The Sneaker Box – Episode 86 Nintendo X PUMA Future Rider “NES”

In this episode, for the first time ever Caesar, Guru, Geeno, and Dunks aren’t in-studio. We’re recording the show via Zoom. Geeno recently sold his pair of Travis Scott X Air Jordan 6s, and Dunks immediately pounces on the opportunity to call him a reseller. Is Adidas Hoops doing Donovan Mitchell and Damian Lillard any favors? Steph Curry has his own brand with Under Armour, but does anyone care? Dipset v. G-Unit, who wins? Complexland is this week. You thought it was bad trying to buy exclusive releases there in person, trying buying them online in this climate. Is Geeno a reseller? Allegedly, Nike employees are using bots to purchase sneakers via their employee portal. When employees can’t even get the shoes they make, that’s a problem. Is there still “shock” in shock drops? Ebay is getting into the sneaker authenticating racket in order to battle the likes of StockX and GOAT, but did they need to? Does Geeno use bots? Drake has his own brand with Nike. Is this the future of collaborations? Who has more of a responsibility in the products and services we receive? The consumer or the brands? And finally, Warren Lotas loses his battle with the Swoosh. Nike blocks the release of both his “Pigeon” inspired Dunks and their replacement, the Reaper. All in all, Warren lost a little over $10 million in the process.