On the first episode of Complex’s newest docu-series, Sole Origins, sneaker legends including DJ Clark Kent, Joe La Puma, Jeff Staple and Va$htie uncover their stories behind the most influential sneakers of NYC. The series as a whole takes a trip around the world, looking at major cities and the sneaker cultures that come with it.
When did sneakers transform into highly coveted grails? Did the release of the Supreme Dunks trigger the fanaticism? Or maybe it was the riot-inciting drop of the Pigeon Dunks back in 2005? Check out these questions and more in the first episode of Sole Origin below!