Thankfully, computers are multi-tasking machines. Fans that were trying desperately to score a pair of the Kanye West-designed Pirate Black Yeezy Boost 350 sneakers when they went on sale this morning were able to vent their frustration and express their hysteria via tweets while trying to shop the shoes online. It was almost like a show of solidarity, as users across the globe offered their unique takes on a shared experience. In this case, it was all about waiting to buy Yeezy Boosts 350s in black, being shut out, shut down, kicked off a site, unable to access a site, or being told the shoes were no longer available despite being thisclose to copping a pair.
The struggle was indeed real.
There were plenty of unhappy customers who ended up empty-handed. I'm just glad they were able to express themselves by tweeting their feelings, as opposed to remaining all pent up and angry. These users — some were pissed, but most found humor in the situation with memes— also acted as unintentional information resources for others who were in the same boat and trying to purchase a pair of the difficult-to-get Yeezy Boost 350s.
So, yeah, Twitter was abuzz and crackling with frustration early this morning regarding these footwear unicorns.
Here are some of the most memorable reactions.
This is the most effective use of West's wife Kim Kardashian.
That about sums it up...
Sometimes, admitting defeat is the strongest thing you can do.
Desperation hung in the air in the Twittervese.
We knew this wasn't going to be easy, but...
Another Kimoji, because of course.
The crying Kimoji would have worked here, too.
Using Yeezy against himself!
One man's trash is another's treasure.
I'm not exactly sure what he's saying. I think it is something regarding gaming. Still, I totally got the point.
I am glad to see that so many Twitterers do realize at the end of the day that THEY ARE JUST SNEAKERS!!!
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