Jeff Staple x Complex – 50 Most Influential People In Sneaker History

August 14, 2012 BY / 6

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Sneaker history is an on-going story written by those who either played a role in or directly witnessed the major events of the past while rerouting the course of the ‘sneaker game’ with their own influence. So who deserves credit for having the most push and pull in the sneaker scene? This list, arranged by Jeff ‘Staple’ Ng of the Reed Space (an influential person himself) for Complex, points out fifty of the most influential people/entities in sneaker history, ranging from designers, bloggers, and  from Nike CEO Mark Parker, street-culture extraordinaire Bobbito Garcia, Supreme founder James Jebbia, and Sneakernews.com’s own Yu Ming Wu, so flip through some of the members of the 50 Most Influential People In Sneaker History below and let us know if there are other younger members that deserve to be a part of this exclusive clique!

Michael Jordan

Kanye West

Paul Fireman – Reebok

Futura x Stash

Bobbito Garcia

Bill Bowerman

Yu-Ming Wu – Sneakernews.com, Freshnessmag.com

James Jebbia – Supreme

Jay-Z

Jesse Leyva – Nike Sportswear

Check out the entire list at Complex.

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6 comments
DonnieFever
DonnieFever

The main problem I have with this list is the word history. The ground work was put in on the sneaker game way before most of these dudes that they have on it even thought about sneakers. How are you gonna leave out greats and I mean greats like Chuck Taylor,  Patrick Ewing, Penny, and many more. This list is a who's who of the right now not history........ Education is key.......

Da_Real_Big_Infinite
Da_Real_Big_Infinite

Where's Eric avar tho... Phil knight or da dassel brothers should of been number 1 tho... kanye nor hypebeast should of even been on da list

Da_Real_Big_Infinite
Da_Real_Big_Infinite

Love dat they put john mcenroe, Simon wood & my friend dam any weir on da list

zamieo
zamieo

They didn't have Eric Avar on the list but they had Ronnie Fieg (ahead of Clark Kent too, smdh). I swear, Complex are the biggest hypebeasts in the world (and no wonder they actually put the founder of the Hypebeast site at #3, like REALLY? Has "Kevin Ma" REALLY done more for the sneaker game than Phil Knight? Than Penny Hardaway? Than Eric Avar?). 

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