Footlocker: They are starting to see the first of the Nike allocations of AF1, with strong window signing for the black/black release. Still plenty of black S. Carter and G-unit release on hand. Nearly all Timberland styles were discounted. Most other styles were 2/$89 or had another cut price. Most of the I3 Pressure collection was on sale, as they prepare to vacate the collection. While FL has given up on footwear BOGOs, they are still the most aggressive price-driven retailer at the mall.
Lady Foot Locker: Most of the wall was 2/$89 or other reduced pricing. Most of Timberland on sale. Most of KSWS included in 2/$89. NBA shirts were half off.
The Finish Line: Free $25 Gift card with $100 purchase. Terrific “Holiday Hook-ups” windows. Very few footwear styles on sales except clearance. Lots of exclusive styles on the wall. Saw the white S. Carter shoe, which we thought was a Footlocker exclusive. Most Timberland on sale. NBA/ NFL jerseys were $49, promoted from $65.
FootAction: About 15% of the footwear skus on sale, not including clearance. NFL jerseys were 30% off, but the selection was very limited, as it has been all year. Some Timberland on sales. Did not have the black/black AF1.
Famous Footwear: Strong selection of adidas Shell Toes, not previously seen in this channel. Tons of New Balance styles at great prices. New Balance is clearly the largest vendor here. Great presentation of Chuck Taylor. Strong selection of Timberlands. Lots of price point Nike. Good selection of Iverson original Question half off. Many styles at 50% off
DSW: TMac 3 at $99.90. (We were surprised to see a new release in this channel). TMac 2 low and High at $59.90. Full fixture of Adidas accessories. Lots of New Balance.
Journeys: Now carrying Globe and Adio, two brands previously only available in the mall at PacSun. Most Timberland at full price. Terrific collection of Chucks in new colors. Onitsuka Tiger was a new addition.
Underground Station: Still has S. Carter. Most Timberland on sale. Big assortment of Phat Farm. Lots of K-Swiss. Broad collection of Chucks.