April 11, 2013 BY John Kim / 156
Last night’s unannounced Nikestore restock of Corks, Retro ’88s, and anything else notable that had a 2013 release date was a pretty shocking move to say the least. We’ve already been hit with random restocks here and there, but none as heavy as what transpired yesterday, and thus far the public reaction has been a mixed bag of positive, negative, and neutral reviews (okay, mostly negative). Most of the consumers that speak ill of Nike’s Twitter release system are the ones that aren’t regular Tweeters and only created accounts for the sake of striking gold during the “Twitter Links” in the first place, so we already know what side they stand on. But for the regular community members that lucked out on the restock, it sorta rewinds back to the day when hot sneakers didn’t have firm release dates and shoes you mightily coveted just fell on your lap.
While these restocks have no rhyme or reason to when they go down, and actual release dates are probably the safest guidelines to abide by, these random restocks certainly help the cause against “Twitter bots” that attempt to stockpile RSVPs since there is no set time and date for these bots to do their damage. It seems like these events are becoming a bit more common, with the “Area 72″ Barkley Posites, random Air Jordan Retros, and other notable sneakers all going back up for sale after their assigned release dates. Are these random restocks something that you would embrace? Does it make you feel a bit more relaxed during those feverish Twitter DM sessions knowing that a second chance is potentially on the way? Let’s get the discussion going on tonight’s “What Do You Think?” topic and vote in the poll below.
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Tags: What Do You Think?
they restocked the bred 11's 13's he got games area 72 lebrons KD kobes and air force max, BHM lebron kobe and KD ,barkley invisibility cloaks, penny v cloak, white foams,lebron corks, 88 3's, joker 1's, red white V's,easter kobes, bred 1's, joker 3's, fighter jet foams,phoenix foams, aunt pearl Kds, blue squadron 13's,BHM jordan 1's and spizikes..
Mixed feelings. I got the Retro 13 He Got Games and also got the White Foams but they cancelled my order of the White Foams!!! So dumb! Still nice I got a pair.
I don't mind restocks but let us know like even if you don't give us the time just the day that's kool but out of the blue for cats with school and baby expenses is wack! But thats Nike for you
Honestly, these random restocks aren't in the nature of how the shoes were released at all. If they're going to do random restocks, and hell they should along with random releases, they should let the social media spread the word, not give it out to people.
basically in other words what new comers to the shoe game should know is: you can't possibly appreciate the whiskey and enjoy, if you weren't around when the oak tree was cut down to make the barrel that was made to age the shit. SMH. what's going to happen when all the "oldtimers" die off and all that's left are the so called "hypebeasts". and I'm not talking about TRUE HYPEBEASTS... I'm talking about ppl who are just entering this and ain't about the hype but get labeled that right away by anyone and everyone ready to hate.
*just to clarify... i'm not talking shit, trying to start a f*ing war or whatever... I'm just putting this out there for an open floor discussion. state your thoughts without tryna bash ppl n' shit... Work is SLOW. lol.
Before reseller became so dominate there wasn't an issue with coping shoes! I like ANY idea that helps stop them! This is a great idea, and I didn't get any shoes! I think Nike should start doing pre-orders! Also when the shoes sells out online? They should restock shoes. People will feel less pressure to purchase a shoe $100 over retail, knowing they will restock! Look at the bred 11's. When they released in December they were reselling for $350. Then when they restocked they were reselling for $275! SMH! Now it's to the point where you can't even buy kid sizes without waiting inline, or camping out! Thats CRAZY! COME ON NIKE/JORDAN HELP!
They didn't restock either Yeezy or galaxy foams.. They had everythin else up their tho. My cuzin was able to grab those chuck posites & DB 9s
The restocks are a love/hate relationship. You get the shoe, you love it. You miss out, you hate it. Honestly what you have to do now is get Nike and FinishLine's tweets sent to your phone and be prepared for one of these. This was a nice surprise and I didn't even get anything sooo.
If i copped a pair of yeezy's i'd rock the shit out of them everyday. lol. i kid, i kid. but i'd pretty much die happy.
hey im a reseller and a "keeper" as i call em, and the internet restock is cool but its all shady at the end of the day! all you can do is try and hope you get a shoe these days. if you dont thats what rifla , the holy grail and flight club is for
I was just chillin in my apartment when I got the tweet via text alert. I thought, "Ehhh, what the heck, I'll see what is being restocked." I tapped the link and the first shoe I saw was the "He Got Game" XIII, which I missed out on in March. I quickly added them to my cart and proceeded to the checkout.
In conclusion, I kinda like the randomness of these restocks. It's nice to grab a release that you missed the first time.
I'm a 35 year-old newbie to the shoe game. I saw this tweet when I got home from work and thought "Eh, these are probably the more recent shoes they've released... they can't possibly have the Jordan Retro 3's restocked".
