How Often Do You Buy Shoes From Physical Retail Stores?
A few days ago news hit the web that Foot Locker is closing 110 stores.
In this day and time I can’t say the news is shocking. However, Foot Locker is the big chain retail store that always comes to mind when I think about sneaker retail.
Is it safe to say Foot Locker is the Nike of sneaker retail? If you disagree, I’m sure you understand what I mean. This news really made me think. I’ve always wondered how often do people go to brick and mortar stores?
With the popularity of Nike Outlet Alert and other in store content I crank out, I can tell that not many people visit stores. Again, this isn’t shocking nowadays because the Internet has made online shopping so easy.
I also know I’m considered old school in my approach of hunting for sneakers as well as going to stores to try shoes on and see them in person. But I’m also heavy on online shopping. Best of both worlds I guess.
To be honest, I’ve always enjoyed going to the mall, hitting mom & pop shops, visiting boutiques and outlets. I grew up with one of those moms that love to shop so I lived in the mall.
When I got older and started driving, I would drive almost anywhere to shop. I guess what I’m saying is I was conditioned since a kid to get up and get out there. At 35, nothing has changed.
Buuuut, I know I’m in the minority in 2018. I asked this question on Twitter and the response was overwhelming, so I had to bring the discussion to the blog.
That said, let’s talk about it in the comments.