34 episodes

The hosts of the Internet’s biggest sneaker shows, Sneaker Shopping and Full Size Run, come together in The Complex Sneakers Podcast. Joe La Puma, Matt Welty, and Brendan Dunne discuss the most important sneaker news and topics every week, and give their expert opinions that can only be told authentically from Complex. 

The Complex Sneakers Podcast Complex

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The hosts of the Internet’s biggest sneaker shows, Sneaker Shopping and Full Size Run, come together in The Complex Sneakers Podcast. Joe La Puma, Matt Welty, and Brendan Dunne discuss the most important sneaker news and topics every week, and give their expert opinions that can only be told authentically from Complex. 

    How John Geiger Gave Up Everything to Start His Sneaker Brand

    How John Geiger Gave Up Everything to Start His Sneaker Brand

    The Complex Sneakers Podcast is co-hosted by Joe La Puma, Brendan Dunne and Matt Welty. This week they have on sneaker and streetwear designer John Geiger who started off by designing the infamous Misplaced Checks custom Air Force 1s and has since built his own brand which has become a favorite of professional athletes and artists alike. They talk about selling everything to start his brand, jumping in the pool with Red Octobers, and one of the best gifts Joe’s ever gotten.
     
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    • 55 min
    Frank Cooke Reveals How Exclusive Air Jordans Are Designed

    Frank Cooke Reveals How Exclusive Air Jordans Are Designed

    The Complex Sneakers Podcast is co-hosted by Joe La Puma, Brendan Dunne and Matt Welty. This week they have on sneaker designer extraordinaire Franke Cooke who has worked on projects like Nigel Sylvester air Jordan’s 1, Aleali May’s collabs, Collette Jordan 1s, Travis Scott IVs and models like the “Top 3,” and “Reverse Shattered Backboard 2.0.” They get into what its like working for Jordan Brand, the GOAT himself, and Cooke's new projects.
     
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    • 56 min
    How Jerry Lorenzo and Fear of God Reshaped the Sneaker Industry

    How Jerry Lorenzo and Fear of God Reshaped the Sneaker Industry

    The Complex Sneakers Podcast is co-hosted by Joe La Puma, Brendan Dunne and Matt Welty, and this week they have the inimitable Jerry Lorenzo. They talk about his breakthrough in the Chicago fashion scene, his relationship with Nike and much, much more.
     
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    How Joe Freshgoods Became the Voice of Chicago's Sneaker Culture

    How Joe Freshgoods Became the Voice of Chicago's Sneaker Culture

    The Complex Sneakers Podcast is co-hosted by Joe La Puma, Brendan Dunne and Matt Welty and this week they speak with Chicago native, Joe Freshgoods. They get into the history of streetwear & sneakers in Chicago, the numerous collabs he's part of, and why his city deserves more love.
     
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    • 55 min
    James Whitner Breaks Down Racism and Privilege in Sneakers

    James Whitner Breaks Down Racism and Privilege in Sneakers

    The Complex Sneakers Podcast is co-hosted by Joe La Puma, Brendan Dunne and Matt Welty and this week they're joined by James Whitner, a veteran of the footwear industry, and owner of sneaker shops like Social Status, APB, Propser and Atlanta’s A Ma Maniere. They talk about the protests sweeping the nation, what the sneaker community can do to combat racism and much more.


    James Whitner’s Message to the Industry: A Social Media Post Condemning Racism Isn’t Enough
     
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    • 54 min
    Jimmy Gorecki Responds to the Nike SB Hype

    Jimmy Gorecki Responds to the Nike SB Hype

    The Complex Sneakers Podcast is co-hosted by Joe La Puma, Brendan Dunne and Matt Welty and this week they're joined by Jimmy Gorecki, professional skater and co-owner of Standard Issue Tees. They get into the old and new hype of Nike SB, skating with Pharrell's ICECREAM skate team and much more.
     
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    • 58 min

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