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12-22-2013, 06:56 AM


Police say both victims in shoe store shooting are in custody
updated on: 05:46am, December 22, 2013

MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Milwaukee police are investigating a shooting that happened at Uncle Joe’s Shoes and Sportswear near Capitol Dr. and Teutonia Ave. Saturday morning, December 21st.

Two men were shot during the incident which took place around 10 a.m. The victims, a 21-year-old and 25-year-old, were taken to area hospitals with non-life threatening injuries.

“All hell is going to break loose, and that’s what happened,” said Janice Banyard who was in line for the shoes. “There were over 200 people out here for eight pairs of shoes.”

Witnesses say around 200 people were waiting in line to buy the new $185 Air Jordan 11 Gamma Blue sneakers when an altercation resulted in shots being fired.

“If you wanted shoes bad enough, you should have came out here and sat all night like the others did,” said Banyard. “I just think it’s ridiculous. It’s ridiculous. They should have had a better system out here than that.”

Banyard wasn’t in the store at the time, but says friends told her people in the back of the line became rowdy and tried to skip ahead.

Police say the incident stemmed from an argument between two groups but would not say whether the shooting was over a certain type of shoes. The on-going investigation revealed that several shots were fired from different guns.

Both victims are in custody on charges related to the incident.

12-23-2013, 08:25 AM

Tempers flare in line for latest Air Jordan shoes
Updated: Dec 20, 2013 7:38 AM PST



Dallas police were called to the Southwest Center Mall early Friday for reports of a fight in the line for the latest Air Jordans.

Officials said people started lining up overnight outside the mall in southern Dallas. A shoe store there planned to hand out tickets for the Gamma Blue Jordan 11 shoes, which are scheduled to be released on Saturday.

At about 6 a.m. a group of people arrived and tried to cut to the front of the line. Tempers flared and police had to intervene, officials said.

12-23-2013, 08:30 AM

In New York, shoppers in the Bronx spoke of fights, ripped clothing and police presence as shoppers, many parents trying to secure a pair of shoes for their children, waited outside Foot Locker.

A shot of the scene posted to Instagram shows a huge crowd watching as a group of girls fought before the store opened.

One shopper explained that the street cred of wearing a pair of Air Jordans made the ordeal worth it.

'I mean, technically it's not. But for bragging rights, it is. It is, it's worth it for bragging rights, it is,' she told News 12, after she explained that she'd been waiting for 12 hours to get her hands on a pair.

Sneaker freaks: A group of girls brawls in the crowd massed outside a Bronx Foot Locker store awaiting the release of the latest Air Jordans

Last week in Ohio shoppers managed to pull a door entirely off its hinges:p while they piled into the Champs Sports shop at Eastland Mall.


The shoes were not even on sale until Saturday but the store was handing out vouchers that would enable shoppers to buy the shoes on Saturday.

Officers were also called to disperse an 'unruly' crowd in Florida on Friday night after a sports store manager decided not to sell the sneakers due to the size of the crowd and the limited number of sneakers the store had.

12-23-2013, 08:32 AM

fight in Bronx New York over Jordan gamma 11s


The Bobster
12-23-2013, 10:21 AM

Brawls mark latest Air Jordan debut
By Post Staff Report
December 23, 2013 | 10:06am

The Air Jordan 11 Retro Gamma Blue every nigger and wigger wants.
Photo: eBay

The Air Jordan 11 Retro Gamma Blue, is the latest iteration of the iconic basketball sneaker and as shoppers lined up early to get the $185 limited edition fights broke out.

In The Bronx at a Footlocker outlet on 151th Street and Third Avenue, fights between teenage girls spilled out onto the street.

In Stockton, CA a viral video shows a mob of teenage boys exchanging punches inside a Finish Line store after the retailer sold out of the sneakers.

Last year a 22-year old man from Houston, Texas suburb was killed over the then newly released Air Jordans.

It is unknown if anyone was injured or arrested in the latest weekend melees.

The Bobster
12-24-2013, 07:42 AM

Fist Fights Erupt Over Latest Nike Air Jordan Sneakers
Posted: Dec 23, 2013 10:59 PM EST
Updated: Dec 23, 2013 11:05 PM EST

NEW YORK - The release of the latest Nike Air Jordan nigger hoof covers brings out big crowd and incidents of violence too. FOX's Dan Bowens reports.

The release of the latest Nike Air Jordan sneaker brought out thongs of crowds across the country and several brawls broke out, too.

Video making the rounds online taken at a shoe store in Stockton, California, shows various fist fights erupting, apparently over the Gamma Blue 11s.

Tempers wore thin after some shoppers waited hours for a chance to buy a pair. The sneakers went on sale on Friday night.

Another fight reportedly broke out outside a Foot Locker on E. 151st St. in the Bronx between a group of women.

"It was two lines. It was kids and adults. The adults were a little crazy," said Miyah Rogers, 11, of Queens who purchased her Air Jordans in Harlem.

She was given a ticket to come back at a later date to purchase the in-demand sneakers.

Rogers' mother, Glenda Irby, said paid $185 for the new kicks.

"I tried them on. They're very comfortable," said the retail manager

The Bobster
01-30-2016, 07:05 AM

‘Sneakerheads’ Brave Cold, Campout in Philly to Buy $650 Air Jordan Sneakers
By Steve Beck
Published 3 hours ago

The chilly temperatures are not stopping die-hard “sneakerheads” from camping out in Philadelphia to get their hands on a pair of $650 sneakers.

The limited-edition Air Jordan 2 Retro “Just Don” sneakers go on sale Saturday at 8 a.m.

The sneakers cost $650 for an adult pair and $350 for a kid’s pair.

One “sneakerhead” started his camp-out at 8 a.m. Friday outside the UBIQ store on Walnut Street in Philadelphia.

“I need these because they limited, very limited, only certain cities got them. I need ‘em,” Bigavel Mel, of Atlantic City, said.

One man came from Connecticut for the chance to own a pair.

“I wanna wear them. I wanna have them and potentially sell them in the future because they’ll be worth more if I try to sell them than retail. They’ll be worth probably double than the retail price,” Colin MacLennan said.

The temperatures Saturday morning were in the low 20s.

A “sneakerhead” is someone who collects, trades and has a passion for sneakers.