Solebox Spiting Sellers??

I start my morning with Hive Mind setting the ambiance while I am scrolling my IG. A few likes and a few laughs here and there, and then I stumble over a post that peaks my interest. The post is speaking on what the legendary sneaker store Solebox did at their flagship location in Berlin for the Nike Pieter Parra Air Max 1 release. In attempts to deter resellers, Solebox had a strict wear out policy on this release. Something that I have honestly never seen or heard of in my time in the sneaker world, but can definitely say I appreciated. Solebox required the buyers to wear the shoes before they left the store if they wanted the entire packaging or leave the box with the store and just take the shoes. This is an immediate shot to the market value to flip. The shoes would now go from Deadstock to Very Near Deadstock or worn once, while also just to come with its original box and packaging or be not have those contents at all. What we got in return for this new process from Solebox was pure internet gold.


Photo by SizeTenPlease

As seen above the result was pure comedy. We have resellers standing on the heel of a shoe because it is not their size. We have some scrambling literally right outside of the store to re-lace and clean the shoes to make them appear brand new again. Honestly, it may be the most cringe worthy thing I have seen in a while. These are adults who have been thrown in to a panic due to a last minute change by a retailer. Think about it. They had their potential buyers already, most likely guaranteeing pairs of a certain quality, and Solebox just threw an entire wrench in that. There was a post by KingOfTrainers where he features the photo and speaks to the lack of savvy by the buyers that day, being so distraught that they immediately went outside of the store and not somewhere out of sight to clean, re-lace, and reshape the pairs. Another thing he spoke on was not normally seeing the actual sellers camping in the lines, normally this being done by a runner or a placeholder. This in all honesty just makes the pictures that much more hilarious if you ask me. Just imagine being one of those placeholders who was given a couple of bucks to wait and pick up these pairs. You get there get this information and now you have to explain why these shoes are not as expected to the person that paid you to pick them up. What I will say is Solebox may be on to something.

Photo by Laro Lagosta

We have spoken for years on practices that have made in store purchasing hell. In fact, these were concerns prior to bots and ATC services. Things like backdoor selling, and inaccurate inventory skewing have always been a thing. I mean, I got lied to about a launch just a couple of weeks ago; and only realized it due to the variety of questions I asked the person working there. I am far from saying this is the actual answer to reselling either. However, maybe it’s a roadblock? It definitely is something that would reduce the value of many pairs on the market due to moving from new, to tried on, to lightly worn, to worn once. This would challenge resellers to become far more clever than they are today. I have to now put myself in those shoes just for purposes of a full-sided piece (no pun intended). And honestly, I don’t ever go straight to foot with the shoes I have. Being straight with you, in the rare cases I do purchase in store, I am actually insulted when someone asks me if I need to try them on. (I have worn the same size shoe since 8th grade). My way around this would be sending a runner with a far smaller foot to pick up the pair. This would most likely decrease the wear on the pairs due to not filling the entire shoe. Look at me helping the cause of a practice I am not necessarily a fan of.

How do you feel about this? Do you think it’s a process many stores, boutiques, and retailers should pick up? Resellers, how do you think this would affect you return? Let us know and stay locked in for all of your sneaker news here.

125 thoughts on “Solebox Spiting Sellers??

  1. SMAZ換能器傳送更穩定,更安全,更有效,和疼痛更少的HIFU能量。 SMAZ不需要應用較高的能量便可到達浅肌肉腱膜層。主要治療:-抬頭紋 -眉間紋 -鼻樑紋 -魚尾紋 -法令紋 -淚溝 -木偶紋 -垂直唇紋 -嘴角紋 -頸紋

  2. I spent four years trying EVERYTHING in Online Dating, and through a huge amount of trial and error, I produced a system that I will share for you. This book will take you, step by step, through everything you need to know to double, triple or even quadruple the number of women you meet online.

  3. Hi would you mind stating which blog platform you’re using? I’m planning to start my own blog in the near future but I’m having a difficult time deciding between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and Drupal. The reason I ask is because your layout seems different then most blogs and I’m looking for something unique. P.S My apologies for getting off-topic but I had to ask!

  4. I do not even know the way I ended up right here, but I believed this publish was good. I do not recognize who you are however definitely you’re going to a well-known blogger for those who aren’t already 😉 Cheers!

