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News February 18, 2016

Fan Questions About the Yeezy Boost Ballot Will Make You LOL

A roundup of the strangest questions fans have posted on social media regarding the ballot for the adidas Yeezy Boost 350 “Pirate Black” happening in Singapore this week.

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Earlier this week we wrote that the Yeezy Boost 350 “Pirate Black” will be restocked and be made available mainly through ballots from a few locations across Singapore.

Despite its efforts to explain ballot rules and procedure, the questions fans have posted on the adidas Singapore Facebook page take the cake.

Some of these enquiries are so bizarre we had to ask: Are the rules of the ballot so unclear, or are the fans just trolling?

Have a look:

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Whether genuine enquiries or jibes, these questions could perhaps indicate that the time has come for brands and retailers that favor the ballot method to seek alternative procedures.

Sneaker retailer, Limited Edt, has changed things up for the release of the Yeezy Boost 350 “Pirate Black”. While members of the public and VIPs will have to ballot as has been the store’s tradition, what the store is doing differently this time: Setting aside 20 pairs of the much-coveted shoes for a select group of people:

“1)LE VIP members who spent the most on adidas footwear from Jan 2015 to current( must be purchases in their size and they cannot have owned a black yeezy)
2) a few staff who we feel should be rewarded for good work, long service or customer service)
3) our adidas account manager for taking care of us
4) some key individuals who directly impacted our adidas business like the designers of our sneaker collab and who did photography for us”
Source: Limited Edt Facebook page

Granted, ballots are a great way to prevent a queue in front of stores in famously mob-intolerant Singapore, but there has got to be a better way to coordinate a massive release such as the Yeezy Boost 350.

Have you had a better experience with sneaker releases via ballots, or otherwise, elsewhere? Tell us more. Leave a comment at the end of the article.