Chaos followed the release of Nike’s Air Jordan 11 Gamma Blue sneaker on Saturday morning as fights broke out in stores across the country between customers keen to get their hands on a pair.

Each year, the highly anticipated release of a new version of limited edition Air Jordans is released and each year, a spate of robberies, assaults, riots and even deaths occur.

This year, videos and photographs from around the country depict frenzied crowds fighting in queues outside sports stores and inside shops.

One video that has surfaced shows a fight inside a Weberstown Mall shoe store in California which appears depict various separate skirmishes over the sought-after shoes.

One shirtless boy is knocked the ground and repeatedly punched while elsewhere in the store another is tackled.

It is unclear whether the young men are fighting over the last pair of shoes, or why one of them is not wearing a shirt. According to Fox 40, police responded to the store but the crowd had dispersed and no arrests were made.

In Dallas, police were called to the Southwest Center Mall after a fight broke out in the queue for the shoes.

People had begun lining up to purchase the sneakers overnight in anticipation of the shoe’s release on Saturday morning.

According to Fox Dallas, a group arrived around 6am and tried to cut to the front of the line.

No one was injured in the brawl but police remained at the store for the opening to ensure no further sneaker-related rage occurred.

In New York, shoppers in the Bronx spoke of fights, ripped clothing and police presence as shoppers, many parents trying to secure a pair of shoes for their children, waited outside Foot Locker.

A shot of the scene posted to Instagram shows a huge crowd watching as a group of girls fought before the store opened.

One shopper explained that the street cred of wearing a pair of Air Jordans made the ordeal worth it.

‘I mean, technically it’s not. But for bragging rights, it is. It is, it’s worth it for bragging rights, it is,’ she told News 12, after she explained that she’d been waiting for 12 hours to get her hands on a pair.

Last week in Ohio shoppers managed to pull a door entirely off its hinges while they piled into the Champs Sports shop at Eastland Mall.

The shoes were not even on sale until Saturday but the store was handing out vouchers that would enable shoppers to buy the shoes on Saturday.

Officers were also called to disperse an ‘unruly’ crowd in Florida on Friday night after a sports store manager decided not to sell the sneakers due to the size of the crowd and the limited number of sneakers the store had.

The shoes retail for $185. A new, limited edition version of Air Jordans are released each year, and each year similar violence and frustration erupts.

In 2012, Joshua Woods, 22, was killed in Houston, Texas shortly after buying a pair of newly-released Air Jordans by four men who followed him from the mall.

His mother, Dazie Williams, has launched a campaign called Life Over Fashion which aims to change the way Nike distributes its sought-after sneakers.

‘Nike nor Michael Jordan didn’t pull the trigger that killed my son, but with great power comes great responsibility. It’s product liability. If your name is on a product, you have to stand up. The first person that got killed [for Jordans] was in 1989, and here we are in 2013,’ she said.

[Editor’s Note: This webpage has more videos of fights over the new shoes.]


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  • Garrett Brown

    Niggs gonna nig.

    • Erasmus

      This is all da fault “ob dat vishus, vishus slabery!”

      “My Jamal, he be a good boy. He wouldna’ shot dat kid but Jamal’s great-great-granddaddy, he be a slabe.”

      • Alexandra1973

        Might want to add a few more greats, as young as they breed!

    • Max Krakah

      and a 911 operator was fired for a Facebook page that said they were animals. Seems to me she was 100% correct.


      • Alexandra1973

        Plenty of animals care for their young better than blacks. I once had a gerbil that was determined to show her babies how to spin that wheel!

        • Max Krakah

          Oh gee, a gerbil huh? is this a set up for a rainbow pride type of story?

          • Alexandra1973

            Actually, no. I used to raise gerbils when I was a teenager.

          • Max Krakah

            OK, thanks for being normal

  • … just imagine when we are talking about food and water shortages. It’s coming soon.

    • bigone4u

      If whites prep well enough we might see a time when we set out a can of beans and watch the ensuing black “gladiators” fight to the death for the honor of walking away with a meal.

      • NordicHeritage

        But the real fun would be watching them try to figure out how to open said can of beans.

        • I’d say they could also fight for a Swiss Army knife, but that wouldn’t actually help.

