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  • Weekend Roundup: What to Wear With Air Max Sneakers

    Want to hop in a time machine and head back to 1997 right about now? While we don’t have a DeLorean, the Complex Shop is offering the Air Max 97 Ultra ’17 Silver Bullet sneakers for their original retail price. The sneakers remaster the original 97 design with contemporary materials for a light step and a sleek look. Once you’ve gotten your Bullets (originally inspired by the silver sheen of...

  • The All-White Adidas You Need That Aren’t Stan Smiths

    Stan Smiths have been around since the 1960s, but in 2012, adidas pulled the style off of shelves to monitor the market, then re-released it at the cusp of a new clean-shoe trend. The Stan Smith quickly became so ubiquitous in menswear and beyond, that Footwear News named it the 2014 Shoe of the Year. The classic adidas Superstar grew in popularity along with the Stans, and in 2015 the...

  • Vans: The Story Behind a Legacy That Won’t Quit

    In 1966, brothers Paul and Jim Van Doren opened the first Vans store in Anaheim, California. The only shoe on display was a made-to-order deck shoe, now known as the Authentic. The style was quickly adopted by skateboarders who loved the sneaker’s rugged silhouette and grippy sole, and it spread like wildfire around Southern California and beyond. Vans has been connecting with creatives for nearly 55 years. Pioneered by creatives...

  • The History Of Maison Margiela’s Tabi Shoe And Its Transition To Streetwear

    People often have a weird thing about feet...particularly, toes. Maybe that’s what makes Maison Margiela’s clove-footed Tabi shoes so polarizing, much like Vibram Five Fingers training shoes or the rainbow toe socks every middle school girl wore with flip flops in the early 2000s. But unlike toe socks, Martin Margiela’s famous design has left a remarkable footprint (pun intended) on high fashion. The original painted canvas Maison Margiela Tabi boots...

  • Luxury Laneway: The 4 Solid Bowling Fits to Buy Right Now

    After Gucci and Valentino released designer bowling shirts in recent collections, streetwear labels including Amiri, Palm Angels, Nasaseasons, and Off-White were quick to take the motif to the next level. Instead of retro patterns and solid silks, picture campy prints, graffiti graphics, and neon hues. And while a bowling shirt (marked by its lightweight fabric and exaggerated collar) is a staple to the look, we’re not done there. Pair with...

  • Add a Little Edge to Your Look With These Designer’s Grunge Staples

    If Run D.M.C. and Aerosmith taught us anything, it’s that hip hop mixes well with a little bit of rock and roll. That’s exactly the vibe at Feuille, a luxury streetwear boutique in downtown Vancouver, BC. At Feuille, street style gets a moody spin from designers like Chrome Hearts, Kenzo, Palm Angels, Off-White, and Heron Preston. Want to give your wardrobe an alternative edge? Enter Feuille at Complex Shop, where...