The Complex Sneakers Podcast is co-hosted by Joe La Puma, Brendan Dunne, and Matt Welty. This week they’re joined by Ibn Jasper, a Chicagoan who got his start cutting hair for artists like Kanye West and Don C. Ibn gives an inside look into the creation of Kanye’s unreleased Reebok shoe, the Nike Air Yeezy line, and his short-lived Louis Vuitton sneaker collection. He also talks about his own journey in footwear, from skating in Air Jordans to releasing multiple collections with converse. Elsewhere, the cohosts discuss West slamming Adidas for ripping off the Yeezy slides, Welty liquidating some sneakers, and recent travel.
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EPISODE CHAPTERS / TIMESTAMPS:
00:00 – 10:00 – Host’s Miami story time, Nike Flyknit Trainers, Welty Sneaker Donation
10:00 – 20:00 – Nike Shox r4 Martin Rose, Nike X Jacqumes, Ebay Sneaker Give Away, Adidas vs Nike
20:00 – 30:00 – Kanye Calling out adidas, Ibn Jasper arrives, Sneaker cam, Ibn Sneaker memories
30:00 – 40:00 – Ibn’s trip to Nike HQ, Chicago culture, Cutting Kanyes hair
40:00 – 50:00 – Meeting Kanye/ making beats with Kanye, Jayz Reebok/Kanye Sample, Creating the LV Kanye Collection
50:00 – 1:00:00 – LV Nike, LV customers, Nike Yeezy samples, Virgil Designing for Kanye in Photoshop,
1:00:00 – 1:10:00 – Kanyes creative process, Creating Ibn’s Converse one star
1:10:00-1:20:00 – Skate culture being main stream, Ibn’s Appreciation for his accomplishments
1:20:00-1:25:00 – Working in Japan and Kanye working with Pastelle, Sign off
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