  5. I like what you guys are up too. Such smart work and reporting! Carry on the superb works guys I have incorporated you guys to my blogroll. I think it’ll improve the value of my web site 🙂

  6. Hey! I could have sworn I’ve been to this website before but after checking through some of the post I realized it’s new to me. Anyhow, I’m definitely happy I found it and I’ll be bookmarking and checking back often!

  7. Can I simply say what a reduction to find someone who really knows what theyre talking about on the internet. You undoubtedly know how you can deliver a difficulty to light and make it important. More folks must learn this and understand this aspect of the story. I cant imagine youre no more widespread since you undoubtedly have the gift.

  8. Wow that was unusual. I just wrote an really long comment but after I clicked submit my comment didn’t show up. Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again. Anyway, just wanted to say wonderful blog!

  9. This design is spectacular! You certainly know how to keep a reader amused. Between your wit and your videos, I was almost moved to start my own blog (well, almost…HaHa!) Fantastic job. I really enjoyed what you had to say, and more than that, how you presented it. Too cool!

  10. There are actually loads of details like that to take into consideration. That is a great point to carry up. I supply the thoughts above as general inspiration however clearly there are questions like the one you convey up where crucial factor will probably be working in trustworthy good faith. I don?t know if best practices have emerged around issues like that, but I am sure that your job is clearly recognized as a good game. Each boys and girls feel the affect of just a moment’s pleasure, for the remainder of their lives.

  11. Hi, thanks for this. Would it be possible to cite some of the evidence based research you quoted as this would be really helpful and powerful 3 week diet.

  12. I like what you guys are up too. Such smart work and reporting! Keep up the excellent works guys I have incorporated you guys to my blogroll. I think it will improve the value of my site 🙂

  13. Your article seems to suggest that introverts struggle with leadership roles “put in a position to lead or instruct can send us into a panic” – I actually find that quite offensive. Introverts are not necessarily bad presenters, leaders or instructors, likewise, being an extrovert does not make you good at those things.

  14. I would like to thnkx for the efforts you have put in writing this web site. I am hoping the same high-grade website post from you in the upcoming also. In fact your creative writing skills has encouraged me to get my own blog now. Actually the blogging is spreading its wings fast. Your write up is a good example of it.

  15. Read our in-depth iPhone XS Max review
    Read our hands-on iPhone XR review
    link
    Read our hands-on Apple Watch 4 review
    iPhone XS price and release date
    iPhone XS

  16. Inter Rapid Wien live score (and video online live stream*) starts on 21.2.2019. at 20:00 UTC time at San Siro/Giuseppe Meazza stadium, Milan, Italy in UEFA Europa League, Knockout stage – Europe. Here on SofaScore livescore you can find all Inter vs Rapid Wien previous results sorted by their H2H matches. Links to Inter vs. Rapid Wien video highlights are collected in the Media tab for the most popular matches as soon as video appear on video hosting sites like Youtube or Dailymotion. We’re not responsible for any video content, please contact video file owners or hosters for any legal complaints tinyurl.

  17. I really wanted to write a word so as to say thanks to you for those marvelous solutions you are sharing at this website. My prolonged internet investigation has at the end been recognized with useful concept to exchange with my contacts. I ‘d state that that we website visitors are very endowed to live in a very good community with very many perfect professionals with great advice. I feel truly blessed to have seen your webpages and look forward to tons of more excellent minutes reading here. Thanks once again for a lot of things.

  18. Theresa May says she has secured “legally binding” changes to her Brexit deal, a day ahead of MPs voting on it.

    But European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker” warned if the deal was voted down there was “no third chance”.

    They spoke at a joint press conference in Strasbourg after a late meeting.

  19. These three figures — William Rick Singer, Mark Riddell and Rudolph Meredith, respectively — are at the center of the nationwide scandal in which 33 parents are accused of using their wealth and means to help their children game the college admissions system.
    But those three names do not appear anywhere in the complaint text, though the document gives enough clues to make clear who is who. Instead, they are named as Cooperating Witness 1, 2 and 3, and each agreed to plead guilty and to cooperate with the government in the hope of obtaining leniency when they are sentenced, the complaint says.

