Redlands is notorious for jacking up prices on items they previously offered for less. Melos were $99 for a LONG time...Now they're $159. I'm not sure what that store manager is thinking. They didn't sell out at $99...what's the point of bringing the price up to $159?
Same thing happened with the Flyknit Trainers : offered for $49 in 3 colorways...2 weeks later raised back up to $99 and those pairs sat for months before disappearing.