For several weeks, the sneaker world has been on edge about a pending "restock" of all the retros the Nike and Jordan brands have released this year. As the date nears, detailed lists have become increasingly more available like the one I found, courtesy of the good folks over at n-sb.org. As my mother always told me growing up, there are always two sides to a story. Side one goes like this; As an average consumer ( I use average instead of addict), we are relieved as a few of us depending on timing and the swiftness of our index finger on the MacBook trackpad, can finally obtain a few of the kicks we missed, without paying rape resell prices. Again, this is subjective to Nike.com and other retailers' circumstances. Side two: The dark, depressing world of resllers united. Just a few weeks ago they could easily charge $250 for a VNDS pair of Thunder 4s, now that they are re-releasing at retail, what happens to the market value for the guy who still has three 10.5s and two size 11s sitting in his living room? Or, will this create a bigger fury for resales as again quantities for the restock will be limited. Will you be in the restock lines? Or were you lucky enough to get your pair the first time around? Feel free to comment and let us know.
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