The Nike Alphafly 3 Sold Out Online In 60 Seconds, and Runners Are Upset

In a blink, they came, they conquered, and they were gone – the long-anticipated release of the Nike Alphafly 3s that sent the internet ablaze after selling out in a mere 60 seconds. Here are the 5 stages of Alphafly grief.

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Thousands of runners anxiously sat at their computers waiting for Alphafly o’clock on Thursday (Jan. 4). However, most would be disappointed to find that before they even had a chance to add a pair to their cart, the super shoes would be sold out.

It was like a digital stampede for footwear, where 60 seconds felt like a lifetime, and runners found themselves in a whirlwind of emotions.

Chaos across social media soon followed, and Nike had sent the running world into a frenzy.

We’re about to dive into the unexpected stages of Alphafly grief, as told by the candid, unfiltered reactions that flooded the internet. Spoiler alert: It’s a wild ride, complete with emojis, expletives, and a lot of digital mayhem.

So, grab a seat and prepare to witness the aftermath of the most elusive shoe drop of the century. Welcome to “The Alphafly Meltdown,” where the internet loses its cool, one pair of super shoes at a time.

Nike Alphafly, sold out in 60 seconds

Stage One: Denial

Stage one of the five stages of grief involves disbelief and shock. As runners across the world struggle to accept this situation, they use denial as a defense mechanism.

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Stage Two: Anger

Stage two is anger. It seems like this is where most Alphafly hopefuls are right now, as many express their frustration and resentment towards Nike.

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Stage Three: Bargaining

By the looks of things, the original retail price of the Alphafly 3s was a bargain, now that resellers are listing them for hundreds above the original price.

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Stage Four: Depression

More and more runners are beginning to express a deep sadness as they begin to realize they must wait for the next Alphafly drop, which could be months from now.

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Stage Five: Acceptance

Some people have accepted that it was not their fate to secure a pair of the coveted super shoes. Others are completely unbothered because they were able to get themselves a pair…or three.

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So, what stage of grief do you find yourself in? Or were you one of the lucky few to secure a pair of the shoes that broke the internet?

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Jessy has been active her whole life, competing in cross-country, track running, and soccer throughout her undergrad. She pivoted to road cycling after completing her Bachelor of Kinesiology with Nutrition from Acadia University. Jessy is currently a professional road cyclist living and training in Spain.

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