The $32 Million Sneaker Reselling Allegations Against James Whitner | The Complex Sneakers Show

The biggest sneaker scandal of the year is the bombshell allegation that James Whitner, owner of sneaker stories like A Ma Maniere and Social Status, has for years resold millions of dollars of product, breaching his Nike contract and getting involved in what prosecutors say is an illegal money laundering scheme. In this episode, the cohosts respond to the allegations and what they might mean for Nike and Whitner. Joe La Puma, Brendan Dunne, and Matt Welty also react to the long-awaited debut of Jerry Lorenzo’s Fear of God Athletics line with Adidas and rehash a controversial Complex list from 2014—yes, we put the “Red October” Nike Air Yeezy 2 that low. Elsewhere: Samba memes and re-soling your sneakers.

0:00 – 2:09: Host Intros
2:10 – 3:01: Mushroom Nike Air Force 1
3:02 – 9:25: Re-soling Your Sneakers
9:25 – 12:18: Nike Air Foamposites
12:19 – 17:06 : Adidas Samba Memes
17:07 – 21:14: Inter Miami FC x Adidas Handball Spezial
21:15 – 24:22: Footwear News Awards 2023
24:23 – 33:40: Reevaluating the Sneaker of the Year List 2014
33:41 – 35:16: Sneaker Cam
35:17 – 49:45: Adidas x Fear of God Athletics
49:46 – 1:14:37: James Whitner Alleged $32m Sneaker Resale Scheme
1:14:38 – 1:15:14: Outro

Subscribe to Complex on YouTube:

Check out more of Complex here:

COMPLEX is a community of creators and curators, armed with the Internet, committed to surfacing and sharing the voices and conversations that define our new America. Our videos exemplify convergence culture, exploring topics that include music, sneakers, style, sports, and pop culture through original shows and Complex News segments. Featuring your favorite celebrities, authoritative commentary, and a unique voice, our videos make culture pop.

Similar Posts