For our Chicago '23 collection (here) we tapped run community luminaries from the all over the scene. Ray (aka @raymond_pm) is a captain of the energetic new crew Run Too Hard. They're making noise wherever they go and here's Ray on the vibe:
HB: What excites you about running right now?
Ray: What excites me about running at the moment is seeing my friends and fellow runners gear up for their first marathon. I remember last year when I was training for my first marathon being so proud (and tired) after each long run and being amazed at the progress and ability of the human body. It's even more inspiring to see it within other friends and runners in the community.
HB: What do you love about Chicago?
Ray: What Do I love about Chicago? Everything! As a California transplant I love seeing the seasons change. Every season has its own vibe. I love the people. Everyone is nice and extremely supportive. THE FOOD. I'd put it up there with any other major city in terms of dining choices and level of experience. And of course the running community. Chicago is one big run club!
HB: What's your favorite thing about running with your crew?
Ray: My favorite thing about running with Run Too Hard is the friendships and community we've made. It's well beyond the "walls" of our run club at this point and running is way more enjoyable when you do it with friends.
HB: As the world gets ready to join the Chicago running scene in October, what should they know?
Ray: If you're traveling outside of Chicago to run the marathon, stay for a few days and enjoy all the beautiful things this city has to offer. Take a boat tour, site see, make some reservations at our incredible restaurants and hop into one of our run clubs and see what this community is all about!
Inspired by 90s era Chicago when it defined sport and culture, Heartbreak’s ‘23 Chicago celebration collection melds hoop dreams with running fashion.
In 1995-96, the Bulls & MJ dazzled the world with their commitment to excellence every single night going 72-10, setting the regular season win record. The same year, they debuted the hot new black pin stripe uniform. That season and that team inspired athletes of every generation since for their drive, their dominance, & their style.
For Fall 2023, Heartbreak debuts its “Flying H” monogram. Designed in-house by Lucas Larson, the subtle lines of the pattern guide the eye with strong direction - always forward, always up.
Colored and styled with a nod to the greatest team ever, this one’s for our Chicagoans who run the streets all year, always forward, raising spirits, elevating the game, and inspiring the world.