‘Ridiculous’ queues at Nike’s Affinity Staffordshire store

‘Ridiculous’ queues formed at the Nike clearance store in the Affinity Staffordshire shopping center this morning.

The outlet drew large crowds, with customers from as far away as Birmingham visiting the Talke complex.

Stephen Tomkinson, 63, of Queen’s Gardens, said: “I think it’s going to be a huge relief for everyone. They were standing outside the door at twenty to nine, I’m glad it’s open again, I really am.

“This Nike store is ridiculous. I know it hasn’t been open for quite a while.

“Other than that I’m glad it’s open again, it’s dead on its feet.”

Teaching assistant Carol Gibson, 42, from Sandbach, was relieved to be able to try out new shoes with her son.

She said: “Especially with online shopping because we really have to try new things, it’s growing so fast. It feels good to be back. Just everyday school shoes. Its good.

“You just have to be able to try them out and see how they go. It’s just easy. With the internet, you have to see if they’re right for you, otherwise you have to send them back.

Retired Catherine Brazier was eager to regain some freedom after confinement. She said: ‘We’ve just been to Marks and Spencers, I’m just going to Next. We go to Home Bargains because they’re open, because they do food and that.

The 66-year-old from Bignall End added: ‘We got here at around 9.20am because we thought if there was a queue we might get in the queue but we got could enter directly. a bit of freedom.

“I hope to get my hair done.”

Queues for the Nike discount store stretched across the mall, with other outlets also taking advantage of the relaxed rules.

The new rules mean that ‘non-essential’ shops can now open.

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