Travis Scott‘s highly sought-after Air Jordan 1 “Cactus Jack” finally made its global debut over the weekend, although many fans were left disgruntled due to Nike’s SNKRS app failing during the launch.
The collaborative sneaker was made available via the app on Saturday, however countless customers received payment processing error messages as they hurriedly tried to place orders before the shoes went out of stock. “Damn @trvisXX gotta give it up to you. This is probably gonna be the shoe of the year and it would have been dope to purchase such art especially while being a huge fan of yours,” one person shared via Twitter. “Too bad the @Nike app stayed playing. RT if you felt this.”
According to other frustrated tweets, customers waited for over 30 minutes hoping their order would go through to no avail. Bots, bugs and a 20-minute delay from the original start time also added to the frustrations of many.
Lucky fans were able to purchase the Travis Scott Air Jordan 1 “Cactus Jack” for a retail price of $175 USD. Scott’s latest Nike collab first landed in limited quantities on February 10 then again via Scott’s social media accounts on April 30. They are currently going around $1,350 USD on resell platform Stadium Goods.
In more sneaker news, Travis Scott’s Air Jordan 1 received a “Shattered Backboard” customization.
Damn @trvisXX gotta give it up to you. This is probably gonna be the shoe of the year and it would have been dope to purchase such art especially while being a huge fan of yours. Too bad the @Nike app stayed playing. RT if you felt this ?? pic.twitter.com/pV2Cm2QqdJ
— Edgar (@erojas1016) May 11, 2019
Having your Saturday morning ruined by the Nike SNKRS app is a tradition unlike any other.
— Nick Kosmider (@NickKosmider) May 11, 2019