DaReal08 appeared to have no trouble getting his hand's on some of this year's "Galaxy" Collection.
words // Luis Sanchez
This past weekend marked a release that will forever be remembered by sneaker collectors all over the world. Easily one of the most hyped footwear releases of all time, the "Galaxy" collection by Nike drew a response bigger than anyone could have ever expected.
The hype was particularly driven by the limited release of the "Galaxy" Air Foamposite One, which caused riots at shopping malls across the country and even forced several House of Hoops locations to cancel their All-Star footwear releases for the weekend. The insanity drove many collectors to their limit, with some pairs of the Space Exploration inspired Foamposite One reselling for as much as $1,500.
Although many collectors were unsuccessful in their attempts to acquire the Foamposite One, many of them settled for other styles released as part of the "Galaxy" All-Star Collection. Several of our SC forum members were lucky enough to get their hands on the classic Air Flight One, which also released in a "Galaxy" colorway featuring glow in the dark detailing. Nike Basketball's All-Star footwear was also just as coveted, with the "Galaxy" Kobe VII, KD IV and LeBron 9 flying off shelves nationwide.
While most SC Forum members did get their hands on at least one shoe from the "Galaxy" collection, the overall release was still not as successful as everyone had hoped. Campers were left empty-handed thanks to cancelled releases, while others were just picking up kicks strictly for reselling purposes.
Tried your luck at getting any of the "Galaxy" releases? If so, were you successful in getting the styles you had on your list? Looking back, would you have done anything different in your chase to get these kicks?
Share all your thoughts, pick-up stories and photos in the comment section below, as part of our latest Sole Collector Release Recap.
Chuck Norris Is My Dad was able to scoop up the entire Nike Basketball "Galaxy" Collection.
SoNice got his hands on the space exploration-inspired Dunk High released as part of NSW's "Galaxy" Collection.
Yo_KyleFootPatrol was able to get his hands on the coveted "Galaxy" Air Foamposite One, along with the "Galaxy' Kobe VII.
Triton3K picked-up several of the "Galaxy" Collection releases.
ZJSneakerhead provides us with a great look at the "Galaxy" Nike LeBron 9.
JR_Lyon picked up the "Galaxy" Nike Air Flight One.
BKTheKing picked-up the "Galaxy" Nike Zoom Kobe VII.
Shooter was able to acquire the "Galaxy" Nike Zoom KD IV.
OregonCalFroper provides us with a look at several of his "Galaxy' Collection pick-ups.
Dalazz was also successful in getting his hands on the most popular styles out of the "Galaxy" Collection.
One last look at the "Galaxy' Air Foamposite One, provided by DavidMe00.