complex.com Archives - 22 March 2013, Friday

  • Tomorrow, @nikebasketball will be releasing @KDTrey5's KD V "Aunt Pearl" from @nikebasketball #sneakers

    Release Reminder: Nike KD V "Aunt Pearl"

    complex.com 22 Mar '13, 10pm

    As was discussed earlier in our new episode of Quickstrike (you know, the one that featured Patrick Ewing?), tomorrow marks the anticipated release of the Aunt Pearl edition of Kevin Durant's KD V . The tribute take has become one of the more coveted colorways within Durant's signatur...

  • 15 Sneakers Worn in the Complex Office This Week

    complex.com 22 Mar '13, 6pm

    sneakers worn in the Complex o ffice . This week, it seems the crew had some serious spring fever going on because we had to expand from 10 kicks up to 15, just to share some of the heat. Nike and Jordan ran the office as we see some classic Js and some runners from the Flynit family....

  • .@Peter_SNS breaks down the history of @Sneakersnstuff collabs.

    A Complete History of Sneakersnstuff Sneaker Collaborations

    complex.com 22 Mar '13, 5pm

    Collaborations have become a huge part of sneakers over the past 10 or 15 years, and one of the best when it comes to collaborations is Sweden's Sneakersnstuff . Founded in 1999 by Erik Fagerlind and Peter Jansson, Sneakersnstuff has been putting their own spin on classic sneakers sin...

  • QUICKSTRIKE 7 : DJ Clark Kent & Russ Bengtson Talk Ewing Athletics, & Koston 2

    complex.com 22 Mar '13, 2pm

    Complex TV's Quickstrike is back again with a new episode featuring DJ Clark Kent and Russ Bengtson. This week the subject at hand includes a new collab between Vans and Diemme that has some premium Italian materials involved, as well as the new Nike SB Koston 2 that Eric Koston will ...

  • Kicks of the Day: Element Topaz "Antique Native": Native approach.

    Kicks of the Day: Element Topaz "Antique Native"

    complex.com 22 Mar '13, 1pm

    silhouette has been let loose in a new black and white colorway for springtime. The canvas kicks showcase native-style graphics all over the upper, as black laces accompany, and a white midsole has been placed underneath. A solid low-top option for the warm weather months, visit Eleme...

  • Check out the ultimate #sneakerhead #Falcons @TwentyAte28 in @ComplexMag @ComplexSneakers - Top 25 of All Time

    Thomas DeCoud's 25 Favorite Sneakers Of All-Time

    complex.com 21 Mar '13, 4pm

    When you talk about someone who is the epitome of Complex culture (you saw his shenanigans on ESPN , right?) you are talking about hard-hitting Atlanta Falcons safety Thomas DeCoud. The Cali native is all about his style on and off the field from the clothes, socks, and of course the ...

  • PROMO: Big Sean, Snoop Dogg, and AraabMUZIK to Collide in L.A. Tonight

    complex.com 21 Mar '13, 4pm

    Teyana Taylor brought the glamour in NYC last week at the first adidas Originals Collision Event , and now adidas is headed off to the Left Coast for a fresh collision of music and style. Big Sean, AraabMUZIK, and the Dogfather himself, Snoop Dogg, are taking over downtown L.A. for a ...

  • 15 Teams for #Sneakerheads to Watch in This Year's #MarchMadness

    15 Teams for Sneakerheads to Watch in This Year's March Madness

    complex.com 21 Mar '13, 2pm

    In case you haven't noticed, this year's college basketball season has featured tons of dope sneakers . For those of you that will argue that the NBA's selection is better, you may want to take a look at some of the exclusive kicks that have been seen in the NCAA this season. Teams li...

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  • Sneakerheads who tweet thirstily in hopes of getting free stuff are the absolute worst. Is it you?

    Act Way Too Thirsty — 12 Dumb Things Sneakerheads Do On Twitter |

    complex.com 21 Mar '13, 3am

    This kind of goes hand-in-hand with the previous mistake - sometimes it seems like 'heads be tweeting people and companies with the expectation (or at least the hope) that if they say exactly the right thing at exactly the right time to exactly the right person, that the Sneaker Gods ...

  • .@NikeSportswear gives the Cortez some fresh materials and colors.

    Nike Cortez “Asia City” Pack | Complex

    complex.com 21 Mar '13, 12am

    Earlier today, you may have spotted Big Russ sporting a pair of Nike Cortez at the Complex office that he created on NIKEiD . Keeping the Cortez love flowing, we give you a look at the Nike Cortez “Asia City” Pack. Featuring the initials of Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hong Kong and ...

