According to Foot Locker's Launch Locator, stores are apparently allowed to change their listed ticketing procedures in accordance with mall management directives and/or security issues. Though stores in SoCal are doing FCFS days prior to the release. So the assumption is that these stores are backdooring these shoes. If I'm taking time out of my day to obtain raffle tickets, they should continue to distribute the tickets. IF and only IF there are problems on release day, I would have no problem with Foot Locker working with mall/security in changing their release procedure that day.
I understand that stores can do what they want to ensure the safety of their customers. I actually like raffles and I know for sure this store does legit raffles because I've won a few limited shoes from them. I just don't know why they switched up at the last minute since the raffle process is the most organize way to release their available stock.