      • King of My Castle

        Racist! Lol

    • disqus_irCdmAu8It

      Last summer the city government of Atlanta admitted that a large portion of the inner-city tribes refuse to pay their water bills and would riot of the city tried to re-coup past due bills.

  • John Smith

    Another story with descriptions of brawls, fights, total mayhem involving “customers”, “shoppers”, “crowds”, “young men”, “groups of people”.

    Yea right.

    Why can’t the media creatures just speak the truth: “fights between rampaging blacks”, “groups of blacks fighting”, etc.

    • Erasmus

      If Obama had a son…well, you know the rest.

      • Rhialto

        If Obama had a son, Michael Jorden would personally deliver several pair to him (and his parents)

      • QuinnTheEskimo9

        If feral blacks had a president…

    • Irishgirl

      On the other hand, we see the phrases “sneaker-related rage”, “street cred”, “Dazie”, and “tried to cut to the front of the line,” which leave little room for doubt.

  • Kronolog

    Men fighting over shoes?

    • IstvanIN

      Well, male creatures might be more accurate.

    • Lagerstrom

      Mmmm. Thinking the same thing. What sort of ‘men’ are they?

    • GeneticsareDestiny

      Black men obsess over shoes even more than women of any race do. It’s really bizarre.

  • Puggg

    I looked up Finish Line, and they do indeed handle men’s shirts. Yet he went there to buy shoes, and he was already wearing shoes.

  • Alexandra1973

    “For bragging rights.”

    Well, they told the truth there. With blacks it’s all about image.

    Me, I think it’s just stupid to fight over shoes.

    • Erasmus

      And there are still some who insist these ‘youfs’ are our future rocket scientists.

      • Alexandra1973

        I heard they were “taking shoes” during the Detroit race riots back in ’67.

        They must like shoes for whatever reason….

        • Katherine McChesney

          Loose shoes…..etc. Wasn’t it Earl Butts who made that famous comment about blacks?

          • Alexandra1973

            I had no idea who that was so I looked it up.

            Now I know. He said coloreds want three things–“satisfying sex, loose shoes and a warm bathroom”

            Apparently he also mocked the pope by saying “you no playa the game, you no make-a the rules.” I think I remember people actually using that line from time to time, now I know where it came from!

            Learn something new every day!

            Seems his gaffes were pretty mild compared to the things I’ve heard were attributed to Prince Phillip.

        • Keep Honkin, I’m Reloading

          Jordans are the new glass beads.

  • Conrad

    If the shoes are that important to the savages why not jack the price up to, say, $500 or a grand?

    • Puggg

      I hear they can re-sell these things for that on E Bay.

      • Conrad

        Hmmm, sounds like a business opportunity to me.

    • mgs166

      They may be the ones buying the shoes, but you and I are the ones actually paying for them. So the cheaper, the better.

      • Conrad

        Maybe. But then it won’t hurt to get some of than money back.

    • GeneticsareDestiny

      It would be a good business opportunity. Many black men will pay whatever they must to get a pair of whatever new shoes are the current “must-haves”. If they don’t have the money, they’ll steal it from one of their baby mommas, prostitute their baby mommas, rob some guy on the street, sell some EBT, sell some crack, etc.

      They’ll find a way, at least until they get locked up for committing any of the above suggestions.

    • Non Humans

      Or better yet, drop the price to $50-$60 so that more of them maul and massacre each other to get a pair. As we all know, the more densely that nonhumans concentrate in an area, the higher their propensity for serious massive violence. Quite possibly, one of many great ways to thin their numbers.

      • I know what you’re thinking. But to get what you want, you have to keep the prices of these things high. If they were 50-60, they would be your ordinary everyday athletic shoes in price, and therefore, there would be nothing special about them, no price premium to them, and no reason for Bellcurvius to fight, shoot, stab and kill each other for them.

      • Conrad

        They could also issue knives to them as they come in. Hey, is that a coon skin cap that guys wearing in the picture.

  • Erasmus

    Yet, black civil rights leaders[poverty pimps] still can’t understand why so many Americans try to avoid blacks.

  • Spartacus

    I watched that video… The gr0ids don’t know how to fight. They have no idea, they just swing their arms like the dumb apes that they are .

  • drattastic

    Wait till food and water are in short supply .

