Foamsanity Hits Orlando
Everyone knew that the jawdropping Galaxy edition of the Nike Air Foamposite One would cause release hysteria. After being pulled from the NikeStore release roster earlier this week, the only chance of getting a pair was to get out there and take your chances at one of the select few retailer spots that would be carrying them. In NYC, scores of determined sneakerheads camped outside of stores in sleeping bags and lawn chairs for over a week to improve their Galaxy prospects. It was clear that this would be a blockbuster of a release, with the limited nature of the shoe, the current unquenchable thirst for Foamposites and of course the wild galactic theme, but the scene down at the Florida Mall in Orlando tonight just
raised lowered the bar for sneaker release mayhem. From early reports from DJ Clark Kent and others on the scene, over 3,000 people showed up with the crowd getting so out of control that even the small army of cops in riot gear couldn’t handle the charging crowd trying to inch their way closer to their pair of Galaxy Foams, and there have even been reports of shots being fired. Around 10:30pm, well before the intended midnight release, police shut down the mall and sent the unruly mob home with no sneakers.
No word yet on how a rescheduled release will play out down in Orlando, but we’re sure we’ll hear plenty more stories from the Galaxy releases around the country by morning. We know that it’s easier said than done, but just maybe, it might be time for these retailers to start looking into putting some better systems in place to avoid these kinds of unfortunate situations. Or maybe Nike can just stop putting out shoes that people want so badly. Lets hope it’s the former and not the latter, but let us know what you think should be done to remedy the issue and stay tuned for more on the Galaxy Foamposite release saga.
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@ da end of day its business f*** all da small talk like who wanna rock kicks that everbody wants or has its pointless i got a pair why i work in da biggest sneakers store world wide and i f***** dare sumbody to run up on me and do sumthn stupid im liscenced to carry just for that reason and to protect myself and family Philly aint no joke lol....
This shit will never b the same R.I.P. Shoe game. Online purchases canceled + Limited number of shoes + Way 2 many over excited custys = Chaos Nike kno wtf dey r doin.. Corporates r layin bac Coolin laughin @ dis fuk shit. Fuk resellers n newbies.. I cant continue my collection cuz yu wanna start yoursor try 2 make a couple $$ fukkin Moolies Im bout 2 b out da game 2 MUCH HYPE
Nike is just taking advantage of u dumb f*cking monkeys. U all are sheep. Can u blame Nike? F*ck no. Supply and demand u morons. These obama loving blacks are so stupid. All they are about are sneakers. The only people who wear foamposites and jordans nowadays are blacks and yo-boy wiggers. That is the demographic that Nike caters to. Because they know all u morons will kill each other and spend your government money on sneakers. Galaxy Foams!?!??! Give me a f*cking break. Last time I checked, they were just sneakers...Sneakers?!!?
Sorry I have better things (like work and school) to be camped out for a week in line. I'm a loyal sneakerhead, but there's a point where things just go too far. This also has me questioning what the release of the Columbia 11's will be like this December.
I think we should boycott these Ebay sellers who are not helping the cause. If you leave enough of them stuck with thier ill gotten gains , They will feel the pain and loss that a true sneaker lover feels when frozen out of a release due to limited numbers and a lack of a conection at the shoe store. " Most resellers are "SCUM BAGS" looking to snagg a months salary off these kids who are lucky enough to have an after school job or an OG like me. " I HATE RESELLERS " who just want to clip people.....A**HOLES GET A REAL JOB AND STOP HIGHJACKING THE GOOD SH*T!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Once I went to a local retailer and they said it was no pre-order on the Galaxy Foams I immediately lost interest. Been there done that not getting up to wait in line for some shoes I might not get based on sheer numbers and a place in line. Nike is getting free publicity off this. Its like oil speculation. They know craziness like this drives demand up, which drives prices up, which makes the punks put some shoes up and sell them for triple the price. And they not selling any all-star releases in Orlando. Not even going to stores anymore. Just going to focus on my grails. Fuck a shoe release.
