February 22, 2012 BY John Kim / 101
With the upcoming release of the Nike Air Foamposite One ‘Galaxy’ stirring up a level of hysteria not experienced in quite a while, many sneakerheads have embarked on a week-long camping trip in front of House of Hoops locations nationwide. 21 Mercer, which is confirmed for a release this Friday, avoided the release night eve fiasco by handing out wristbands on Monday, attracting a mass crowd within minutes of publicizing the info on Twitter. Many sneakerheads, however, could not bear the campouts or crowds and relied on luck when the Galaxy was to hit Nikestore, but here’s the bad news; Nikestore has confirmed via Twitter that they will not release the Air Foamposite One ‘Galaxy’ online. Are they making this an in-store release, allotting stock to other locations, or trying to avoid another episode of midnight-release madness (see: Air Jordan IV ‘White/Cement’)? With Nikestore out of the running (House of Hoops locations and other select Nike Sportswear accounts will receive them), it’s time for y’all to start preparing soon, because this just might be the most chaotic release of the year.
I have a pair of galaxy foams sz 13 and need to trade for 11.5 or 12 if anyone wants to trade hit me up on twitter @wesphilly06 or email firstname.lastname@example.org I wear my sneakers and if your a reseller who has like 8 pair and can meet up somewhere near philly i will greatly appreciate it.
Man I just wanted them just cause. All this Sht is outrageous! First time I wanted shoes this tough, but it's not worth it. To all who still believe there are a few international house of hoops. When they don't sell these shoes a few pairs will come to America like Eddie Murphy! Lol! Camping for shoes Yu either not going to wear or get stuck up for I'm Gucci! Nothing is limited with Nike they'll come out again. Just be ready, but for those who are n school, have a "real job", or a life sorry. Nike some pimps......hustle n flow game! To resellers watch y'all asses Yu will get hit for them thangs too! Think a person goin spend car payments, rent money, or mortgage on shoes kill ya self, but some might. This shts crazy......aw well now I have my Friday back......
Thinking about giving up my family and business so I can drive 5 hours and camp outside for a week just so I have a shot at getting some shoes. Thank you Nike for making it easy to enjoy something I love.
I think we as a community need to come together using one of these sneaker site to voice the opinion of the people to Nike. The not enough for everyone crap has to end. There are actual deaths and brutal beatings because of quickstrikes. I mean come on NIKE people are dying.
NIIICE get ya $$$$ for those pressed for these things..... hahaha. Lets c how many posers will empty out their accounts for these . The resellers are ecstatic bout this info.
why do i get the feeling there are going to get more resaler sellers selling them, then at the store i just called house of hoopz in los angeles they said they only have 12 pairs.ive never seen this before
I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself. A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough without ever having felt sorry for itself. Meaning? How does this bullshit poem apply? You are sneakerheads, you know the game, you helped create the game. It is the masses of you that cause instant sellouts and drive the reseller market. You created the demand and are contributors to the violence and chaos that erupts at release events. So why complain about the very game you helped create? Either be a beast and GET your shoe, or sit down quietly and acquiesce to the next man who decides to do what you won't.
if someones gets shot or injured nike should be responsible. i hope they get a law suit if anyone gets hurt. this release is gonna cause complete mayhem
Nike is doing these things on purpose fam..another outlet for the youth to start violence and death. That's what big corporations like...It's crazy man.ppl dying over SHOES?? Really though smh hell naw I'm good.
No disrespect to anyone but this is fukced up for people who have lives. And it's sad to say that this adds on more to the hype, and I predict at least 5 people will get either killed or injured for these. Whether it be on the line, after they get em, or while trying to sell them in a meet up. Sad world we live in, for sneakers that cost at most 40 $ to make.
Please go to youtube and search for Team Nike Boycott or Petition. Sign the petition cuz this is some BULLSHIT. It aint just this release. It seems now EVERY retro or foamposite release is unattainable for retail now. It seems like the only way to get sneakers now is to camp out for hours, or in this case DAYS, or you have to pay a reseller. This is the ONLY product that I know of in any business that you have to do this. Even Apple restocks new iPhone and iPads, so you can wait and cop if you don't wanna camp out. Nike is alienating its consumers and making resellers who don't even like the shoes rich. Im fed up with this shit and I might be done with Nike and Jordan. This is coming from a sneakerhead since 91'.
I been over this release 2 weeks ago and I wouldn't dare pay a stack for a pair of shoes! That's a month or two of releases. I know its messed up but what are you going to do? Rock reezigs or something? We'll get the next pair. Sheesh buy some clothes or something!