  • I love going to the mall shirtless. Gives me street cred.

    Seriously though, mall security shouldn’t even have let this crap in the mall.
    No shoes, NO SHIRT, no service.

    • LeGrandDerangement

      I’ve seen Mall security guards, I doubt they could have done anything.

      • IstvanIN

        Mall Security is usually too old, too fat or too black to be of much help.

        • Xerxes22

          You can’t blame these guys for not wanting to stick their necks out for ten or twelve dollars an hour. If the malls want real security they are going to have to hire police types, pay them police wages and arm them.

          • IstvanIN

            Sharp shooters or retired Rangers stationed in guard towers.

          • nick

            i was a mall security guard for 7 years and never made more than 8 dollars an hour

          • Strider73

            I would gladly work mall security for $8/hr. I would even be willing to bring my own handgun (with laser sight). One condition, though — no bag limit.

  • NotTooSwift

    The good news is that the economy must be doing well. How else could poor, disadvantaged African-Americans afford a pair of Nike’s Air Jordan 11 Gamma Blue sneakers?

    • Mike Conrad

      I presume this question is rhetorical. Otherwise, crime and public benefits finance all sorts of things.

  • Luca

    This behavior is a direct result of slavery.

    During slavery days the blacks were not allowed to have Air Jordan’s, so all that pent up emotion is bursting forth in a hip, vibrant, culturally enriching display of modern-day African American shopping habits.

  • The Final Solution

    Diversity is insanity. Never changing your behavior even though the outcome is always disastrous.

  • bigone4u

    The primitive black mind is shallow and superficial, focused on showing off in the hood. I see a lot of this in the barrio in south Texas as well. What’s with these morons and their fanatical desire for status? And why are whites becoming more this way?

    • Alexandra1973

      Well, what else do they have?

    • MBlanc46

      Good questions, especially the latter one.

    • Appearances are everything with these critters; this is a tacit admission on their own part that there is no substance to them.

  • Strike_Team

    Someone screwed up. This story slipped through. It gives whites something to laugh about during the holidays. Add some good cheer. You can bet someone is in trouble at the “Control Center”!

    • Lagerstrom

      The Nike shoe fiasco is quite a regular here. Does it get similar coverage on the mainstream media though?

      • Strike_Team

        I only wrote what I did because it’s the first time, in a long time, I can recall seeing this in the lamestream media.

  • TheCogitator

    What’s the sense of being one if you can’t act like one?

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    Kicking down security gates and threatening to kill others to get to a pair of $200 shoes that cost $2.00 to make is a cultural issues that we Whites do not understand due to our position of privilege.

    Better to do THAT than participate in the knockout game and carjackings. Nike should release a pair of Air Jordan shoes each week.

    • PvtCharlieSlate

      Dose be ugly-ass shoes …

    • Morris65

      I’m afraid it’s not an either/or situation.

    • If only Husqvarna, Ryobi, Craftsman, Poulan, Homelite and the like would release special chainsaws, each endorsed by various “afawetes”! Chainsaw riot footage would be most entertaining.

  • Talltrees

    Merry Christmas to everyone!

    • Max Krakah

      Let the spirit of Christ enter our hearts. The world has been blessed. He wore sandals or went barefoot by the way. He didn’t need “air jordans” nor any type of “bling”. Bling belongs on christmas trees and festive decorations. He was born in the lowliest of places but was the greatest of kings. IT is what is INSIDE that matters. Only the narcissistic animals “bling” themselves.

      • Jesus very likely did wear sandals or go barefoot, but I doubt very much he experienced many Colorado winters.

  • KingBarryTheDingle

    I had a dream where every man, woman and child had a pair of these magic shoes, and there was peace on Earth and good will toward all people, of all races, genders, religions, countries of origins and sexual identities. The secret is in the shoes! If you have the shoes, you have the mojo. Let these wonderful, promise-fulfilling shoes rain down upon our urban areas. Peace will then settle over the land. The lamb will then lay down with the lion. No more banging. No more hanging. No more jacking. No more cracking. Just serenity and contentment in life with the SHOES.

  • ssviking

    Maybe this could work to our advantage next time some of these yoot’s try to play knock out game just throw some Jordan’s in the air and watch them kill each other for them

  • Anon

    Now selling….The New Jordans Alpha thug monster extremes (no description). Usually $50k but a dozen are worn by our professional “thug” culturalists. If you spy them before they leave the mall, simply take them and they are yours.

