Through Sole Access, our video series that offers a behind-the-scenes look inside the locker rooms of both professional and collegiate sports teams throughout the nation, we have particularly focused on basketball teams, such as the San Antonio Spurs and Los Angeles Lakers. But this time around, our Editor-In-Chief George Kiel III puts the spotlight on our first NFL team featured, the Seattle Seahawks. On the eve of the highly anticipated Seahawks vs. 49ers Thanksgiving Day matchup, we provide you with an all-access tour inside the Super Bowl Champion’s practice facility.
Jon Wexler, the adidas Global Director of Entertainment & Influencer Marketing, recently invited our Editor-In-Chief George Kiel III to his office on the adidas North America campus in Portland, Oregon to check out his stash of samples, autographed gems and more. Wexler also provides Kiel with an enlightening history lesson of adidas’ footwear over the years in the kickoff episode of Sneak Peek Season 6, also known as, The Specifics.
Big K.R.I.T. joins Complex’s Joe La Puma for another episode of Sneaker Shopping, and they hit up Flight Club in New York City to discuss Jordans, being on tour, and K.R.I.T.’s past.
Season 6 of our Sneak Peek series, also known as “The Specifics,” kicks off today with Episode 0, which features a revisit to Kenny G. aka The Perfect Pair’s collection. A month ago, we asked you, the viewers, to select whom you would like for us to revisit for the Season 6 opener. After tallying up the votes and scrolling through the comment section, The Perfect Pair was the clear and obvious winner. So here it is.
In the inaugural episode of our Kicks On Court Weekly series for the 2014-2015 NBA season, our Editor-In-Chief George Kiel III goes inside the Spurs ball boy David Rujan’s amazing autographed shoe collection at the AT&T Center in San Antonio. Kiel also highlights the top sneakers worn in the NBA from opening week.
Snow, spills and more can ruin a good pair of kicks. Enter Crep Protect. Designed to keep your sneakers clean in the stickiest of situations, this new spray provides an invisible shield to your favorite pair of shoes, repelling an array of liquids. Does it really work? Check out the video above to find out. If you’re sold, head over to Crep Protect to pick up a kit.
Complex’s Joe La Puma takes Fabolous to Packer Shoes to shop for sneakers and pick up the brand new Packer x New Balance 740 “Worthy”.
The adidas Originals x SPEZIAL collection is a premium, archive inspired range curated by adidas aficionado Gary Aspden. Each piece looks to the brands rich design history as a starting point for its designs. After a tip off about a store stacked high with vintage adidas products Gary put together a team of fellow adidas fanatics to travel to Buenos Aires. Invitees were musician Ian Brown, notorious adidas collector Robert Brooks and adidas enthusiast Mike Chetcuti – whilst photographer Neil Bedford and film maker Greg Bond documented the trip. The objective was to find rare archive pieces for research purposes as well as vintage footwear to exhibit in the forthcoming SPEZIAL exhibition as part of Design Manchester 14.
shouts to AllDayVid for this one!
We kick off our 2014 Kicks On Court Diaries series with the return of our Sole Access segment. In today’s episode, Brant Helms, the Portland Trail Blazers equipment manager, gives us an exclusive tour inside the team’s garage locker room and equipment room full of sneakers. Check out these sneaker-filled lockers of LaMarcus Aldridge and Damian Lillard plus Helms’ perspective of preparing for an NBA season.
Complex’s Joe La Puma takes Ben Baller to RIF LA to shop for sneakers and talk about how reselling has changed.
In the sixth and final episode of “Sneak Peek” Season 5, also known as our Season of Firsts: Reloaded, we break ground yet again. This time, we trek to Seattle, Washington to put the spotlight on the first military person featured in the series, Jaaziel Ramos – better known as @JizzumJazzy on Instagram – a soldier stationed at the Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Check out his insane collection of Air Jordan 4s and other sneakers that he holds dear to his heart.
With the exception of Season 4, we have put the spotlight on at least one professional basketball player in each of our six-episode Sneak Peek seasons. Players, such as Stephen Jackson, Nick Young, DeMar DeRozan, Josh Childress and Rudy Gay, have proven to be undeniable aficionados of shoes. Today, we feature what may be one of, if not the biggest sneaker enthusiast in the NBA, Denver Nuggets forward Wilson Chandler. Check out the Benton Harbor native’s insane collection and wide variety of sneakers.