Ralph Lauren Has No Contemporary

When I’m out shopping; whether its thrift stores or department/discount department stores, I’m mainly looking for Ralph Lauren designed brands. There are many reasons as to why, but mainly because Polo by Ralph Lauren is just one of those brands that stand the test of time. Designs from the 80s/90s from either the Polo or Polo Sport lines are still coveted today, and actually highly sought after depending on the piece.

Vintage Ralph Lauren Polo Clothing

Vintage Polo is wanted a bit more than similar brands like Tommy or Nautica, by today’s collectors. In my opinion, it’s because Ralph Lauren uses patterns and design concepts that fit whatever style you tend to rock. Whether it’s the preppy get up, utilitarian style, sweat suit, basic jeans and t shirt, or full on office approved attire; Ralph (Lauren) has always had your back, and probably was ON your back.

The materials and patterns used for many designs by Ralph Lauren are the main reasons why we CAN find a vintage knit sweater or 20 year old t shirt in great condition today. Cotton and poly/acrylic blends are the mainstay materials of Ralph Lauren’s designs, and have been; durable materials make for stay power in terms of condition, especially of an older piece. Sure, previous owner care has a lot to do with the condition of a vintage item, but I feel that good quality workmanship and materials help to keep the pieces intact, thus providing a chance for an item to be appreciated by a second owner/collector.

I feel true blue “Americana” is style taken from the Northeast historically. The New York/New England area IS where America started as a nation, so style trends that represent that area, and people of the area’s interests (i.e. sports like Polo, Rugby, Golf, tennis, just to name a few) are captured every year in Ralph’s lines. In terms of clothing, Ralph Lauren and Americana are synonymous in my opinion. Use of the American Flag in designs, and the fact that Ralph Lauren has exclusive rights to US Olympic Team uniform production as well as contracts with the US Open, further enforce Ralph Lauren as the MOST prominent of American clothiers and designers.

It all started with a necktie boutique for Ralph Lauren, which has lead to a multi national, billion dollar company. A college dropout living the American dream, by releasing classically American inspired clothing every year; that is then purchased, worn, collected, and appreciated by people across the globe.

Holidays & Sports, ’tis the Season

With Christmas over, and New Years upon us, this really is the best time of the year to be a sports fan. The weather is cold, so why not sip cold beer and watch some live action while wearing a sweat suit on the couch in the comfort of your own home?

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Most casual basketball fans will agree that the meat and potatoes of the NBA schedule starts in earnest on Christmas Day. We get to see who is who in the NBA by this point about 2 months into the season. The playoff picture is still a bit out of reach, but at least we know by now who the contenders are in each respective conference. At almost the same time, NCAA basketball is getting into their conference matchups, and games that actually matter are a weekly occurrence. With all this round ball, have the remote ready.

Hockey has lost some popularity in the U.S. since their lockout and loss of contract with ESPN, but with all of the young stars in the game, and large markets winning Lord Stanley’s Cup recently, I feel resurgence is right around the corner in terms of popularity of the sport, especially in smaller markets. These New Year’s Day Winter Classic games are a stroke of genius as well, playing outdoor games in a baseball stadium is a nice way to try and gain a larger audience, I only wish that the Classic was limited to ONLY “original six” teams to participate in, either way, once the holidays are over, the season is about half over, and playoff spots are on the line. Get serious time.

Baseball hot stove is always a fun and exciting time for baseball fans and winter meetings just ended with only about a month and a half left before pitchers/catchers report to spring training. A lot of teams made some huge moves this offseason, I’m not going to play favorites yet, but eventually I will do a top to bottom division by division preseason comparison and preview once rosters are more settled.

Of course, with all the bowl games on TV, it’s clearly bowl season for NCAA Football. The first ever College Football Playoff is about to happen on New Year’s Day, and if that isn’t enough excitement for you, the NFL playoff picture is now finally solidified, and Wild Card games begin next weekend, check back towards the end of the week for our NFL playoff picks to click.

Week One 2015 Sneaker Releases – January 2015

Jordan Brand is set to release the 11th installment of the Carmelo Anthony shoe line. The color of the shoe itself reminds me of the Jordan Bordeaux 7. There are also two other color ways that are coming out on the same day, White/Gym Red/ Black and Black/Gold. Out of these three, personally, I would go with the Black/Gold pair based on aesthetics alone. The design of the shoe itself looks like a great shoe to hoop in. The Melo looks aggressive, and looks to have good ankle support from what I can tell in pictures. To tell you the truth, I’ve wanted to buy some Melo shoes due to the fact that he’s my favorite player since Michael Jordan, but none of his shoe’s designs ever catch my attention. There were some models I dug that released previously, but nothing hot enough to have made me pull the trigger on copping a pair. Melo generally has better retro Jordan PE’s then his own actual shoes.

