In order to prevent violence and massive crowds camping out for shoes, Nike has placed raffles on all shoes that are expected to bring out a crowd of hype consumers. However, at select House of Hoops locations and Nike retailers I believe that most of the raffles are rigged. This inference is solely based on my personal experience with the raffle. The Snkrbst team (which consists of 5 members) have entered numerous raffles and not one member got that lucky call to pick up his or her pair of kicks. To further support my conspiracy: if your ticket does get picked out of the hundreds, Foot Locker calls from a blocked number and if you don’t answer you will lose your chance to purchase the shoes. If you have had luck with winning, please comment below and share your story. We would love to hear about your experiences with House of Hoops raffles.
Written By: Ari Esco