Little did I know, I could've gotten me a pair. Lesson Learned. (Tear runs down my face)
no yeezys area 72 barkleys galaxy foams or db 9s i dont know why the fuck they thought it would be a great idea to post that bullshit picture up, its doing nothing but confusing the morons.
@Johnclark23 uh oh retard alert
@Johnclark23 That's nice but, they did not restock the yeezy's
@cakesauce Pretty sure I've been appreciating my Whiskey despite not being around when the oak tree was cut down. Hell, the Whiskey soaking up the oak probably wasn't around when the oak tree was cut down.
@AUTHENTICWORLD I've been down for your idea for a while now. Restock shoes regularly, especially GR shoes like the 11s, and high-demand general releases that are going to be sold on Nike Store or other non-boutique shops should have pre-orders. If you want to sell limited edition kicks, call them limited edition and then send them to boutiques so they can deal with all that. But if I have to camp outside of a Footlocker for some pair of shoes, what the hell would I be doing with my life? Honestly, it's silly how crazy the release of some of these shoes are considering they'll just get released again in like 4 or 5 years.
@MattFroehlich Then it wouldn't be random
@dannydccarter "sacred" really?
@RonaldRudThey really don't. Plus its flooding the streets with too many pairs of shit that was sacred.
@cakesauce Wow, that's a sad thing when all you have left to live for is a shoe that's inspired by a cross dressing, purse wearing, shitty rapper.
@1Dollamike Nah, that's what wait for another release and just pass is for
@_iandeleon_ how u 35 now getting into sneakers...clearly you are not a leader
Yes "sacred". When you work hard to grab a pair of Concords which hadn't been out in original form in a decade, those would be classified as "sacred". Random restocks hurt the value of the pairs from the first release. The more there is of something the less exclusive and valuable it is. The shoe game was built in the hoods of America on exclusivity and getting fresher than the next man. Gotta know your history pimp.
@DontEndorseBS shitty rapper? how good are you?
i'm not a"cross dressing, purse wearing, shitty rapper." fan... i can appreciate the aesthetics of things tho. i happen to like the colorway and look of the kick. i wouldn't pay honey for them tho... ;)
I'm not a leader? Cuz I got into this shoe thing late? Um, that makes no sense, but ok...
I've always liked sneakers. Just didn't really get that deep into them or want to spend the money for them, till I discovered the original Air Max 1 colorways a couple of years ago. Then it just blew up from there.
@dannydccarter sacred kinda like worshipping the shoes.... how materialistic can one get?
@dannydccarter Sounds more like you're just in the cult of Nike man. Don't drink the punch, you might spill it on your concords!
@i8urC00kiematerialistic???? Who are you talking to like that from behind a computer??
@nuyorkson4life just because he's 35 and just getting deep into the sneaker game makes him not a leader? 35 aint old either he's fine. You have to start somewhere dont you? I started at 12. He started at 35. Your just talking crap that lacks knowledge.
Now I know you're not reading. I said I've ALWAYS liked sneakers, just didn't want to spend the money (or for the most part didn't HAVE the money to spend) on them. What about those who couldnt afford them when theu were kids, but can afford them now... so they're ruining "the game" too? And I do think @JFresh_136 is pretty much saying your statement is ridiculous. Like, what does it matter WHEN someone decides to like something? Did it not make you feel better that I owned a pair AJ4's in the 4th grade? What about the pair of suede pumas I had in the 9th grade, does that make me more "legit"?
My bad, all who has started to like or buy sneakers SINCE BIRTH are real, and those who didn't should be banned from the sneaker world.
You make no sense...
@JFresh_136 actually its questioning the basis of your reasoning....these things were available then, and you "didn't" like them then but all of a sudden w/o any athletes truly advertising for their style of play and sense of inspiring others (read lack of signature shoes) all of a sudden You Like Sneakers....C'mon Son
Wow, where is all of this coming from? You act like you know me or something. Recapturing my youth? Wanting the attention kids are getting from them? Your mind is twisted man. You couldn't be way more off.
How about, I'm buying them just because I like them? Did you ever think about that?
It's like JFresh_136 is saying, is there some rule that "TRUE" sneakerheads have to buy shoes from birth to me accepted? I owned a pair of 4's once when I was in 4th grade does that count?
Hahaha... Listen, I'm not going through a mid-life crisis. I'm just a guy whose interest in sneakers got sparked a little more because of some air max 1's that I wanted, and now it's admittedly gotten out of control, but I like it. What's wrong with that?
Wow, I guess that everyone should like sneakers from childhood now instead of when they choose to. Those same people call the kids hypebeasts.
@_iandeleon_ so your just a late bloomer...where were you when they originally dropped...oh and it aint to say you got in it late...it is guys like you who have also messed up the game...at one time, people were like jordans and alot of these shoes are too expensive, even if they had the money then....so now you are trying to recapture your youth buying sneekers now...cuz all the kids got em and you see the attention it gathers...oh yeah i am also 35, and being born and raised in NYC, this sneaker culture been a daily operation since windrunner pegasus and and escapes