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post #61 of 24798
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i love grids, and i don't know what it is but they all look cheap. aside from the collabs that is. but its weird because i have gr shadow 5/6000 that are on point. so i know they don't make cheap shoes.

Agree.
post #62 of 24798
Those grey/purple and grey/blue/citron Grids are awesome, may have to pick them up if they're still around after a few weeks.
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post #63 of 24798
that Oregon lookin pair has my name written all over it
post #64 of 24798
bleh on the upcoming grid 9000s.

actually just doubled up on the bushwackers. oh and $120 is the typical prices on these, shipped for the most part.
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post #65 of 24798
wow these two Grid 9000s don't look bad at all ... is $80 a good price for them?



post #66 of 24798
slept on those bushwhackers, all i see on the bay are 9 and up and need a 8.5
post #67 of 24798
Thesenare dope
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post #68 of 24798
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wow these two Grid 9000s don't look bad at all ... is $80 a good price for them?


That's retail. They'll drop, but by the time they do there will only be odd sizes left.
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post #69 of 24798
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That's retail. They'll drop, but by the time they do there will only be odd sizes left.

Thanks. That first pair is smokin.gif in person.
post #70 of 24798
Anyone successful with the Saucony x Solebox release today? It seems like they only had a total of 10-pairs available once they finally released them online. Judging from the Twitter responses, people refreshed their carts for checkout for over 6-hrs and still came up empty-handed...




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post #71 of 24798
i know quite a few people that succeeded. i wasnt one of them. i was talking to a guy in berlin to grab me both pairs and i would trade him something and help him with US releases in the future. he said he would grab them but he didn't hit me up to pre-pay so i wasn't sure he was still gonna come through. so i didnt want to rely solely on him so i tried to secure it myself online. i threw both colors in my cart immediately after the grey popped up online. had the same issue as everyone else though, couldnt get paypal to show up. after a while i gave up and only tried sporadically on my iphone. it's unfortunate not everyone could get theirs, but it's really great of them to even allow the opportunity.
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post #72 of 24798
Crazy release! I really wanted these so I had to pull some strings, but I was fortunately able to secure the Pink Devils. Still want to know exactly how many pairs were available online...
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post #73 of 24798
Just got news from my connect out in Germany. He said they were limited to 300-pairs TOTAL (150-Grey;150-Pink). Considering there were over 100 people camping out and most likely getting one of each colorway, they really didn't have much available to put online for the rest of the world. Still nice that they, at least, gave us an opportunity to purchase them instead of selling them exclusively in-store...
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post #74 of 24798
it was 150 grey, 200 pink. and i know for a fact a few pairs made it outside of solebox. nothing wrong with hooking up old friends. im sure hikmet has been around long enough to understand what the demand is. if he really expected them to completely sell out, he would not have shipped out as many pairs i heard went out or even suggested there would be a chance to cop online.
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post #75 of 24798
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it was 150 grey, 200 pink. and i know for a fact a few pairs made it outside of solebox. nothing wrong with hooking up old friends. im sure hikmet has been around long enough to understand what the demand is. if he really expected them to completely sell out, he would not have shipped out as many pairs i heard went out or even suggested there would be a chance to cop online.
Regardless, that's still a small amount produced for the demand. As for giving everyone outside of Germany a chance to cop, their twitter said that they'd release unsold pairs at an unannounced time in order to not crash their servers. Well they released at an unannounced time, but a lot of people were overloading their servers the whole day that it didn't even make a difference. I heard that when they released, you could go through all the steps with no problem except the final payment screen...

