August 7, 2012 BY John Kim / 50
It seems as if sneaker customizers can’t get enough of the Galaxy motif, but neither can Nike; the head of the Sportswear label Gentry Humphrey confirmed the release of the ‘Galaxy’ edition of the Zoom Rookie LWP for this September, giving those who missed out on February’s chaotic release another chance at Galaxy glory. Sneaker News brings you an exclusive look at the elusive Nike Zoom Rookie LWP ‘Galaxy’, which features the ‘Removal’ tab on the heel, the 1-Cent logo on the tongue, and of course, the exciting glow-in-the-dark outsole. Could the Galaxy theme be one of Nike Sportswear’s greatest achievements? With the addition of the Zoom Rookie to the set, it makes a strong case as one of best ‘Packs’ ever. More of a Galaxy Rookies below, so take a look and let us know if you’ll be in the hunt for these next month.
Nike Zoom Rookie LWP ‘Galaxy’
Nothing like HYPEBEASTEALITY at it's finest displayed on this page, reason why? I've noticed how many comments are on the other Zoom Rookie LWP posts, and on the Memphis Blue and Matte Red it's at 2-4 posts MAX, on the Galaxy it has 46 comments! you do the math.... Which only tells me one thing, very FEW people actually cared about the Zoom Rookies, and then they are re-releasing an Exclusive Galaxy colourway and Everybody and their mama talking about copping... GTFOH...
People are buying for the Super exclusive colorways, not the actual shoe... I can't imagine still how difficult it would be to cop the galaxies, unlike a whole bunch of people i've actually copped the Slept on "Memphis Blues" and i love the Rookie LWP,
Wanna know why the "sneaker game" is in the place that it is in, because of crap like this.... "Hypebeasts" aren't killing it, consumers are... and i'm pretty sure Nike is aware of the mayhem, and capitalising on it... WHY not though.. MONEY MAKES THE WORLD GO ROUND, right?
I wanna kno if ill be able to cop2 diff pairs of sneakers that day or will I have to go back on line?
If these release sept 1st will stores like footaction let me cop a pair of these and a pair of foams at the same time?
Yall both make good points, but I do think they should stock more shoes than they do now. That doesnt necassarily mean that the value will go down if the add about 30 extra pair compared to the hundreds that camp out side hoping to get 1 of 20 pair in the store
Think. If they release enough shoes, then theres no more camping. If theres no more camping, then anyone could walk into a store on the release weekend and pick up a pair. If anyone can walk in at any time, then resellers no longer provide a service and the shoes lose their resale value. If the shoes lose their resale value, then resellers can't make a profit. If resellers can't make a profit, THEN THERE WILL BE NO MORE RESELLERS. IF THERE ARE NO MORE RESELLERS, THEN THE SHOE GAME WILL BE RESURRECTED. I know I'm not the only one who remembers being able to walk into one of the major retailers up to a week after a release, and cop my size with ease. This is how it was and THIS IS HOW IT SHOULD BE
I want em but if quantities are low and you have to camp out or stare at a twitter screen for 48 hrs then I ain't gettin em. Nike and their limited release quickstrike BS have caused fights, robberies, stabbings, and riots. And then they say "ooooohhhhh we'll fix all that by coming up with some horrible twitter RSVP bullsh#$". Yea thats great when 80% of people buyin there shoes don't even go to nike stores. Most of us go to our local footlocker, footaction, eastbay, champs, or finishline. All of which don't use that horrible twitter crap, but instead have no rules at all really, and people start lining up the day before. So you got all kinds of people, some with cash on them, standin outside a store all night gettin cranky, with nobody to regulate the crowd. And people are surprised there've been fights and robberies??? Nike could easily quell the chaos they create with their quickstrike releases, but instead they would rather drive up the hype to ensure an immediate sell out. I don't understand leaving all that money on the table. For a shoe that probably costs $10-$20 to make, and sells for $160-$250 retail, they should be willing to make more, and risk not selling out right away. The huge profit they could potentially make should outweigh that risk. If they are looking at it long term, and hope that the people who didn't get the shoes will drive up the hype/buzz for the next time they release it, that would also be a risk. Sneaker heads all grow up and have families, and in this economy they may have to deprioritize kix for more important things that inevitably arise when raising a family. Basically Nike refuses to accept responsibility for the problems they make. I hope they get a class action law suit from the various victims of the chaos they created and are forced to end this quickstrike crap.
Man you guys can bash me and say whatever you want, I'm no rookie to the sneaker game and in all honesty I actually like the galaxy concept. Yes I will say that the design has gone too far with it going on so many shoes and has gotten out of hand with the customizations but I still find the concept cool. That's my 2 cents though
Am I the only one who thinks the whole galaxy concept is tacky and ugly? Can't get down with them even if I could cop. Different strokes for different strokes I guess.
They should split these up in releases in order to make more money separately. Like Nike can make money from the Liverpools and the raptors and also the foams. It will buy hose raptors but I know these aren't confirmed yet but at the end of the month would be cool. Nike would make a lot of money not just at once but throughout the month of September. But hey I don't know it's up to them. But I know for a fact sneaker news you guys don't really get the real release date but it's better not to get peoples hopes up like nike does with some release like the 23rd anniversary 4s SMH.
Sure I'd like to cop for retail and actually wear them, but I don't think it's worth the hypes, little kids and resellers.
@JayNovacaneGriffin orrrrr because people dont wanna rock one color rookies, lookin like you got easter eggs on your feet
I hope not. That'll turn into a $600 day for me. If I have to then so be it, but I hope they push it forward at least a week
@sosa_sweet96 You're a hypebeast just for that. Buy the shit you like and it doesn't matter what people call you.
