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House Of Hoops opts for Safety Over Sales + Orlando HOH Display & Shut Down

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This was the line for House of Hoops Dadeland Mall were the first guy on line had been there for over a week… He did it for the Foams. There was over 100 people waiting at 12 AM.

With the overwhelming response for the ALL-STAR ‘GALAXY’ specifically the Foamposite. House of Hoops started by shutting down some of their stores. In Miami Dadeland Mall HoH changed the release time from Midnight to 6 AM. In Broward County, Pembroke Lakes Mall HoH was completely shut down by corporate. This time they opted for safety rather than sales. Here are some images of the Florida Mall display and shut down.

I also included the press release from Footlocker Unlocked in which they state how they have changed their policy on big release dates. Now they will only allow one shoe per customer…

Press release via FLUnlocked:
Update 2/24, 10:45am EST: Due to safety concerns, the Foot Locker House of Hoops stores in South Park Mall and Crabtree Valley Mall are canceling the All-Star releases this weekend (product list below). Our priority is the safety of the community. Thank you for your understanding. The following Foot Locker House of Hoops stores have also canceled the All-Star releases: Florida Mall, Pembroke Mall, University Mall in Tampa, Southlake Mall and PG Plaza. Please check back for additional updates.

Update 2/24,1:30am EST: Due to safety concerns, we are canceling the All-Star releases this weekend (product list below) at the following Foot Locker House of Hoops stores: Florida Mall, Pembroke Mall, University Mall in Tampa, Southlake Mall, PG Plaza, South Park Mall and Crabtree Valley Mall. Our priority is the safety of the community. Thank you for your understanding. Please check back for additional updates. This does not affect online releases.

Update 2/23, 5:00 pm ESTThe following stores have notified customers at the front of the line that they will have the opportunity to buy the Nike Foamposite Galaxy upon availability.  The number of customers notified is based on the store’s inventory.

California: HoH Beverly Center (Los Angeles), HoH Serramonte Center (Daly City)

The HoH in Lakewood Center (Lakewood, CA) will be handing out tickets to those in line this afternoon.

The HoH in the Baybrook Mall in Friendswood, TX will be handing out tickets to those in line at 11 pm EST.

Update 2/23, 12:00 pm EST: Due to the incredible interest in the upcoming product releases, effective today, the Foot Locker release policy is as follows:  Only one pair of release shoes per customer may be purchased at a time, regardless of style.  If a customer would like to purchase multiple pairs of release shoes, the customer must return to the back of the line between each purchase.  We will continue to work with mall management on the release procedure.

Update 2/23, 9:26 am EST: Due to the incredible interest and excitement for the Nike Foamposite Galaxy, the following stores have notified customers at the front of the line that they will have the opportunity to buy the sneakers upon availability.  The number of customers notified is based on the store’s inventory.  Please check back periodically for any additional updates on a store-by-store basis.

Boston: HoH Cambridgeside Galleria (East Cambridge) New Jersey: HoH Willowbrook Mall

New York: HoH 125th St. (Harlem), HoH 34th St. (Empire), Foot Locker 42nd St. (Times Square), and Foot Locker 120 West 34th St.

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