You can either cry like a baby about not being able to get that one single pair of Jordans (Yes, Fragment 1s in a 13), or you can take a look around and realize that right now there are more quality sneakers available than there ever has been. On top of that, you have about a million places to buy from. So if you don’t like a person or a shop, go check out another. And of course, there are the secondary market shops like Flight Club, RIF, Suplex and The Holy Grail, where you can pay to play with just about any release you can imagine.
Nick Engvall is a sneaker enthusiast with over 15 years of experience in the footwear business. He has written for publications such as Complex, Sole Collector, and Sneaker News, helped companies like Eastbay, Finish Line, Foot Locker, StockX, and Stadium Goods better connect with their consumers, has an addiction to burritos and Sour Patch Kids, and owns way too many shoes for his own good.