CLOSE
Strangelove Nike SB Dunks

Source: Strangelove / Strangelove

For true to the game sneakerheads and sneaker collectors, sneaker bots are the evil that we just have no true answer for.

For years while most of the sneaker world try to copp highly anticipated releases by manually typing in our information in hopes of checking out and securing a pair, sneaker bots do all that work with lightning fast speed leaving the average customer in the dust.

StrangeLove Skateboard knows that this is a huge problem for the sneaker culture and with the release of their highly anticipated Nike SB Dunk collaboration square in the crosshairs of bots, they decided to cancel their online release this past Saturday (Feb. 1) to combat computer programs from eating up merchandise.

Taking to their IG page to announce the cancelation, StrangeLove Skateboard said they reason behind the move was because “the raging botbarians at the gate broke in the back door and created a monumental mess for us this evening.”

View this post on Instagram

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Well, I ain’t a fan of cliches (or bad news), but don’t hate the player, hate the game, because the raging botbarians at the gate broke in the back door and created a monumental mess for us this evening. Fortunately a plan was already in place to get shoes into the hands of our most loyal and supportive customers, but we regret to inform everyone else that tomorrow’s launch has been cancelled and we will not be selling them on the site. Instead we ask you to please support the authorized @nikesb retailers that will be selling the shoes on February 7 (stay tuned for updates throughout the coming week as we will do our best to help spotlight these locations). Again, sorry for the late update, but circumstances spun way, way out of control in the span of just two short minutes. 💔

A post shared by StrangeLove (@strangelove.skateboards) on

Damnit, y’all!!

While these other outlets will be bubbling the pink and red dunks, we doubt it’ll be the joints with the exclusive sneaker box that were planned to drop on the StrangeLove website.

Check out the pics of what customers missed out on because of the state of the sneaker game today and let us know how y’all think sneaker bots should be dealt with when it comes to highly anticipated releases.

HipHopWired Radio

Our staff has picked their favorite stations, take a listen...

MORE FROM HIP-HOP WIRED
FROM SITES WE LOVE