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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February 26, 2021

Listen to Episode 66 of ‘The Complex Sneakers Podcast’: Edison Chen on CLOT’s Collabs Connecting the East and West

The Complex Sneakers Podcast is co-hosted by Joe La Puma, Brendan Dunne, and Matt Welty. This week the guys talk to cultural icon, actor, musician, and designer, Edison Chen, the founder of CLOT and designer of the Clot x Nike Air Max 1 “Kiss of Death.” In this episode the guys talk about a number of sneakers Edison was able to create with Nike over the years as well as what he has coming out this year.

February 19, 2021

Listen to Episode 65 of ‘The Complex Sneakers Podcast’: Paul ‘P-Rod’ Rodriguez Talks Landing His Dream Nike Deal

The Complex Sneakers Podcast is co-hosted by Joe La Puma, Brendan Dunne, and Matt Welty. This week the guys talk to Paul Rodriguez, the first skater to receive a Nike signature sneaker. Paul talks about what it was like becoming part of the brand, knowing Kobe Bryant, his sneaker releases to come and his most recent sneaker additions.

February 12, 2021

Listen to Episode 64 of ‘The Complex Sneakers Podcast’: How Bun B Became One of Rap’s Most Connected Sneakerheads

The Complex Sneakers Podcast is co-hosted by Joe La Puma, Brendan Dunne and Matt Welty. This week the guys talk to the one and only, Bun B. Bun B tells how he became so connected in the sneaker game and shares his newest addition to his collection, the Trophy Room x Air Jordan 1.

February 5, 2021

Listen to Episode 63 of ‘The Complex Sneakers Podcast’: Brooklyn Projects’ Dom DeLuca Relives the Heyday of Nike SB

Complex Sneakers Podcast hosts Joe La Puma, Brendan Dunne, and Matt Welty are joined by Dom DeLuca, the owner of the first skate shop to invade Hollywood, Brooklyn Projects. In this episode the guys go back in time to the beginning of Dom’s love for sneakers and end with tons of stories that show his imprint on the sneaker industry.

January 29, 2021

Listen to Episode 62 of ‘The Complex Sneakers Podcast’: Our Sneaker of the Year Book

Complex Sneakers Podcast hosts Joe La Puma, Brendan Dunne, and Matt Welty break down the Complex “Sneaker of the Year” book. Get your copy of the book here: https://www.complex.com/sneaker-of-the-year-the-best-since-85-book

January 22, 2021

Listen to Episode 61 of ‘The Complex Sneakers Podcast’: Marc Eckō’s Complex Sneaker History

The Complex Sneakers Podcast is co-hosted by Joe La Puma, Brendan Dunne and Matt Welty. This week the guys host Marc Eckō, the founder of Eckō Unlimited and Complex. He shares stories of his start at Rutgers, moments with Kanye West, and what it was like turning ComplexCon from a concept to a reality.

January 15, 2021

Listen to Episode 60 of ‘The Complex Sneakers Podcast’: Sonny Vaccaro Talks Signing Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant

The Complex Sneakers Podcast is co-hosted by Joe La Puma, Brendan Dunne and Matt Welty. This week the guys host Sonny Vaccaro, one of the most influential sneaker marketing executives of all time. He single handedly changed the way sneaker deals were ideated, created, and executed. Sonny Vaccaro was responsible for some of the most impactful deals of all time such as Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant. The guys get into how he got his start, his relationship with some of the big brands now, and his thoughts on the sports documentary series, The Last Dance.

January 8, 2021

Listen to Episode 59 of ‘The Complex Sneakers Podcast’: How Nice Kicks’ Matt Halfhill Took Over Sneaker Internet

The Complex Sneakers Podcast is co-hosted by Joe La Puma, Brendan Dunne and Matt Welty. This week the guys talk to the founder of Nice Kicks, Matt Halfhill.

January 1, 2021

Listen to Episode 58 of ‘The Complex Sneakers Podcast’: Ranking Our Favorite Sneakers of 2020

The Complex Sneakers Podcast is co-hosted by Joe La Puma, Brendan Dunne and Matt Welty. This week the guys talk about their personal favorite shoes of 2020, and Welty has Nikes on his list.

December 25, 2020

Listen to Episode 57 of ‘The Complex Sneakers Podcast’: Rick Williams, From Burn Rubber to Working With Ninja

The Complex Sneakers Podcast is co-hosted by Joe La Puma, Brendan Dunne and Matt Welty. This week they have on Rick Williams, the co-owner of Burn Rubber. They get into the early days of the store, working with mega-gamer, Ninja, and what its like to share a city with Danny Brown.

December 18, 2020

Listen to Episode 56 of ‘The Complex Sneakers Podcast’: How Frank The Butcher Played Every Sneaker Industry Role

The Complex Sneakers Podcast is co-hosted by Joe La Puma, Brendan Dunne and Matt Welty. This week the guys host Frank ‘The Butcher’ Rivera, and together the guys talk about Frank’s career, his time at Concepts, and working at Reebok as the Director of Brand and Product Storytelling.

December 11, 2020

Listen to Episode 55 of ‘The Complex Sneakers Podcast’: How Nick Diamond Created the Crown Jewel of Nike SB

The Complex Sneakers Podcast is co-hosted by Joe La Puma, Brendan Dunne and Matt Welty. This week the guys host Nick Diamond, the founder of Diamond Supply Co. Together the guys talk about Nick Diamond’s career, his extensive sneaker collection, past Nike SB collabs, and memories from ComplexCon before COVID.

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