Is It Worth It? A Look Back at Crazy Sneaker Releases and Campouts

April 3rd, 2014 by

RATE THIS
3.64 / 5 (7 VOTES)
RATE THISRATE THISRATE THISRATE THISRATE THISRATE THISRATE THISRATE THISRATE THISRATE THIS 
Loading...Loading...

In preparation of today’s in-store release of the Supreme Foamposites, hordes of sneakerheads and brand loyalists gathered at the store locations in New York and Los Angeles with hopes of acquiring a pair in person. The mayhem at the NYC location forced the NYPD the cancel the in-store release in New York due to safety concerns, and the thousands that showed up were forced to go home and wait for the online release. The events that unfolded are a reminder that Nike’s efforts to keep these types of releases strictly digital have produced positive results, especially with the higher frequency of high profile items. However not everything can be done through an RSVP or Twitter Link Only system, and there was a time when chaos on release dates was to be expected.

First things first – campouts and rowdy behavior at sneaker releases go back over a decade. This isn’t something to be shocked at, with Foamposites being wildly popular and Supreme being the “it” label for the moment. What went down yesterday only reflects events of the past, and the occurrences we’ve noted here focus on significant and notable campouts/releases and the overall enculturation of the sneaker community, not on isolated acts of violence that unfortunately happen as well. Did you experience any of these sneaker releases first-hand? Do you have a story to tell that might surpass these in terms of significance to this sub-culture? Check out this feature below and let us know what you think in the Comments area below.

Load next page (2/8)
Loading...

Filed under: Air Jordan Air Max 1 Dunk Nike Air Max Nike Foamposite Nike SB

Tags:

latest posts
Loading...
Load more posts

Get the latest News and Releases to your inbox

New Videos

Is the adidas' Futurecraft 4D the future of sneakers? by SneakerNews

How Kaws got to design an Air Jordan IV. by SneakerNews

Popular Posts

714155

Online Raffles For Zebra Yeezys That Don’t Require Instagram Follows by Zack Schlemmer

713063

adidas Announces The Re-Release Of The Yeezy Boost 350 v2 “Zebra” by Sneaker News

713080

Store List For The adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 “Zebra” by Sneaker News

714972

adidas Has Almost Tied Jordan Brand For U.S. Market Share And Will Soon Pass It by Sneaker News

714860

The CLOT x Nike Vapormax Releases On July 28th In Europe by Patrick Johnson

Top Categories

  • Select Category

Archives

Sneaker Archive

MENU