Jordan Mel0 M11 Black Gold Colorway

The Jordan Melo M11 will run you $160 and will be a new and reoccurring release this year, releasing on January 3, 2015 at your local shoe stores and online.

The Kobe 9 EM Low “Silk” is set to release next month. This shoe drew inspiration from ancient artwork. The Silk Kobe comes equipped with a villain red-upper paired with metallic god and bright crimson trimmings flush with a graphic approach pulled straight from the Dunhuang Murals (ancient Chinese artwork).

Kobe 9 EM Low Silk 2015

The Kobe 9 EM Lows been killing it with the details they been putting out lately.Everyone is still sleeping on the Kobe lows; these are probably going to be sitting on shelves for a while. If you missed it on release day don’t worry because these will be an easy cop in my opinion, walk in and out with no trouble. Kobe 9 Silk will be releasing January 3rd, and will run you $160. I’m probably going to take a pass on these even thought I DO like them. There’s going to be much more dope kicks than these releasing in the first month of 2015, so we WILL have options.

The “Medicine Ball” Nike Air Trainer 3 is finally going to be releasing January 3rd. I know the Trainer heads must be happy with this release. The shoe is rocking White/Midnight Navy-Ginger-Light Bone as its colorway. A shoe doesn’t always have to be volt yellow and loud to standout. Simple earth tone colorways can also have that heat effect also.

Medicine Ball Nike Air Trainer 3 Release 2015

Outside of basketball, there are only a few big name athletes that have a fire shoe line from Nike, and Mr. Bo Jackson is one of them. 2014-15 has to be the comeback year for the Bo Jackson line, been seeing a lot of models and colorways coming out over the course of this and last year. I’ve been feeling all the classic and new colorways that have released thus far, so I can’t wait for more in 2015.

You copping any Melo’s, Kobe’s, or Bo’s? Lots to choose from in 2015? Get ready for a heat filled year!

Southampton Saison Deluxe Review

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First impressions sell this beer short. Walking into the craft beer section at the liquor store, seeing a 750ml bottle with a cork in it, you expect a great beer off the jump. I definitely judge books by their cover when it comes to beer. Now, that’s not to say the beer was bad, it was definitely a good beer, but let’s hit the stats before we get specific.

Brewer: Southampton Public House
ABV: 7.40%
Style: Saison
Brewed in: New York, USA

First off, this is in the spirit of a Saison Du Pont style traditional Saison. Lately, I’ve preferred the more modernized versions; Americanized if you will, infused with herbs like Juniper, as opposed to the fruitiness that a Saison normally has associated with it. With all that being said, this is a great beer for what it is going after in terms of flavor. Even though the brewer is American, they have spurned the new age here with Southampton Deluxe, keeping with the fruity farmhouse style lighter ales of old times.

There is a golden amber color to the beer when poured, with a thick head layer that bubbles away quick, try to take a quick few sips when poured and taste the difference when it is settled. Saison’s are very bubbly generally, and I jokingly call them the “champagne of beer” (you know, because the company that really uses that slogan makes crap beer) because a Saison is more deserving of that moniker by comparison. Flavor wise, this beer has a very light hoppy and almost fruity taste at first, which then fades to almost bitter at the end, but not bad bitter, proper beer bitter favor. Hints of grape are there, another reason I sometimes refer to Saison as a, “champagne like,” beer. I have no complaint on this beer other than I wish it came in a 12oz bottle as opposed to a massive bomber. Price is fair because of the size of the bottle, but it’d be nice to have in smaller doses, I always feel like the beer loses flavor if left in the fridge for too long after opening and this bottle will fill 2-3 glasses depending on what you use. Rating the beer on packaging, flavor, aroma, color I’d say it’s 7/10.

Definitely worth a try, as everyone has a different palate. It may not be MY perfect Saison, but Southampton Deluxe is a very good beer. Let us know what you think if you’ve tried it before, or even let us know what you’d like to see reviewed next.

