complexcon 2018 sneaker releases

8 Exclusive Sneakers You Can Only Get at ComplexCon

If you're going, bring an extra suitcase.

By: Jodi Taylor

If you think a regular sneaker drop is hectic, try a ComplexCon sneaker drop. Instead of racing to be the first to add a pair of sneakers to your online shopping cart (or spending a night or two waiting in line at a store), you’re racing in real life to make it to the right booth just in time. Plus, most of the sneakers released during this weekend-long event are ultra-exclusive, dropping in super limited quantities. Here are eight pairs you can only get now.


Diamond Supply Co. x Nike SB “Diamond Dunk”: “Dunks are back, guys. The acclaimed ’Diamond Dunk’ sneaker is back, with an exclusive debut at ComplexCon. The new iteration, which comes in both black and white (or yellow, if you’re lucky enough to be on their friends and family list) and has a velcro swoosh. It will retail for $100 and will have an accompanying capsule collection.”

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Majid Jordan x Filling Pieces “Low Fade Cosmo”: “Since spotting duo Majid Al Maskati and Jordan Ullman, known as Majid Jordan, in Filling Pieces ready-to-wear lookbook this past March, we’ve had our fingers crossed that a sneaker would soon follow. We got our wish in the form of this mesh, leather, and suede Low Fade Cosmo. The sneaker is extremely limited, with only 50 pairs available to purchase at ComplexCon. They'll retail for $240.”

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Pusha T x adidas EQT “Cushion 2”: “This silhouette caught our eye immediately, so hats off to Pusha T for giving us a super-refreshing and updated style to lust over. The muted colors are perfect for the coming seasons, and we don’t know about you guys, but to us, this sneaker looks crazy-comfortable.”

Photo: Courtesy of Adidas

N*E*R*D x adidas Originals Hu NMD: “Last year’s annual ComplexCon gave us the first-ever release of N*E*R*D’s adidas NMDs in all-black. Fast-forward 365 days and four colorways, and this year the two teams are releasing an eye-catching blue-and-red pair. Run, don’t walk, for these guys—you know they aren’t going to last long.”

Photo: Courtesy of Adidas

Pharrell Williams x adidas HU P.O.D. System: “We’re a little unsure as to who wouldn’t want this easy-on-the-eyes, black-and-white collaboration. We’re already well aware that Pharrell knows what it takes to make a good sneaker, so we really can’t think of one reason as to why you shouldn’t invest in this one.”

Photo: Courtesy of Adidas

Clarks x The Halal Guys ‘Halalabees’: “While it’s not technically a sneaker, this Clarks x The Halal Guys collaboration was too good not to include. The ‘Halalabees’ (see what they did there?) come in both a white and red colorway, with both representing The Halal Guys’ famous red and white sauces. Extra Butter will be the ones handling this exclusive drop at ComplexCon. A pair will run you $180, and each colorway is limited to 200 pairs. If you’re not able to make it to Long Beach, Extra Butter will have limited quantities available at their Lower East Side flagship in New York on November 9th. Mark your iCal.”

Photo: Courtesy of Extra Butter

Asics x Atmos Gel Inst 360: “While 504 pairs may seem like a lot, that’s not so much the case when you consider the thousands of people attending this year’s ComplexCon. Not only that, but Asics and Atmos came through with such a stunning colorway that we’re guessing anyone and everyone will be trying to get their hands on these. They’ll be available at booth No. A14. Write it down, guys. And perhaps find a map?”

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Union x Vans: “Make your way to Union Los Angeles’ booth at ComplexCon to score their Vans collaboration. The drop includes a pair of Vans Authentic and a pair of Vans Slip-On. Both styles come in the black-and-white polka-dot design and a white midsole. We can’t help you out with the retail on these guys; you’ll have to wait until you get to the event.”

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