complex.com Archives - 19 February 2013, Tuesday

  • .@FatJoe's @MTV Cribs moment will never be forgotten. Yes, THAT one:

    Fat Joe Licks the Soles of His Sneakers on "MTV Cribs" — 50 Moments That Changed Sneaker Culture Forever |

    complex.com 19 Feb '13, 7pm

    Fat Joe Licks the Soles of His Sneakers on "MTV Cribs" Date : 2004 This wouldn't have been so bad had everyone in the world simply said "ew" and gotten on with their lives. But no. Fat Joe licked the soles of his original Air Jordan VII "Olympics" (which were selling for $5,000 on "th...

  • 50 Moments That Changed Sneaker Culture Forever via @ComplexMag

    50 Moments That Changed Sneaker Culture Forever

    complex.com 19 Feb '13, 6pm

    Sneakers have come a long way. In their hundred-plus year history, they've gone from primitive pieces of athletic equipment to status symbols, from on-court wear to everywhere. And along the way, they've impacted everything from sports to retail to entertainment. Whether you believe t...

  • .@VANS_66 drops off its Spring 2013 Van Doren collection #sneakers

    Vans Van Doren Classics Spring 2013

    complex.com 18 Feb '13, 11pm

    Available now at select retailers, here we take a look at Vans' Spring 2013 Van Doren range. Showcased are three takes on the Authentic as well as two drops of the Era . Canvas takes care of the upper construction for the lineup, as we see American flag, checkered, leopard, parrot and...

  • Check out our 25 favorite sneakers from All-Star weekend

    The 25 Best Sneakers of the 2013 NBA All-Star Weekend

    complex.com 18 Feb '13, 10pm

    This weekend was great for the city of Houston, the NBA, and for sneakerheads around the world. The reason being, the 2013 NBA All-Star festivities. This years mid-season exhibition and skills events brought us a ton of great footwear designs from adidas, Reebok, Jordan Brand, and Nik...

  • 10 Ways To Tell You're A Sneakerhead Groupie #sneakers

    10 Ways To Tell You're A Sneakerhead Groupie

    complex.com 18 Feb '13, 5pm

    You already know how real it is out there trying to get your hands on coveted releases over the last year and a half; it has birthed a whole new sub-species of people – the sneaker groupie. We wish we were kidding, but it's true, look close enough at your timeline and you could probab...

  • .@RickyRozay works on his jumper in @ReebokClassics:

    Rick Ross Shoots "Jumpers" in Reebok Kamikaze IIs [Spotted]

    complex.com 18 Feb '13, 5pm

    Spotted: LeBron James and Kevin Durant Wear Nike Barkley Posites 16 hours ago Spotted: Trinidad James and Stalley Face-Off in Air Jordans 18 hours ago Spotted: Blake Griffin and Kobe Bryant Wear ’88 OG Air Jordan IIIs 21 hours ago REVIEW: Take on Winter with the Brooks Running Adrenal...

  • .@MrEddieHuang talks #sneakers, food and wearing Crocs in the kitchen.

    Interview: Eddie Huang Talks Flipping SBs, Wearing Crocs and Getting Free Kicks.

    complex.com 18 Feb '13, 3pm

    Eddie Huang may not be a household name, but that probably won't be true for long. Any attempt to pin down his occupation is an exercise in futility: He’s a bar-certified lawyer, chef, best-selling author, restauranteur (NYC's Baohaus ), streetwear alumnus and the star of his own VICE...

  • Supreme is dropping a custom Rolex this spring. Preview the incredible piece here:

    Supreme Custom Rolex Coming for Spring/Summer 2013

    complex.com 18 Feb '13, 2pm

    Supreme is no stranger to unexpected collaborations. Every season you will see anything from random sports equipment to add campaigns with the biggest starts in pop, rock, and rap, to skate decks featuring the work of blue chip artists. The brand also has a knack for high fashion pair...

  • Too many sneakerheads fail to understand that PayPal isn't play money.

    Having A Limit On What You Could Spend — 10 Things Missing From Sneakers Today |

    complex.com 18 Feb '13, 1am

    It sounds crazy that we actually miss having that $30 budget from back in the day but it's true. Now we don't have real money, we have "Paypal" which we pretend to not be a part of the monthly income so we can spend more on sneakers. We don't have to pull out cash, we just click a few...

  • .@jcrew and @newbalance release another colorway of the 1400 #sneakers

    J. Crew x New Balance 1400 “Navy" |

    complex.com 17 Feb '13, 6pm

    Now coming through with a Navy option of the 1400 , here we see one of the most recent tag team efforts from New Balance and J. Crew. The on-hand offering notes a predominantly suede upper with touches of leather utilized on the tongue, side and heel. Grey detailing, branding and matc...

  • The 30 Most Iconic NBA All-Star Sneaker Moments of the Past 30 Years

    complex.com 17 Feb '13, 4pm

    The NBA All-Star Game has long been a showcase for not only the best players in the NBA, but also some of the best sneakers to touch NBA courts. It wasn't always this way - Oscar Robertson wasn't getting any special makeups in the '60s - but over the past couple of decades it's just b...

  • 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, ...