Editorial

Community Creatives | Conversation with Chelsie Del Rosario a.k.a CHELS

Community Creatives | Conversation with Chelsie Del Rosario a.k.a CHELS

August 20, 2021

Recently, STAY FRESH has reached out to local Vancouver DJ; Chelsie Del Rosario, to curate a playlist for our official Spotify channel. Our collaborative playlist “Daybreak” is influenced by sneaker culture’s ties to 90’s hip hop to signify a cap to the summer of 2021. 

We recently sat down with Chelsie, also known as CHELS, for a conversation on her beginnings, passions and inspirations. CHELS' influence within the youth community has grown rapidly and we were able to get her routine on how she stays motivated within the music industry. 

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Greatest Sneaker Moments in Movies

Greatest Sneaker Moments in Movies

July 15, 2021

With the new Space Jam movie starring LeBron James on the horizon, it is almost impossible to ignore the significance of the original movie from 1996. Back before the internet was made widely available to the general public, sneaker fans would only occasionally get brief glimpses of special and limited edition sneakers on TV and movies. Having their very niche interest being represented in mainstream media was always a special experience for generations of sneaker collectors past and present.

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History Of Dad Shoes

History Of Dad Shoes

June 18, 2021 1 Comment

For years, Dads have been known for their corny jokes and bootcut jeans. But some may see them as pioneers of fashion. As of recently, the trend of chunky, normcore Dad shoes has taken streetwear and high fashion by storm. 

From as early as the 80’s, oversized athletic shoes were seen as a staple in every dad’s wardrobe. Brands like New Balance, Nike, Fila and Reebok have capitalized on the trend by continuously releasing their popular models as well as collaborating with other designers to revive certain silhouettes. The trend has even attracted the eyes of admirers such as Kanye West, who currently continues to create his own futuristic dad shoes with the Yeezy Brand.

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The Greatest Playoff Sneakers Of All Time

The Greatest Playoff Sneakers Of All Time

June 04, 2021

With the 2021 NBA Playoffs underway, many fans are excited to witness history in the making. From the big plays, moments and even sneakers on feet, the NBA Playoffs are a magical moment for every NBA fan and Sneakerhead. From Klay Thompson's three point record breaking quarter to Ray Allen’s corner three with 5 seconds left, at each game, series and moment a player can be cemented in history as well as the sneakers they had on feet. These moments can be captured and relived in nostalgic ways for many years in ways most people wouldn’t expect, by showing off their footwear. We gathered these iconic sneaker moments and put them in a bracket to see which pair trumps the rest. This is the Stay Fresh Sneaker Battle.

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The Supreme x Nike Effect

The Supreme x Nike Effect

May 07, 2021

Nearly two decades has passed since the first collaboration between Nike and Supreme. Founded in 1994 by James Jebbia, Supreme’s origin story begins in an old office space on Lafayette Street, located in New York’s Lower Manhattan neighbourhood. And despite the brand’s current status as a cultural icon, Supreme began with smaller offerings, starting with t-shirts before moving on to hoodies, hats and collaborations with names like Vans, BAPE, and Keith Haring. 

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STAY FRESH - A Reintroduction

STAY FRESH - A Reintroduction

April 12, 2021

Growing up idolizing Michael Jordan, the Chicago Bulls and various NBA legends during the “Dynasty Era,” a small group of childhood friends found the correlation between sports and sneakers went hand-in-hand.  The passion of the sport and its athletes eventually became the common story where; to be “like Mike,” you had to dress like him.  And nothing was more representative of a showcase for this passion than his sneakers.  Eventually amassing a collection enough to fill a store, these childhood friends decided to take that into practice.  The result of which was an online shop featuring an enviable selection of personal sneakers and newly acquired items destined to populate their website.  With the success and popularity of their online venture, a physical brick and mortar store was the next logical evolution.

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