|Like with the Air Jordan XX3 release, much anticipation is brewing for the epic Jordan x Levi’s 23/501 Collection release that takes place tomorrow. In the case of the Titanium XX3 release, only 23 US and 23 international stores were blessed with the shoes, but greed got in the way of committing to a launch date as several pairs were leaked early (5 out of 6 at one point from Toronto).
While some of these sellers were smart to cover the individually numbered tag (to prevent their spot from getting in ish), a ton of resellers have hit eBay clearly showing which numbered box of the 23/501 Collection they have for sale early.
While we understand and respect stores who reserve pairs for VIP customers, it’s another thing to sell a full size run to someone before release date. It is more than obvious that these shoes are not for them personally, but rathe to make a quick buck from reselling online. We don’t want to “knock anyone’s hustle” but for every pair sold off early to a reseller is one local customer who can not get their size. So to you merchants who were selectively chosen by Jordan Brand and Levi’s to take part in this epic release and chose to leak full size runs of individually numbered shoes, we award to you our first ever “Bonehead Award.”
A list of the numbered sets leaked early onto eBay are listed after the jump. You can thank your “VIP customers” for letting the cat out of the bag.
Chicago, IL area
New York City area
Las Vegas, NV