WMNS Air Jordan 1 ‘Satin Black Toe’
The Women’s Air Jordan 1 Satin Black Toe is an upcoming iteration of the silhouette which Jordan Brand will be releasing exclusively for women.
A typical Saturday in the sneaker community consists of waking up, eating a bacon egg and cheese from the corner store, and heading your way to the local sneaker shop, to cop the latest kicks dropping that day. Those were the days. In this day and age, you would have to fight your way in the store, to get a pair.
This past Saturday was a different experience. The Air Jordan 1 Satin Black Toe was released as a women’s exclusive (Sizes W5.5-W12). I sat down with the owner of Robertusainc and James Ruiz to discuss how the release should be handled.
“This is a women’s release and should be fair for all women. We should enjoy copping a pair of Jays without the hassle and fighting our way inside the store.”said Kickitwitdd while she was on the phone with James Ruiz
James Ruiz and Robert agreed and allowed me to choose 10 women from the sneaker community to cop for. Some of the women that were chosen have impacted the sneaker community in their unique way and spread equality to all. Robertusainc is a local mom-and-pop shop, that has been open for 20 years and has been spreading love to the community, through sneakers.
Saturday came, and everyone was lined up in front of Robertusainc, to cop the Satin 1’s. There was chaos, as everyone was trying to get in the store. Robert gave out pairs to some people that were outside, but held pairs for the women, as he was concerned about the women’s safety while waiting. Few of the 10 women were signing into Nike SNKRS and doing the 10-minute draw so that, any women outside, who couldn’t go inside the store, were still able to walk away with a pair. Even though there were a lot of sad faces, the majority of the pairs went to women. Robertusainc’s goal is to make sure women get their hands on the latest footwear, without being stressed out on not copping, as well as maintaining their safety. Some women were so happy and pleased how everything went and got themselves a guaranteed pair. The finishing details of the shoes include the black metal Wings logo on the heel to complete its premium appeal.
Overall the experience was down as an amazing day in the books, and a memory for a lot of women, who will remember this for the rest of their lives. Thank you to Robertusainc, for making sure women were able to get their hands on the Satins. Here is a highlight captured during the release.
|RELEASE: AIR JORDAN 1 WMNS SATIN BLACK TOE|
|STYLE CODE: CD0461-016|
|DATE: SATURDAY, AUG 17, 2019|
August 27, 2019 at 4:14 pm
great read quality work I look forward to more articles
August 27, 2019 at 7:05 pm
This article definitely recapped the events of that Saturday. The camp-out line was hectic, as it has been during many other releases. As a [petite] woman it is extremely difficult lining up for sneakers, along side men, without getting pushed and shoved, meanwhile actually getting the size you need. I truly appreciate DeeDee, James, and Robert’s efforts in ensuring that woman could obtain these 1s. Thank you DeeDee for being that voice for women (you know we’ve been jaded for TOO long). The world needs more of this…people coming together to help and support each other, and I’m glad I was able to be a part of it. Thank you, again.
August 27, 2019 at 4:19 pm
It was awesome to see the ladies coming together, talking, laughing, smiling, and most of all getting a sexy pair of shoes!!! Couldn’t have gone down better!!! Thanks Robertusainc and DD for looking out!! Love you long time!!!!!
August 27, 2019 at 4:32 pm
This is what it’s all about! Sharing sneaker culture through the lens of a female is important. It’s great to see local retailers thinking of their target audience for releases and finding ways to provide us with the access.
August 27, 2019 at 4:33 pm
Dope read – cool to see stores prioritize the customer over wholesalers.
August 27, 2019 at 4:33 pm
My big ass size 12 can’t fit them smh
Kick the habit
August 27, 2019 at 4:40 pm
I agree with that 💯
August 27, 2019 at 4:41 pm
Always a joy reading DD’s input on sneaker related subjects. What’s she did showed she’s a throwback to how the sneaker community used to be. Forever respect for that. As always I look forward to your next article D.
