Would you sleep on the street for a week to score one of these shoes? Well, about 80 sneaker fanatics plan to do just that, setting up camp outside a Manhattan Foot Locker on W. 33, reports the New York Daily News.
Apparently, the motley crew of sneaker freaks arrived on Saturday, and have been waiting outside ever since, in order to snap up one of Nike‘s new Foamposite Galaxy shoe. To be clear, the shoe does not arrive stores until Friday. Yep, as in almost a week away from when they began camping out. Whoa.
In all fairness, these aren’t your regular sneaks: The Foamposite Galaxy costs $220, is made out of high tech ultra-durable foamposite material and has a sole that glows in the dark. According to the paper, “the waxed canvas upper allegedly simulates an astronaut’s training suit.” Okay. But are they really worth a week of camping out on NYC’s streets. Apparently so.
“I’m losing a whole paycheck to come here cause I got off work for a week,” 19-year-old Henry Albarez told the paper.
“I’m missing out on tests,” City Tech College student Andrew Poveda, 18, similarly confessed.
“We tried to put up tents but the police shut us down,” he added. And what do these clear examples of mature human beings plan on subsisting on for the week?
“We have peanut butter, beef jerky and like, five liters of water,” Albarez said. Yep, sounds about right.