On Saturday, the wait was over. The second edition of the highly sought-after Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 in all-black was officially released.
Raffles were drawn, winners announced, and servers worldwide crashed in record timing. And that was all caused by those who were unable to reserve a pair via Adidas’ mobile app called Confirmed.
So, while many of you try to come to terms with the fact that you weren’t able to secure a pair — there may still be hope. But you’re going to have to be quick.
The first, comes from none other than Mrs Kardashian-West herself. She promptly posted to her Instagram account with instructions on how the silhouette could still be yours. All you have to do is visit YeezySupply.com and follow the instructions.
Secondly, YCMC.com received record numbers to their site, causing a frustrating experience for those scrambling to grab a pair. However, the retailer responded by emailing all those who subscribed for their newsletter (the only way they originally announced the release time) with a detailed explanation.
They stated “We experienced over 100 times our peak traffic loads, and, as a result, our web servers were constantly overloaded. Even as we continually spun up more and more cloud-based servers, they could not keep up with the non-stop requests. This far exceeded our expectations, which we based on our last Yeezy launch. The result? No one could purchase the Yeezy Boost sneakers.”
After apologizing to their customers, they offered a final ray of hope. They would be raffling off the pairs. But you only have until 2pm EST Monday to enter.
First, we cannot apologize enough to our loyal customers and the real people who tried to buy the Yeezy Boost 350. Second, we are now moving to a raffle system. The raffle closes at 2 pm EST on Monday, August 24. The winners will be chosen at random and will be contacted via direct message by 5 pm on Monday, August 24. How to enter: 1. Follow @YCMC on Instagram. 2. Regram this image including #YCMCYZY and your shoe size in the caption by 2 pm EST on Monday, August 24. The winners of this raffle will have opportunity to buy one pair of the adidas Originals Yeezy Boost 350 in their specified selected size only. The winners will be chosen at random and will be contacted via direct message on Monday, August 24 by 5 pm EST. Sizes 8-12 (including half-sizes) and 13 are available . Open to US residents only. Private pages are not eligible. Only 1 entry per customer, duplicate entries will be disqualified. Again, we apologize to those of you who could not access our site and those of you who could not shop on our site today. Good luck in the raffle.
We are sorry for the difficulty many of you experienced on YCMC.com today. We experienced over 100 times our peak traffic and even though we continually spun more cloud-based servers, they could not keep up. We sincerely apologize to all of our loyal customers and all of the real people who tried to buy the Yeezy Boost 350. Since we were unable to complete transactions on our site, we are now moving to a raffle. Instructions on how to enter the raffle will be posted momentarily.