The Complex Sneakers Podcast is co-hosted by Joe La Puma, Brendan Dunne, and Matt Welty. This week they are joined by Betsy Parker, a Nike veteran who spent 35 years at the brand. At Nike, she worked on trend research out of the brand’s New York office and helped recruit design talent. Parker talks about her visits to footwear factories, interactions with legends like Rob Strasser and Tinker Hatfield, and what Nike recruiters are looking for when hiring. Also, the hosts talk about the CRTZ x Nike Air Max 95 launch, Zelensky’s hyped sneakers, and Jerry Lorenzo’s Fear of God x Adidas line.