In the latest episode of Complex Closets, host Joe La Puma visits legendary skateboarder Paul Rodriguez to chop it up and talk all things sneakers. The iconic Nike athlete reminisces on life before skate shoes, explaining why the Air Jordan 1 High is the OG sneaker all riders gravitated towards — not only for its style but functional performance. P-Rod also touched on his deep-rooted love for the Swoosh brand’s Cortez model, nostalgically linking the silhouette back to his Mexican roots before pulling out some prized gems.
Before singling out a pair of Hiroshi Fujiwara-designed Nike P-Rod 2s, Rodriguez took time to spotlight the most “precious memorabilia” he has, being a pair of low-top P-Rod models made specifically for Micheal Jordan, which MJ signed, writing “To P-Rod…Nice Shoes.” Be sure to check out the full episode above for more exclusive gems.
In other sneaker-related news, Nike posts stronger-than-expected results for 2018.