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Out Now: Episode #148 – Breaking Down Preorders in the Sneaker Industry: The Pros, the Cons, and the Reality

Juan Hernandez

On this episode of the SoleSavy podcast, Marco Henry Negrete and DP jump on to discuss one of the most discussed topics in sneakers, pre-orders. They give their reaction to the most recent Kith x Clarks x adidas preorder, and why it was such a smart move. Then, they breakdown everything you need to know about preorders, from the pros to the cons, and why it might not be as feasible as many sneakerheads think it is.

Time stamps below:

1:14 Kith x Clarks x Adidas Collab Preorder Initial Reactions

3:41 What is the current state of sneaker releases?

11:47 What did the sneaker releases look like a few years ago?

12:53 Member comments about Preorders

15:39 What is the harm for brands to release more shoes via preorder?

16:45 Thoughts on the ALD preorder from a couple of years ago?

19:37 What are the pros and cons of preorders?

21:35 What is the current state of inventory?

31:14 What have you learned from the preorders since working with Garrixon studios?

33:19 Can every brand do preorders?

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