When it comes to the writing business Russ Bengtson is a boss. Not the kind that wears short sleeve jackets or travels with the E Street Band, but the kind that oversees, interprets, and moves a culture. After blazing a trail at SLAM Magazine that includes the groundbreaking KICKS issue, Russ now serves as the Sneaker Editor at Complex. Perhaps the only thing deeper than his resume is his sneaker collection. Between game worn PEs and unreleased samples, Russ has it all and wears it. For real. While his current rotation is more half pipe than hardwood, it?s still rich in flavor. What?s he wearing these days? Read on to find out.
Russ Bengtson: ?I bought them new when they dropped. When I first heard about that shoe I was super psyched about the idea of someone else doing the cement Air Jordan 3 print; it hadn?t been done yet. I?ve been wearing them pretty consistently since then. They?ve taken some time off, but they?ve taken a beating. I really wanted the white ones too but that just never happened.?