Nike Air Foamposite One ‘Galaxy’ Restock @ 21 Mercer
It’s not very often a single product has such a game-changing effect on an industry, so once ‘Foamsanity’ went down in the early hours of February 24th, 2012, the Air Foamposite One ‘Galaxy’ would forever be enshrined as one of the most notorious sneaker releases of all-time, if not the single most notorious in history. Retailers were forced to pull the product from the shelves to ensure the safety of all parties involved (consumers, store employees, and local authorities), and since then, Nike has taken drastic measures in regards to their product releases in order to preserve order in the future. A few retailers ended up putting the shoes back on the shelves at random, undisclosed dates, and the Foams landed in the hands of store regulars and frequent shoppers without as much of a peep. It was a throwback to the days when a consumer could just walk into a store without knowing what he would find inside and leave happy with a fresh new pair or two; essentially, that experience is what Nike is trying to recapture, and although Nike sets its own firm releases dates and makes that info public, what we saw over at 21 Mercer today was a callback to the days when it was all about being in the right place at the right time.
Earlier this morning, at 21 Mercer, Nike’s premier NSW consumer experience located in the SoHo district of Manhattan, Nike quietly pulled off its own clandestine restock of the Galaxy Foams. If you remember, 21 Mercer was the best prepared for the initial All-Star releases back in February, holding separate ‘wrist-band’ line-ups during separate days of the week and ensuring a quick and easy purchase for those who were keen on following the store’s Twitter account (@21Mercer if it’s not on your list yet). This morning’s ‘restock’ was handled much more subtly, and those who were lucky enough to be around the store at its 11:00 AM opening were pleasantly surprised to find the Galaxy Foams readily available with ample time to try on the shoes, chat with fellow customers, and of course, let their web-based circle of friends in on the secret. Once news hit the e-world, the traffic at 21 Mercer quickly grew and the entire stock of Galaxy Foams were eventually wiped out in about an hour. Those who were there to cop a pair can testify first-hand that it was a reminder of the old days when shoes just showed up without notice and making a sneaker purchase was as much ‘luck’ as it was a planned event. Your thoughts on this random restock? Will we see more Galaxy Foams pop up in the future and will Nike be dropping more high-profile releases in this hushed manner?
HI, EVERYONE FINDONEPICKONE85 ON (YOUTUBE) HAVE THEM INSTOCK AS WELL. O YES, 100% AUTHENTIC. I GOT MY PAIR FROM HIM AS WELL KOOL DUDE AT THAT. PLEASE CHECK HIM OUT...
there is still a pair of these left in a store next to my home..i went there a few days ago to try them..i would buy them but when i saw the quality i was like wtf???!!!!o.O not worth over 130 euros, honestly, i like them but i was disapponted when i saw them irl
You are an idiot to even buy these garbage shoes for $220...i laugh at you morons with galaxy's...no one thinks your cool..they signify your stupidity, lack of common sense, and it's a sad cry for attention..i will spit on your shoes and step on your toes if i ever see you wearing them around..
That's dope, pure luck to the people who just decided to get up and go to 21. I found some pines @ my local footlocker just a couple months ago, in my size. & I just wanted to get outta the house.
ahh the good ol' days...I remember strollin into Big 5 on my birthday back in '03 and happening to find some Jordan 8s that just released...I miss those days...and prices
u guys do realize if they had just hooked up freinds and family why would they have twittered it or even bother putting them up on display. the tales some of you make up and urban legends about mercer are hilarious!
