Nike Air Max 1 Melon Crush/Hot Punch
Ladies and gentleman, I'd like to introduce you to my summer kicks! I'm so glad they arrived before summer started, because I wouldn't have felt right starting summer without them. And seriously... it took them long enough!!!
I had originally ordered these off Crooked Tongues at the beginning of April. They were a pre-order that were set to be shipped out sometime in May. I found it odd that I hadn't received any shipping notification around May 20, so I sent them an email regarding my order. They didn't respond in a week, so I had to send them another email. When I finally received a response, it was to inform me that their shipment got cancelled and they'll be refunding my money.
... Seriously now?I waited two months, only to find my anticipation crushed in disappointment?! I was pissed. How long had they known about the cancelled shipment, and why wasn't I informed sooner?! They withdrew the funds from my account when I placed the pre-order in April, too! Not to mention, I caught the pair on Sneakersnstuff in May for cheaper than what I had originally put down for my pre-order. However, by the time I found out about Crooked Tongue's cancelled shipment, my size was already sold out on Sneakersnstuff and I had to frantically search for another retailer. Considering that this was a pair I had on my wishlist from the beginning of this year, it's kind of a big deal.
I suppose I should mention the 10% coupon they included in the email, but I thought it was useless after the whole pre-order fiasco. A pre-order is supposed to secure my pair, and a 10% discount on my next order does not compensate for compromising my trust.
Anyway, I ended up putting in an order for these at the KIX-FILES Store. I was a bit apprehensive placing an order with them, since I had never done so before and it made me uneasy knowing that they were coming from Hong Kong. Rest assured, they arrived soon after and they're definitely authentic.
A happy ending to a cheerful pair of kicks ♥