Saturday, December 24, 2011

Air Jordan release sparks stampedes at stores across US

[ via BBC News / USA and Canada ] 23 Dec

Rowdy scenes have broken out at stores across the US as shoppers jostled to lay their hands on Nike's new shoe.
There was disorder from California to Georgia as shoppers vied to buy a retro version of a classic Air Jordan model.
A new pair costs about $180 (£115), but they are already being listed on eBay for as much as $605.

The ugly scenes recalled the violence that broke out in the early 1990s on streets across America as the shoes became popular targets for thieves.
Read more: BBC News

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