Articles by Joe Schwartz


Designer Exclusive: Up close with the NB Visaro 2.0

New Balance celebrated the launch of their Visaro 2.0 on Wednesday in London with an event featuring Crystal Palace midfielders Joe Ledley and Yohan Cabaye. Before the world got its first glimpse of the updates aimed at box-to-box players, we sat down with Bryan Gothie, New Balance senior project manager for cleated innovation, at the…


Nike honors record-breaking Rooney with Hypervenom WR250

“Remember the name, Wayne Rooney.” Clive Tyldesley was never more prophetic than the day a 16-year-old Everton forward scored his debut goal, smashing in from 30 yards to end Arsenal’s unbeaten run and become the youngest scorer in Premier League history. There was a player born to make history. Two years later, in 2004, Wazza…

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 19:  Sadio Mane of Liverpool (19) celebrates with team mates as he scores their first goal during the Premier League match between Everton and Liverpool at Goodison Park on December 19, 2016 in Liverpool, England.  (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Our last-minute gift guide

Ask Liverpool’s Sadio Mane; there’s no better feeling than a last-minute winner. Christmas Day is kind of like a Merseyside Derby in some respects: You wait all year for it, and anticipation is at its peak; Families gather and hold each other close; It’s all about belief; You’ll always remember the day, for better or…