The 50 Best Sneakers Ever Featured In Complex Magazine

A decade-plus of heat.


The very first issue of Complex hit stands back in May 2002. The covers were Nas and Dominic Chianese (Uncle June!) on one side, and Rosario Dawson on the other. And of course the issue featured sneakers — 31 of them, to be exact. Which means over the past decade plus, we have shown a ridiculous amount of sneakers (although the days of putting 31 pairs across three pages are pretty much over). But of all those sneakers we've shown over the years — from promo samples to hyperstrikes to, yes, even general releases — which have been the best? We figured we'd save you the trouble of digging through boxes in the garage and present you with The 50 Best Sneakers Ever Featured In Complex Magazine. Reminisce with us.

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50. Air Jordan 2011

49. adidas Consortium ZX500 "Shaniqwa Jarvis"

48. Nike SB Eric Koston 1

47. DQM x Nike Dunk High

46. Savier O'Connor

45. In4mation x Vans Half Cab Pro

44. Supra Skytop by Muska

43. ALIFE x New Balance 576 "3M"

42. Nike FlyKnit Racer

41. Supreme x Vans Half Cab

40. CLOT x Nike AM1 NL Premium

39. BAPE x Converse Chuck Taylor All Star OX

38. Stussy x Mad Hectic x New Balance MT580

37. Nike Luxe Pack Air Force 1

36. Reebok S.Carter Collection

35. KAWS x Bape BapeSTA

34. Spotted Pig x DC Shoes Striker

33. Nike SB Dunk High Pro "T19"

32. Nike Hyperdunk 'Mcfly'

31. Patta x ASICS GEL Lyte III

30. DC Shoes The SSUR

29. Marc Jacobs x Vans Sk8-Hi

28. Nike Delta Force SB "Supreme"

27. Staple x Nike Air Burst Premium "Navigation Pack"

26. Nike Air Force 1 Low "P-002 Series"

25. HUF x Nike SB Trainer 1 "Gold Digger"

24. The Simpsons x Vans Collection

23. Nike Air Trainer III B "Viotech"

22. ALIFE x adidas Attitude Hi DBL

21. HUF x Nike Dunk High Pro SB

20. Foot Patrol x Nike Air Stab

19. Nike Dunk High Pro SB "Supreme"

18. Nike Zoom LeBron II SVSM "Home" and "Away"

17. Jeremy Scott x adidas Artillery Hi

16. Nike Blazer "Futura"

15. Supreme x Vans Half Cab

14. BAPE x UNDFTD x adidas Consortium ZX5000

13. Kanye West for Louis Vuitton Dons

12. Nike Force 180 "Clerk's Pack"

11. Supreme x Nike SB Blazer

10. Nom de Guerre x Nike Air 180

9. Head Automatica x Nike Air Force 1 High

8. Visvim FBT

7. Nike Air Force 1 Hi "Stash"

6. ALIFE x Reebok Court Victory Pump "Ball Out"

5. Nike Air Yeezy 1

4. Chanel x Reebok InstaPump Fury

3. Patta x Nike Air Max 90

2. Nike Air Yeezy 2

1. UNDFTD x Air Jordan IV