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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November 20, 2020

Listen to Episode 52 of 'The Complex Sneakers Podcast': How Derek Curry Built a Mini Sneaker Empire From Nothing

The Complex Sneakers Podcast is co-hosted by Joe La Puma, Brendan Dunne and Matt Welty. This week the guys host Derek Curry, owner of the sneaker boutique, Sneaker Politics. Curry shares the story of how he became the head of an empire and the people that helped him get there. They talk about how he ended up in the army, the way he met his long time friend and mentor Deon Point, and the multiple collaborations he has had with big sneaker names like Nike, Reebok, and more.

November 13, 2020

Listen to Episode 51 of 'The Complex Sneakers Podcast': How Stash and Nike Made Sneaker History

The Complex Sneakers Podcast is co-hosted by Joe La Puma, Brendan Dunne and Matt Welty. This week the guys host Stash, a NY-based graffiti artist, designer, and businessman who collaborated with Nike to create some of the most iconic collabs in sneaker history. Stash takes us down memory lane on what it was like designing with Nike and how what he did opened the doors for many designers to come.

November 6, 2020

Listen to Episode 50 of 'The Complex Sneakers Podcast': How We Got Jobs in Sneaker Media

The Complex Sneakers Podcast is co-hosted by Joe La Puma, Brendan Dunne and Matt Welty. This week the guys celebrate their 50th episode and talk how they ended up in Sneaker Media. Matt Welty shocks everyone with his story of dropping out of college, Joe La Puma talks his full Michael Kors outfit to his Complex interview, and Brendan Dunne talks about moving across the country to a city he's never been to and knows no one in.

October 30, 2020

Listen to Episode 49 of 'The Complex Sneakers Podcast': How Stevie Williams Pushed Through the Sneaker Industry

The Complex Sneakers Podcast is co-hosted by Joe La Puma, Brendan Dunne and Matt Welty. This week the guys talk to skateboarder Stevie Williams. Stevie talks his first signature sneakers, signing to Reebok, his Nike deal that fell through, and the boundaries he pushed as one of the most influential skateboarders to ever live.

October 24, 2020

Listen to Episode 48 of 'The Complex Sneakers Podcast': Ari Forman, Bootlegs, and the Lawsuit That Changed Sneakers

The Complex Sneakers Podcast is co-hosted by Joe La Puma, Brendan Dunne and Matt Welty. This week the guys talk to Ari Forman, a graphic designer with a passion for sneakers who created an iconic bootleg design based off the Air Force 1. Ari Forman deep dives into the history of the Ari Menthol 10s, the lawsuit that came with his design, and comments on the current sneaker industry today.

October 16, 2020

Listen to Episode 47 of 'The Complex Sneakers Podcast': Nick DePaula, From Sole Collector to the NBA's Sneaker Guy

The Complex Sneakers Podcast is co-hosted by Joe La Puma, Brendan Dunne and Matt Welty. This week the guys talk to NBA feature writer, Nick DePaula. They go back to his time at the University of Oregon, what it was like working at Sole Collector, and some of his memorable moments.

October 9, 2020

Listen to Episode 46 of 'The Complex Sneakers Podcast': How Corgishoe Became The World's Most Infamous Reseller

The Complex Sneakers Podcast is co-hosted by Joe La Puma, Brendan Dunne and Matt Welty. This week the guys host one of the oldest resellers in the game, Corgishoe. Corgishoe shares stories about how he got into reselling, how he stayed in the know, and how the sneaker market has changed since his beginnings.

October 2, 2020

Listen to Episode 45 of 'The Complex Sneakers Podcast': Revealing Our Biggest Sneaker Come-Ups

The Complex Sneakers Podcast is co-hosted by Joe La Puma, Brendan Dunne and Matt Welty. This week the guys tell stories about their biggest sneaker come-ups. Matt Welty talks finding 7-year-old sneakers in a local sporting goods store, Brendan Dunne pulls out all the coupons to get the biggest discount on a pair of retro sneakers, and JLP gets a special pair of Kanye samples.

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.

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