#MrSneakerjunkieXMASchallenge Contest Winner

We wanted to announce that @Britnickel won our first ever giveaway for the instagram #MrSneakerjunkieXMASchallenge.  She’s taking home a Jason Mark Premium Sneaker Cleaning kit.  This is definitely not our last giveaway, we had so much fun with it we are definitely doing another SOON.  We wanted to thank everyone who participated, whether they submitted pics, or simply voted, and even those who shouted out their friend’s pics.  Follow us on instagram and twitter, @freshemporium, to find out more about future contests and giveaways.

Check out and follow our contestants:


britnickel in the Lebron 9 Christmas
@britnickel in the Lebron 9 Christmas
@jmmkicks Black Tongue AJ5
@jmmkicks Black Tongue AJ5
@hpazzio Lebron 10 Xmas
@hpazzio Lebron 10 Xmas
@peepmyclothing in the Grey toe/tongue AJ 13s
@peepmyclothing in the Grey toe/tongue AJ 13s
@frankicks KD6 Xmas
@frankicks KD6 Xmas
@lex_ball_ in the “Toro” AJ4
@lex_ball_ in the “Toro” AJ4
@t_rawl
@t_rawl In the Concord AJ11, and some extra kicks as stockings
@psiqo1 in Nike SB Ugly Sweater (white)
@psiqo1 in Nike SB Ugly Sweater (white)
kobe-lacelock
@bcsneaks using his Kobe lacelock creatively
@braejays with the Carmine 6
@braejays with the Carmine 6
@tht_shoehead_aj92 with the AJ11 low red bottom
@tht_shoehead_aj92 with the AJ11 low red bottom
@a_rob614 w a holiday plethora of booze and shoes
@a_rob614 w a holiday plethora of booze and shoes
@thecarolinaboy in the Spacejams
@thecarolinaboy in the Spacejams

 

Santa Came Early, Did He Leave a Lump of (J)Cole?

J. Cole – 2014 Forest Hills Drive

Copyright Roc Nation, Columbia Records, 2014
Copyright Roc Nation, Columbia Records, 2014

Release Date: Dec. 9, 2014

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I had high hopes for this album. J. Cole is definitely one of the best young MCs out there right now. His last album, Born Sinner, is in my opinion, an instant classic. I’m not saying this new album is absolute trash, but I will say I was let down. Maybe since it was less than a year since the release of the last album? Artists do that often I suppose, drop some heat followed up by something weak; great artists though…not so much. And, I really think J. Cole has the potential to be one of the greats. With that being said, I hold him to a higher standard.

There are some absolute gems on this album though. January 28th, A Tale of Two Cities, Fire Squad, and G.O.M.D all have the makings of at least club rotation if not some radio play. The beats across most of the album have that soulful quality I love. Also, the album as a whole is relatively topical and fresh. But what’s most prevalent about the whole album is that it feels like he played it safe and even somewhat cliché. I felt that there was little to no risk creatively. Going back to what I said earlier about J. Cole, I just hold the guy to a higher standard than this. What’s the point of doing average work when you’re capable of excellent work?

Best track: Fire Squad

This is one of those tracks where an MC comes out flexing. J. Cole flexed. He even took a shot at Macklemore, Eminem, and Iggy Azalea in the process. I’m not even going to get into my personal politics and where I stand on the “white privilege” problem in hip-hop music… but I will say this… Macklemore over Kendrick Lamar for the Grammy last year was one of the worst snubs in the history of that award. The verse in the song I’m talking about could be easily seen as an outright diss but J. Cole recently clarified his point on the Angie Martinez show,

“There’s a very select group of top notch people that I worship; Eminem was literally at the top ofthat list. My first song [sounds] like an Eminem bite. If you think I’m dissing Eminem, I know you just read the headline and you’re not listening to the song. That has nothing to do with dissing Eminem or dissing any of those people. That part of the verse is an observation, me making an observation ofculture right now, what’s happening.” Source – mtv.com

Back to the song though…It’s hard to pick the coldest verse, the whole song is packed with fire bars. The first time I listened to it, I probably repeated it 5 or 6 times. Funny thing about the beat… I’m not sure if the producer sampled a piece of Visionz by Wu Tang, but I kept waiting for Method Man to jump in with, “Apocalypse now, mind of matter, next batter be Tical…”

Worst track: ???

I can’t peg down one really shitty track. I tried to find one song horrible enough simply for this review, and couldn’t. I guess that’s a plus for the album. Then again, outside of the 3-4 really good songs the rest is just meh. Wet Dreamz and ’03 Adolescence really didn’t have a place on the album in my opinion. It just wasn’t hard knocking hip hop like the rest of the album. I guess I’d sum them up as some safe R&B tracks. The story telling skills of J. Cole are great and it saved those tracks from being an easy “skip over.” Again, J. Cole’s lyrical capabilities saved this album from being a waste of time.

