Articles by: Jesse

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Nike Air Trainer 1 – Spring 2011 | Euro Exclusive Colorways

The Air Trainer 1 had a gigantic effect on the world of sneakers when it was first released. The idea of a forefoot velcro strap and a truly innovative colorblocking design made the shoe an instant hit. It seems that with the many retro releases from http://nike.com” … READ MORE

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Nike Air Pegasus 92 – White-Concord-Orange + Black-Purple Grey | Pre-Order

With more muted palates dominating much of contemporary menswear, the time has seemed ripe for Nike to hit the vaults and release some earth-toned old school runners with a bit of pop. Using the silhouette from the 1992 version of the famed Pegasus, this release is somewhat … READ MORE

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Nike Blazer Mid ’09 ND – Pecan + Black | Pre-Order

The Blazer is possibly the king of all Nike models. In 1972, this shoe snapped necks with its audacious swoosh through the midfoot, which helped Nike to start their eventual┬á domination of the hardwood sneaker game. This ’09 ND version keeps it close to the OG, as … READ MORE

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Air Jordan 6-17-23 – “Carmine”

The concept of working with Jordan’s infamous number 23 for marketing purposes has already resulted in 2008’s Countdown packages, each of which featured one pair of a given release that equaled 23. That was the last time the Air Jordan VI (6) “Carmine” saw the light on … READ MORE

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Packer Shoes x Reebok – ‘Nique Pump Omni Zone Launch | Event Recap

http://packershoes.com” target=”_blank”>Packer Shoes in Teaneck, NJ got some well-deserved attention with the initial http://nba.com/history/players/wilkins_bio.html” target=”_blank”>Dominique Wilkins release of the http://freshnessmag.com/2009/11/20/packer-shoes-x-dominique-wilkins-x-reebok-pump-release-event-recap/”>Packer ultra-limited edition (31 pairs) of the Pump 20. This year’s V2 edition is done up in black and it honors Dominique with his number, 21, and the … READ MORE

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Packer Shoes x Reebok ‘Nique’ Pump Omni Zone | Release Information

Last year, http://packershoes.com/”>Packer Shoes released what many believed to be the http://freshnessmag.com/2009/11/20/packer-shoes-x-dominique-wilkins-x-reebok-pump-release-event-recap/”>standout model from the Pump 20 campaign. Their model honored Dominique Wilkins, who never received his own signature shoe (how is that possible?). Freshness was on hand for http://freshnessmag.com/2009/11/20/packer-shoes-x-dominique-wilkins-x-reebok-pump-release-event-recap/”>last year’s festivities, and we later got an … READ MORE

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Air Jordan XIII (13) Retro and Air Jordan I (1) Anodized – Altitude Green Collection

We just showed you the revised lineup for Jordan Brand’s http://freshnessmag.com/2010/11/17/jordan-brand-decemberholiday-2010-releases-update/”>exciting holiday roll out. A standout tandem, with obvious aesthetic connections yet separated by many years is these pairs of altitude green interpretations of the Air Jordan 1 anodized and Air Jordan XIII (13). The Air Jordan … READ MORE

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Kanye West featuring Talib Kweli and Consequence – Chain Heavy

This week’s http://freshnessmag.com/tag/g-o-o-d-fridays/”>G.O.O.D. Fridays release is a backpacker’s dream. With a beat by Q-Tip and two verses by Mr. West followed by verses from Kweli and Consequence, this track has its roots in the underground. With a warbled synth sample and old school-styled chorus, the MCs bring … READ MORE

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Jay-Z Announces Jay Electronica Signing to Roc Nation | Video

http://rocnation.com/home/”>Roc Nation is slowly amassing a group of young artists (including Wale, who http://freshnessmag.com/2009/11/11/freshness-feature-a-man-of-all-trades-a-conversation-with-wale/”>we interviewed last year, and J. Cole) in attempt to bring lesser-known talent and high powered production together. With Just Blaze proving the soundscape for many of Jay Electronica’s later tracks, it’s no surprise … READ MORE

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J. Cole – Friday Night Lights Mixtape

J. Cole, on the strength of just a few singles and many more guest spots, is catapulting himself into the conversation of the best new MCs. Last week’s G.O.O.D. music release, “http://freshnessmag.com/2010/11/07/kanye-west-featuring-pusha-t-cyhi-the-prynce-big-sean-and-j-cole-looking-for-trouble/”>Looking for Trouble,” appears here, along with other tracks featuring the likes of Drake, and Wale. … READ MORE

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Nike Blazer Mid – Winter Boot Pack

Continuing the trend of releasing classic models in more rugged, weather-ready materials, the Blazer get a renovation. With metal eyelets and thick laces reminiscent of those on a hiking boot, a black and white model of the minimally-styled high top also features thick leather that should repel … READ MORE