Also, made it outside of Solebox? Like pairs from that 350 amount or extra pairs were made and not counted as available-for-purchase pairs? If Hikmet is that owner with the infamous Yeezy bathtub photo, my guy out there said he's a really chill dude...
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post #76 of 24798
i dont think that was a small amount produced at all. the fact that there were pairs available for online is proof of that. his main clientele is the locals and he met that demand nicely. i do think the brand's popularity is growing tremendously, which is deserving and great. but reselling is becoming more prevalent overseas as well, and that's also another reason less were available for online. back when they were still pumping out great collabs, it was rare to see campouts of 50+ deep. so i was kind of panicking when i saw how much turned up for this release. i thought my connect might back out and try to flip pairs instead of hooking me up. i have other solebox collabs (1500s and gel lyte iiis) and if youre familiar with any other releases those were also in quantities of less than 200. only the recent reeboks were made in bigger numbers, and that still caused their servers to crash. that release was also handled similarly, in unannounced fashion. except they separated "international" orders from "EU" orders. the EU guys were pissed thinking the others would buy up all the stock. but there were enough produced (i think it was around 600 pairs?) that im sure pairs were allotted to each region so it's not like EU customers were at a disadvantage. the ordering process would just set up this way to try and avoid server crashes. they're not built to handle traffic of that magnitude. the site still crashed and people had the same issue. some spent all day trying to get an order through lol. luckily on that release i got my order in immediately. sure it's a pain in the *** and customers wish they'd upgrade their servers, but people need to understand they shouldn't have to spend extra money to upgrade when for the most part their current setup is just fine. they should be grateful for just the opportunity to have a shot and not solely rely on resellers.
hikmet is a great guy. there a ton of shops that wouldn't even care to bother putting up their releases up for international orders.
and yes, pairs deducted from the 350 total. pink only however, from what i was told. no greys. my guess would be since there were more pink pairs produced.
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post #77 of 24798
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i dont think that was a small amount produced at all. the fact that there were pairs available for online is proof of that. his main clientele is the locals and he met that demand nicely. i do think the brand's popularity is growing tremendously, which is deserving and great. but reselling is becoming more prevalent overseas as well, and that's also another reason less were available for online. back when they were still pumping out great collabs, it was rare to see campouts of 50+ deep. so i was kind of panicking when i saw how much turned up for this release. i thought my connect might back out and try to flip pairs instead of hooking me up. i have other solebox collabs (1500s and gel lyte iiis) and if youre familiar with any other releases those were also in quantities of less than 200. only the recent reeboks were made in bigger numbers, and that still caused their servers to crash. that release was also handled similarly, in unannounced fashion. except they separated "international" orders from "EU" orders. the EU guys were pissed thinking the others would buy up all the stock. but there were enough produced (i think it was around 600 pairs?) that im sure pairs were allotted to each region so it's not like EU customers were at a disadvantage. the ordering process would just set up this way to try and avoid server crashes. they're not built to handle traffic of that magnitude. the site still crashed and people had the same issue. some spent all day trying to get an order through lol. luckily on that release i got my order in immediately. sure it's a pain in the *** and customers wish they'd upgrade their servers, but people need to understand they shouldn't have to spend extra money to upgrade when for the most part their current setup is just fine. they should be grateful for just the opportunity to have a shot and not solely rely on resellers.
hikmet is a great guy. there a ton of shops that wouldn't even care to bother putting up their releases up for international orders.
and yes, pairs deducted from the 350 total. pink only however, from what i was told. no greys. my guess would be since there were more pink pairs produced.
I hear you. I was just referring to overall demand as opposed to how their local turnout went. Judging by the out-lash on their twitter account from many dissatisfied people, it didn't look like the supply met the demand on a global-scale. Not saying that it would or should have to, but 350 truly isn't a large amount. Maybe in terms of Solebox collabs, but not in retrospect. My guy out there went with his girlfriend who secured my Pinks as well as Greys for another friend. I agree though, the recent resurgence of runners/trainers is nice, but that comes at a cost. I'm slowly seeing people getting interested in shoes just for their limited tag. It is what it is, but it's just odd to see shoes sellout when a few years ago they would just sit on shelves. I'm assuming my connect stated #s of 150 of each colorway as those 50 extra pairs of Pink Devils were the main highlight and held-off for friends/family as you suggested...
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post #78 of 24798

I love my bushwackers..and i might have to pick up those grey n purple grids for Laker season smokin.gif

post #79 of 24798
i would love to see all releases never be limited, but that will never happen. these guys know the model that keeps their product in demand. look at ronnie fieg riding the wave as long as he can.
i really was honestly surprised to see so much people, especially americans suddenly into saucony. pretty sure it's all about $$$ and will continue to be that way. oh well.
not sure where your connect got that info, but he was wrong. it was mentioned (to those that asked) 200 pairs of pink devils from before the release date. for only the pink devils, they included a smaller size for women, i guess. and for those that noticed there was a much larger selection of sizes available in pink devils online because obviously there were more pairs leftover from the in-store release.
whatever the case, who cares if he had wrong info as long as he secured a pair for you lol.
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post #80 of 24798
Saucony is an American brand though. They have an international following, but it still does very well stateside. Nowhere near NB, Asics, etc., but still prominent. Interest has peaked in most brands so you really can't single them out as the shoe game, in this year specifically, is all over the place...

