I have no proof of this...but I suspect that many of the rare shoes/boots on the TSM seconds list get sold in the store the day they become available. If I lived near the store I would stop in all the time to try and find out when the next seconds list will start and be there the morning it starts. In regards to some getting the list earlier than others I would imagine the email list is staggering in length. It likely takes a long time for the lists to get emailed out, and likely goes out by size from small to large. It's disappointing to place an order and have it cancelled, but this really is a crap shoot; specially for shell in rarer colors. Hopefully some of the forum members snagged some good ones today...and actually get them! I've experienced the thrill of the win and the agony of the defeat severals times on this list!
I'm about 10 miles from the store. I feel like I have a good relationship with Ed and Joe. I'll have to ask if they can give me the heads next time an order comes in so I can drive down. I was lucky enough to be in the store the day they got in a huge shipment of exotic seconds. I'm still kicking myself for only jumping on 2 pairs.
At least this time, that is not the case. The seconds are at their warehouse and not their shop.