Helpful Tips for Buying Jordans on Finishline.com | The Fresh Press by …
Looking to cop the new Js? We hear ya…along with 23, 232, 323 other sneakerheads! Air Jordans are highly sought after and in most cases hard to get your hands on for retail price. So, we want to help you out by giving you some insider information on how to make your release experience on the best possible.
Other Tips for Buying Jordans:
1. Verify with your financial institution that you have the necessary funds available on your credit card to cop your Js.
2. Be sure that the personal info submitted on your order matches the personal info your financial institution has on file.
3. Make sure your billing address and shipping address are the SAME or your order will be denied.
4. To avoid placing multiple holds on your bank account, only submit your order once. If you submit more than once, your bank may take up to 72 hours to release those holds.
5. If you’ve had troubles in the past, consider purchasing a gift card prior to the release to use as your payment type.
Frequently Asked Questions:
When do the new Retro Jordans release?
Nearly all of the Retro Jordan shoes will release on Saturdays at 10 a. m. ET (7 a. PT). There are always exceptions, and we will do our best to inform you of release times.
Can I only find/buy the shoes from your Facebook or Twitter link?
You will be able to find and buy the release shoes with our links or by searching for the shoes on Most of the time there will be a homepage banner you can click on to take you to the product.
What does the SPA (countdown) page mean? Has the site crashed?
If you see the SPA page (30 second countdown clock), the site has not crashed. We purposely limit the amount of traffic going to on release days to insure that the site doesn’t go down. Wait patiently (or as patiently as possible! ) on the SPA page, and you will eventually get in to buy your kicks. Might we suggest checking out the latest articles on the Finish Line Blog in the meantime?
I put the shoes in my cart, but then got kicked out, and I’m on the SPA page again. Will the shoes still be in my cart?
As long as the shoes have not sold out, they will still be in your cart, and you will be able to continue to checkout once you get back into the site. Having the shoes in your cart will not reserve them. You must complete the checkout process in order to secure a pair.
I buy from all the time, but can never buy the Jordan releases due to checkout errors. Why?
has a fraud protection system that checks to make sure any flagged accounts are not fraudulant purchases. This method can take a few days to complete. Since the Jordans will sell out within a day, the system automatically rejects any accounts flagged as potential fraud. We recommend contacting your financial institution to confirm your account information in order to resolve the issue. In the meantime try the eGift card method in our tips above.
I received a confirmation email from PayPal but not from Finish Line. Am I good?
You must receive an order confirmation email from Finish Line in order to be sure you secured a pair of shoes. Once you receive your order confirmation from Finish Line, you’re set!
How long does it take to get the order confirmation email?
There isn’t a specific timeframe for when you will receive an order confirmation email, but it should come shortly after you place an order. If email confirmation is not received, check your Spam folder.
***Using these tips does not guarantee a pair of Jordan shoes from They are meant to make your experience on our site the best possible, but availability of Jordan releases are limited and while supplies last.
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This Is How to Get High-End Designer Sneakers Before They …
FIRST THINGS FIRST: As a true “#menswear” enthusiast, I’m all-in for today’s luxurious designer sneakers. Seriously, just look around: It’s as if we all collectively blinked, and guys everywhere traded in their ratty, decades-old running shoes for sleek pairs with suede swooshes, “tonal laces, ” and eye-popping color schemes. Frankly, the only problem with all of this fabulous new footwear is actually purchasing a pair: No one ever knows when certain models are going to drop, how many pairs the manufacturer will be selling, or even where you can get them. (Yes, this is all by design. )
This summer, Adidas Originals may or may not release a collaboration with the musician Pharrell. Nike’s unlimited stream of limited-edition Jordans is rumored to include a Wu-Tang Clan–designed pair, as well as ultra-exclusive one-off models produced alongside New York–based designer-shoe meccas KITH and Extra Butter. (And good luck ever buying a pair from Yeezy, the Adidas line that Kanye West has single-handedly publicized to prominence. )
But don’t worry if you’re dying for a pair that is guaranteed to sell out. Just follow these three steps.
