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Ozuna Goes Sneaker Shopping With Complex

Reggaeton superstar Ozuna goes Sneaker Shopping with Complex’s Joe La Puma at Barneys New York and talks about his favorite sneakers growing up in Puerto Rico, the island’s growing streetwear and sneaker scene, and the importance of Daddy Yankee’s Reebok deal.
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Canelo Àlvarez Goes Sneaker Shopping With Complex

Boxing champion Canelo Àlvarez goes Sneaker Shopping with Complex’s Joe La Puma at Stadium Goods in New York City and talks about growing up in Mexico, why he’s been looking for the Supreme x Louis Vuitton hoodie, and his love for high-fashion sneakers.
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Lil Nas X Goes Sneaker Shopping With Complex

“Old Town Road” star Lil Nas X goes Sneaker Shopping with Complex’s Joe La Puma at Flight Club in Los Angeles and talks about his new-found fame, how he’s going to spend his money, and more.
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Juice WRLD Goes Sneaker Shopping With Complex

Juice WRLD goes Sneaker Shopping at Kith in New York City and talks about how he got his style from Tyler, the Creator, A$AP Rocky and Lil Wayne, growing up playing basketball, and how he used to skateboard.
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Blueface Goes Sneaker Shopping With Complex

Blueface goes Sneaker Shopping at Flight Club in Los Angeles and talks about playing football in high school, his love of blue sneakers, and how he used to do meet and greets in Foot Lockers.
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Kemba Walker Goes Sneaker Shopping With Complex

NBA All-Star Kemba Walker goes Sneaker Shopping with Complex’s Joe La Puma at Social Status in Charlotte and talks about wearing Air Force 1s growing up, being signed to Jordan Brand, and wearing fire sneakers in college.
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Tracy Morgan Goes Sneaker Shopping With Complex

Comedian and actor Tracy Morgan goes Sneaker Shopping with Joe La Puma at Flight Club in New York City and talks about his love of classic footwear, the one time he got a pair of sneakers stolen from him and his favorite courtside footwear.
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Nike Air Trainer III “Medicine Ball”

A shoe made for transitional wears for a dual sport athlete unlike any other, Bo Jackson, the Trainer III largely made sense for the multi-sport phenom yet it was equally such a sartorial achievement that its style element ranked nearly as high as its performance abilities.

First released in 1988 and retro’ed in 2000, 2009 and 2015, the shoe recently emerged as an inspirational figure for the LeBron Watch, acting as a design focal point for the LeBron 16 “Medicine Ball.”

Nike, though — and right on time — is prepping another retro release of the classic Air Trainer III later this month. All the hype surrounding James’ pair actualized two truths: one being that it fueled anticipation for LeBron’s shoe, and another by restoring the eternal relevance of the OG. However, all that said, when the retro released back in 2015, they didn’t sell through. Some pairs sat, eventually, sadly, and disrespectfully so, hitting the sales rack.

Look for the Nike Air Trainer III “Medicine Ball” on April 25 at Nike SNKRS and select retailers. Read more

Air Jordan 1 “Shattered Backboard 3.0”

There’s always discussion surrounding the best original Air Jordan 1 colorways, nowadays there’s an equal amount of talk regarding the best non-OG 1s. By in large, the very-first “Shattered Backboard” tends to land somewhere near the top of that list. As it should.

Jordan Brand, keen on the fact that the Shattered Backboard is a trending style in tumbled leather or satin, looks to have plans to release a third colorway of the coveted style in 2019.

This third pair is reported to remove the white balancer and simply feature a black and orange upper.

Those same reports indicate the tentatively titled Air Jordan 1 “Shattered Backboard 3.0” will release during the fall/winter 2019 season.

Its been reported that the Air Jordan 1 “Shattered Backboard 3.0” will release this October. The drop is tentatively scheduled for October 26, 2019. Read more

“Us” Stars Lupita Nyong’o And Winston Duke Go Sneaker Shopping With Complex

Us co-stars Lupita Nyong’o and Winston Duke go Sneaker Shopping with Complex’s Joe La Puma at Stadium Goods in New York City and talk about the upcoming film, LeBron James’ reaction to the trailer, and what happened when she wore Kendrick Lamar’s sneakers on set.
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Nike LeBron 3 “Home”

Bron Bron is one of very few active athletes with his own signature shoe currently in retro mode and his Nike LeBron 3 returns for the first time since 2006.

Following the “Super Bron,” “Christ the King” and OG White/Navy drops, another original colorway is set to hit retailers next month.

Similar to the Air Zoom Generation OG from 2004 is the Nike LeBron 3 “Home” of 2006. Colored in white, black and red, this retro iteration differs from the first edition as it features Varsity Crimson in lieu of Varsity Red.

This slight deviate is the only difference between the 2006 version and the 2019 edition. All other components are intact and sound. James’ signature line — which began its retro run with the aforementioned Air Zoom Generation — will reach a new high point with the LeBron 16 currently in circulation when the Nike LeBron 3 “Home” lands at retailers on its reported February 2 release date.

Check out some photos of their OG pair by Rob Mata below.

The Nike LeBron 3 “Home” are set to arrive on the SNKRS app and at select Swoosh retailers on April 11th. Peep the official images (along with NiceKicks’ OG shots) below. Read more

Nike Air Foamposite Pro “Hyper Crimson”

When it comes to the Air Foamposite series, historically, what works best in the present is often what worked well in the past. New variations of the shoe haven’t fared nearly as well as beloved retro pairs.

So what does Nike do if they can’t keep retro’ing the same kicks over and over again? Well, Simply produce slight variations of retros that aren’t exactly the same yet not far from it.

If the Nike Air Foamposite One “Copper” is the mothership, then the upcoming “Hyper Crimson” is definitely the offspring.

Gleaming in a similar rustic hue that leans towards that metallic copper shell, black secondary coloring surrounds the base while Swoosh branding lets us know this is a Foamposite Pro and not a Foamposite One.

The Nike Air Foamposite Pro “Hyper Crimson” is set to release on April 6th at a retail price of $220 at select Nike retailers. Read more

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