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Going Ape: The Top 15 Bape Collabs Of All Time

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Going Ape: The Top 15 Bape Collabs Of All Time

Bape. The Japanese juggernauts. The commodores of camo. The higher-ups of hype. The … well, you get the point. When it comes to street culture, there are few brands that have enjoyed the same longevity and relevance as Nigo and Sk8thing’s iconic label. One of the things that makes Bape so legendary is their multitude of collabs. They’ve worked with some of the biggest brands in the world — on everything from shirts to shoes to home goods, and they’ve certainly got the Midas touch, as almost anything they apply their signature aesthetic to turns to gold (or camo). In honor...

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The Year Of Air Max: Nike's Iconic Technology Is Enjoying A Banner 2017

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The Year Of Air Max: Nike's Iconic Technology Is Enjoying A Banner 2017

Air Max. The first technology you think of when you think of Nike. Ever since sneaker design savant Tinker Hatfield first thought to display a visible bag of compressed air on a shoe (the Air Max 1) in 1987, Nike’s Air technology has held a special place in sneaker culture, with sneaker collectors and fashionistas still showing their love for the unique style 30 years later. Don’t get it twisted: Air Max has never gone anywhere. But the technology is enjoying a banner year in 2017 due to clever marketing, great releases (both new and classic models) and hyped collabs....

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Tom Sachs And Nike: A Match Made In Outer Space

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Tom Sachs And Nike: A Match Made In Outer Space

Collaborating with Nike is a big deal. The most powerful footwear brand in the world? Sneakers that everyone collected and loved growing up? Yes, a collaboration with the Swoosh is certainly a milestone in almost any creator’s career. Then there’s Tom Sachs, whose “Mars Yard” sneaker has released twice, and blown off virtual shelves faster than you can say “Marvin the Martian” twice. What sets Sachs apart from other artists who have worked with Nike on a limited-edition shoe is that he’s not really into sneakers or sneaker collecting at all. He’s even gone so far as to state “We...

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The Best Piece From Every Week Of Supreme's S/S '17 Season

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The Best Piece From Every Week Of Supreme's S/S '17 Season

Supreme S/S '17 was a season full of twists, turns, and surprises. A season marked by hyped collabs, instant sell-outs, and a whole lot of clean, wearable pieces.  Now that the last Thursday drop has came and gone (can you believe it?), it's time to take a look back on the season week by week, and bring all the best and most hyped pieces together. Here's a 19-piece retrospective of Supreme's S/S '17 season, truly one for the history books.  Week 1-Sade Tee The hype was high as the season kicked off with a huge drop full of everything from...

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10 Of Our Favorite "Sneaker Shopping" Episodes

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10 Of Our Favorite "Sneaker Shopping" Episodes

When it comes to web series, there's nothing quite like Complex's "Sneaker Shopping". Since its launch as a full-fledged series in 2014 (there was an episode in 2011 with Jim Jones, but that was more a one-off than an actual part of the series), they've featured musicians, athletes, and personalities from all walks of life who share one thing in common: a love for sneakers. Host Joe LaPuma will discuss the guest's favorite kicks with them while they browse the shelves, and then they'll leave the store with a new pair or two (or five).    There's a solid 60...

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