Joe La Puma is in the LBC for ComplexCon, but that didn’t stop him from getting in a few episodes of Sneaker Shopping on the road.
Yesterday, Joe caught up with Long Beach rapper Vince Staples for a chat at Nike’s Air Force 1 space at ComplexCon. The two quickly ran through a variety of topics, including Vince ditching hyped up Nikes for Chuck Taylors, Adidas’ recent surge in the industry and rapper collaborations. While discussing the latter, Vince was presented with a few rare gems from Nike’s grail wall and had a surprising take on Eminem’s collab from 2004.
“See, now this one is trash. It’s horrible. It’s ugly as f*ck. It’s ugly as sh*t,” said Staples about the “Shady Records” colorway. He did, however, offer praise for the work Em has done on the Air Jordan 4.
Doubling down on his comments, Staples implied that Em’s Forces had to be designed during his du-rag era, which is an entirely accurate assessment. See what else he had to say in the video above.