North Texans Are Almost Rioting Over the New Air Jordans Again

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It's the holiday season, which means it's time for Nike to release slightly altered versions of old Air Jordan sneakers. This year the hot ticket is the $185-per-pair Air Jordan 11 Retro Gamma Blue, the model MJ wore during the 1995 playoffs.

What are people so excited about? What sets the new model apart from its forebears? Eastbay's description highlights their "all-new 'Gamma Blue' colorway, featuring a black patent leather and cordura base with gamma and maize branding hits." Sold?

See also: Fort Worth Police Use Pepper Spray to Quell Riot Sparked by Release of New Air Jordans

Sneaker aficionados are so pumped about Saturday morning's release that they started lining up at Dallas' Southwest Center Mall on Thursday. As a shoe store there was preparing to dispense tickets for the shoes at 6 o'clock this morning, Fox 4 reports, a fight nearly broke out.

There were no arrests or injuries reported, but the station reports that "tempers flared and police had to intervene." If this sounds familiar, you might recall a similar incident last year at Hulen Mall in Fort Worth.

A reporter for NBC 5 described it as a "small riot" and reported that 300-400 people were pepper sprayed, all for a shoe that debuted almost two decades ago.

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AirMaxSales
AirMaxSales

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GAA214
GAA214

Hyper materialism is a mofo. 


lapodaca1414
lapodaca1414

They got burnt...lol....I got my Jordan's for $129.99....smh 


RTGolden1
RTGolden1 topcommenter

They should have released the shoe on Black Friday/Grey Thursday; get all the rioting and other holiday idiocy out of the way in one go.

Sotiredofitall
Sotiredofitall topcommenter

How many times have we seen this article?  

manpanties
manpanties

awesome story!!!  something that didn't happen almost might have happened.  thanks for the heads up.

Myrna.Minkoff-Katz
Myrna.Minkoff-Katz topcommenter

Are they really worth $185?  They're not exactly Rebecca Minkoff.

rubberduky
rubberduky

Yeah I never did understand the whole shoe Jordan hype thing. Just a bunch monkeys and wiggers thinking somehow a fucking shoe will raise any hype level that they never had to begin with.

killwhitepriv
killwhitepriv

I thought they wanted to be called "African-Americans" these days, not "North Texans".

DurtyTexMex
DurtyTexMex

Sweet! Something else for the thugs to rob & shoot each other for... tis the season ;)

ruddski
ruddski

The shoes are worth the price to a young black man, because of the status. You know, the same reason haughty white city girls buy overpriced shoes that destroy the feet and are hard to walk in.

Obviously, the young black men are a lot smarter.

observist
observist topcommenter

@rubberduky It's almost as bad as middle-aged white ladies fighting over Beanie Babies.

MaxNoDifference
MaxNoDifference

@doublecheese  As well as "The Mall Formerly Known as Red Bird".
  My wife tends to call it a different bird species.

rubberduky
rubberduky

Your not slick enough to slip in that one on a comparative note. Just go back and Google any and all incidents involving Jordans, rap concerts, and just recently here on Observer a 300 pound fat mexican who demanded a discount on a gang t shirt being sold ( AT GUNPOINT ). Culture breeds actions and lifestyle. Look and watch at the next say....10 or so replies and you will see that I am not the only one who thinks this way. But I can still hate on my own, I don't need help..

CogitoErgoSum
CogitoErgoSum topcommenter

Yeah, the worst part of the Internet.

CogitoErgoSum
CogitoErgoSum topcommenter

@TexMarine @TexMarine So, if this mythic "white guilt" is, as folks like you so often point out, a bad thing perpetrated on white folks by the liberal media, what's the more positive social phenomenon for which you wish -- "white pride"? I'm guessing so. I'm also guessing you wouldn't say so because it too closely resembles the very politically incorrect phrase "white power." Own up to it and claim your white pride, why don't you?

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