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Steve Madden Says the Sneaker Industry Is a War | The Complex Sneakers Podcast


Steve Madden Says the Sneaker Industry Is a War | The Complex Sneakers Podcast

Steve Madden is a footwear industry icon who’s seen it all, from independent success to an infamous relationship with the real-life Wolf of Wall Street to lawsuits over sneaker designs. Here, Madden retraces his career in shoes, discussing that Jay-Z shoutout, his respect for Master P, his work with Ja Rule, and more. Elsewhere in the episode, cohosts Joe La Puma, Brendan Dunne, and Matt Welty talk about the recent Air Max 97 “Gold Bullet” re-release, buying shoes on the resale market, and what’s happened in sneakers in the past week.


0:00 – 0:59: Host Intros
1:00 – 4:38: Corteiz x Nike Air Max 95
4:39 – 9:53: Nike Air Max 97 “Metallic Gold” Still on Shelves
9:54 – 13:59: Nike Mac Attack Teaser
14:00 – 15:56: Nike Air Rift
15:57 – 16:47: Pharrell’s LV Show
16:48 – 19:02: Kendrick Lamar Wearing Fakes
19:03 – 19:44: Steve Madden Joins CSP
19:45 – 20:56: What’s on Feet?
20:57 – 26:28: Beginning of Steve’s Shoe Journey
26:29 – 30:04: What Makes Someone a Shoe Dog?
30:05 – 33:25: Steve on Burying the Competition
33:26 – 38:53: Steve Madden’s Celebrity/Influencer Collabs
38:54 – 43:04: Visiting his Retail Stores in Person
43:05 – 45:54: Master P’s Shoe Brand
45:55 – 47:24: Steve’s Incarceration
47:25 – 49:51: The Wolf of Wall Street
49:52 – 51:46: Steve Madden x Ja Rule Collab
51:47 – 56:08: High Fashion Shoe’s Influence on Steve Madden Designs
56:09 – 58:46: Steve’s Personal + Career Battles
58:47 – 1:03:03: The Best + Worst of Who Steve has Worked with
1:03:04 – 1:04:14: Outro

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