The Complex Sneakers Podcast
The Complex Sneakers Podcast

The Complex Sneakers Podcast

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.

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September 25, 2020

Listen to Episode 44 of 'The Complex Sneakers Podcast': Gary Aspden Explains the Influence of Adidas

The Complex Sneakers Podcast is co-hosted by Joe La Puma, Brendan Dunne and Matt Welty. This week the guys host Adidas legend, Gary Aspden. He talks about creating Spezial, meeting Kanye West for the first time, growing up in the '80s & '90s, traveling Europe at a young age, his love for Hip-Hop, and more.

September 18, 2020

Listen to Episode 43 of 'The Complex Sneakers Podcast': Samuel Ross on A-Cold-Wall*'s Groundbreaking Collaborations

The Complex Sneakers Podcast is co-hosted by Joe La Puma, Brendan Dunne and Matt Welty. This week the guys host Samuel Ross, one of the UK's most significant fashion designers. He's worked alongside Virgil Abloh on a number of projects such as Been Trill, Off-White, Kanye West, GOOD Music, and more. He then went on to found his own label, A Cold Wall*, that has since developed a cult-like following and made its way into top-tier stores across the globe. Samuel Ross talks about his past experiences and how they've all lead up to his most recent work with Converse and Nike.

September 11, 2020

Listen to Episode 42 of 'The Complex Sneakers Podcast': Joe Grondin on Creating New Balance's Biggest Collabs

The Complex Sneakers Podcast is co-hosted by Joe La Puma, Brendan Dunne and Matt Welty, and this week they have on Joe Grondin, Senior Manager of Global Collaborations & Energy at New Balance. They pull back the curtain on New Balance and discuss past and future sneaker collabs, and how it all comes together.

September 4, 2020

Listen to Episode 41 of 'The Complex Sneakers Podcast': Debating the Sneaker of the Summer

The Complex Sneakers Podcast is co-hosted by Joe La Puma, Brendan Dunne and Matt Welty. This week the guys discuss the sneaker of the summer, and what those qualifications are in a year where we didn't really have one.

August 28, 2020

Listen to Episode 40 of 'The Complex Sneakers Podcast': Chris Gibbs' Sneaker History Inspired the Union Jordan IV

The Complex Sneakers Podcast is co-hosted by Joe La Puma, Brendan Dunne, and Matt Welty. Chris Gibbs, current owner and operator of Union Los Angeles, joins the show this week and takes the guys back through his 25 years in the sneaker industry and new Union x Air Jordan IV.

August 21, 2020

Listen to Episode 39 of 'The Complex Sneakers Podcast': Josh Luber Addresses StockX's Wins and Losses

The Complex Sneakers Podcast is co-hosted by Joe La Puma, Brendan Dunne and Matt Welty. This week the guys host Josh Luber, the co-founder of the StockX, a stock market for sneakers and a user-friendly platform to buy and sell products like we've never seen before. In recent years the company received an evaluation of over $1 billion dollars. Josh takes the guys through his story going all the way back to his time at IBM to present day, and his belief in the future resale market for sports trading cards.

August 14, 2020

Listen to Episode 38 of 'The Complex Sneakers Podcast': Concepts' Deon Point Tells Crazy Nike SB Release Stories

The Complex Sneakers Podcast is co-hosted by Joe La Puma, Brendan Dunne and Matt Welty. This week the guys host Concepts’ Creative Director, Deon Point. He started as a store manager in Boston in 2005 and went on to help shape the shop into one of the most respected retailers in the country. After a decade of building up the Concepts Boston location he then moved on and expanded the boutique brand to New York City. He joins the podcast this week to talk about the upcoming Lacoste Collection and tells some crazy stories of past sneaker releases.

August 7, 2020

Listen to Episode 37 of 'The Complex Sneakers Podcast': Ben Baller Tells Unfiltered Sneaker Stories

The Complex Sneakers Podcast is co-hosted by Joe La Puma, Brendan Dunne and Matt Welty. This week they have on the legendary jeweler Ben Baller who started his lengthy career in the music industry before becoming an early name on the streetwear scene. In this interview, Baller talks about sneaker shopping with Missy Elliott in the 90s, starting the Nike SB Dunks craze, and which sneakers he'll never wear.

July 31, 2020

Listen to Episode 36 of 'The Complex Sneakers Podcast': How Mache Went From Making Customs to His Own Sneaker

The Complex Sneakers Podcast is co-hosted by Joe La Puma, Brendan Dunne and Matt Welty. This week they have on renowned sneaker customizer Dan “Mache” Gamache, who started customizing in the early 2000s and has since built a career making shoes for the biggest names in sports and music. They talk about customizing for the NFL schedule, WWE, and of course, Mache’s first sneaker, the Mache Runner Centralia.

July 24, 2020

Listen to Episode 35 of 'The Complex Sneakers Podcast': Jacques Slade Talks the Ins and Outs of Sneaker YouTube

The Complex Sneakers Podcast is co-hosted by Joe La Puma, Brendan Dunne and Matt Welty. This week they have on actor, blogger, and YouTube host Jacques Slade, a footwear expert who has done everything from rapping to unboxing. They talk about going to Michael Jordan’s house, Walk Hard: the Dewey Cox Story, and becoming the Ryan Seacrest of sneakers.

July 17, 2020

Listen to Episode 34 of 'The Complex Sneakers Podcast': Debating the Best Sneakers of 2020 So Far

The Complex Sneakers Podcast is co-hosted by Joe La Puma, Brendan Dunne and Matt Welty. This week they discuss the ins and outs of the ten best sneakers of 2020 so far, as decided by the Complex sneakers team.

July 10, 2020

Listen to Episode 33 of 'The Complex Sneakers Podcast': How John Geiger Gave Up Everything to Start a 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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