  20. These three figures — William Rick Singer, Mark Riddell and Rudolph Meredith, respectively — are at the center of the nationwide scandal in which 33 parents are accused of using their wealth and means to help their children game the college admissions system.
    But those three names do not appear anywhere in the complaint text, though the document gives enough clues to make clear who is who. Instead, they are named as Cooperating Witness 1, 2 and 3, and each agreed to plead guilty and to cooperate with the government in the hope of obtaining leniency when they are sentenced, the complaint says.

  21. Trump was surrounded at Friday’s event by officials from Customs and Border Protection as well as surviving family members of those who have loved ones killed by undocumented immigrants. Attorney General William Barr was also at the President’s veto event.
    While some lawmakers including some Republicans — have argued against the President’s use of national emergency powers in this instance, the Justice Department set forth a robust defense of the President’s authority to do so in a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell earlier this month, according to a copy obtained by CNN on Friday.
    “The President acted well within his discretion in declaring a national emergency concerning the southern border,” wrote Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd, setting out the legal basis for the proclamation under the National Emergencies Act and additional statutory authorities, which largely tracks an internal memo issued by the Office of Legal Counsel at the Justice Department.

  22. Trump was surrounded at Friday’s event by officials from Customs and Border Protection as well as surviving family members of those who have loved ones killed by undocumented immigrants. Attorney General William Barr was also at the President’s veto event.
    While some lawmakers including some Republicans — have argued against the President’s use of national emergency powers in this instance, the Justice Department set forth a robust defense of the President’s authority to do so in a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell earlier this month, according to a copy obtained by CNN on Friday.
    “The President acted well within his discretion in declaring a national emergency concerning the southern border,” wrote Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd, setting out the legal basis for the proclamation under the National Emergencies Act and additional statutory authorities, which largely tracks an internal memo issued by the Office of Legal Counsel at the Justice Department.

  23. Its like you read my mind! You seem to know so much about this, like you wrote the book in it or something. I think that you could do with some pics to drive the message home a little bit, but instead of that, this is wonderful blog. An excellent read. I will certainly be back.

  24. Christina was born in the royal castle Tre Kronor on 18 December S. 8 December] 1626. Her parents were the Swedish king Gustavus Adolphus and his German wife, Maria Eleonora, had already had two daughters—a stillborn princess in 1620, and then the first Princess Christina, who was born in 1623 and died the following year.3] Excited expectation surrounded Maria Eleonora’s third pregnancy in 1626. When the baby was born, it was first thought to be a boy as it was “hairy” and screamed “with a strong, hoarse voice.”she later wrote in her autobiography that, “Deep embarrassment spread among the women when they discovered their mistake.” The king, though, was very happy, stating, “She’ll be clever, she has made fools of us all!”6] From most accounts, Gustav Adolf appears to have been closely attached to his daughter, and she appears to have admired him greatly.

  25. Oh my goodness! Impressive article dude! Many thanks, However I am having troubles with your RSS.
    I don’t know why I am unable to subscribe to it. Is there anyone else getting similar RSS problems?
    Anybody who knows the answer will you kindly
    respond? Thanks!!

  26. Christina was born in the royal castle Tre Kronor on 18 December S. 8 December] 1626. Her parents were the Swedish king Gustavus Adolphus and his German wife, Maria Eleonora, had already had two daughters—a stillborn princess in 1620, and then the first Princess Christina, who was born in 1623 and died the following year.3] Excited expectation surrounded Maria Eleonora’s third pregnancy in 1626. When the baby was born, it was first thought to be a boy as it was “hairy” and screamed “with a strong, hoarse voice.”she later wrote in her autobiography that, “Deep embarrassment spread among the women when they discovered their mistake.” The king, though, was very happy, stating, “She’ll be clever, she has made fools of us all!”6] From most accounts, Gustav Adolf appears to have been closely attached to his daughter, and she appears to have admired him greatly.

  27. A court has ruled that the building is illegal, and the €57 million ($64 million) Chateau Diter will now have to be knocked down.
    Property developer Pierre Diter, who owns the chateau in the town of Grasse, in Southern France, has 18 months to raze the building and faces a fine of €200,000 ($226,000), Pierre-Jean Gaury, attorney general at the court of appeal in Aix-en-Provence, told CNN.
    “Patrick Diter was accused of having executed important works on a land without authorization,” said Gaury.

