There’s a dark cloud that hangs over the sneaker game. While the hobby is meant to unite enthusiasts and serve as a source of enjoyment for the hunters and gatherers of all things leather and laces, sometimes the burning desire takes a turn for the worse and the price of a pair of Jordans becomes a price too high to pay. It’s an unfortunate headline that we’ve seen all too often and one we’ve seen as early as two decades ago – a youngster having his life stripped from him for a pair of shiny shoes – and as mass campouts have already gathered for tomorrow’s big-ticket ‘Golden Moments’ Pack, we’re only reminded of the potential danger that may or may not go down. Sneaker Freaker goes in-depth with an editorial regarding this touchy subject, so check out their full editorial after you fill us with some of your own thoughts on this controversial issue.
I think starting with the Bred 4's JB should do it like this: the week before a release you can come into the retailers and get a ticket. That ticket should have your name and number on it and a number for what place in line you are. On the day of the release you can come an hour early and get in line according to number. Police should be waiting outside, which is sad to say but true.
At first I wasn't too worried about releases like the Olympic 6's. But them somone got stabbed for the Olympic 7's and things are going to get crazier. It's bad in two ways becuase people that actually just want the sneaker have to be extra careful cause others are ready to kill & the sneaker community is getting a horrible rep. Retros are a statement nowadays and everyone wants them. Unfouryanetly we have to deal with hypebeasts
This years Air Jordan XI release could be the worst one yet.The hype is building and next to the concords that was released last year..these releasing (Black/Red) are probaly one of the most popular air jordans ever made.
To be fair, they are probably only getting killed for their sneakers... in America. And lets face it, sounds like they'd get killed for ANYTHING over there... let alone just for a pair of shoes. They are in a recession, poverty and un-employment bigger than ever, practically a 3rd world country now. Throw in all the guns and violence(hello Colorado again), they actually have more in common with Afghanistan than they think. Very similar type places.
This problem can be fixed. If JB can release team jordans in mass quantities they should also be able to release retros in mass quantities. Nike / Jordan Brand indirectly promotes violence with this limited quantity BS knowing that there is going to be chaos on an anticipated release and then they try to play the hero role with the online RSVP stuff. Smh.
point blank hype. If you are in a room filled with people that are wearing reebok,regular nikes,addidas and your wearing jordans everyone will notice that you are wearing jordans.Same thing with cars its like driving a mercedes or a BMW in a road filled with hondas,toyotas etc. You want to stand out. Its a statement. Its a damn shame tho kids are getting killed over a shoe that is really worth 10$.
I waited and paid a lil extra for my concords from a reseller for $280. But as a Father with a lot to lose that $80 is worth not worrying about a fight or some loser robbing me in line. I will be UNDS them on Sunday to marry my wife and then back in the box.
The shoegame is crazy now. Some things are not worth the risk!
When I camped out for the Concords for 9 hours, i had a slight nervous feeling as the opening hours got closer b/c there were around 70 people in line and i knew for a fact that the finish line was only getting approx 10 pairs (they actually only had 8 and I didnt get a pair but thats another story). I thought to myself what happens if a bunch of people from the back bumrush the manager and the entrance and all hell breaks lose. Nothing ended up happening, but still, should thoughts like that really even enter my mind? No more camping for me, thats for sure. Especially in the winter, too damn cold.
Yeah this shit is really getting out of hand, I live in Boston and just a few days ago a man was stabbed ten times because he stepped on someone shoes and refused to apologize, smh what is the world coming to
This world is a place filled with ignorant and ruthless people. Like why take another's life for a pair of shoes. THE WORST PART ABOUT ALL THIS IS THAT MOST OF THE PEOPLE WHO ROB AND KILL FOR A PAIR OF KICKS DO IT, THEN THEY WEAR THE KICKS FOR A WEEK, OR UNTIL THE HYPE AROUND THEM GOES DOWN, THEN THEY'RE DOING THE SAME THING FOR THE NEXT BIG RELEASE. I'm 20 and I wish I didn't have to see these kinds of crimes from my generation, or any generation at that.
I heard throughout time some of the most fucked up things people kill over, pokemon cards, woman, men (for girls), jewelry, and the list goes on and on. The problem isn't the materials itself, it's the moral and values of the people. My criminal justice teacher used to tell us about people who dressed up nicely while the kids be running around in dirty diapers. WTF? The moral of the story everybody who reads this HELP SOCIETY teach them the right way to live, to enjoy life and what they have, because believe it or not everybody is blessed like us. No matter how ignorant they are, help them anyway possible. Do it for the future children who are born each day and learn from your own mistakes. Cheesy as this sounds it's reality in the end.
You need to pick up a new hobby if you want to harm someone over something thats of little value. Hopefully they are stepping up everywhere with security because I've recently witnessed how things can go extremely wrong. I personally think everyone is at fault....the media, parents, shoe companies, some athletes and celebs, and adults (those who act like they never owned a pair of shoes before on release day). There are few who take a stand on these delicate issues and there are many who don't because it threatens their endorsement or monetary income.
Nothing new here, been happening in Chicago over 20 years. It's not Nike's fault or the sneaker sites. It's called criminals, that who's fault it is. Believe me these peps aint just robbing for your kicks, thats there profession they steal whatever they can. Sneakers resale value is just thru the roof right now. A few years back people were braking into peoples houses for beenie babies. lol
Why show the guy from Houston? Everytime somebody talks about that video i shake my head! This "raffle" thing they doing now isn't helping! It only makes the shoe harder to get. Which means higher resale price tags. Which means more killings & fights. There is NO way to stop this except stopping making shoes. Nike is a business so that's not happening. If they make more of the shoes then that just means the crowds will just get BIGGER. Which means MORE people & MORE Violence & Outnumbered cops!!!
I havent considered myself " In the sneaker game" for years now that time is over. I buy what i like and not whats hype. Once these younger kids grow up and move out of mom and dads house they'll realize whats really important and a priority.
The ignorance and pure stupidity of these kinds of crimes is horrible, yet there will always be people who will commit ten without a second thought. Personally, I buy Jordans online and am always successful. No store hassle, no crowds, and safety of the house
You cant copp jays in prison people and you might suffer the same Karma you did for taking somebody elses life for theirs in there. I love shoes if i get em i get em if i dont i dont...no need for stupidy of rubber and plastic na mean