This is why im selling some of my foams, idh the galaxys but just my other foams period b/c ppl are gettin killed for them...KILLED im not even old enough to drink let alone let some bs nike shoe (which i still dnt feel has tht great of tech to be $200) ruin my life like wtf and all these hypebeast make it worst, thts who is out there fuckin HYPEBEAST who follow trends cuz they arent relevant in regular society plus my newbalances and asics are far more comfy then some shoe tht "molds to ur feet"
NIKE knew this s#%! was gonna happen! People went krazy over the "general release" concords, which aren't even hott compared to the DMP concords IMO, so releasing a super limited pair of foams was only going to make matters worse. SMFH! I hope they find a way to get this under control, but i HIGHLY doubt it ...
Nike loves this...all this free promotion that Adidas, Reebok and others would love to have. One store in Chicago was auctioning off their stock of Foam's. I gave up on this shoe a month ago. I knew I had basically no chance of getting one. Wait till the Air Yeezy's drop, same shit different day. Nike knows this and basically want this to happen again. Just watch.
ALL I HAVE TO SAY IS HYPE KILLS AND RESALERS KILL THE GAME. Half those mother fuc$ing kids are just camping to make a easy buck. Get a job. I remember 5 years ago when Nike had nice quality products and it was more than a lifestyle. Now these kids ruin in.
Demand is way greater than supply with Nike. If they upped the amount of sneakers they produced with every release, prices (from resellers) would fall because they would be available longer at retail price. Do they not realize that if they had a bigger amount of kicks available with each run, it would make them a lot more revenue AND there would be a whole lot less chaos at releases (which they probably don't even care about honestly). Like a lot of you older dudes are sayin', you could walk in a store back in the say pretty much whenever and pick up a pair of j's. Honestly, Nike could make that happen by increasing their supply by a substantial amount. Keep up with demand Nike! Basic economics. Hell, it's common sense! It's time for a change. This is completely insane and needs to stop.
Just FYI to all of Orlando - THEY ARE NOT SELLING ANY ALL STAR SHOES this weekend. I went back this morning at 10am, and the crowd now all started lining up at each shoe store in the mall for all stars. Still mad cops and a helicopter on patrol. OPD insists no store in this DISTRCT will sell any all stars. Everyone lined up to buy whats on shelves. Orlando clearly has the demand for multiple QS accounts but this is not good for future releases. Rumor is they will send all pairs back to Nike. Not sure if it's true. What I do know, all those dudes still up there, if you ain't current on your child support, have a degree or job, get the hell out of line.
I was there for some of that nonsense in Orlando. Facts: Footlocker told everyone the line would not start until 11pm Thursday night for those who wanted to camp all night. When people asked them what to do at 11, they said "just run to be first". Bad idea, they have been getting calls all week and all they would say is "go to footlocker unlocked.com", they knew the demand. My plan was to roll up at 1045, if I could be one of first 50, I would wait, I got there, saw this and just turned right around lol.
I wouldn't blame Nike, I would blame the people....in Canada nothing like this ever happens because people know their limits and they are not that desperate....They are even more limited in Canada and there are tons and tons of people who wants them. But we know that if there are 20 pairs and 23 people are camping out already it's not worth to make it 24..
Sigh...I guess this might ruin it for foamposites now...after this higher demand, stupid new colourways and stupid campouts
I think Nike needs to release more shoes period.. " More product = More money ".. I live in Memphis and the Nike factory is 5 minutes from my house , "PENNYS HOME TOWN" AND NO FOAMPOSITE GALAXYS FOR US..... BULLSH*TTTTTTTTTTTT MAN, F*CK YOU NIKE!!!!!!! A**HOLES!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Im just gonna sit back and catch everything on cnn. Collecting sneakers used to fun. This game is dead.
Ya'll are just dumb. If Nike doesn't limit them you won't want them. Nike is a company out to make a profit not make sneakers that are pretty cause they want you to look good. All the hate on Nike just makes you sound ignorant.
