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Air Jordan Nike Foamposite Galaxy shoes selling for 7K - 02-25-2012



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.

But Gionvanni Mecado, a 14-year-old from Kissimmee, Florida, told the Orlando Sun-Sentinel he's not buying the cancellation drama.

"I don't even believe them," Mercado told the paper.

Nike has had problems with riotous crowds before. In December, Nike's retro Air Jordans release caused fights to break out at malls across the country. In Seattle, cops used pepper spray to subdue what they said were unruly sneaker-heads.

"Mobs are one thing," Stephen Douglas wrote on TheBigLead.com. "Sneaker mobs are another. Nike needs to start making enough sneakers for everyone and stop releasing them at midnight."

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  • Comment of user 'Zardoz003' has been deleted by author (after account deletion)!
  • Just have your feet tattooed to look like these shoes.
    You'll save a lot of money.

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  • all these shoes that go for ridiculous amounts on ebay are scams. its groups of ppl bidding on them to drive up the price so the other ones that are $600 sell because it makes ppl feel like they are getting a steal. whether the person who put them up for auction or not knows the ppl bidding doesnt matter. its just ppl trying to drive up the price and demand. and on the side note. i think anytime NIKE releases shoes like this that are going to be in limited numbers should be forced to pay fo More..

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  • niggas gotta rob alot of 7-11's to get the money fo these

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  • I wouldnt even pay $200 for a pair of sneakers but hey if some of these people have the income to support their purchases, do it as long as it doesnt effect me, even though I think its kind of dumb.

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    • @Grim_Reaper The people who are willing to pay this kind of money for a pair of shoes are probably the folks who break into other people homes and steal their hard earned belongings.

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  • The day I saw shoes sell for over $100, 20 years ago, I was like wth!? And people actually paid for em. Wonder where those shoes are today...oh wait..the dump!

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  • seven grand for apair of shoes???? And I think $70 sometimes is pushing it.

    Hype and insanity

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  • I even seen 3 pair up to $14,000.00

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  • If I were Nike, I would claim to make only 600 pairs, like they have done, but really make 1200 and sell the other half on eBay.

    Now that's got you thinking :)

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  • ...somebody needs to figure out a way to file suit against Nike for this bullshit...either that, or figure out a way to nationally slap anyone stupid enough to get caught up in the marketing hype Nike's creating...seriously, riots and astronomical prices for a fucking pair of shoes???...

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    • Comment of user 'Zardoz003' has been deleted by author (after account deletion)!
    • @Zardoz003 ...communist???...hahaha!...well, if thinking it's insane to purchase a pair of tennis shoes for $14,000.00 and run amok in a rioting spree through a shopping mall trying to buy them is communist, then yea, I guess I'm just a big red commie pinko...unreal...

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  • Pay THOUSANDS of dollars for cheap plastic shoes NIKE makes in China for about 67 cents, No Thanks!

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  • however paid 7 grand for those will never get the money back

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  • Who the fuck would pay for that shit? Where are these $7,000 shoes made? Chill tunes.

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  • Thats insane! easiest way is for nike to release a date and just stock them one random night, first come first serve fool

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  • I just received a pair as gift from an old buddy working in Nike. SWEEET!!!!!

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