Man, some of you guys and your theories and so and so about them calling their people to pick up pairs is bull. They've done this before in the past and randomly put shoes on display on a random day.
i usually jus look @ pics and laugh @ all the asshole comments u guys post,but since i was one of the fourtunate dudes to get the call let me jus say that the whole shit was legit and people LITERALLY found out bout this shit this morning...how i get the call??? i COP on a reg and every motherfuckin employee kno how i get down,so all u bitch ass whining dudes stop complaining and put your money where your mouth is...thats why its called SNEAKER GAME!! so stfu and biggups to whole staff...another secret??..second pair from them BOX PRICE!!! no lines,no bullshit...peace
Anybody that believes this was an actual restock is an idiot. Shady ppl at Mercer..Called their peeps and Flight Club to scoop up the pairs. Sneakernews KNOWS it wasn't a actual restock as well. This political BS over shoes is pathetic. This wasn't a restock where the shoes were put out randomly and folks who came in randomly got a pair. They were released in a "hushed" manner for those in the circle to pick them up
They tweeted after they sold out already. 21 mercer and their manager called their friends and employees first. They have been doing that for the longest.That was NOT a random restock. There's a reason why people hate that manager. This has been going on for while and they always try to play it off like if it was random. Anyone who lives in NYC knows this already that's why many people dont even bother going to 21 mercer sometimes because of this.
Hahaha...gotta love this...and REALLY? none of the employees gave a heads up to any of those customers?...What a croc of S*** !!!!
I have to say, this release was definitely refreshing. Just happened to be in the area this morning and seeing these on display took me back to where the game once was. Walking into a spot and copping heat without the drama. Sizes available to ANYONE that walked into the store. Congrats to 21 Mercer on a job well done by releasing these in this manner. Gave myself, who missed out in Feb, a chance to cop a shoe that I really wanted.
I cant appreciate this tbh, I will explain why if this really happened the real people who love shoes and really want specefic pairs wont know when to get them but the resellers determined to make there 2cents will be there at stores everyday basiccally i feel this way is, going to ensure resellers and easy time getting thier shoe with no lines and multiple purchases while the people with appreciation will be at work or school or home actualy doing something waiting for the shoe they want to release.
last pair sold at 3pm @21mercer dammmmmmm it was my size to........ :-/ sad day i would of bought a few pairs and sold them for $500
Nike should just do pre-orders...screw limited - if you're not near a major city, you have little to no chance...especially if they aren't releasing online. Set a date for pre-orders maybe month or weeks in advance - giving them time to get produced and shipped and release the "limited" supply in stores/online at retail price. I don't mind paying a little extra - maybe $50-100 - at least that guarantees me a pair and I won't have to worry about the resell market. Everybody wins.
Why make it a surprise when only the few who were lucky enough to get them had the chance to do so? Some of us who really want it still won't get that chance. For a moment, this sounds like a nice idea....but come on! If Nike made a general release with a large amount and limit the customer to a single pair for each purchase, they wouldn't have to make changes to release their shoes.
basketball shoes that cannot be used for basketball are worthless...have any of u morons ever tried to play in foamposites?!?! Not only are they ugly and overpriced. They are heavy, one of the most uncomfortable shoes ever made, they perform like sh*t...They are simply shoes made by Nike to exploit blacks that make bad financial decisions...Wake up.
you would be dumb not to resell these with all the dumb blacks out there that squander their money on these ugly f*ing shoes...
That's awesome. back in the day wasn't about right place at right time, clearly these writers are young bucks. back in the day there was no ebay, resell or hype, so you could casually walk in and cop, or usually even wait and cop on sale. there were still dudes who would go out on release day, which wasn't on saturdays back then, can recall several heads getting suspended for cutting class for og 95s, uptempo's, flights etc
Its a good way to get the product out. But Nike needs to show love to the other markets. Like Philly DC etc... Nike also needs to put a Niketown store somewere in Philly or DC. Cause that RSVP sh*t dont mean anything if there is no Nike store in your area.
My homeboy texted my wit da quikness when he went up there & seen them on da shelf. So i put mine on & joined da party in Soho lol... Wish all releases were like this. Call it, The 2nd Chance Restock.. no date, no notices. Jus pop up unexpectedly & see them kn da shelves
same here I agree !!...Willie you already know what time it is at 21 mercer... manager and employees = a bunch of suckers!!...21 is not what it seems....
