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Memorial Day Weekend Aftermath: How Did You Do?

Memorial Day Weekend Aftermath

At 9:35 am EST, a good hour and a half after the madness of the Memorial Day Weekend releases had ensued, I was starting to feel the beginning effects of PTSS (Post Traumatic Strikeout Syndrome); I was dejected, irritated, and slightly depressed. Jordan Brand pitched a no-hitter Saturday, and I was the unlucky chap that hit 0 for 3...

Memorial Day Weekend Aftermath

For those of you living under a rock, without a reliable internet connection (Wi-Fi's everywhere, people!), Friday and Saturday brought us several high-profile releases from a few brands; we had the Air Jordan I (1) OG "Black Toe" release on Saturday morning, along with several other restocked Retro Jordan releases from the past few months, namely the Air Jordan III (3) "88" and the Air Jordan IV (4) "Thunder"; Reebok was represented by the Solebox x Reebok Classic Leather "Sturnella Militaris", as well as the Reebok Answer 1 Retro "Black/Gold", both dropping yesterday; Nike was represented by two Lebron James signature shoes (the Nike Lebron X Elite "Dade County", as well as the Nike Lebron X Low "Sprite"), and Kobe Bryant's Nike Kobe System 8 "Venice Beach", along with a Bo Jackson tribute in the Air Trainer Max '91 "Bo Knows". This past weekend will most likely go down as one of the biggest weekends of the year (until the holidays, of course).

Memorial Day Weekend Aftermath

Memorial Day Weekend Aftermath

At first, I was pretty annoyed with my lack of success, but then it hit me: these aren't the last releases of the year; far from it, in fact. There's plenty of sneakers releasing in the coming months (the "Black Grape" Jordan V's, the "Mambacurial" Kobe System 8, and "Black/Gold" Griffey Max 1s come to mind), some highly sought-after, some not (the upcoming Jordan Son of Mars Low "Cement" will probably not be flying off the shelves, if you're into that kind of thing). So, while it's never fun to fail at something, it's only shoes people! You can also take comfort in the fact that you'll have plenty more chances to succeed (or fail) in the near future, so don't jump off that cliff just yet, dear reader!

Memorial Day Weekend Aftermath

Memorial Day Weekend Aftermath

While I was initially unlucky in my endeavors, I ended up stopping by my local Foot Action to see if anyone hadn't picked up their "Black Toe" 1s, and while I was unable to grab a pair of those (I was 4th in line; there were only 3 unclaimed pairs...), I was able to scoop a pair of Thunder IV's at the Finish Line right across the way, as well as a pair of "Grape" Jordan V (5) Retro's that someone had returned earlier that day, so it wasn't a total wash. If you take anything from this story, I hope it's that you should never give up until the skinny Jumpman sings, or you've exhausted all possible sources, and even then, don't let it get you down. You'll have plenty more chances to get other sick kicks, believe that!

How did you do this past weekend? Get everything you were hoping for, or strike out like MJ taking BP? Let us know in the comments below, and please, try to keep the gloating to a minimum; after all, people are still licking their wounds (myself included)...

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