All these damn shoes and we're still doing raffles? What's the point of a raffle when retail price is up, resale market is going down, and they're getting more shoes than last year? I'm not even trying to say these won't sell, but for the reasons just stated many people aren't interested. My sister flat out told my nephew that for 227 (after tax), it ain't going to happen for him this Xmas, and he has gotten the last two. So I'm sure they'll be other people telling their kids "no".
In Vegas when there's a raffle for a high demand release, that usually tranlates to "The fix is in". Employees be on some straight shady s**t. How they pull it off or get away with it? I don't know.
I don't want to wait all the way until the 19th, just to not get a call back, when I could've taken that same 230 and bought a pair of retros that I missed out on, right now, and have them delivered and wrapped by the 19th.
That raffle s**t caused me not have an XMAS gift in 2012. Whole family happy, and I'm salty as all hell come Christmas. If I had 25 bucks for every raffle I didn't win, I'd easliy have enough for a pair of retos and the goofy *ss lookin matchin sh*t.
Go to a few stores today and see if they know how they'll handle the release. If I'm not liking what I hear, I'll be in the market for a pair of Black Varsity-Royal penny IIs, or resonably priced White/Black/True-Red IXs.