James Whitner Reveals Unreleased A Ma Maniere Air Jordans | The Complex Sneakers Podcast

The Complex Sneakers Podcast is co-hosted by Joe La Puma, Brendan Dunne, and Matt Welty. This week they’re joined by James Whitner of the Whitaker Group, the company behind sneaker stores A Ma Maniere and Social Status. Whitner brings along a never-before-seen Air Jordan 12 collaboration and talks about his stores’ rise, the realities of fighting bots, and how backdooring happens in the sneaker industry. Also, Joe and Welty practice yoga while Brendan recovers from a go-karting session

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00:00 – 05:00 – Intro, Shorts, Office Yoga, Brendan’s outside
05:00 – 10:00 – “Joey the Glove”, f1 merch, Social media engagement
10:00 – 15:00 – LV x AF1 News, Would you ever wear a very expensive sneaker you got for retail?
15:00 – 20:00 – “Wear your shoes”, Beach trip for the guys?
20:00 – 25:00 – Ebay sneaker giveaway of the week
25:00 – 30:00 – Guest Intro, First look at the A Ma Maniere Jordan 12’s
30:00 – 35:00 – #1 Sneaker of 2021, What will be the next big sneaker?
35:00 – 40:00 – The shoes that James beat for #1 last year, “Creating and Serving the culture”
40:00 – 45:00 – Who deserves a Nike shoe?
45:00 – 50:00 – The A Ma Maniere Team, Nina Chanel
50:00 – 55:00 – “Back Dooring” Sneaker releases, What it takes to have a successful sneaker release,
55:00 – 1:00:00 – Social Status and A Ma Maniere’s message behind the collaborations
1:00:00- 1:05:00 – Is Michael Jordan the G.O.A.T? The importance of classic Nike Basketball Sneakers
1:05:00 – 1:10:00 – “Who would you like to see have an opportunity to work with brands?”
1:10:00 – 1:15:00 – The “Do’s and Don’ts” of a meaningful sneaker collaboration
1:15:00 – 1:20:00 – The logistics and mistakes behind what it takes to release a sneaker
1:20:00 – 1:25:42 – Who actually deserves to get rare sneakers?, Outro


Social Status x Nike Dunk Mid “Chocolate Milk” DJ1173-700
Social Status x Nike Dunk Mid “Strawberry Milk” DJ1173-600
Social Status x Nike Air Max Penny 1 “Black” DM9130-001
Social Status x Air Jordan 6 NRG AR2257-005
A Ma Maniere x Air Jordan 3 DH3434-110
A Ma Maniere x Air Jordan 2 DO7216-100
A Ma Maniere x Air Jordan 1 DO7097-100

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