Nike rarely announces exactly when the sale ( release ) will start. After every piece of news or ‘leaked’ information, things go wild online. Sneakerheads indicate on various forums whether they want to buy the pair ( cop ) or ignore it ( drop ). Anyway, there’s a lot of discussion about it. Word of mouth marketing at its best. Just before the official release, photos surfaced of celebrities who already have the shoes in their hands.
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Whether this happens through the backdoor (retailers who sell under the counter) or whether it is part of the marketing strategy is not clear. Going by my gut feeling, I think it’s a combination. Image with ‘Got ’em’ on it. The coveted message after New Zealand Phone Number a successful draw. Source: Sneakerjagers.nl. The moment of truth After the hype-building process, it’s time for the actual release.
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Before corona, the exclusive sneakers were often sold in limited edition, at a select number of retailers. This regularly resulted in long lines that started 3 days before the release. Nowadays* you can only buy coveted performances online, often through a lottery system. You sign up for a so-called ‘raffle’ and if your name is pulled out of the hat, you can buy a pair.