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As Tier 3 lockdown looms, they queue for trainers!

By philtaylorphoto  
With hospitals nearly full, a Tier 3 Coronavirus lockdown a crowd of Mancunians headed into town before first light to queue at a branch of Foot Locker, as new type of Nike trainer had been released. No social distancing.


Tags: Photo journalism Trainers Coronavirus Social Distancing

Voters: mrswoolybill, woolybill1, Edcat55 and 13 more

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mrswoolybill Plus
16 3.6k 2575 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2020 8:05AM
Interesting. When there was a similar 'designer trainer' launch in Newcastle a while ago I heard that most of the lads queueing were on business, planning to sell them on.
Just as long as they are not visiting Granny this afternoon...
woolybill1 Plus
16 39 79 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2020 8:11AM
Demonstrating the herd instinct . . . as some of our politicians would prefer . . .

philtaylorphoto 21 334 2
19 Oct 2020 8:13AM
Or going to work, travelling on public transport or quite possibly living in multi generational households.

Every day you see people in the North West who don't get it; not deniers, just ignoring the situation.
viscostatic 16 50 11 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2020 8:50AM
So typical of the selfishness that is causing problems for others.

philtaylorphoto 21 334 2
19 Oct 2020 12:22PM
Sorry it's flat, it was tricky lighting. At least the Sun used it.
dudler Plus
19 2.0k 1974 England
19 Oct 2020 12:39PM
I don't think I'd queue for a new camera and lens, let alone shoes.
cats_123 Plus
18 5.1k 31 Northern Ireland
19 Oct 2020 1:20PM
County Lines proceeds? 🙄
Daisymaye Plus
14 25 24 Canada
19 Oct 2020 2:44PM
Very weird need in these times. But what do I know. Great image.
philtaylorphoto 21 334 2
20 Oct 2020 8:15AM
More likely profit from trainers rather than County Lines, despite the stereotypical appearance.

Some trainers are only available in limited editions, once a pair is purchased they go straight onto eBay, where they are sold at a huge markup, many will never leave the box and become collector's items.

Just think about those limited edition Leicas where the shutter will never be fired, but just sit on a shelf gaining value?

I have to agree, it's materialism gone mad, bordering on idolatry.
dudler Plus
19 2.0k 1974 England
20 Oct 2020 11:25AM
Only bordering?

'The love of money is the root of all evil' - any excess is worrying, therefore.
banehawi Plus
18 2.9k 4336 Canada
20 Oct 2020 3:11PM
At least they are wearing masks,

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