complex.com Archives - 22 February 2013, Friday

  • 1. adidas originals Superstar — The 50 Most Iconic On Stage Sneaker Photos of All Time |

    complex.com 22 Feb '13, 8pm

    10 Ways To Tell You're A Sneakerhead Groupie 4 days ago wings + horns Continues to Bring Out Some Awesome Footwear 4 days ago Interview: Eddie Huang Talks Flipping SBs, Wearing Crocs and Getting Free Kicks. 4 days ago SPOTTED: DeAndre Jordan Breaks Out UA Spine Bionic PE Sneakerreport...

  • The 25 Most Hyped Sneakers of All Time

    complex.com 22 Feb '13, 5pm

    Hype. It's everywhere these days, preceding the release of damn near anything, especially if it's "limited." Hell, there's even buildup around potato chip drops . So it's no surprise that sneakers are hyped up to nearly comical degrees. With the "Cork" LeBron X release right around th...

  • Timeless classics and rarities in The 50 Most Iconic On Stage Sneaker Shots:

    The 50 Most Iconic On Stage Sneaker Photos of All Time

    complex.com 22 Feb '13, 3pm

    Written Brian Josephs (@Bklyn_Rock ) The average person may not pay a whole lot of attention to the sneakers an artist is wearing when he or she hits the stage, but some of music's most memorable moments occurred by their just putting on the right pair of kicks. Think back to the 2010...

  • Complex TV's Quickstrike is back! @DJClarkKent and @RussBengtson talk about how to get Corks

    TV's Quickstrike: DJ Clark Kent and Russ Bengtson Talk About LeBron Corks, Twitter RSVP & More

    complex.com 22 Feb '13, 3pm

    featuring DJ Clark Kent and Russ Bengtson is here. This week, Clark and Russ start out with a classic runner from Reebok, and some reworked favorites from New Balance. Then Quickstrike moves on to the most buzzworthy of sneaker news this week, the Nike LeBron X "Cork." The Corks will ...

  • A very cool tribute to the timeless Superstar 80's via @ComplexSneakers: - Salute!

    adidas Originals Superstar 80s — 10 Sneakers You Can Wear With Anything in GIFs |

    complex.com 21 Feb '13, 8pm

    There are plenty of adidas Originals that work with anything in your closet but none as classic as the Superstar. Shelltoes are about as universal as it gets and they have cred anywhere from the streets to the runway.

  • Here's how to wear your Air Jordans from @Jumpman23 no matter what your style is.

    Air Jordan III "Black/Cement" — 10 Sneakers You Can Wear With Anything in GIFs |

    complex.com 21 Feb '13, 8pm

    Nike Air on the heel or not, the Air Jordan III "Black/Cement" is one of the most respected sneakers of all time. It also happens to be the favorite Jordan model amongst celebrities and subsequently, a large number of sneakerheads.

  • haha! Did you know you can wear @VANS_66 with anything? Here's the GIF to prove it. @OTWVans

    Vans Authentic — 10 Sneakers You Can Wear With Anything in GIFs |

    complex.com 21 Feb '13, 8pm

    iconic skate shoe, going all the way back to 1966. Whether you're a skater or not, you can probably find a way to rock these.

  • “@ComplexSneakers: @projectblitzla Online Store Is Open for Business @CroatianStyle #sneakers

    Project BLITZ Online Store Is Open for Business

    complex.com 21 Feb '13, 5pm

    Over ten years in the making, reputable eBay reseller Croatian Style has now taken his talents to a more formidable online boutique, Project BLITZ. This isn't your average consignment shop — or consignment shop at all — as BLITZ offers up a variety of rare or hard-to-find sneakers as ...

  • 10 #sneakers you can wear with anything in GIFs

    10 Sneakers You Can Wear With Anything in GIFs

    complex.com 21 Feb '13, 4pm

    Every morning when you wake up and get ready for the day, that looming decision of what to wear hits you. What you decide on can make the difference in how you feel when you finally step out for the day. However, there are some sneakers that can work with anything from sweats, to deni...

  • Kicks of the Day: adidas Crazy 8 "University Red": Chicago-proper.

    Kicks of the Day: adidas Crazy 8 "University Red"

    complex.com 21 Feb '13, 2pm

    This month, adidas Basketball has let loose another University Red drop of the Crazy 8 . The resurgent hoops model features synthetic upper construction, as the red spread is complemented with white accents as well as black detailing and coinciding laces. If you're into the Chicago-pr...

  • Spotted: Lord Disick is stepping up his #sneaker game. @ScottDisick @Jumpman23

    Spotted: Scott Disick Wears Air Jordan VIs

    complex.com 21 Feb '13, 1am

    Spotted: Kobe Bryant Wears Nike Air Force Max 2013s 6 hours ago The 25 Best Sneakers Worn On Stage This Summer 7 hours ago Spotted: Pusha T Wears Balmain Peacoat in "Doesn't Matter" Video 9 hours ago SPOTTED: Tyler Griffey Hits Game Winner Over No. 1 Indiana in the Nike Hyperdunk 2012...

  • 10 Dope Signature Sneakers You Don't Know About: Name brands.

    10 Dope Signature Sneakers You Don't Know About

    complex.com 20 Feb '13, 6pm

    There once was a time when a signature shoe didn't have to be earned, it was almost a birthright. If you were an All-Star, or a top draft pick - or a professional skateboarder - you got your name on a shoe. Period. Depending on how things worked out, it may have been a one-shot deal, ...

  • Eddie Huang's 10 Favorite Sneakers of All Time: Counting 'em down.

    Eddie Huang's 10 Favorite Sneakers of All Time

    complex.com 20 Feb '13, 4pm

    Eddie Huang is a best-selling author, co-owner of East Village bun haunt Baohaus and star of the digital series Fresh off the Boat . He’s also a lifelong devotee of the sneaker game who’s been buying, bartering and selling shoes since 3rd grade. He’s legally licensed to practice law i...

  • Charles Barkley's Greatest Sneaker Moments

    complex.com 20 Feb '13, 1pm

    With those words, Philadelphia 76ers power forward Charles Barkley entered millions of living rooms, sneakers squeaking and elbows flying. The black-and-white spot was created by Nike and Wieden & Kennedy, but it never showed a pair of sneakers. Still, over the course of his career, S...

  • .@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 ...