Articles by: Jesse


Never Run Alone: A conversation with Run Dem Crew and NYC Bridge Runners

Running has long been considered the hobby of loners, high school kids who don’t fit in with the jocks, or suburbanites trudging alone with an iPod. While we see athletes like LeBron James, Cam Newton, and Cristiano Ronaldo plastered everywhere, the image of the runner is seemingly … READ MORE


Packer Shoes x Saucony Grid 9000 “Trail Pack” | Release Info

Packer Shoes in Teaneck, NJ has a reputation for keeping a great array of brands on the shelves. Unlike many spots, this boutique ventures much deeper than the standard fare of the latest Nike releases. Mike Packer, the shop’s proprietor, is prideful about giving many lines some … READ MORE


Flexible Innovation: A Conversation with Mark Miner of Nike Running

Produced by: Dan Hwang We showed you the Nike Free 2012 exhibition recap from a few days ago, where Senior Footwear Designer Mark Miner was on hand to disseminate the virtues of the new Free running models. We had the rare opportunity to get a one-on-one interview … READ MORE


Freshness Feature: Deep Roots, Broad Horizons: A Conversation with Nic Harris of Kangol

Get ready for some exciting new feature articles from Freshness. If you’re a regular reader of the site, you know that our features have a deep set of visuals and an in-depth breadth of knowledge that we think is unique on the web. With our latest feature, … READ MORE


Kanye West & Jay-Z – Watch The Throne | Release + Tour Dates

The most powerful names in hip-hop– Jay-Z and Kanye West –have worked together often in the past. From Kanye’s production of tracks like “Takeover,” “Izzo,” and even one track from the 2000 album Vol. 3… Life and Times of S. Carter, and on various guest appearances afterward, … READ MORE


Hurley x Nike Air Max 90 – Phantom 4D

After flexing their technological ability on a pair of pair of Phantom 4d boarshorts, Nike and Hurley again team up for a re-working of the Air Max 90. This model features the artwork of graffiti artist Dalek, whose signature can be seen on the tonal inner heel … READ MORE


Packer Shoes x PRO-Keds x Biz Markie – Backyard Barbeque | Event Recap

Packer Shoes in Teaneck, NJ was the site of a good ol’ fashioned barbeque DJ’d and MC’d by old school hip-hop legend and Yo Gabba Gabba star Biz Markie. The cause for celebration was the release of the PRO-Keds 69er in collaboration with Packer Shoes. Three models … READ MORE


Air Jordan V (5) – Black Quai54

By now, you’ve probably seen the white and radient green model of the Air Jordan 5 (V) Retro which just dropped in Europe. If that model didn’t get you excited, then this black and radient Quai 54 model should also whet your appetite. There are only … READ MORE


Air Jordan V (5) Retro Quai 54

As has been the Jordan Brand release strategy in the last few years, we are getting an onslaught of famous Jordan retro models in 2011. The Air Jordan V (5) retro figures prominently in the 2nd half of the year for Jordan Brand, including the upcoming Black/Silver … READ MORE


Air Jordan III True Blue – Footwear & Apparel Collection

In what is shaping up to be a jam-packed year of Air Jordan Retro releases, perhaps the most important Air Jordan, the third model, to ever release is getting some well-deserved attention. The cement and white model is the true original, and it was followed by a … READ MORE


BLACKRAINBOW – Spring/Summer 2011 Lookbook

Paris’ BlackRainbow shop is well-known to the stylish Parisians as a go-to locale for all things in fresh streetwear. This lookbook for the shop, shot by Guillaume Lechat, features some non-touristy Parisian spaces, like le marché des enfants rouges (the red children market), Charlemagne’s Playground, chez Angela, … READ MORE