August 27, 2019 at 4:44 pm
IF THERES ANYONE I NEED TO GO TO FOR THE SNEAKER CULTURE DD AKA KICKITWITDD IS ONE OF THEM…SUPER DOPE COOL PERSON SINCE DAY ONE THAT I MET HER…THANKS FOR ALL YOU DO DD….IF YOU AINT KICKIN IT WIT DD YIUR LOST IN THE CULTURE LOL #ROCKONDD 👑
August 27, 2019 at 4:49 pm
Great recap of what happened that day DeeDee! Bringing awareness to the release process should not only help level the playing field but also provide a snapshot to the brands.
August 27, 2019 at 4:52 pm
Couldnt have captured this moment any better myself!! Saturday was definitely hectic, but it was worth the wait. Thank you DeeDee, James & Robert!! -perlsss
August 27, 2019 at 4:55 pm
Dope article DD keep up the good work‼️
August 27, 2019 at 5:48 pm
Love this article! Gives you a great perspective on how women are impacted by the culture
August 27, 2019 at 5:49 pm
Great article and this is how a drop is suppose to be handled women who truly love kicks that don’t do it for views or likes definitely need more respect
August 27, 2019 at 6:04 pm
Amazing Article, reading this I relived that Saturday!!!!! It’s such a dope feeling after so many years of being around only “male sneaker heads “ I really loved seeing so many woman in the sneaker game come together to do great things . DeeDee did an outstanding job.
August 27, 2019 at 6:17 pm
Great article….Thanks for being a player in the women sneakerhead equality movement. Yeah, that’s what I’m calling it❤️❤️. #teamworkmakesthedreamwork
1 legged lister
August 27, 2019 at 6:58 pm
Smartly written. True sneaker head. Can’t wait to read more from the writer.
August 27, 2019 at 8:42 pm
Cool read, that release was Handle right.
August 27, 2019 at 8:42 pm
If anyone knows what a hype release day is like and tells the story accurately, it’s definitely DD. & she did just that with this article. Great read! Can’t wait for more!
August 27, 2019 at 8:48 pm
This was a great showcase of a community circumventing the changes in the sneaker world that sometimes hinder the intended target of a hot sneaker release. Brands are doing better with their women focused releases and sometimes it takes doing our part to make sure women get to enjoy them!
August 27, 2019 at 8:53 pm
Limited runs are great when people give a shit about the ACTUAL target consumer. It was nice to see dudes mad they couldn’t get a pair. Good looks on the D and the shop actually caring a bit
August 27, 2019 at 8:55 pm
Since I’ve met DD she has always been an open book. She never holds anything back. Looks out for anyone and always has the greatest intentions at heart. This event was a perfect example. She made a ladies release about the ladies. Giving ladies in the industry hope that there are truly genuine people in this world who look out for one another. It isn’t always about 💰.
August 27, 2019 at 9:10 pm
I really enjoyed the article and how you expressed not only your love for sneakers but for the culture as well. I found it more dope how you sat down with the owners and told them your idea and they agreed. It just goes to show what a simple conversation and a love for what you do can get you very far. Especially when your sincere and passionate about it.
August 27, 2019 at 9:32 pm
Great read! It’s good to get the female perspective on sneaker releases. I never realized how much of a hassle it was for the women, having to battle with the men for women’s kicks. Dope of the store owner to allow majority of the ladies to cop their pairs. Couldn’t have executed that release any better. Keep articles like this coming! We definitely need the female perspective on a lot more things pertaining the shoe game!
August 28, 2019 at 3:48 am
Loved this article! Couldn’t agree more. Keep spreading the word for the ladiezzz:)
August 28, 2019 at 5:32 am
Love the article keep doing your thing .
August 28, 2019 at 7:40 am
Great article DD. It’s about time y’all got shown more love out here.
August 28, 2019 at 9:02 am
I think that was awesome of him to look out for the ladies. We’ve twice had our chance to cop as men. Back in 2013 and in 2016. Let the ladies have their shine. As someone who wears a size 15, I can relate to their struggle. Theirs is just on the opposite spectrum as mine lol. But hopefully more stores take on his attitude with women’s releases. But ups to DD on a well written article.
August 28, 2019 at 9:35 am
August 29, 2019 at 10:35 pm
Really dope event for the ladies!! I wish I could have attended! ❤️
September 1, 2019 at 4:13 pm
I am so proud of you DeeDee! The article is amazing and thank you for always doing a lot for us women in the sneaker community!