@sosa_sweet96 Don't worry about what anybody say folk, do you. You see, in this day and age, everybody is a hypebeast to somebody no matter what anybody does. So just do you and f*ck 'em if they don't like it
I agree with you, I blame Nike and the ultimate hypebeast, Gentry Humphries. Nike likes this kind of chaos. The best marketing for them. This shoe has basically no promotion outside these sneaker sites and yet everyone knows about them.
@AF1_mike I think retail on these will be $215.
@Mouse_Budden Dont sweat it bro, theyll call anybody a hypebeast etc., no one knows how long anybody has been a sneakerhead just keep doing your thing
@mikey tommy you're not the only one bro smh
@mikey tommy the concept worked great on the kobe lebron and KD shoe series but to put a whole galaxy on a shoe like the foams is jsut ugly. i agree. but these rookies... i actually kinda like. maybe cause theres less galaxy
@surhoff15 LMFAO so they go out and spend in excess of nearly 1k to have something that looks like somebody regurgitated multiple colour easter eggs on their kicks....riiiight..w/e tho, to each their own...
Yea don't forget that free advertising they get when a hundred different news networks report the various incidents happening on release days. Not only does Nike profit from the chaos, but they also save millions on advertising. They don't have to spend a dime. The hype they create is free and highly effective. Well nike, to quote cat woman, "Theres a storm coming". I'm sure you're lawyered up to the gills, but the evidence is clear. You're on par with war profiteering, Fox, and any other product that profits from mass fear and hysteria. Nike inc. board of trustees: WE SEE YOUR GREED AND YOU DISGUST US. Speaking of greed, couldn't you have your shoes made in American factories and give back to the country that spends the most on your brand by creating jobs???? No, because instead of making 20 billion a year, you'd make 15 billion a year or something. Stop being fooled people, socialism is not some big evil Soviet political weapon. Capitalism in its extreme is destroying this country's middle class as well as the country as a whole. Its why companies like Nike inc succeed while continually slapping their customers in the face.
@DwizzyVelasquez meant to say that to the other guy
dude by limited, I'm refering to the quantities they offer. I'm not talking about the shoes that sit on the shelves. I'm talking about the ones people actually want. JB Retros, foamposites, yeezys and galaxy themed kix. I'm saying offer the doper shoes in greater quantities, and eliminate the service resellers provide. Along with that, there would be less of a need for people to try their luck on ebay sellers who might give you a bgrade, defect, or fake pair. I already know that would take away some of the shoe's shine/exclusivity/prestige and they would lose some of their rareness. But to end the grip retarded resellers have on shoes they don't even want, I'm willing to make that sacrifice. If nike wants to make a shoe super limited, then they should use crazy expensive, LIMITED materials and charge much more. Like the mags. I dont want em, nor do a lot of people, but bring the price down and release em again in small quantities and you'll have ww3. If they're going to make the shoe attainable price wise and dangle it in front of the masses, then they damn well better supply enough for the demand like they used to. Instead they cause small riots and sit back and count their dough. IRRESPONSIBLE. I'm not saying anyones a reseller here, but if you defend the current system and allow nike to get away with it and have a pessimistic attitude, well then you sound like a reseller. Realistically, the corporation is gonna do whatever they can to maximize profits for their shareholders. So I dont think my bitchin is gonna change a thing. But remember the outcry over the holdiay price hykes??? A little bitching by A LOT of people went a long way. Nike changed their tune THAT NIGHT. and now, no more long ass paragraphs from me anymore on this article. lol
@DwizzyVelasquez Worst case scenario is the less popular sizes go on sale. Omg!!!!!!!! The crap sizes went on sale. It's the end of the world!! I'm just givin a blue print to destroy the resellers and take them out of the game. Some people might not agree......... Like resellers
@surhoff15 theres no such thing as surplus with nike sneakers every pair will get sold eventually wether its to ppl or outlets they will get sold. Nike is just being greedy.
No man. not if every store increases their quantities in each size. That plus online quantities will also be increased in this hypothetical scenario. I'm in LA where there are pleanty of retailers, not a 1 horse town. So there should be enough to go around if each store gets, I don't know, say 25-30 in each size. So maybe you couldn't walk in later in the week, but you could pick them up at any point on the weekend. And when the hype dies down the hypebeasts(wannabes) will also move on to their next fad. Again I know this would take away some of the shoes' shine and exclusivity, but also the chaos. This would end camping, which is a major cause of the chaos. Camping creates a powder keg, that could potentially explode at each store. You got cranky people from all walks of life. You got unsupervised large amounts of people all in one place. Some have cash on them, and some may have weapons to protect that cash or their pick up when they get it. Depending on where the store is, the mob of campers could be a target for robbery by thugs from the surrounding hoods. If the shoes are super limited, the lucky few who get em could get turned on by those who didn't, when they get out of the store. I don't know if its the answer, but the point is Nike inc. should be addressing the mania and violence they have caused. And I don't mean with some weak ass twitter system for their stores alone. Like I said, if they continue to ignore the problems they have created and not take responsibility, I hope each city where any violence has occured in the last 5 years sues them in a class action law suit. Basically, being sued is the only way to get massive corporations to listen.
@MartinD44 seems like you want an endless supply of shoes..if stores got more that wouldn't necessarily mean you'd get you pair more people are a size 10.5 then 14 and a lot of people want doubles...they're are more "sneaker heads" today then before so I don't think that would work.