First of all we should be CLEAR with the fact that people been acting Crazy for kicks since the 80's, any body who has been a REAL Sneaker Collector since back in the day remembers dudes getting shot for just stepping on somebody's kicks not to mention crews running up on dudes and making them run there kicks!! A practice that hasn't really been seen anymore, and I think all the Little Hype Beast Sneaker Heads should be glad, cause they would be taking all you lil Bitches shoes!!! Lol.. Now every one pay close attention!!! Several years ago all you were hearing on the news was the demise of Malls, and how they were Losing business, and as a Result of that Foot Locker, Foot Action. and all the other mall Sneaker retailers were getting there Asses handed to them by UNDFTD, Goliath, Shoe Gallery, Walter's, and many other Spots that became Go To Spots for releases!!! With that said YES NIKE is to Fucking blame for all this BAd shit happening, cause this is the plan they them selves Implemented to revive the Mall Sneaker Franchises!! Now this is what you get!! Mad Fucking Sneaker Nerds running through parking lots, sleeping in tents, and people doing what they do... So any Ass Hole that want's to sit and defend Nike when they know clearly that Nike is fully aware of what is going to happen, cause it's been, and will continue to, yet they still do it to get these Franchises back in Play with the sneaker Addicts!!!, and to top it off they are charging more for the shoes, and they are being made with SHIT quality... The Game is Dead, and we the heads let it get there by Not demanding that Nike or Jordan stop the bullshit, and step up the Quality.. Come on People some of the colors on these Jordan's now a days make them look like Fakes!! Just keeping it 100%..
This shit is fucking sad! Ignorant Lame ass Hypebeasts, resellers & NIKE RUINED the Game! This is ridiculious! Fuck NIKE! WAKE UP GUYS..........Nike did this on purpose for their own personal gag reel. When will Nike be satisfied?..................when consumers lose their lives.
Look at all these coments, over a shoe, Nike...What, this is stupid back in the day this was unheard of if u saw a shoe u could get it, don't care what the shoe was, Nike is doing some selfish stuff, I luv Nikes from yea high. There starting all this point blan, make enough shoes make everybody happy, we make them happy by bying the product, with out us it would be no the. That's the truth, they can give back 2 the community now there over achievers and they can start by suppling more high demand shoes that everybody can enjoy. Wow !!!! I guess that doesn't make sence to them. God bless.
Black people always fuck shit up for everyone else..I was there and yes black folk don't know how to act civilize! Knock me all you want it's the truth!
It's not JUST KIDS! Wives, Fathers, Husbands, GRANDMAS ... yes Grandmas and more. And it just not shoes. People hear limited 'anything' --> Think eBay. Think Craigslist. All anybody wants to do now is buy something and flip it. Sucks. What has KILLED THE GAME is the internet, folks. Plain and simple. Sneaker blogs, sneaker sites, sneaker forums, Twitter, FaceBook ... THE INTERNET.
damn that's fucked up Memphis should be getting Foams right before Orlando....they came but once I heard it was gonna be 'limited release, no pre-order or hold' I lost interest. Was ready to preorder but didn't wanna be on some insane, camped out for shoes shit. Been a sneakerhead but the game is dead as a doorknob
uhhhh that's the difference between a hypebeast and a person who generally loves the shoe. If you love the shoe no matter what making it limited or 24/7/365 release doesn't matter to you. Your a tool plain and simple.
Lack of production of a shoes doesn't make me want it more. All it does is keep some people who do want them from getting them easily. I walked into Footlocker in 2000 and bought my Midnight Navy VIs off the shelf, that had probably been there at least a week. No way I could do that today. I agree though, don't hate Nike too much, hate the business.
Dudes got killed for AJ Vs in the 90s. I believe it has the white/red/black V on S.I. cover ... I know it was on one of the sports magazines. Trust me Nike loves this attention. It's what they envisioned and planned the whole time. We're just suckers to lust over a $20 China made sneaker for 10x markup value and then we don't stop at retail. We go overboard and want to cop for 300+ on ebay and Craigslist. So dumb. All of those comments really were the dirty truths, man. well said.
Exactly! Man, if it wasn't for sneakernews for revealing those 45 shoe sites last year I would've copped shoes easy, but now, they sell out in a blink of an eye SMFH! -____- I'm sorry, the reason why the sneaker game is over...
I feel a little better knowing Orlando didn't get them either.... K A R M A ........... I love it.. Mike G...........................