If you guys woke up this morning in hopes of buying the Kobe 9 EM ‘Philippines‘, you probably received some surprise tweets from NikeStore a few minutes before the release:
Yes, a countdown timer like that on the Eastbay sites in Foot Locker, Footaction, Champs Sports and CCS. All of this, presumably to finally get rid of early links and give users a fair chance against the bots. Here were some pre-launch reactions on Twitter:
And then the shoes released, with some technical difficulties:
So apparently the timer froze because the code had set the availability of the Kobes to false. Eventually, Nike fixed the problem and people started getting through.
With that said, what do you guys think of the countdown timer? Let us know in the comments and share your morning camp out stories. Were you able to cop a pair today?