We’ve all heard the stories. Some of us have even been on the scene ourselves as the campers line up for the Air Yeezy 2’s only to get sent home when the date got pushed back and kids get trampled for Jordan Concord XI’s. Don’t forget the fiasco over the Galaxy Foamposites, either. It’s hard out here for a true blue Nike sneaker fiend. Or, at least it was. Nike is fed up, and is saying “Stop the madness!”
Today, the Nike Store launched the Twitter RSVP System, designed to put an end to the ridiculous fiascoes surrounding many of their sneaker releases in the United States. It’s fairly simple, just follow your local Nike Store on Twitter, stalk their page until they announce a release that you’re interested in, and send the store a direct message with your identity, shoe size, and of course the shoe itself, and they’ve got you covered (if you’re quick about it). Word is they have also banned in-store midnight releases and pre-orders too, to further ensure the safety of their ever loyal customers.
Check out full the procedure for safe shoe coppage below, and be sure to let us at AHOODIE know how you feel about sneakerheads, re-sellers, Nike, Jordan Brand, or even peanut butter in the comments section below.
NIKE STORE LAUNCHES – TWITTER RSVP
Twitter RSVP is used to help manage product launches at Nike Stores. Follow your local Nike Store on Twitterfor launch announcements and frequent updates.
The Twitter RSVP Process:
- On the RSVP date, our store will send a tweet at a random time to begin our Twitter RSVP process, including a product specific hashtag (#tag).
- Once registration is open, you must Direct Message(”DM”) the store within 60 minutes. The DM must include:
- The product-specific #tag tweeted by the store
- The last 4 digits of your State/Passport/Military/School ID number
- Your shoe size (limit one).
- Confirmations from the store will be sent via DM to those who have successfully secured their requested size. Shoes will be awarded on a “first respond, first serve” basis.
- Confirmed recipients must pick up their product (in person w/ identification) from the store on the day of launch. Unclaimed product will be announced on Twitter and will be re-released at the store’s discretion.
How do you properly RSVP through DM?
- Step 1: Make sure you are following the stoe Twitter account in order to send a DM.
Note: Nike does not need to follow you because its Twitter accounts are verified
- Step 2: Watch for the store to send a RSVP tweet at a random time on the designated RSVP day.
Example Tweet: Twitter #RSVP is now open for the Air Foamposite One.#Electrolime
- Step 3: you respond with a DM to the Nike store Twitter account.
Example DM: #Electrolime, 4253, 10.5
[unique #tag], [last 4 digits of ID], [shoe size]
- (For more information about sending a DM, see the Twitter Help Center.)
Twitter RSVP Terms and Conditions:
- One item allowed per person, even if you receive two confirmations of successful registrations. Abuse of this rule may result in denial of purchase or entry to future launches.
- Confirmed recipients must provide a valid ID that matches the last 4 digits used for RSVP.
- Size cannot be changed once it has been confirmed to a person through Twitter RSVP.
- Resell or trade of Twitter RSVP confirmation is prohibited.
- Twitter RSVP confirmation is not transferable and not redeemable for cash or for credit towards any purchase.
- Lines will not be allowed to form outside the store for this release.
- Launch process is always subject to change at any time at the discretion of Nike, Inc.
Find your local Nike Store Twitter account:
Store Name City State Twitter Handle NIKETOWN Boston Boston Massachusetts @NikeBoston Nike Dallas Dallas Texas @NikeDallas Nike Las Vegas Las Vegas Nevada @NikeLasVegas NIKETOWN Los Angeles Beverly Hills California @NikeLA Nike Mall of America Bloomington Minnesota @NikeMallAmerica NIKETOWN New York New York New York @NikeNYC Nike Portland Portland Oregon @NikePortland Nike Roosevelt Field Garden City New York @NikeRooseveltFD NIKETOWN San Francisco San Francisco California @NikeSF Nike Santa Monica Santa Monica California @NikeSantaMonica Nike Scottsdale Scottsdale Arizona @NikeScottsdale NIKETOWN Seattle Seattle Washington @NikeSeattle Nike Running Bay Street Emeryville California @NikeBayStreet Nike Running Eugene Eugene Oregon @NikeEugene Nike Running Fashion Island Newport Beach California @NikeFashionIsl Nike Running Fashion Valley San Diego California @NikeFashionVal Nike Running The Grove Los Angeles California @NikeTheGrove Nike Running Lenox Square Atlanta Georgia @NikeLenoxSquare Nike Running South Coast Plaza Costa Mesa California @NikeSCPlaza Nike Running Stanford Palo Alto California @NikeStanford Nike Running Westchester White Plains New York @NikeWestchester Nike Running Westfarms Farmington Connecticut @NikeWestfarms Nike Running Westport Wesport Connecticut @NikeWestport