Like most things, if you’re a fan of J. Cole’s music this is an easy pick-up. If you’re just a fan of hip-hop, it’s worth at least a few of the songs. I would say if an album, as a whole, has at least a few good to great songs it would be worth a cop. If you can’t be bothered, then a few of the songs I mentioned could be cherry-picked from Amazon or I-Tunes and it would be a worthwhile purchase. I can’t wait for the next album though. Next time around, I hope J. Cole takes his time and creates a more complete album. This felt a little rushed and like he tried to piggy back off the success of the last album. Even at his worst, he’s still better than most.

Ho, Ho, Hold Up – Shopping Tips for the Average Joe

Gift advice from a lady, about shopping for your lady.

Norelle Valentina – @arsenicnglamour

Image Source: Hellokeltie.com
Image Source: Hellokeltie.com

If you’re in a relationship, you know that Christmas can be one of the most stressful times of the year. As if gift giving wasn’t hard enough the rest of the year, a holiday really raises the expectations and adds to the pressure. If there is anyone harder to please than your mother, it’s your significant other. Whether she says it or not, she’s expecting something nice and thoughtful. No matter how “down to earth” or “not like other girls” your chick is, you can guarantee when it comes to what’s under the tree, she is quite basic. Before you dump her for the holidays, take a deep breath and check out these helpful tips.

The Catch 22: “You don’t have to get me anything.”

This is a trap, do NOT fall for it. No girl has ever said this phrase and expected nothing on Christmas. If you get her nothing, you will also be getting nothing for a long time. Capiche? This is our way of testing you on how well you know us. What do I mean by this? We don’t want to spell it out for you and seem demanding; we’d rather just torture you by making you come up with something on your own.

If you get her nothing, you’re dead, but if you get her something she hates, you are also screwed because then she’ll think you don’t even know her. The best way to overcome this holiday disaster is to get her something that directly ties into a hobby she has. Does she like to draw? Listen to music? Watch old movies? Is she into sneakers? (Bonus points for you if you get a matching pair). Find something you think she would buy for herself, and then hang on to the gift receipt.

If you can’t think of a single hobby your chick has, you probably shouldn’t be dating. When in doubt, go with a Victoria’s Secret gift card. There is no downside to that solution. Give it to her with a little card that says something like “Let’s pick out something sexy” with a little winky face and not only will she think you’re so thoughtful and attentive, but you’ll get to see her in something sheer. That is the definition of a win-win fellas.

If the relationship just started a few weeks ago, keep the gift(s) small. This doesn’t necessarily represent every woman out there, but if you spend too much money or buy her too many things she will A) feel guilty she only got you one thing or B) she’ll think you’re obsessed. However, more is better than nothing. What should you take away from this? Don’t come home empty handed and when in doubt, ask her mom NOT her friends.

How Much Should You Spend?

This is a tough one because it depends on how long you’ve been together and how well off you are. Lavish gifts the first few weeks or months you two have been together can set the stage for a very expensive relationship. If you buy her a new TV on the first Christmas she’s going to expect gifts that large for the rest of the relationship. If you don’t deliver then she’ll feel slighted when they’re anything but extravagant.

However, if you get her something cheap or small for the first holiday together she’ll think it doesn’t mean anything to you. I know, we’re complicated. Now, if you’ve been together for a few years holidays should be pretty routine for you by now and you should be able to determine what she will expect. Although knowing your girl well enough to shop with ease is a plus, getting her the same sort of gifts every year will start to bore her. It’s good to keep a little surprise in your relationship so it doesn’t get dry.

If you always get her clothes or jewelry, try taking her out for a nice dinner or a couples’ massage. Doing something together will be the best part of the gift for her I assure you. The most important thing to remember is: don’t go out of your way to try and impress her.

If you can’t afford it then don’t get it. Any decent woman would slap you in the back of the head for opening up a line of credit just for a holiday. Bonus We love cards. Write her a sappy little love letter and what ever you get her will be twice as good.

Jewelry Dos and Don’ts: Proceed With Caution

If I could only give you one piece of advice it would be to carefully consider buying jewelry for your lady. This rings exceptionally true for new relationships. If you have your heart set on buying your new girl some jewelry for Christmas than heed my words: start as far aware from the finger as possible.