As for available sizes, the grey had 3 sizes available while the pink had 4. This was about 20-min after they released online so I'm not sure exactly what availability was at initial launch...
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post #81 of 24798

I was lucky enough to grab the only sz 10 pink ones online. I started adding the grey ones in my cart around 4pm est. I gave up and went out.

 

Came home around 2:30 am est and saw them online and picked them up.

 

The quality is on point with the suede on these.

post #82 of 24798
Bodega x Saucony Elite G9 Pack ..are these only releasing in bodega?? I want a pair but I'm not for lines. And how do these run size wise?
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post #83 of 24798
the previous bodega collabs were available at other shops. ubiq and premier come to mind among other spots. so if your local has got saucony collabs before, there's a good chance. these latest ones are pretty awful to me, but my opinion doesnt matter to anyone except me.

that's awesome jack. i had been checking sporadically on my iphone trying to check out, and eventually the whole page was removed. at that point i figured it was game over and i completely stopped checking. strange that it came back up so late. congrats!

sniper. i dont even know what youre saying already. there were definitely more sizes than 3 and 4 respectively. the pink almost had a fsr, minus 11 and 11.5. when the greys were posted, but not the pinks, a lot of people were smart enough to manually type in the url swapping out "grey" with "pink" and added them into their carts. if anyone knew the URLs, they were up and running. just not visible until posted on the product page.
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post #84 of 24798
Haha! You couldn't understand that I only saw a few sizes available 20-minutes after they released? That simply implies that they sold out rather quickly despite server problems or didn't have enough to begin with. You're thinking too much into it...

As for the guy who said he got the only size 10 Pinks online, you're wrong. My boy out in NYC snagged one as well...
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post #85 of 24798
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Bodega x Saucony Elite G9 Pack ..are these only releasing in bodega?? I want a pair but I'm not for lines. And how do these run size wise?
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post #86 of 24798
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Haha! You couldn't understand that I only saw a few sizes available 20-minutes after they released? That simply implies that they sold out rather quickly despite server problems or didn't have enough to begin with. You're thinking too much into it...
As for the guy who said he got the only size 10 Pinks online, you're wrong. My boy out in NYC snagged one as well...

Right when I paid the sz 10 went away. There was still 8, 8.5, 10.5, 11, 12 left in the pink ones. Guess I got the last pair.

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Haha! You couldn't understand that I only saw a few sizes available 20-minutes after they released? That simply implies that they sold out rather quickly despite server problems or didn't have enough to begin with. You're thinking too much into it...

As for the guy who said he got the only size 10 Pinks online, you're wrong. My boy out in NYC snagged one as well...
Right when I paid the sz 10 went away. There was still 8, 8.5, 10.5, 11, 12 left in the pink ones. Guess I got the last pair.
^Regardless, bro, I'm glad you were able to get a pair. I had a few buddies trying for awhile and all except the one previously mentioned came-up empty-handed...

In other news, I just got a lovely e-mail along with my shipping info. Shipped priority so they should be here no later than Tuesday/Wednesday. Dude was kind enough to snap a quick photo and let me know that he might have someone letting one of their "3-Brothers" go for basically retail...
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post #88 of 24798
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Bodega x Saucony Elite G9 Pack ..are these only releasing in bodega?? I want a pair but I'm not for lines. And how do these run size wise?

I've picked up most of my Bodega x Saucony Elite releases from Premier Skateboarding in Grand Rapids, MI. They seem to have them the same day as Bodega and I've always been able to order my pairs with no problem. There's someone on ebay that keeps on selling full size runs a few weeks after release for retail or a few dollars less. I managed to get a pair of the Shadow 5000s from the first release from there without spending more than it'd have cost me buying them from bodega or premier.

I prefer to buy from Premier even if Bodega has them in stock because of the cheaper shipping rates Premier has.
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post #89 of 24798
Thanks guys
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post #90 of 24798
Feature got these in. I might need the grey pair. They're too dope.

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