Exclusive Inside Access At The Grand Opening Of Flight23 | Footaction In Las Vegas

Ray P

A visual recap.

Flight23 Footaction Vegas Grand Opening

All eyes were on Las Vegas today as Flight23 by Footaction, only the second Jordan-only retail store in the world, had its grand opening. Located at Planet Hollywood Hotel inside the Miracle Mile Shops, Vegas sneakerheads were camped out since 6pm the previous day to make sure they were first in line to experience the unique retail space and take advantage of any surprises. TSG was live on the scene throughout the entire morning snapping photos to take you along the journey with us for an inside first look. Enjoy the gallery below.

Photography by Ray P. for TheShoeGame.com

Flight23 Footaction Vegas Grand Opening
Flight23 Footaction Vegas Grand Opening

Employees eagerly watch the line eclipse over 250+ people prior to opening.

Flight23 Footaction Vegas Grand Opening
Flight23 Footaction Vegas Grand Opening On Feet-13
Flight23 Footaction Vegas Grand Opening
Flight23 Footaction Vegas Grand Opening

These guys were camped out since 6pm the previous day. That's about 18 hours until Flight23 opened.

Flight23 Footaction Vegas Grand Opening
Flight23 Footaction Vegas Grand Opening
Flight23 Footaction Vegas Grand Opening

Jordan Brand gave out exclusive pins themed after the 2015 Hare Collection.

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Flight23 Footaction Vegas Grand Opening

Lights, cameras, action - it's almost time for store opening at 9AM.

Flight23 Footaction Vegas Grand Opening
Flight23 Footaction Vegas Grand Opening
Flight23 Footaction Vegas Grand Opening

Doors open and people rush for the Retros! Flight23 decided to release the "Hare" Air Jordan 7 way earlier than the expected May 16th date. It's lit!

Flight23 Footaction Vegas Grand Opening

11Lab4's and Barcelona's were available too.

Flight23 Footaction Vegas Grand Opening
Flight23 Footaction Vegas Grand Opening
Flight23 Footaction Vegas Grand Opening

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Flight23 Footaction Vegas Grand Opening
Flight23 Footaction Vegas Grand Opening
Flight23 Footaction Vegas Grand Opening
Flight23 Footaction Vegas Grand Opening
Flight23 Footaction Vegas Grand Opening

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Flight23 Footaction Vegas Grand Opening
Flight23 Footaction Vegas Grand Opening

The original Hare Jordan collection was on display including Michael Jordan's personal pairs of 7's as well as Bugs Bunny's PE Bordeauxs. Peep the original shirts and marketing materials, ha!

Flight23 Footaction Vegas Grand Opening
Flight23 Footaction Vegas Grand Opening
Flight23 Footaction Vegas Grand Opening
Flight23 Footaction Vegas Grand Opening
Flight23 Footaction Vegas Grand Opening
Flight23 Footaction Vegas Grand Opening
Flight23 Footaction Vegas Grand Opening
Flight23 Footaction Vegas Grand Opening
Flight23 Footaction Vegas Grand Opening
Flight23 Footaction Vegas Grand Opening
Flight23 Footaction Vegas Grand Opening

Finally we made our way over to the dedicated Footaction retail side of the store which had a mural of the iconic Las Vegas sign and a lot of sneakers. Gold Foamposites and Floral KD 7's restocked over on the Sportswear section.

Flight23 Footaction Vegas Grand Opening
Flight23 Footaction Vegas Grand Opening
Flight23 Footaction Vegas Grand Opening
Flight23 Footaction Vegas Grand Opening

Overall, it was a wonderful experience to share with the community of Las Vegas. From the pins, to the big cameras, and early released retros, it's safe to say everyone who attended left happy. Both sides of the store looked amazing and the customer service was extremely friendly. Expect some more interesting things to happen at the Flight23 retail space in the coming weeks. who knows what Jordan Brand and Footaction may have up their sleeves?

Flight23 by Footaction
Planet Hollywood Hotel - Miracle Mile Shops