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Shoppers stood in lines overnight at Nike stores across the country to score a pair of the new release of the $180 Air Jordan 11 Retro Concords. This model is the latest in the Air Jordan dynasty which has historically stemmed violence and insanity from East Coast to West Coast to Gold Coast.
The release of Nike's new Air Jordans this morning caused scuffles, fights, and caused police to take extra precaution during the release. Pepper spray, property damage and arrests were reported at Nike stores in Washington, Georgia and Michigan among others. Police also said they had to break a car window to get two toddlers out after a woman went in after the shoes. They said she was taken into custody when she returned to the car.
Carlisa Williams of suburban Seattle said she joined the crowd at the Southcenter Mall for the experience and ended up buying two pairs of shoes -- one for her and one for her brother. But she said she'll never do anything like it again.
"I don't understand why they're so important to people," Williams told KING-TV. "They're just shoes at the end of the day. It's not worth risking your life over.""I don't understand why they're so important to people," Williams told KING-TV. "They're just shoes at the end of the day. It's not worth risking your life over."
· New Air Jordans cause shopping frenzy across U.S. [Tribune]
· Nike [Official Site]