Sorry, Air Jordan 11 Concord retro sneakers are sold out in stores. The Nike 2011 release date was marred by violence in crowds. Some waiting for the Michael Jordan shoe were reportedly pepper-sprayed by police.
Air Jordan XI Concord Frenzy Similar to Apple’s iPhone 4S: Crowd Pepper-Sprayed
If you are a card-carrying sneaker -holic, you know the deets on the Jordan 11s. But for the novice bandwagon kick bandits, it’s one of the most popular brands released by Nike and His Royal Airness.
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The frenzy dates back to the ’90s when Michael Jordan sported the iconic sneaker designed by Tinker Hatfield, MJ’s shoemaker since 1988. Now, just like Disney memorabilia or an iPhone release date, the crowd goes bonkers.
“I don’t remember anything like this in the recent past at all, definitely not with the iPhone or anything like that.” ~ Linda Jackson, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department spokesperson
According to The Palm Beach Times, die-hard fans of the Air Jordan 11 Concord became so rowdy at a Pembroke Pines Foot Locker; police were called to the scene. There, authorities reportedly used pepper-spray on some disorderly people.
“They’re pepper-spraying people, pushing people on the ground, everything,” said one customer. “It’s crazy up there.” ~ Statement from a customer in line
Here’s a low-down on the Air Jordan 11 retro kicks, according to Nice Kicks:
Color: White/Dark Concord-Black
Model/Style number: 378037-107
Release date: December 23, 2011 (Sold out in stores, but stay tuned).
Price: $180 (in stores)
By now, you are like countless others who fell short of getting their hands on a pair of the limited edition Air Jordan 11s. There are reports that online auction sites like Ebay have the shoe available. But be prepared to pay an arm and your neighbor’s leg.
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