Earrings and necklaces are the best way to go when it comes to jewelry. A small pair of diamonds (not too small, if you can’t at least get half a karat why the hell are you buying jewelry anyway? And don’t even get me started on cubic zirconia. I don’t care how stupid your girl might be, one of her friends will know that’s glass sugar) or a gemstone necklace is an appropriate gift for a relationship that has been going on 6 months or more. Side note: unless you can afford to buy her a tennis bracelet, don’t waste your time with wrist bling. Bracelets are something a girl gets as a gift for being a bridesmaid or from her father.

Now, let me repeat myself, 6 MONTHS OR MORE. Do not buy some chick you just hooked up with jewelry unless you’re also willing to toss a few hundred dollars out the window on the interstate. Buying a nice piece of jewelry is a big deal and you’re kidding yourself if you think women (and their friends) don’t over analyze any jewelry gift. If you’re not serious about her, giving her jewelry will only get her hopes up.

When it comes to jewelry it might seem like there are more don’ts than dos, but truthfully there is only one big don’t you need to steer clear of. Do NOT under any circumstances buy a girl a ring. Do. Not. Whether it’s a pearl, a gemstone, or even a tiny diamond, you will not be able to pass a ring off as just a gift.

There is something in our DNA that doesn’t allow us to see any ring given to us by a man, as anything other than an engagement ring. It doesn’t matter if you got it out of a gumball machine a little voice in our head keeps telling us you’ll exchange it for a gorgeous 2 karat princess cut one day!

The only time you should consider buying a ring for a woman (that you have hopefully been with for a long time) is if you want to marry her. The end. No exceptions. Engagement jewelry is not something to jump in to either. Save up, ask her family, and then buy the best ring you can afford with out going hungry. We hate to admit it, but when it comes to engagement rings, size does matter.

I hope this helped you gentleman out for this Christmas and future celebrations. As complicated as us women can be, know that a good woman will love what ever you get her, because she loves you most of all. But seriously, remember to take off the price tags and don’t regift us stuff from your ex!

Tag #pileofkit on your outfit pics on Instagram

#pileofkit

Once or twice a month we want to acknowledge the flyness of our viewers, so we want you to tag “#pileofkit” on your outfit pictures on instagram.

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Go follow these gentlemen for more dope shots.

 

Mrfreshkick #pileofkit
@mrfreshkicks rocking the Billionaire Boys Club crewneck, vintage Lee Jeans, JCrew belt, Yankees NewEra fitted and some Air Max 95s. Too fresh.
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@killasafe rocking the Polo Indian Varsity Jacket, lo sweats, gothic P skully, and Nike Hauraches. Murderous.

 

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Sneaker Sit down, with @Johnnyzer00

JohnnyZer00 gets a lot of love AND hate with his grail splash pics specifically. Freshemporium sat down with Mr. Zer00 to learn a little bit about how it all started, and share some thoughts on the game and what it means to him.

Freshemporium: Johnny, what got you into sneaker/hip hop culture?

Johnny: I grew up with RUN DMC and Beasties, so my first fascination was Adidas Shell Toes. No laces/ fat laces like a boss! Then Jordan came along and everything changed, we all wanted to fly like Mike but parents didn’t want anything to do with that. I worked cutting lawns and doing just about anything I could in the summer of 88 to save up money to buy the Jordan 3. Three days before my 9th grade year, I walked into FootLocker and bought my size 9 Fire Red 3’s, threw them on my feet and walkedout……NEVER LOOKED BACK!

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Freshemporium: What do you ACTUALLY like about the way things seem to be going on the major brand front?

Johnny: Some shoes from my youth are starting to come back, Etonics, Reeboks Pumps, Pony and so on. Thanks to the revival of the “culture,” companies are seeing the chance to make a little money.

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Freshemporium: What would you change, if you could, about the upcoming release calendar for any and all, or just one brand?

Johnny: Biggest thing for me is JB being a self-described JordanHead I would love to see JB slow down on how many Retros they release. IMO instead of 1-3 Retros per month I’d like to see 1-3 per year!! Collections used to take years, maybe decades to build, but now thanks to JB’s greed ANYONE can build a decent little collection in 1 year.

Freshemporium: Which pairs you looking most forward to next yr?

Johnny: The “remastered” 4’s Colombia blues in particular!!

Freshemporium: What are your top 5 Models?

Johnny: AJ3, AJ4, AJ5, AJX and AJ12 low

Freshemporium: Any particular reason these are your favorite?

