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December 08, 2023

The $32 Million Sneaker Reselling Allegations Against James Whitner | The Complex Sneakers Show

The biggest sneaker scandal of the year is the bombshell allegation that James Whitner, owner of sneaker stories like A Ma Maniere and Social Status, has for years resold millions of dollars of product, breaching his Nike contract and getting involved in what prosecutors say is an illegal money laundering scheme. In this episode, the cohosts respond to the allegations and what they might mean for Nike and Whitner. Joe La Puma, Brendan Dunne, and Matt Welty also react to the long-awaited debut of Jerry Lorenzo’s Fear of God Athletics line with Adidas and rehash a controversial Complex list from 2014—yes, we put the “Red October” Nike Air Yeezy 2 that low. Elsewhere: Samba memes and re-soling your sneakers.

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The Complex Sneaker Show is now on video! The internet’s biggest sneaker shows, Sneaker Shopping's Joe La Puma and Full Size Run's Brendan Dunne and Matt Welty, come together to discuss the most important sneaker news and topics every week, and give their expert opinions that can only be told authentically from Complex.