  28. Despite residing in Germany for nearly 30 years, there are still some things I cannot wrap my mind around. I may have married a German, pay German taxes, and have German(-American) children, but I guess my US mentality still shines through.

    Like when it comes to personal space. I’ll be standing in the supermarket, in front of a shelf full of products, deliberating over the selection, and inevitably a hand will slip itself in front of my face and grab an item from the row. Many Germans seem to not have any qualms about this at all, but it still takes me aback sometimes.

  29. Rai News: il primo canale all news italiano. Scopri le ultime notizie in tempo reale. News e aggiornamenti su politica, cronaca, esteri, economia, sport e attualita.

  30. Rai News: il primo canale all news italiano. Scopri le ultime notizie in tempo reale. News e aggiornamenti su politica, cronaca, esteri, economia, sport e attualita.

  31. Ryska militarfartyg kommer till Filippinerna samtidigt som spanningen okar kring Sydkinesiska sjon. Men framfor allt expanderar nu Kina langt us i Stilla havet. Det vacker oro i USA eftersom Kina anses hota de amerikanska ubatar som ar helt avgorande vid en konflikt.

  32. Hmm it looks like your website ate my first comment (it was super long) so I guess I’ll just sum it up
    what I wrote and say, I’m thoroughly enjoying your blog.
    I too am an aspiring blog blogger but I’m still new to the
    whole thing. Do you have any points for beginner blog writers?
    I’d genuinely appreciate it.

  33. Great beat ! I would like to apprentice even as you
    amend your website, how could i subscribe for a
    weblog web site? The account helped me a applicable deal.
    I have been tiny bit acquainted of this your broadcast
    offered shiny clear concept

  34. Ryska militarfartyg kommer till Filippinerna samtidigt som spanningen okar kring Sydkinesiska sjon. Men framfor allt expanderar nu Kina langt us i Stilla havet. Det vacker oro i USA eftersom Kina anses hota de amerikanska ubatar som ar helt avgorande vid en konflikt.

  35. The series of conversations with the Warsaw Ghetto survivors was conducted to commemorate the 76 th anniversary of the outbreak of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising that falls on the 19th of April.

  36. text messaging, or texting, is the act of composing and sending electronic messages, typically consisting of alphabetic and numeric characters, between two or more users of mobile devices, desktops/laptops, or other type of compatible computer.

  37. text messaging, or texting, is the act of composing and sending electronic messages, typically consisting of alphabetic and numeric characters, between two or more users of mobile devices, desktops/laptops, or other type of compatible computer.

  38. I like the valuable info you provide for your articles.
    I will bookmark your weblog and take a look at again here regularly.
    I’m slightly certain I’ll be informed many new stuff right
    right here! Good luck for the following!

  39. A motivating discussion is definitely worth comment.
    I do think that you ought to publish more about this topic,
    it might not be a taboo subject but usually people don’t discuss these topics.
    To the next! Best wishes!!

  40. A fascinating discussion is definitely worth comment. I think that you need to write more on this subject matter, it might not be a taboo matter but usually people don’t discuss such topics. To the next! Kind regards!!

  41. It’s an remarkable post designed for all the online people; they will obtain advantage from it
    I am sure.

  42. Hello, Neat post. There is an issue with your website in internet explorer, may test this?
    IE nonetheless is the market leader and a big component of other folks will leave out your excellent writing due to
    this problem.

  43. Google News is a news aggregator and app developed by text. It presents a continuous, customizable flow of articles organized from thousands of publishers and magazines. Google News is available on Android, iOS, and the web. A beta version was launched in September 2002, and released officially in January 2006.

  44. Google News is a news aggregator and app developed by text. It presents a continuous, customizable flow of articles organized from thousands of publishers and magazines. Google News is available on Android, iOS, and the web. A beta version was launched in September 2002, and released officially in January 2006.

  45. Google News is a news aggregator and app developed by text. It presents a continuous, customizable flow of articles organized from thousands of publishers and magazines. Google News is available on Android, iOS, and the web. A beta version was launched in September 2002, and released officially in January 2006.

  46. First of all I want to say excellent blog! I had a quick question that I’d like to ask if
    you do not mind. I was interested to know how you center yourself and clear your
    thoughts before writing. I have had a tough time clearing my mind in getting
    my ideas out there. I truly do take pleasure in writing however it just seems like the first 10 to 15 minutes are generally wasted just trying to figure out how to begin. Any recommendations or hints?
    Thanks!