First of I must adress this: Blacks???? you gotta be kidding please realize white people also like shoes. Secondly Im sure you have no idea of the feel collectors have for certain shoes its a rare item that brings them joy of having it in there poccesion, I feel my shoe collection is in no way a bad financial decision because not only have my shoes gained value but I have never regreted paying for my shoes nor been in any type of financial trouble due to my cause. Dont be the type of person to hate just because you lack understanding of the situation.
They didn't seem to hold Gilbert Arenas back last season. As for the last part of you statement, there is some validity to that. NOT only blacks, but anyone who's willing to make bad financial decisions.
wow! that is a great catch...you can even see the date and all...i can't stand assholes that buy shit just to try and resell, especially when you hear a dude in line as your waiting to cop a high release kick and they keep on laughing and saying "oh! i don't care i'm just going to resell them so it doesn't matter what size i get"...next time i have to hear shit like that i'm going to start a revolution and that dude will be the first one that gets his face curb stomped...had some moe last week inline for the cav IV's say they were lebron cav IV's...i almost put mine on rite then and there to start the Lebron IV cav curb stomp
what is so "collectible" about this shoe? the fact that a mass of gorillas rioted like a bunched of wild animals in order to get this hyped up piece of garbage? Did anyone ever set scoring records, win championships, change the game as we know it with this sneaker???!?!?..What makes this shoe a collectible is that it signifies the stupidity of the masses and shows what our culture has become..go listen to a kanye cd or watch another episode of the Kardashians..go save up for a pair of rare Nike's you morons..
i didn't just mean blacks...i meant wiggers too.. Another thing, just because a shoe is rare does not make it a nice shoe to look at...You all are sheep..Nike has hypnotized all you morons...i used to love shoes and collect them in the 90's when i was a teen.. I sold all my shoes from the 90's/early 2000's on ebay for triple/quadruple what i had bought them for because u idiots create the market..I no longer have any sentimental value for Jordans or Nike's of that era because I lived it..I knew what it felt like to wear Jordan's, Nike's, Huarache's, Foamposites, etc. during the time that they were released and easily accessible...I only buy the new technology that Nike releases today, and it's cheap because all you idiots are so infatuated with all this retro garbage, wearing your snapback caps and bs because u morons weren't lucky to live in the 90's..all u kids have today is f*kcing Kanye and Drake and Lil Wayne and sh*t..i feel sorry for you kids...I just sold a pair of Laney Jordan's V's for $350 on ebay that I got in the clearance section in 2001 for $40..No one ever camped out for shoes..there was no twitter..no ebay..internet was a new thing and people connected their computers to the phone line..life was good.. there was no such thing as the sneaker game. People bought the shoes that appealed to them. No hype..real "sneakerheads" do not exist anymore..they sold all their sneakers to you idiots hypebeasts..Jordans and foamposites and being a sneakerhead is for kids..wake up. And if you are older than 25 or even 30 and still collecting shoes and wearing sneakers, you look like a f*cking idiot, dress your age...sneakers and being a sneakerhead is kiddie sh*t..go listen to some Tyler the Creator u morons and log onto hypebeast and search for urban fashion..
Gilbert Arenas sucks..he's an idiot for using old technology...just like all these dumb players wearing retro sneakers to play in...it's like using a wooden bat to play baseball..
Really? That sounds good. But watch some reseller get a job at that nike store just to be able to resell the kicks.
Hard to lie when u have feesh galaxy foams on my feet... fuuuuckin hater. Now go back to suuckin ur moms dick & stay in ur broke ass lane. Fuuuckin lame
KD shoes suck diiiick like u do... if u need a pair of galaxy jus ask u fuuuckin fag lol.. i got 4 pair to sell
you dont have foams on your feet. keep lying on the internet to sound cool lol. only galaxys you got on your feet are them 95$ KD's hahahahahaha faggggg #umad