I personally think it's hilarious no one except the dude with the wristband is going to get them anyways Nike doesn't care that y'all are sitting here crying, they'll take your money on the 12's 4's 14's 6's 7's and the 7000 other sick ass releases they have coming out this year. You're all just crying because you aren't having them spoon fed to you and is SO UNFAIRRRRRR... it's not 5th grade basketball anymore, not everyone gets a trophy lmao
If you really want nike to hook you up, open a etrade accout buy shares of nike. As of 2/22/11 it is $105 a share alot less than what you pay for any retro's and everytime nike goes up it's money in your pocket. The stock symbol is NKE. Also when you own a share of nike you also own a share or JB. Be Like Mike and watch your stock go every time the retro's sell out.
I want these and wanted to try my luck online , but I guess not. Im not beat for camping out a week prior to a release. Most of the people in line are just going to DS and resell them to people who actually want to wear them. It's a shame because no is going to stop buying sneakers after some bullshit like this *shrugs* And foams are $220 now. So I might pass on foams period.
I'm still not sure why the hype is so big on these. You could cop two pairs of the other ASG kicks for the price of the Foams. Plus, now NikeStore can have less people blowing up the servers for when the ASG Kobes drop.
This sucks to everybody that has a life. Even if i tried camping out today i would be out of luck. Dudes been camping out since Saturday like really? Get a fucking life or maybe sell me the sneakers at a good fucking price !
I don't understand why they do that. If they make more they'd get more money. Nike is just doing this on purpose. Good luck to anyone who gets them. I'ma try to camp, probably going to be like the concords but worse.
You know what I say… LET THE RESELLERS KEEP EM. Let em keep raising prices doesn't matter if they wont sel! I remember seeing concords for $900 on RD, none of that shit now. IF Y'ALL DONT BUY INTO THE HYPE THE BUBBLE WILL POP. Do you control Nike with your dollars or do they control you with their kicks?.
Wuz neva coppin regardless... No grown man should have shoes dat glow n da dark. Anyone ova 25 wit these should slap themselves. Get ur mind right n ur money up... Bottega Veneta's grown man status.
Lol clam down people, it's not like you gonna get a pair anyways when it's that limited....it's not worth getting their website crashed because millions of people are try to get something that pretty much doesn't exist because they are so limited. By them cancelling the online release means more pairs for the locations like 21 mercers. Really you think you gonna be able to get a pair before those computer geeks get them? The site would crash instantly.
I know right? That's why the sneaker game is practically over lol. Don't be surprised if this story hits the news media lol.
Another reason why its so hard to cop shoes is because sneakernews revealed at least 45 shoe sites last year smfh. Now, every time I go on 'em the shoes I could've copped sold out in a blink of an eye. -____-
No they shouldn't. Sneaker news don't publish anything about some damn Nike Pegasus 29's that come out this year because everyone can get em. They are limited editions for a reason. If they made 12,000 pairs they wouldn't be the release they are
i know lol. dudes are really salty about this galaxy shitt. if you want em that bad either plan out to do hardbody camping or pay a stack.
Sick of fake b*tch a** steve harvey ni&&as trying to police other ppls swagg. Dude, if you so f#cking grown why the f$ck are you d#ck riding the forum posting comments on kicks you too grown for? If you think a name brand or a pair of shoes that cost over a rack make you grown you aint grown at all. talking all that shit and you probably live at home with ya moms lol
I feel that. Just bought some Pradas and some Gucci sneakers for the same price as the Concords resale
exactly...you don't like it..but you will still continue to buy overpriced, overhyped shoes....so stop kidding yourselves.
It's not actually about the releases but the profit from those releases that are reported months later and with the Nike ID going strong it will go up. Lets say you were able to buy a pair of concords for the $180 retail and you buy a 2 shares for $105 each in 20 years which will you be able to sell for more most likely the stock beacuse only a sneaker collector will buy those concords off of you but Nike will be legally obligated to buy the stock back at the current market price. Investing is long term remember when experts were saying that Apple will not go above $150? That why Micheal Jordan has stock options with JB. They don't pay him in sneakers. Not wrinting this to insult anyones intelligence on trading. Respect for all!
Exactly what? I buy whatever I think is nice on me. I don't campout at every releases and I hunt for deals. And I'm not delusional like many people who think they will be able to cop a pair at retail. I'm more realistic and I have priories. The only reason for me to get these is for my brother who is studying Physics and Astronomy but when I found out that they are super limited I backed off because I don't want to kill anyone or kill my wallet for a damn pair of shoes. I think it's kinda funny how you are judging me base off of one post, since when are you a psychologist? maybe you should stop kidding YOURSELF.