  • Futura Talks Sneakers and More with Sneaker Freaker: The legend speaks.

    Futura Talks Sneakers and More with Sneaker Freaker

    complex.com 20 Mar '13, 9pm

    While recently Down Under, the legendary Futura got up with the guys at Sneaker Freaker for a nice sit-down. Of course an icon when it comes to graffiti and artistry in general, talk appropriately surrounded some of his work, notably a good deal about sneakers and his coinciding opini...

  • Nike Roshe Run Mid "City" Pack - New Images

    complex.com 20 Mar '13, 7pm

    Before this weekend's release, we now receive new imagery of the City Pack of Nike's Roshe Run . The mid-cut quartet is a nod to four of the world's more prestigious cities — New York City, London, Tokyo and Paris. Each edition features its own accenting color and has been predominant...

  • Happy birthday to @SpikeLee! Thanks for all you've done for sneakers.

    11. Spike Lee — The 50 Most Influential People In Sneaker History |

    complex.com 20 Mar '13, 4pm

    : Director, actor, Mars Blackmon Years Of Influence : 1985-present What makes sneaker culture sustainable and vibrant is when different elements are mixed together—combining fashion and music, for example. Spike did it with film. He was able to convey on-screen how sneakerheads feel i...

  • Sneakerheads who subtweet about other sneakerheads are the loneliest people on earth

    Subtweet About Other Sneakerheads — 12 Dumb Things Sneakerheads Do On Twitter |

    complex.com 20 Mar '13, 3pm

    Subtweet About Other Sneakerheads There is nothing trill about subtweets, especially when those people you are trying to impress are actually subtweeting you.

  • 12 Dumb Things Sneakerheads Do On Twitter #sneakers

    12 Dumb Things Sneakerheads Do On Twitter

    complex.com 20 Mar '13, 3pm

    Sup, fam? You good, bruh? You might be, but then again, you're probably not. Just like you probably think you're doing things on Twitter the right way. We noticed you didn't take note of these tips , because we saw on Instagram , that you are still "utilizing your skills," or rather, ...

  • .@nikebasketball officially reveals its new Elite Series 2.0 for @KingJames, @KDTrey5 and @kobebryant #sneakers

    Nike Basketball "Elite Series 2.0"

    complex.com 20 Mar '13, 2pm

    Today, Nike officially unveiled its new Elite Series 2.0, comprised of the big three models — the LeBron X Elite , KD V Low Elite and Kobe 8 Elite . The superhero-themed selection notes colorful schemes, with Bron's featuring a blue and orange look, Durant noting blue and yellow and K...

  • Great news for sneakerheads in Canada (all 8 of you):

    House of Hoops Canada Grand Opening with LeBron James

    complex.com 20 Mar '13, 2pm

    [written by Megan Ann Wilson (@shegotgame )] Contrary to popular belief, Canada loves basketball. Toronto may be a Maple Leafs city but there’s a diehard basketball fan base, besides Drizzy. They do have an NBA team, remember. And high-calibre hoopers like Tristan Thompson, Andrew Wig...

  • Maybe his nickname should have been Larry "Low Key Sneaker Legend" Bird:

    13. Larry Bird — 20 White NBA Players With Insane Sneaker Games |

    complex.com 20 Mar '13, 7am

    Maybe his nickname should have been Larry "Low Key Sneaker Legend" Bird. You don't have to wear a thousand colorways to have a dope sneaker game, Celtics legend Larry Bird is proof. Bird was wearing Pro Leathers back in his Indiana State days and continued with Converse throughout his...

  • The Fresh Prince of Bel Air graduated from high school 20 years ago. — 50 Sneaker Facts That Will Make You Feel Old |

    complex.com 20 Mar '13, 2am

    What Your Favorite Wu-Tang Clan Member Says About You Transition Smoothly Into The Shitting Yourself And Letting Out Racist Tendencies Stage Of Your Life Are You Really About That Homeless Ninja Life? The Week’s Best Instagram Food Porn: March 17, 2013 20 Dogs That Are About to Steal ...

  • Sneaker News March Madness Foamposite Tournament – Round 1 Voting: Madness.

    Sneaker News March Madness Foamposite Tournament – Round 1 Voting |

    complex.com 19 Mar '13, 10pm

    Can't figure out who to pick in the NCAA Tournament? Sneaker News has a bracket that might be a little more your style. Starting last night the site unveiled a tournament of 32 Nike Foamposites to vote on to help usher in March Madness. You can kick things off here to make your select...