Johnny: AJ3 Mainly because it was the first pair I ever owned! To this day no other silhouette matches the purity that the 3 captures…IMO

Freshemporium: What’s your take on Kobe vs MJ?

Johnny: Kobe is a great player but he will never be MJ…period…End of discussion.

Freshemporium: Who’s your NBA team, what do you think of them/their chances this year?

Johnny: I grew up in Houston and to the day I die will bleed HTOWN!! Soooo ROCKETS!! Honestly I don’t know, years of heartache and heartbreak have left me gun shy!!

Freshemporium: Everyone wants to know, why the splash and how did you think of it?


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Johnny: Oh gawd! Well I had seen a couple of water pics on IG but they all seemed to be straight up distilled water shots!! So I did some research on how I could capture that with my phone, after finding a really good app I tested it with some water in a bowl and I dropped a quarter into it. As it turned out you couldn’t see the water but you could read the date on the quarter!! I gave up on it but a few days later I was snapping pics in my Quai 54’s and I decided to take a reflection pic in a puddle and it hit me, TRY THAT APP AGAIN!!! I was nervous, but being those shoes are all leather I said fuck it!! I set up my phone and slammed my foot down!! The results were ok and my kicks were dry!! But the water was too clean so a few days later in my DB’5 the puddle was muddy so the pic turned out awesome!! Kicks never got wet and I started to feel more comfortable so I decided to try the Concords being that that shoe IMO was the start of all this hype! Well the rest is now history lol. It seemed the more I did it the more people got bent out of shape so it drove me to want to do it more!!

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Freshemporium: How did it become such a phenomenon?

Johnny: KicksOnFire gave me a shout out showcasing 4 of my splashes then several other “big” pages followed suit! I went from 2,000 followers to 7,000 in one day! People understood the message and got behind it and next thing you know my pics are all over the place!! But the more my pics became “mainstream” then even more “bigger” accounts decided to do it and it went from rebelling /fighting the hype to the hype itself!!!

Giveaway – #MrSneakerjunkieXMASchallenge

Updated 12/20/2014 8:20pm-

We now have our 13 Contestants to win a free Jason Markk cleaning kit. Head over to the @freshemporium instagram, and like the pics we post on Christmas Eve, the contestant with the most likes by 10PM CST on Christmas Day wins. It’s like a final, and late Christmas gift! Below are the 13 contestants, follow @freshemporium for more gear, giveaways, and blog updates, Happy Holidays!


@jmmkicks Black Tongue AJ5
@jmmkicks Black Tongue AJ5
@hpazzio Lebron 10 Xmas
@hpazzio Lebron 10 Xmas
@peepmyclothing in the Grey toe/tongue AJ 13s
@peepmyclothing in the Grey toe/tongue AJ 13s
@frankicks KD6 Xmas
@frankicks KD6 Xmas
@lex_ball_ in the “Toro” AJ4
@lex_ball_ in the “Toro” AJ4
@t_rawl
@t_rawl In the Concord AJ11, and some extra kicks as stockings
@psiqo1 in Nike SB Ugly Sweater (white)
@psiqo1 in Nike SB Ugly Sweater (white)
britnickel in the Lebron 9 Christmas
@britnickel in the Lebron 9 Christmas
kobe-lacelock
@bcsneaks using his Kobe lacelock creatively
@braejays with the Carmine 6
@braejays with the Carmine 6
@tht_shoehead_aj92 with the AJ11 low red bottom
@tht_shoehead_aj92 with the AJ11 low red bottom
@a_rob614 w a holiday plethora of booze and shoes
@a_rob614 w a holiday plethora of booze and shoes
@thecarolinaboy in the Spacejams
@thecarolinaboy in the Spacejams

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Tag your pics of kicks for a free Jason Markk Kit

jason-markk-shoe-cleaner-give-awayTag your shots of Kicks with the corniest of corny Christmas decorations or in/around the tree. Hell, maybe just throw some lights and/or ornaments on the ground. Let’s see what you got, follow @freshemporium, tag the pics #mrSneakerjunkieXMASchallenge, and get an extra gift this Christmas. We are shipping out a Jason Markk sneaker cleaner kit to winner of the contest. We have 6 contestants chosen so far, we need 9 more, and they will be selected between today and Saturday afternoon. I will post all 15 contestants throughout the day Christmas Eve, from the @freshemporium acct on Instagram; likes count as votes, most likes by 10pm Christmas night gets the kit.