The Complex Sneakers Podcast is co-hosted by Joe La Puma, Brendan Dunne, and Matt Welty. In this week’s episode, the trio is joined by Abdul, sneaker scene mainstay with powerful friends and a powerful collection. You may not know exactly who Abdul is or what he does, but you’ve definitely seen him in the background or at the front of the line at footwear happenings around the world. In the episode, he talks about his 30 years collecting shoes, dirty white Air Force 1s, whether or not Mids are acceptable, and how he obtained some of his rarest shoes. Also, Joe breaks down Dave Matthews’ out-of-body BBQ experience, Welty relives his out-of-T-shirt weekend, and Brendan returns from vacation.
EPISODE CHAPTERS / TIMESTAMPS:
00:00 - beginning of episode
05:00 - The guys talk their weekends.
10:00 - Welty recaps his weekend soccer game.
15:00 - Welty busts Brendan’s chops on his vacation in Ireland.
20:00 - The guys talk about bar lacing and their favorite ways to wear their laces.
25:00 - The guys give away Tiffany Dunks to the giveaway winner.
30:00 - Abdul joins the guys and they talk sneakers on feet.
35:00 - Abdul talks how he’s so connected in the industry.
40:00 - Abdul talks his sneaker collection.
45:00 - Abdul talks where he finds his rare pairs but he doesn’t give away too much.
50:00 - Abdul talks his relationship with Clark Kent, they even FaceTime him!
55:00 - The guys talk dirty AF1s, is it OK?
1:00:00 - Abdul talks not wearing Air Force 1 Mids.
1:05:00 - Abdul talks Patta’s upcoming release of Air Max 1s.
1:10:00 - Abdul shares his Hot Sauce releasing and possible sneaker boutique in Baltimore?!
1:15:00 - Wrap up the episode.
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