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The Morning After Taking An L

It is 3:56 AM on a Saturday morning.  Instead of clutching my teddy bear and engaging in REM sleep, I am clutching my iPhone under the false pretense that I actually have a legitimate chance of acquiring a pair of Kentucky Blue Nike Dunk Low from the Nike SNKRS app.

At precisely 4:06 AM, I unsurprisingly receive my DIDN’T GET ‘EM confirmation. 

Didn’t Get’Em = Bots got them first.

With little hesitation and even less fanfare, I accept my L and acknowledge it’s back to the (sleep) lab again yo.

Thankfully, I have a pair of Kentucky Blue Nike Dunk High that I purchased years ago to hold me over. 

My Kentucky Blue Nike Dunk High – Purchased before the hype train left Platform 9 and 3/4.

Upon my groggy reentry into the real world of Saturday morning responsibilities, I rummage through my closet of deadstock sneakers and select a pair of kicks that turn my 4:06 AM L into an 8:30 AM W.  

This is the pair I retrieved from my closet.  

Jordan 3 Animal Instinct. Boots with the fur.

Before making its official outdoor debut, an essential lace swap ensues, replacing the stock flat black laces with a more premium blue pair from Ropelacesupply.  

Blue Ropelacesupply swap on an already crazy pair of kicks.

Taking an L is commonplace in the world of online sneaker shopping.  Unless you have the aid of a bot or are purchasing a pair of less desired kicks, most hyped online releases are usually a waste of time.  

Un-DSing a pair of fly kicks is my cathartic release to the early morning online sneaker L.

Stay Solefullylaced,

Kev Zool

Published in Keville


  1. ralph zool ralph zool

    you need the accompanying mink fur coat richie le collection.

    • kev zool kev zool

      Fur get about it.

      One pair of loud fur kicks is enough for me.

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