SNEAKER FIX Those who love collectible classic sneakers have a new place to try and win rare Michael Jordans and other brands. It’s in a kind of gambling machine at the Outlets. You pay $5 for a chance to put a key into a arcade game device that holds the pair you want, like those claw machines kids get stuffed animals in. You get one shoe and then send the Portland, Oregon-based company, Sneaker Chest, the number with it and they send you the other.
The company has put Air Jordan 10 “OVOs,” Supreme x Jordan 5s, Don C x Air Jordan 2s and the adidas Yeezy Boost 350 in machines, some of which sell for as much as $1,000.
The machine is in the southeast quadrant of the Outlets (the first right off Arroyo Circle heading south), by the restrooms and near Zumiez. Be warned, however, the company’s website is down and the machines had a number of complaints from frustrated gamers on the web.