May 5, 2012 BY John Kim / 13
Sneaker thievery has been a cause of concern ever since Sports Illustrated reported on the infamous case of the stolen Jordans over two decades ago. However, this latest news development is more than just a quick and clean ‘stick-up’, but rather a heist in which the culprits managed to get away with over $10,000 worth of shoes. The stolen items in question are the Pendleton x Vans x Nibwaakaawin – the collection that was previewed on Sneaker News just two weeks ago; after the Native nonprofit’s Gathering of Nations/All Nations Skate Jam last weekend, during which most of the collection was sold, the remaining units were stolen from Vans from a parking lot in the middle of the night. The profits of this limited edition collaboration directly contribute to the Nibwaakaawin Native and the funds go toward the All Nations Skate Jam in Albuquerque, and only the event coordinators have these shoes on hand. via koat
If you see any of the Pendleton x Vans x Nibwaakaawin 2012 Collection on sale on eBay, forums, or other local swap-meets or online listings, please contact Crimestoppers at (505) 843-STOP (7867).
Ya see what's happening now a days. If vans would of made it a gr then I doubt it they would of had this problem and they would of raised more money. I hate to say it but I can see ppl starting rob trucks and shit. Why? Too many fiends. Not enough product. Thank you shoe companies.
IF SNEAKER NEWS WOULD JUST STFU SOME TIME AN QUIT HYPING SHIT UP, THINGS LIKE THIS WOULDN'T BE HAPPENING, PRETTY SOON CATS GON START ROBBING FOOTLOCKERS AN OTHER SHOE STORES FOR J'S AN SHIT!!! HEY THIS IS JUST THE AFTERMATH OF THOSE DAMN CONCORDS AND THE CURRENT STATE OF THE SNEAKER WORLD TODAY. I WOULDN'T BE TOO SURPRISED TO START SEEING RE-SELLERS GETTING ROBBED EITHER I ACTUALLY WOULDN'T BE OPPOSED TO THAT!!!!!!!!
Shit just sell em on the streets. Obviously whoever stole em knew what they were getting. So I'm sure they know someone to fence them . Good grab.
Mario VAN Peebles drove his VAN to steal VANS out of VANS parked in a lot while listening to VAN Halen.
THat sucks. Cuz if u have 10k of these shoes and cant sell them, whats the point stealing them?? Haha