) and Tina (@shoequeendom ) gi...

  • Two new colorways of the Air Force Max now available @Eastbay #sneakers

    Nike Air Force Max 2013 Available in Two Additional Colorways

    complex.com 13 Feb '13, 12am

    The Nike Air Force Max made its way back in to retail this January with an upgraded seamless upper and 2013 tacked on to the end of its original name. The lead colorway of Black/Wolf Grey-White-Cool Grey is very similar to the original Black/Grey-White color released in 1993 and donne...

  • Detroit Rubber Episode 3 - Guest Starring Big Sean

    complex.com 12 Feb '13, 9pm

    For their latest episode, Rick and Ro of Burn Rubber delve into their respective hustles as well as hit up a Big Sean show in Detroit. Frank The Butcher also makes a guest appearance in the installment, as you will then see the crew discuss some upcoming collaborations. So to check ou...

  • HUF 1984 "Woodland Camo": Camo from Cali.

    HUF 1984 "Woodland Camo"

    complex.com 12 Feb '13, 7pm

    With California's HUF having just recently let loose its first drop of Spring 2013 goodies, here we showcase one of the enticing footwear choices from the range. The brand's 1984 model has been draped in a woodland camouflage spread, then being tagged alongside with black H branding. ...

  • Converse Jack Purcell "Floral": Floral footwear.

    Converse Jack Purcell "Floral"

    complex.com 12 Feb '13, 6pm

    For the spring and summer seasons, Converse presents a pair of floral takes on the classic Jack Purcell . Each edition has been done up in washed canvas, noting floral detailing all-over the upper. The duo comes equipped with white laces, which match the midsole and toe cap accordingl...

  • .@NIKEiD is set to launch an Extraterrestrial option for the Hyperdunk 2012:

    Nike Hyperdunk 2012 iD “Extraterrestrial” |

    complex.com 12 Feb '13, 6pm

    To coincide with this weekend's NBA All-Star festivities, the Swoosh will be launching a new Extraterrestrial option for the Hyperdunk 2012 on NIKEiD. The customization selection accounts for a galactic-looking print on the upper to further adhere to the spacey All-Star theme. Expect ...

  • 20 sneakers you can wear on a Valentine's Day date (and not get dumped):

    20 Sneakers You Can Wear on a Valentine's Day Date (And Not Get Dumped)

    complex.com 12 Feb '13, 3pm

    Valentine's Day is nearly upon us, and while most celebrate with chocolate and pink champagne, the way to a true sneaker aficionados' heart is through footwear. To commemorate the lovey-dovey holiday, two single, sneaker-loving gals, Tina Nabati (@ShoeQUEENDOM ) and I, collaborated on...

  • If your Jordans look like this, you should probably throw them in the nearest dumpster.

    Air Jordan Retro V — 25 Crazy Photos of Destroyed Sneakers |

    complex.com 12 Feb '13, 3am

    Yeah, we all bitch about the clears soles of our Jordans when they begin to yellow, but imagine opening up a box you had stashed away to find this. Get out the Bondo.

  • 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...