  47. We stumbled over here by a different website and thought I might check
    things out. I like what I see so now i’m following you.
    Look forward to going over your web page yet again.

  48. Google News is a news aggregator and app developed by text. It presents a continuous, customizable flow of articles organized from thousands of publishers and magazines. Google News is available on Android, iOS, and the web. A beta version was launched in September 2002, and released officially in January 2006.

  49. Why people still use to read news papers when in this technological world everything is available on net?

  50. It’s appropriate time to make some plans for the future and it is time to be happy. I’ve read this post and if I could I wish to suggest you few interesting things or suggestions. Perhaps you could write next articles referring to this article. I want to read more things about it!

  51. I used to be recommended this website via my cousin. I’m not certain whether
    this put up is written through him as no one else realize such specific about my
    problem. You are amazing! Thanks!

  52. El hooligan del Liverpool que avergonzo Barcelona la vuelve a liar con un ‘Steward
    El mismo personaje que se dedico a empujar gente a la fuente de Barcelona la ha vuelto a liar esta vez bajandole los pantalones a un steward.

  53. Right here is the right blog for everyone who wishes to understand this topic.
    You understand a whole lot its almost tough to argue
    with you (not that I personally will need to…HaHa).
    You definitely put a fresh spin on a topic that has been written about for a long time.
    Excellent stuff, just wonderful!

  54. I do trust all of the concepts you have offered in your post.
    They’re very convincing and can definitely work. Still, the posts are
    very quick for beginners. Could you please prolong them a little from next
    time? Thank you for the post.

  55. Hmm it seems like your blog ate my first comment (it was super long) so I guess
    I’ll just sum it up what I wrote and say, I’m thoroughly enjoying your blog.

    I too am an aspiring blog writer but I’m still new to everything.
    Do you have any suggestions for rookie blog writers?
    I’d definitely appreciate it.

  56. The biggest event will take place in Hong Kong, the only place on Chinese soil where mass commemorations are held. A candlelit vigil has been held in Victoria Park every year since 1990, with hundreds of thousands attending during key anniversaries way

  57. Hi, i believe that i saw you visited my website thus
    i got here to return the prefer?.I am attempting to to find
    issues to improve my web site!I assume its ok to make use of a few of your concepts!!

  58. Good day! I know this is kinda off topic but I’d figured I’d ask. Would you be interested in trading links or maybe guest writing a blog article or vice-versa? My site discusses a lot of the same subjects as yours and I think we could greatly benefit from each other. If you’re interested feel free to send me an e-mail. I look forward to hearing from you! Superb blog by the way!

  59. An intriguing discussion will be worth comment. I’m sure that you need to write more about this topic, it might not be a taboo subject but usually consumers are too few to chat on such topics. To another. Cheers

  60. Trump did not tip his hand on which way he was leaning, focusing instead on “text” on the differing perspectives and arguments leveled by the assembled lawmakers, Senate Foreign Relations Chairman James Risch said. But it was clear, the Idaho Republican said, that Trump is a president who “doesn’t want to go to war.”

  61. I’ve read some just right stuff here. Definitely price bookmarking for revisiting. I wonder how much attempt you place to make such a excellent informative website.

  62. Hello would you mind sharing which blog platform you’re using? I’m planning to start my own blog in the near future but I’m having a hard time choosing between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and Drupal. The reason I ask is because your layout seems different then most blogs and I’m looking for something completely unique. P.S Sorry for being off-topic but I had to ask!

  63. Does your website have a contact page? I’m having problems locating it but, I’d like to send you an email. I’ve got some creative ideas for your blog you might be interested in hearing. Either way, great site and I look forward to seeing it expand over time.

  64. I do consider all the concepts you’ve offered in your post.

    They are very convincing and can definitely work.

    Nonetheless, the posts are too quick for novices. May you please extend
    them a little from subsequent time? Thank you for the post.

    natalielise pof

  65. Everything is very open with a really clear clarification of the challenges.
    It was truly informative. Your site is useful. Thank you for sharing!

  66. I like the valuable information you provide in your articles.
    I’ll bookmark your blog and check again here frequently.
    I’m quite certain I’ll learn plenty of new stuff right
    here! Best of luck for the next!

Comments are closed.