    Give out vague, unlikely details of how they look via twitter.

  • They don’t hate slavery.
    They hate White slave masters.

  • Yancy Derringer


  • Ograf

    People are ready to do mortal combat to get a pair of shoes that probably cost 20 bucks to make in some sweat shop in India somewhere. These people must be collectively insane.

    • Non Humans


  • Why haven’t these shoe stores realised that they need security? Hire some big, black dudes and just pay them with shoes!

  • Earl Turner

    Could someone explain how this could possibly be blamed on institutional racism, white privilege, and/or the terrible terrible legacy of slavery?

  • Rusty Shackelford

    They can’t get out of bed for a job but they will be at the mall at 6am to buy overpriced sneakers.

    • Max Krakah

      They are simple creatures that have two main drives “looks at me”, or an extreme form of narcissism, and “eyes gonna cut you”, a never ending drive to violate another. Working for an honest living will never interest them, they will never have a motivation for that. They do not enjoy the “fruits of their labor”, they only enjoy that which comes from inflicting pain on another, the pain of robbery,, the pain of rape, and they enjoy inflicting the pain of envy in others. These sneakers fit the bill on so many levels. They buy them with stolen money-welfare money. They try to steal a place in line by cutting in front of others, and they are self aggrandizing “bling” for the feet that plays to their extreme narcissism.

      • Zaporizhian Sich

        That is a concise, and devastatingly accurate indictment of blacks. This explains why blacks and whites collectively cannot share the same physical space without outright war between the two starting.

  • Brian

    One shopper explained that the street cred of wearing a pair of Air Jordans made the ordeal worth it.
    Funny, that was the attitude I had toward getting my engineering degree…the ‘street cred’ of having the degree made the ordeal worth it. With them it’s buying Chinese sneakers. Diff’rent strokes, indeed.

    • Mark

      Different dreams for different brain sizes.

  • King of My Castle

    Why is Nike still making Air Jordans? MJ died years ago!

  • Ella

    According to the media, Whites supposed to care wholeheartedly about Blacks, but they’ll kill one of their own for a pair of designer Air Jordan shoes. Somehow Whites became responsible for their greed and vanity. I like to hear this misattribution explained.

  • Zaporizhian Sich

    Not only that, they just demonstrated a way to test an area to see if it’s safe for whites, and that is put these shoes on sale locally. No rioting, no ethnic problems.

  • Keep Honkin, I’m Reloading


  • Keep Honkin, I’m Reloading

    Circle the wagons, with interlocking fields of fire.

  • Keep Honkin, I’m Reloading

    “re-lace we much”

  • disqus_irCdmAu8It

    It is tragic to see what this one specific demographic group is doing to the American culture. The bizarre first name brigade have no values, no morals, nor any mechanism to control their savage behavior.

    • Non Humans

      Thats why I refer to them as nonhumans. They fall very short of the criteria. There are plenty of descriptors and labels for them out there, but human is not one of them.

  • disqus_irCdmAu8It

    Sadly, it is the American taxpayer who pays their welfare bills that make these outrageous purchase, pay for tattoos and their Obama-phones, White Americans are either very passive, very stupid, or very generous.

  • Non Humans

    But only in sizes that wont fit the numbskulls.

  • John K

    Why does this not surprise me?

    Keep the shoes coming, Jordan. Every time they’re released, we get a glimpse at the true nature of blacks,

    • Indeed; us right-wingers couldn’t BUY better advertisement for our position than these mall melees over “bling”. If the Afritards really wanted to spite us, they’d cut this stuff out, but they aren’t bright enough to think outside the “I gots ta be haben dat ting right now!” box.

  • I wore leather combat boots I’ve had 22 years to walk my daughter to the library this morning. I had them resoled with Vibrams about 15 years ago. I have the best of both worlds this way: a thoroughly broken-in pair of boots, but with good soles. The boots were free, and the Korean guy with a store near my house in Colorado Springs charged me $25. Running costs thus work out to $1.14 a year.

  • Dang! These numbskulls really are obsessed. Google “shoe porn” if you want further examples of Afritard behavior in this respect.