It looks like Sadderday has come early for sneakerheads.
Nike just announced that tomorrow’s online release of the Air Jordan 1 "Chicago" and "Pinnacle" has been canceled. In an official statement, it said that the company is "committed to creating the most premium experiences for [its] consumers online." The issue at hand is the unfair advantage certain consumers have by attempting to purchase sneakers using bots.
"Bots have been compromising the experience around specific products," Nike said. "We’re working hard to make sure real consumers are the ones getting access."
Though the online release has been canceled, both sneakers will still be available in-store through select retailers and at Nike stores. There has been no word as of yet from other retailers in regard to online launch cancelations.
Apologies. We’re canceling the online launches of the AJ 1 Pinnacle & the AJ 1 High on 5/30. Learn more here: http://t.co/Be1cTq4dvX— Nike.com (@nikestore) May 29, 2015
UPDATE 5/30 at 9:30 A.M.: The online launches from Foot Locker, Finish Line, Champs, Footaction, and Eastbay will still go on as scheduled despite Nike Store's cancelation. The online release will take place today at 10 a.m. EST on their respective sites.