Originally Posted by DuMa
good luck with that eastbay/online thing. i tried to buy retro jordans and the site completely crawled to a slow grinding halt nearly making it impossible to buy the colors/size you want. you want them, you have to stand in line.
I understand each release is different, but I've experienced success with Eastbay. I was able to buy both the V's and the III's via the online site last year. I had to take a number and sit in a cyber-line for 10 or so minutes, but it worked out just fine.
That said, I'm not sure there was a complete rush for my choices:
Also, I own a pair of the Raptors. I bought them in 2003. A portion of the upper leather ripped on me from tugging my foot out of the boot too hard (while pulling on the back grip strap thing). I had that portion repaired and now my non-basketball-playing friend borrows and wears them anytime I'm able to coerce him onto an indoor court.