If you are a self-proclaimed sneaker head, or just a casual observer of streetwear, you have undoubtedly come across one of Complex magazine’s infamous Sneaker Shopping videos during your time surfing the web.
Currently the #1 sneaker show on YouTube, the series sees Joe La Puma take the most iconic figures in mainstream urban culture to the best sneaker stores around the US.
The segment has given millions of fans, the chance to get up close and personal with some of the world’s biggest stars, ranging from artists like A$AP Rocky and 50 Cent, to NBA Hall of Famer Allen Iverson and supermodel Bella Hadid.
We take a look at five episodes, that clearly stand out from the rest:
1) Sean “Diddy” Combs
Ranked as hip-hop’s wealthiest man, one cannot argue P Diddy’s placement on the list.
On his episode, the American rapper, songwriter and entrepreneur documents the origins behind his passion for street style, and his philosophy for minimalistic styles and designs.
When you are the world’s most expensive soccer player and earn C$870,000 a week playing for Paris Saint-German, it’s no surprise that you are the one to break Complex’s spending record.
In this episode, a calm and reassured Neymar discusses growing up in worn out Air Jordan’s to meeting Michael Jordan for the first time.
3) Kevin Hart
Solely, for being one of the funniest episodes of the Complex series, comedian Kevin Hart discusses his best workout story, life working at a sneaker store and his relationship with Drake.
4) Rodger Federer
Often referred to as the “greatest of all time”, it was probably a surprise to most of us, that Complex even managed to get 19–time grand slam tennis champion, Rodger Federer on the show.
Even so, the classy owl offers a refreshing perspective on his love for Jordan brand and his infamous collaboration with Michael Jordan himself.
5) The Ball Family
Being the most watched Complex Sneaker Shopping video, with nearly eight million views, it is a given that The Ball Family gain an automatic place on the list.
As LaVar, Lonzo, LaMelo and LiAngelo Ball all chat about their individual sneaker preferences and the reasons behind the exclusive price point of Big Baller Brand.
*Videos courtesy of Complex
*Pictures courtesy of Footy Headline and Complex