How much stock is there? Will the online release be as chaotic as last time? Is it going to be another L or could it be the best chance yet to own this coveted trainer?! These are the questions being asked but here we answer the only important one - What is the best way of copping the Yeezy Wave Runner?
There's actually 5 ways - so follow these steps and you'll give yourself the best chance!!
Believe it or not, people do actually cop via raffles. In fact, there's way more chance of securing a pair via this route than any other method (bots included)!! Seriously, with most retailers raffling pairs of the Yeezy Boost 700, you'd be stupid not to enter. Our definitive raffle guide lists everything from Instagram giveaways to in-store only raffles.
If you're lucky enough to receive a "Congratulations"; email in the days leading up to launch, then the pressure is off! You don't even need to bother with the online release.
So, you keep refreshing your inbox but that email declaring your raffle win seems to be illusive - what now?!
The online release, although chaotic, offers a glimpse of hope for those who haven't been lucky up to now. Fortunately, several UK and European retailers are planning to launch the Wave Runner online. adidas UK will hold the largest stock, launching at 9am, Saturday 15th September. But it's worth dragging yourself out of bed even earlier for the 8am launch at Footpatrol. Other unexpected retailers could go live from German based Solebox to UK's Dover Street Market.
Save yourself the stress of frantically searching one retailer to the next by following @thesolesupplier. Once you've turned on those notifications, you'll be the first to know of any launches. Be ready around 7.45am as that's when the action starts!
Just like Myspace, VHS and the adidas NMD, campouts are slowly fading into the past. No one can deny it's a dying practice - what with our insatiable greed for technology - but in-store releases are still a thing.
If you're that dedicated. you might just consider camping outside a store front up to 8 hours before the launch. No one can guarantee you'll get a pair but at least you sat alongside sneaker comrades in an effort to secure that grail. Stay tuned to our social pages for more news of the retailers launching in-store. So far, that includes 7Liverpool for those up north and several confirmed shops across London Town.
Nothing is worse than the gut wrenching realisation that you've taken an L. Whether you was stuck with a frozen checkout page or that campout was a wasted ordeal, it's not time to lose hope just yet.
Far from it as several retailers usually launch the Yeezy randomly at some point during the release day. It might come at any time - 3pm or just before mindight! There are even rumours that Yeezy Supply might coincide the launch of an EU webstore with this release.
And finally, although it seems unlikely, restocks do happen for these exclusive silhouettes. That said, you'll want to stay glued to @thesolerestocks for any breaking alerts, usually most likely to happen in the days after launch.
Sometimes, it just ain't your day and there's only one miserable option to consider; putting money in the hands of a greedy re-seller.
Sure, it's the worst case scenario but it might be your only chance of owning such a lucrative shoe. Given much more stock is expected for the Yeezy Wave Runner 700, there's a chance that resell prices won't be too extortionate. Then again, thousands of people just like you are desperate to cop! Let's hope it doesn't come to a frantic search across the eBay listings!