My 5: Joe La Puma’s Sneaker Rotation

Aug 26, 2011 | Ian Stonebrook |



Joe La Puma?s the man behind many of your favorite Complex cover stories. His rise in the magazine industry has literally been from the ground up as an interest in sneakers has propelled much of his success. Talking to Tinker, shopping with Capo, and inventing Celebrity Sneaker Stalker all highlight the resume of a man that?s met MJ and lists Clark Kent as a personal friend. We caught up with Joe to see what?s on his feet these days. Read on to see what he messes with aesthetically.

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Joe La Puma: ?I remember arguing with Clark and Mayor at the end of the year wrap up about how these weren?t hot. They were pushing to include these in the top ten and I was totally against it. I saw them in real life a couple months later and was like ?wow, those are really hot? and I even told Clark and Mayor that I f*cked up. Sometimes you pay the price for sleeping on sneakers and that?s what happened with these. I got them in June and I wear them 3-4 times a week easily. Red sneakers are my favorite. I?ll wear a blue shirt with red sneakers; I don?t really care. I love red sneakers and I love that these are for a cause.?


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