Below is an approximative map of the Netherlands, on it the dots are the shops that will have Yeezy 2′s for sale as of writing. That’s 4 stores.
Below is an approximative map of France, on it the dots are the shops that will have Yeezy 2′s for sale as of writing (I missed 1 that was just added to the list, forgive me). That’s 3 stores.
Below is an approximative map of Germany, on it the dots are the shops that will have Yeezy 2′s for sale as of writing. That’s 3 stores.
Below is an approximative map of the UK and Scotland on it the dots are the shops that will have Yeezy 2′s for sale as of writing. That’s 3 stores for the UK, 1 for Scotland.
Last but not least, below is a map of the European countries neighboring the country I happen to live in.
Now tell me, do you see that big gaping hole between France, the UK, the Netherlands and Germany? Do you? So do I, it’s called Belgium isn’t it?
A nice and quiet little country where life goes about it’s way without much hassle. A country where citizens gift off 52% of their gross salary to the government and state and where company cars are part of your global benefit pack. Also the home of the European Parliament and the Nato amongst many other European Headquarters of American firms.
Even the kind people of Nike have set up one of their big bad ass logistics centers which they have all the right in the world to be proud of.
If you’re reading this Nike, throw me an invite, I’d like to visit.
With that logistic center being in my cute little yet quite complicated country, you’d figure we’d be sharing in the joy as well. But hey surprise….we are NOT.
Back when the Foamposite Galaxy 1 Released in Europe, we somehow were part of the fun, and I had picked up the impression Nike Belgium finally had picked up the signals from their BI tools that yes indeed, Belgium’s market was ready for the Quick Strikes, Hyper Strikes, the midnight releases and the hype.
But apparently, I was wrong.
What exactly happened than with the Foamposite 1 Galaxy that is now obviously not happening with the Nike Air Yeezy 2?
Well the options are plenty, but from what I have been hearing through word of mouth is that well, basically, the people that call the shots in my country don’t quite know if we are ready for the Yeezy 2.
Others say they just have no clue what they’re doing but that’s a reasoning I’d hate to believe as much as you’d hate to. Could it be that they were enjoying the record sales figures they’ve had for the past year too much and let the orders slip through their fingers as they had a party? Also a viable option.
Whichever it is, I’m bitter. I live in what is said to be the center of Europe people! Yet my country and it’s stores who each of them individually have been working their behinds off to get their accounts, promote the brands and releases and make sweet little events for what we can call a “sneaker community on the rise” are not featured on these lists that could get them recognition throughout the sneaker enthusiast world. Because just like I did with the several lists published, they would discover new shops they weren’t aware of, increasing the audience to the shops and the sales figures. Not rocket science right?
But nope, we get put aside. Just like Foot Locker doesn’t feel the need to give us our own valid House Of Hoops or Nike Store for which we have to venture to neighboring countries. This saddens me Nike, and if it is indeed so that you deem our shops not nice enough, or our community not big enough, for your top release to be available at at LEAST one store in our country. Than not only I am saddened but every single sneaker enthusiast I meet when a hot new release comes out at our stores.
And to those compatriots who have ventured to The Netherlands or France to go stand, sit and lay out in front of a store for days on end in order to get their pair, props, even if you’ll sell it for financial well being, props to you for you are not letting Nike’s forgotten child habit with Belgium get you down and take the matter in your own hands. Doesn’t change the fact you’re still a little bit crazy to me, but still, woaw.
As to Nike, you know how to reach me. I’m not alone listening to what you say, there’s a whole community here who would’ve liked a shot at buying them in one of our local stores.