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Spot your new kicks
Traditionally, the biggest drop days for new sneakers were NBA All-Star Weekend (in February); Black Friday, in November; and the weekend before Christmas. But as sneaker culture has gone mainstream, there are now new sneaker drops on almost every day of the year. The only consistency is the time: Whether in a specialty store or online, set your alarms: 10 a. m. EST. You never know what specific models are dropping—brands cancel or announce releases with the unpredictability of your craziest of ex-girlfriends. (Nike is known to pull releases less than 24 hours before they’re due to go on sale). But there are apps out there that aim to predict, with admittedly limited reliability, the schedule of upcoming release dates. The best on both iOS and Android are Unlaced (free), or the Nike-centric J23 ($1. 99).
So if there’s a shoe you want—like, say the New Balance Deconstructed 580 (shown above)—your best bet is to follow those apps and then, like a hunter in a deer stand, set up watch on Instagram and Twitter for your shoes to flash by. Search terms like #KOTD (Kicks of the Day), #KicksonFire and #Heat. Also be sure to follow a man who calls himself “Gucci Paul, ” an elusive thirtysomething Brit who has proven consistently trustworthy in the info that he posts. Regardless, the minute any noteworthy kicks drop, you’re bound to know about it on any of these shoe-dedicated accounts: @Sneakernews, @CollectiveKicks, @KicksonFire, @Hypebeast, and select retailers like @KithSet, @Cncpts, and @ExtraButterNY.
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Close the deal on your new kicks
Once you see a pair of shoes drop that you can’t live without, now it’s time to buy them. Or at least try. Most retailers, whether brick-and-mortar or online, now sell the limited-edition kicks through a raffle system.
It works like this: You apply for a particular style and size in advance, and then a lucky few are selected and offered the chance to buy. In person, you simply arrive and collect a ticket, but online sales are usually tied to social media. For example, Extra Butter’s process involves posting a photograph of the shoes on Instagram and directing followers to its website. If, like many frustrated sneakerheads, you don’t like the roll of the dice, you can try to stack the odds in your favor by turning to bots such as (from $95) or (from $325). These bots bombard stores with multiple applications for a single customer, significantly upping his chances.
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Try (again) to buy those new kicks
What if you don’t manage to score the sneakers you’ve been stalking, your first option is a reputable reseller. Sure, you could scour Twitter or eBay, but you’re at risk of shelling out for fakes. Instead, sneaker collector Thomas Sun suggests trying one of the top resellers including RIF (), Flight Club (), or Stadium Goods (). “Most of the people who take in sneakers at these stores for resale have worked there a long time, so they don’t really get caught off guard [by fakes], ” Sun says. “And with legit product, always ask for the original receipt so you know it’s 100% Nike or Yeezy. ”
Really, really hard-to-find sneakers will cost you a high premium from a reseller—don’t even get me started on the recent black Yeezy 750 Boosts, originally $350, on sale now for $2, 000 or higher—but it’s a sweat-proof way of shopping.
But here’s the thing: In the case of most brands, buying them from a reseller won’t always cost you extra. In fact, a little patience could score you a bargain pair of kicks. According to Tyler Blake, the blogger and reseller known as @TheRealTBlake, the industry’s made it deliberately difficult to gauge how many pairs of any given shoe will be offered. A lot of pairs are likely to be reissued within days to help slake the thirst of that frenzied market. Blake himself regularly opts to wait out the initial hysteria and scour the websites for Foot Locker or KITH a few days later. “If a style is still sitting there, chances are it’s offered [on resale] for less than retail price. ” If a major store over-orders a particular style, it’ll discount them and sell through alternative channels, driving down prices for customers shopping the secondary market. Blake says it’s not unusual to find new sneakers 20-40% off within weeks or even days of their release at retailers like eBay or If you miss out? Don’t worry. There’s always another pair dropping tomorrow.
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Frequently Asked Questions about how to get your jordans early
How can I get Jordans early release?
Frequently Asked Questions: When do the new Retro Jordans release? Nearly all of the Retro Jordan shoes will release on Saturdays at 10 a.m. ET (7 a.m. PT). There are always exceptions, and we will do our best to inform you of release times.Dec 17, 2013