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Shoe Riot Time Again - Warn Your Kids

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God help any small kids or elderly people who get caught in front of these idiots.

 

Nike Foamposite Galaxy shoe release causes rioting at a Florida mall

By Dylan Stableford | The Sideshow 

Crowd disperses at Florida mall. (TheBigLead.com)

Not again. In a situation reminiscent of the craziness that broke out in December when Nike released its retro version of a popular Air Jordan basketball shoe, police were called in late Thursday to break up a crowd that had gathered at the Florida Mall near Orlando in anticipation of the release of a new limited edition, glow-in-the-dark Nike shoe.

More than 100 officers in riot gear were needed to disperse several hundred people who law enforcement officials said became unruly as they waited for the $220 Nike Galaxy Air Foamposite Ones to go on sale. There were no arrests or injuries reported. The launch of the shoes were timed to coincide with this weekend's NBA All-Star Game festivities in Orlando. The game is on Sunday night.

A similar scene played out at a Washington, D.C.-area mall early Friday where fans waited to get the coveted Nike Foamposite Galaxy shoes. Police in Hyattsville, Md., made one arrest, as the crowd there was estimated at over 100.

Early Friday, Foot Locker announced that it was canceling the shoe's release at certain malls and stores. "Our priority is the safety of the community," Foot Locker said in a statement.

More at yahoo news.

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Comments

1.
JAP69Comment by JAP69 - February 24, 2012, 12:55 pm
Yep, a few years from now you will begin to find them in landfills.
Did all those pet rocks end up back on the rock pile. ROFLMAO
2.
sully16Comment by sully16 - February 24, 2012, 2:25 pm
What is wrong with these people.
3.
jump6702Comment by jump6702 - February 25, 2012, 3:15 pm
i'm with sully16. is those shoe worth that and someboby life in a riot of people. walking on stepping on people this is just a scena i see. for 220 dollar that ain't worth all that. i like my 20 dollar shoes and they fit fine.

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