The Complex Sneakers Podcast is co-hosted by Joe La Puma, Brendan Dunne, and Matt Welty. This week they are joined by skateboarding legend Elissa Steamer, who broke onto the scene with her part in Toy Machine’s Welcome to Hell video in 1996. Steamer talks about her career in footwear, from her signature shoe at Etnies to her Gnarhunters collabs with Nike SB, and how skateboarders helped inform the SB x Air Jordan 4. She breaks down her different sneaker deals over the years and also the lucrative agreement that led to her appearance in the Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater video game series. Elsewhere, the hosts discuss Joe’s rare white footwear, the Air movie, and John Cena’s custom Air Force 1s.
EPISODE CHAPTERS / TIMESTAMPS:
0:00 – 12:05: Intro, UConn’s Championship Victory, “Air” Movie Review
12:06 – 24:29: Gucci x Adidas ZX, Joe’s Bahamas Trip Fits, John Cena’s Custom Air Force 1s.
24:30 – 41:33: Elissa Steamer Joins CSP, What’s on Feet?, Designing Her Signature Shoe at Etnies
41:34 – 56:06: Elissa on Being Featured in Tony Hawk’s Video Game, Her Relationship with Lance Mountain, Signing with Nike
56:07 – 1:14:23: Debuting the Grateful Dead x Nike SB Dunk, Designing the Gnarhunters x Nike SB Dunk Low, How Skateboarders Informed the SB x Air Jordan 4
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