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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. 

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. 

    Flight Club’s Most Notorious Employee Reacts to Modern Day Resellers

    Flight Club’s Most Notorious Employee Reacts to Modern Day Resellers

    The Complex Sneakers Podcast is co-hosted by Joe La Puma, Brendan Dunne, and Matt Welty. This week, the three co-hosts sit down with Chris Vidal, one of the original employees at Flight Club and an outspoken figure in the New York City sneaker scene, to trade stories past and present. Vidal contrasts the sneaker resell world of then vs. now, remembers selling the “Justin Bieber” sneakers at Supra, relives pulling out a fake gun during his tenure at Alife, and talks about helping out David Beckham at the same store. A longtime collector, Vidal also breaks down his history with rare shoes like the Undefeated x Air Jordan 4 and the PlayStation x Nike Air Force 1, and even shows off his SNKRS purchase history. Meanwhile, Welty takes it back to show and tell, Brendan reveals his skin care mistakes, and Joe gets the details on Space Jam 2.


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    $120,000 Nike Air Force 1s? DJ Clark Kent Reacts

    $120,000 Nike Air Force 1s? DJ Clark Kent Reacts

    The Complex Sneakers Podcast is co-hosted by Joe La Puma, Brendan Dunne, and Matt Welty. This week, the three co-hosts sit down with DJ Clark Kent for his second appearance on the show to discuss the recent Sotheby's auction sale of the Scarr's x Nike Air Force 1 for $121,000. Clark, who designed the shoe with Nike, talks about his feelings about the price, the upcoming Louis Vuitton x Nike Air Force 1s, why he'll never wear mids, and more. Also, Joe relives his career in concessions sales with the New York Mets, Welty relives his career in concessions sales at the local waterpark, and Brendan explains his college girlfriend's disdain for the "Copper" Nike Air Foamposite One.
     
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    Ranking the Best Sneakers of 2021 So Far

    Ranking the Best Sneakers of 2021 So Far

    The Complex Sneakers Podcast is co-hosted by Joe La Puma, Brendan Dunne, and Matt Welty. This week, the three co-hosts countdown the 10 best sneakers of the year so far. In selecting the shoes they also break down the criteria and go behind some of the arguments that go into deciding Complex's sneaker lists. How high does the Trophy Room x Air Jordan 1 deserve to be? What's the best New Balance so far? The co-hosts debate these topics while running through the list. Also, Brendan celebrates his birthday, Welty lends some super helpful air conditioning tips, and Joe ponders PacSun's sneaker resell business.
     
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    • 1 hr 16 min
    How Steven Smith Ended Up Designing Yeezys With Kanye West

    How Steven Smith Ended Up Designing Yeezys With Kanye West

    The Complex Sneakers Podcast is co-hosted by Joe La Puma, Brendan Dunne, and Matt Welty. This week, the three co-hosts talk to Steven Smith, a legendary sneaker designer who's worked at New Balance, Adidas, Fila, Reebok, Nike, and more. While Smith was for many years best known as the creator of the Reebok Insta Pump Fury, he's recently reignited his portfolio by leading sneaker design for Kanye West's Yeezy brand. Here, he discusses his long history in the sportswear industry, battling with Nike, getting hired at Nike, and much more. Also, Welty takes a walk down memory lane, Joe takes us through his Amtrak history, and Brendan eats Italian food.


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    • 1 hr 33 min
    How Drew Greer’s Nikes With Wu-Tang and Jay-Z Changed the Sneaker Industry

    How Drew Greer’s Nikes With Wu-Tang and Jay-Z Changed the Sneaker Industry

    The Complex Sneakers Podcast is co-hosted by Joe La Puma, Brendan Dunne, and Matt Welty. This week, the three co-hosts talk to Drew Greer, a sneaker industry veteran who started at Nike back in 1994 and helped pioneer its strategy around limited edition and retro footwear. Greer’s long resume includes important shoes like the Wu Tang x Nike Dunk High and the Roc-a-Fella x Nike Air Force 1, which were integral in helping Nike explicitly cross over into hip-hop culture. Greer breaks down his decades in the game and how he changed the industry. Also, Welty finally gets his Diamond Dunks, Joe checks in from Miami, and Brendan talks ice cream tactics.


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    • 1 hr 13 min
    How Victor Cruz and Nike Brought Sneaker Culture to the NFL

    How Victor Cruz and Nike Brought Sneaker Culture to the NFL

    The Complex Sneakers Podcast is co-hosted by Joe La Puma, Brendan Dunne, and Matt Welty. This week, the three co-hosts talk to former NFL Giant and Super Bowl winner Victor Cruz about his sneaker resume. Cruz talks about how he got his own Nike shoe, getting royalties on every pair sold, and the lengths he's gone to to get shoes. He even reveals some details about former teammate Odell Beckham Jr. considering signing with Adidas instead of Nike. Also, Welty relives a college memory of calling out someone's fake Bapes and Brendan and Joe discuss Italian food.


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    • 1 hr 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.1K Ratings

1.1K Ratings

aintgotsock ,

Stadium status

The number one most goated podcast in the sneaker game.

gangisSean ,

Favorite

Favorite podcast, I learn about so much about sneakers, and all the personalities mix super well. Please get Tiffany beers for an episode!

RGREENS1 ,

Dunne needs to go

If only the show was hosted by JLP and Welty. Dunne brings the show down with his overinflated opinion of himself. Also, his voice is awful, it’s like I’m listening to Kermit the Frog talk about sneakers.

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