Originally posted on Housakicks
I’ll start of with quoting what I read for SN yesterday that made my blood pressure rise,
Foot District created a slot machine system, essentially making the quest to cop sneakers into a fun and interactive game.
Here’s how it worked: First, a total of 100 tickets were distributed among the consumers. Then each sneakerhead competed to win a chance to buy their size by hitting the slot machines. Whoever got the highest score among those competing for each shoe size won.
Would you like to see shops get more creative with sneaker releases like this?
My initial response when I read this was: What The Heck!!!! Have we become so dull that we just absorb every thing we are presented with? Since when has buying sneakers become such a complicated task that it requires the consumer to jump through hoops just to spend his/her own money. I get it, there are too many shady managers out there, too many backdoor deals , too many bots, and buying sneakers has turned into a very hard task. But don’t be deceived by these stores which under the pretense of looking out for the consumer, come up with silly kindergarten ideas like Foot District’s. I understand you want to enhance the consumer experience but let’s face it ,
I’m paying you money by buying sneakers from your store. So don’t fool me into thinking that you are doing me a favor