So by now, everybody should've been contacted
if they're UK-heads who wanted to buy a pair of Galaxy Foamposites and their names were drawn or if they're Facebook winners. The hype has escalated on these shoes to outright footwear psychosis and the comments thread for the competition News entry was highly entertaining. Out in the real world, things have been equally eccentric, but a lot more civil. Shouts to those who've been camping outside the Oxford Circus NikeTown since Sunday and props to those who've formed a cluster down the side of Footpatrol too. We just announced the winner of a pair on Facebook but added a runner-up who gets to buy a pair for his commitment to the Foamposite. We've been blown away by the amount of interest on Twitter and Facebook, and the quality of Facebook entries made it a tough one.
Those who got angry about not being picked on Twitter because they were "first"
might be missing the point of a random draw and if you're furious at not being picked because you spent all day Photoshopping fancy dress onto yourself or are vexed because you wore SFB boots in a basketball shoe based competition, we feel for you...we really do. But we were very, very impressed with the sheer volume of teleporting spacemen, dogs in Jordans and beautiful ladies claiming they've got UK11.5 feet. Somebody's got to win though and Armen Haghnazarian's "sleeping rough" image is tremendous. He gets the shoes. But we really liked Melvin Delas Alas's shot on the stairs with plenty of outfits, shoes and Penny referencing, so we added a runner-up category and he gets to grab a pair tomorrow (our sole international sale). Those Anonymous attacks had nothing on the attack of anonymous comments here last time this intergalactic drop was discussed here, so we're assuming Mr. Anonymous might make himself heard below over the next 24 hours.
Thank you to everybody who entered. It's well worth checking out the Crooked Tongues Facebook page
and perusing the entries to appreciate the quality of the entries. We kind of wish we'd bolted on a third-place prize too, but in fairness, it's an odd time when the right to purchase is considered a "prize." We hope everybody who gets a pair enjoys the ownership and one-upmanship of having them in their possession.