Complex - The 25 Most Powerful People in Sneakers


Men’s magazines have their list of the world’s hottest women. Time Magazine has their listing of the 100 most influential people in the world. But, deep down, we all know what gets more looks and attention than any bikini-clad model: our footwear. (Well, maybe not more, but at least they give those ladies a run for their money.) Thanks to Complex Magazine's collection of the 25 Most Powerful People in Sneakers, we now have a look at who is really behind all the designs, collabs, and limited editions we clamor for week after week, doing everything from creating, influencing, and promoting for brands big and small. Although you can probably roll off your own top 25 list, Complex rounds out their top five with His Airness, Phil Knight, Mark Parker, Larry Miller, and Herbert Hainer. Read through the entire list and Complex's reasoning for each selection here and view select shots from their compilation after the jump.