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JOE LA PUMA
JOE LA PUMA

JOE LA PUMA

Joe La Puma has been at the forefront of sneaker and street culture at Complex for the past decade. He’s currently the host of Sneaker Shopping on Complex, the #1 sneaker show on YouTube, as well also VP of Content Strategy at Complex Networks. As host of Sneaker Shopping, La Puma give millions of fans of the series a look inside the personal lives of biggest names in music, sports and pop culture from the feet up. Everyone from Kevin Hart, 50 Cent, A$AP Rocky, Amber Rose, Usher, WWE’s Shane McMahon, former Seattle Seahawk Marshawn Lynch, DJ Khaled, to New England Patriot’s owner Robert Kraft have shared influences, impact on their life and career, personal tastes, and more with La Puma through the lens of sneakers and style. 

La Puma has arguably been part of sneaker culture his whole life. Hailing from Long Island, NY is first job was at The Finish Line beginning a lifelong passion and encyclopedic knowledge of sneakers. Following The Finish Line, La Puma landed a job at Complex as an intern, eventually working his way up the ranks, to head up Complex’s venerated sneaker channel and host of Sneaker Shopping, one of Complex’s most successful video series. No one is more well-versed in the worlds where hip-hop and pop culture collide. He currently lives in Brooklyn. 

Sneaker of the Year

Grand Ballroom

Last year's hottest debate returns in round two of ComplexCon(versations)' Sneaker of the Year. Our host, Joe La Puma, sits down with fellow esteemed sneakerheads to breakdown this year's best drops. From the YEEZY’s to the underdogs, this conversation will countdown 2017’s most noteworthy releases, to ultimately crown Complex’s most prestigious title - Sneaker of the Year.

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