Complex Presents: Sneaker of the Year

The Best Since '85


From the dazzling minds at Complex comes the ultimate illustrated guide to sneaker fandom, detailing the best, most revolutionary, jaw-dropping shoes that have been created every year since the Jordan 1s dropped in ’85


ISBN: 9781419745799 Category:


In 1985, Nike released Michael Jordan’s first sneaker, the Air Jordan 1, and sneaker culture was born. Now thousands of people wait in line at Supreme, and companies throw millions of dollars at Kendrick Lamar to keep him in their marketing plans. The trend that saw steady growth for decades with the emergence of sports, hiphop, and sportswear advertising has exploded into a phenomenon. And no one has watched that phenomenon more closely than Complex Media.
With a subtle nod to Shea Serrano’s The Rap Year Book, The Greatest Sneakers of All Time explores the past 35 years of sneaker culture with the expertise, authority, and passion that only Complex can offer. With vibrant photographs and illustrations throughout and input from some of the sneaker world’s most important voices, this compilation is a musthave for hypebeasts and sneakerheads everywhere.

Additional information

Weight 1077 g
Dimensions 19.9 x 23.6 cm
Publisher name ABRAMS
Publication date 15 December 2020
Number of pages 336
Format Hardback
Contributors Foreword by Marc Ecko, Contributions by Joe La Puma
Dimensions 19.9 x 23.6 cm
Weight 1077 g


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Complex is a New York-based media platform that reports on trends in style, pop culture, music, and sports, with a focus on streetwear, sneaker culture, hip-hop, and graphic art. It was founded by Marc Ecko in 2002.