It's Not Worth It
What's up with my Kickz and Sneakerz fam? I hope all is well with you and your families. How are those collections looking? What have you copped lately? Wait, a better question is "can you cop?" Seems like it is getting increasingly difficult to acquire kicks in a market where we are already struggling to cop. It has gotten so bad, that people no longer place faith in Nike apps or footwear stores. They are now pre-ordering with their favorite plug/reseller, going to Stockx & GOAT or hoping for the best playing IG raffles. Because we all know scoring on SNKRS is a joke, hell scoring almost any kicks at retail is laughable these days.
I have no issue with preorder, I have done it. I do have a problem with how high numbers have gotten though. Feels more like greed than someone just hustling to make a buck. The shoe retails for $170, Stockx says $275 and then a reseller says "Give me $325 and they're yours".... you can read that again, go ahead. Those extras are the tax the reseller had to pay to touch kicks, so in order to profit they have to up the price. What you must understand, rarely is anyone seeing kicks at retail especially in bulk (that means you plug). Hands have to be greased, no one is doing this "for the culture" it's for the money.
So you say "fuck it, I'll just