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  • .@SoleCollector is set to give away a pair of the Dave White x Air Jordan 1 Wings for the Future @Jumpman23 #sneakers

    Sole Collector Contest: Win A Pair of Dave White x Air Jordan 1 "Wings for the Future"

    complex.com 19 Mar '13, 8pm

    Miss out on a pair of the Dave White-crafted Air Jordan 1 "Wings for the Future?" If so, you're in luck. Our newly-acquired site , Sole Collector, is set to give away a pair of the collaborative white, red, gold and blue Js. To find out what you have to do to enter, simply head on ove...

  • The original And1 Mixtape came out when Kyrie Irving was six years old. — 50 Sneaker Facts That Will Make You Feel Old |

    complex.com 19 Mar '13, 7pm

    Action Bronson Brings Out Roc Marciano, ScHoolboy Q, Domo Genesis, Earl Sweatshirt, Vince Staples, and RiFF RaFF During SXSW Performance 20 hours ago A History of Kanye West's Obsession With Fashion in Kanye West GIFs 1 day ago Video: Earl Sweatshirt Talks His Return to Music, SXSW an...

  • This is what an Eastbay basketball catalog spread looked like 18 years ago. — 50 Sneaker Facts That Will Make You Feel Old |

    complex.com 19 Mar '13, 5pm

    10 "Timeless" Trends That Suck Now 6 hours ago A History of Kanye West's Obsession With Fashion in Kanye West GIFs 1 day ago Video: Earl Sweatshirt Talks His Return to Music, SXSW and His Top Five MCs with Peter Rosenberg 1 day ago The 10 Types of People That Shop at Karmaloop 1 day a...

  • 50 Sneaker Facts That Will Make You Feel Old

    50 Sneaker Facts That Will Make You Feel Old

    complex.com 19 Mar '13, 2pm

    The thing about sneaker time is that it moves fast. Even faster than real time seemingly, what with players getting multiple signature shoes in the same season, and every era ever sharing shelf space at your local Finish Line. It seems like LeBron James was in high school just yesterd...

  • Kicks of the Day: John Varvatos x Converse Chuck Taylor "Studded"

    complex.com 19 Mar '13, 2pm

    The premium John Varvatos range from Converse has recently let loose a new sophisticated set of the classic Chuck Taylor . The pair has been done up in fine black leather, being then captivated by stud detailing at the heel, branding patch alongside and on the tongue. Tonal waxed lace...

  • Check out The 30 Best #sneakers in the NBA This Week

    The 30 Best Sneakers in the NBA This Week

    complex.com 19 Mar '13, 1pm

    This week, much like the last, is filled with KD V, LeBron X, and Kobe 8 iDs. NIKEiD has become rather popular with NBA players this year, so much so that players like Mo Williams, Stephen Curry, and even Kobe Bryant, all of which normally wear player exclusive sneakers, have opted to...

  • This Air Jordan V made for @CP3 will make @ClippersNation1 fans happy later this year.

    Air Jordan V “CP3″ |

    complex.com 19 Mar '13, 12pm

    from the last holiday season is the talk of the web, Holiday 2013 is going to be just as nice if Jordan Brand decides to release this Air Jordan V "CP3". Modeled after the color of the Los Angeles Clippers, this Air Jordan V features a Game Royal upper with Gym Red placed over the lin...

  • Spotted: @MelanieIglesias makes Jordans look even better. @Jumpman23 #sneakers

    Spotted: Melanie Inglesias Wears Air Jordan Is

    complex.com 19 Mar '13, 12am

    Hear Moduloktopus’ Trap Song Inspired By Turkish Belly Dancing Music Justin Timberlake Will Release Another Album in November, Says Questlove 10 Free Songs You Should Download Right Now Vik Says: Week of March 17, 2013 The Week’s Best Instagram Food Porn: March 17, 2013 20 Dogs That A...

  • Packer Shoes x Reebok Classic Leather “Aztec” – Release Date: Find out when.

    Packer Shoes x Reebok Classic Leather “Aztec” – Release Date | Complex

    complex.com 18 Mar '13, 8pm

    The looks have been circulating throughout the Internet as of late, and now we have a coinciding release date for Packer Shoes' joint effort with Reebok on the Classic Leather . The Aztec offering, which showcases premium construction of nubuck, leather and mesh, highlights a colorful...

  • Sole Collector Celebrity Sneaker Watch: Weekly round-up.

    Sole Collector Celebrity Sneaker Watch

    complex.com 18 Mar '13, 8pm

    To make sure you didn’t miss anything, Sole Collector searches the Internet to find celebrities rocking the freshest kicks and posts them to Sneaker Watch column every weekend. Hit the link to see who rocked what and hit the comment section to sound-off on which celeb had the best sne...