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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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Brooklyn Projects' Dom DeLuca Relives the Heyday of Nike SB in Hollywood

The Complex Sneakers Podcast is hosted by Joe La Puma, Brendan Dunne, and Matt Welty. This week the guys host, 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 his imprint on the sneaker industry.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 32mins

5 Feb 2021

Rank #1

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Jimmy Gorecki Responds to the Nike SB Hype

The Complex Sneakers Podcast is co-hosted by Joe La Puma, Brendan Dunne and Matt Welty and this week they're joined by Jimmy Gorecki, professional skater and co-owner of Standard Issue Tees. They get into the old and new hype of Nike SB, skating with Pharrell's ICECREAM skate team and much more.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

58mins

29 May 2020

Rank #2

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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, legendary skater and the first skater to ever receive a Nike signature shoe. 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.Take Our Survey! https://www.survey.fan/complexsneakerspodcastSee acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 7mins

19 Feb 2021

Rank #3

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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.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 24mins

22 Jan 2021

Rank #4

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Marcus Jordan Tells Michael Jordan Sneaker Stories

The Complex Sneakers Podcast is co-hosted by Joe La Puma, Brendan Dunne and Matt Welty. This week they're joined by Marcus Jordan, Michael Jordan's youngest son, and sneaker retailer. They talk best moments of The Last Dance, memories of growing up in the Jordan household and, of course, lots of sneaker stories.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

54mins

22 May 2020

Rank #5

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The Secret History of Flight Club with Chris Vidal

On this week of The Complex Sneakers Podcast, hosts Joe La Puma, Matt Welty, and Brendan Dunne are joined by Chris Vidal. Vidal shares untold stories from behind the scenes at New York's first sneaker consignment store, Flight Club, in the early 2000s and more.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

57mins

13 Dec 2019

Rank #6

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How Rappers Took Over Sneakers in the Last Decade

The Complex Sneakers Podcast is co-hosted by Joe La Puma, Matt Welty, and Brendan Dunne, and this week, with the decade coming to a close, they discuss how rappers, like Kanye West and Travis Scott, and designers, such as Virgil Abloh and Jerry Lorenzo, became more important in the sneaker industry than athletes.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

50mins

3 Jan 2020

Rank #7

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The Truth About Owning a Sneaker Store with Mike Packer

The Complex Sneakers Podcast is co-hosted by Joe La Puma, Matt Welty, and Brendan Dunne, and this week they're joined by Packer Shoes owner Mike Packer to talk the ins and outs of running a sneaker business, the current state of sneaker retail, and to reminisce on the glory days of owning a sneaker boutique.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 3mins

10 Jan 2020

Rank #8

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How Mayor Became the Most Infamous Man in Sneakers

The Complex Sneakers Podcast is co-hosted by Joe La Puma, Brendan Dunne, and Matt Welty and this week they’re joined by Mayor to find out some of his wildest and most frightening sneaker stories, how he accumulated his $1.8 million collection, and how he’s been able to change over the years.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 11mins

31 Jan 2020

Rank #9

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Bobby Hundreds Tells Behind-the-Scenes Sneaker & Streetwear Stories

The Complex Sneakers Podcast is co-hosted by Joe La Puma, Brendan Dunne and Matt Welty. This week they're joined by streetwear pioneer, Bobby Hundreds to talk about his latest Puma collab, why his business is doing better than ever, and much more.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 6mins

15 May 2020

Rank #10

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The Best and Worst Supreme x Nike Sneakers

The Complex Sneakers Podcast is co-hosted by Joe La Puma, Matt Welty, and Brendan Dunne, and this week they’re joined by co-worker and sneaker collector and hoarder Kevin Luyster. They talk about the history of Supreme’s Nike collaborations through the good and the bad.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

51mins

17 Jan 2020

Rank #11

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The Highs and Mids of Air Jordan's Year So Far

The Complex Sneakers Podcast is co-hosted by Joe La Puma, Brendan Dunne, and Matt Welty. This week, the co-hosts discuss Jordan Brand's run in 2020 so far—its women's releases, the huge Dior collaboration, Virgil Abloh's Off-White 5s, the brand's young talent—and what it means. They also reminisce with some personal Air Jordan stories from years past.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

57mins

13 Mar 2020

Rank #12

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Inside Nike's Biggest Night of the Year

The Complex Sneakers Podcast is co-hosted by Joe La Puma, Brendan Dunne, and Matt Welty. This week, they talk about the huge Nike Forum 2020 product unveiling and all the stars that were in attendance. Also, Welty breaks down his behavior at Adidas's party on the same night and the guys look forward to All-Star Weekend sneaker releases.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

45mins

14 Feb 2020

Rank #13

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How KITH’s Ronnie Fieg Went From Stock Boy To Mogul

The Complex Sneakers Podcast is co-hosted by Joe La Puma, Brendan Dunne and Matt Welty. This week they are joined by Ronnie Fieg, the footwear and clothing designer and owner of Kith. They get into Fieg's early years in the business, his retail philosophy, how Kith is surviving the pandemic, and much more. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 33mins

10 Apr 2020

Rank #14

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How Virgil Abloh and Kanye West Took Over All-Star Weekend

The Complex Sneakers Podcast is co-hosted by Joe La Puma, Brendan Dunne, and Matt Welty. This week they talk about the NBA's All-Star Weekend in Chicago and whether Kanye West and Adidas or Virgil Abloh and Jordan Brand won the event.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

42mins

21 Feb 2020

Rank #15

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How Premium Pete Pulled the Strings in New York City's Celebrity Sneaker Scene

The Complex Sneakers Podcast is co-hosted by Joe La Puma, Brendan Dunne, and Matt Welty. This week, the co-hosts are joined by the legendary Premium Pete - a staple in New York City's sneaker scene, and they discuss Pete's relationship with Drake, his stint in retail and early sneaker media.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

58mins

20 Mar 2020

Rank #16

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Crowning the Best Sneaker Collaborator of the Year

On this week of The Complex Sneakers Podcast, hosts Joe La Puma, Matt Welty, and Brendan Dunne break down the year in sneaker collaborations including Sacai x Nike, Travis Scott x Jordan Brand, and much more. Plus, the hosts also reveal their sleeper picks for their favorite collabs of the year.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

44mins

6 Dec 2019

Rank #17

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Honoring Kobe Bryant's Sneaker Legacy With Russ Bengtson

The Complex Sneakers Podcast is co-hosted by Joe La Puma, Brendan Dunne, and Matt Welty and this week they’re joined by legendary sneaker and basketball journalist Russ Bengtson to talk about Kobe Bryant's legacy, Russ' sneaker collection and what it means to be a sneaker critic.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 3mins

7 Feb 2020

Rank #18

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Bobbito Garcia Explains the Birth of Sneaker Culture

The Complex Sneakers Podcast is co-hosted by Joe La Puma, Brendan Dunne and Matt Welty. This week they have Bobbito Garcia whose contribution to sneaker culture is undeniable. He gets into the history of the Air Force 1's, why he thinks the Jordan 1 is wack and what it was like owning the first sneaker boutique. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr

8 May 2020

Rank #19

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Running Through Nike’s Air Max History

The Complex Sneakers Podcast is co-hosted by Joe La Puma, Brendan Dunne and Matt Welty. In honor of Air Max Day, they share their favorite Air Max stories and go through the sneaker's most important cultural moments.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

59mins

27 Mar 2020

Rank #20