I’ve decided to dedicate this entire week to my scouting and this morning my destination was Lakeforest Mall ( a dying mall) which has seen the demise of Footlocker, Footaction, Zumiez, Mcdonalds, Starbucks and recently Lord & Taylor. As you all know we are witnessing a retail apocalypse and the only companies or brands that are surviving are those that have tapped into their online presence. That doesn’t mean that foot traffic is dead, but to be able to weather the current storm, companies have to be able to create an unforgettable experience for the consumer. Traditional shopping malls are no longer the attraction; but this is good news for the consumer since retailers are compelled to mark down their prices to entice and attract buyers. This morning I was picking up a pair of the Adidas NMD R1 TR Red Black and I used the opportunity to surf through a few stores, Marshalls included. Here is a quick look at the NMD R1 TR and a few pictures of several other sneakers I came across.