When: November 2017

You can look back on a timeline and say that ComplexCon 2017 was a shifting point for sneaker culture. There was a slew of huge releases: Adidas and Pharrell released the “NERD” Hu NMD, Union had a riot break out for a Jordan 1, and Undefeated had the same for its Air Max 97, but the biggest moment was Nike’s monolithic structure beaming from the middle of the floor. The highlight of Nike’s activation was the release of limited edition Air Force 1s. Most notable was the Off-White exclusive for ComplexCon. But Travis Scott also released his first foray with the Air Force 1 there, too: a white canvas sneaker that came with multiple Swooshes. — Matt Welty