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Old Feb 25, '12, 2:59 am
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Default Nike Foamposite Galaxy shoe release causes rioting at a Florida mall

Not again. In a situation reminiscent of the craziness that broke out in December when Nike released its retro version of a popular Air Jordan basketball shoe, police were called in late Thursday to break up a crowd that had gathered at the Florida Mall near Orlando in anticipation of the release of a new limited edition, glow-in-the-dark Nike shoe.

More than 100 officers in riot gear were needed to disperse several hundred people who law enforcement officials said became unruly as they waited for the $220 Nike Galaxy Air Foamposite Ones to go on sale. There were no arrests or injuries reported. The launch of the shoes were timed to coincide with this weekend's NBA All-Star Game festivities in Orlando. The game is on Sunday night.

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Crazy Americans, seriously.
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Old Feb 25, '12, 6:15 am
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Default Re: Nike Foamposite Galaxy shoe release causes rioting at a Florida mall

They are SHOES. I have no idea what is supposed to be so good about them that causes people to fight over them. *rolls eyes*
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Old Feb 25, '12, 7:20 am
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Default Re: Nike Foamposite Galaxy shoe release causes rioting at a Florida mall

Same thing happened with Cabbage Patch Kids, and many other toys over the years. People need to realize they are just toys.
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Old Feb 25, '12, 7:21 am
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Default Re: Nike Foamposite Galaxy shoe release causes rioting at a Florida mall

It's one thing that, as the aphorism goes, "a fool and his money are soon parted," but it's quite another thing when the fools are so anxious to be parted from their money that they will fight one another for the"privilege."

I know it's well after Christmas, but this kind of phenomenon in our society raises the "Bah! Humbug!" within me.
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Default Re: Nike Foamposite Galaxy shoe release causes rioting at a Florida mall

Neither the shoes, nor the release of the shoes caused rioting. The commericalism of the purchasers whose core identity is tied to the possesion of things...that's what caused the riots.
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Old Feb 25, '12, 1:46 pm
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Neither the shoes, nor the release of the shoes caused rioting. The commericalism of the purchasers whose core identity is tied to the possesion of things...that's what caused the riots.
That and the fact they're from Florida, where the dregs of humanity ultimately seem to end up and do things like this on a seemingly regular basis.
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Neither the shoes, nor the release of the shoes caused rioting. The commericalism of the purchasers whose core identity is tied to the possesion of things...that's what caused the riots.
Absolutely. It's disturbing that people work themselves into such a frenzy to possess something so trivial that they lose all sight of right/wrong and how to behave in a civilized society.
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