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    FL - Sneaker riots: crowd for new Nike shoe causes Orlando mall melee

    Police in riot gear break up shoe melee at Florida Mall (sun-sentinel.com)
    The launch of an expensive new basketball shoe timed to Orlando's hosting of the NBA All-Star Game triggered a huge melee Thursday night at the Florida Mall that was put down by deputies in riot gear.

    The wild scene erupted about 9:30 p.m. after hundreds of people packed the mall's parking lot hoping to buy the new shoe at midnight Thursday. As the crowd got bigger and bigger, a large contingent of Orange County Sheriff's Office deputies was on on-hand, braced for problems. Similar shoe releases have caused violence at shoe stores across the country
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    It was not clear whether anyone was hurt or arrested during the incident.
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    much more at link above

    The shoe: Nike's $220 Galaxy Foampost

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    No offense to anyone, but what a stupid world this can be at times...JMO
    Just my opinion, of course.

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    Those are some ugly shoes.

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    We have progressed so far as a species .... most of us.
    Anything worth dewing, is worth dewing well!
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    Quote Originally Posted by wfgodot View Post
    Those are some ugly shoes.
    I have to agree they are ugly.
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    "From where you're kneeling, it must seem like an 18-carat string of bad luck. But the truth is... the game was rigged from the start." Benny Fallout: New Vegas

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    I don't get it...I hate to shop....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reader View Post
    I don't get it...I hate to shop....
    I hate to pay over $30 for running shoes
    Anything worth dewing, is worth dewing well!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dewey2Me1MoThyme View Post
    I hate to pay over $30 for running shoes
    You would have to pay me 30 bucks to run. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Fessel View Post
    You would have to pay me 30 bucks to run. LOL
    Now that was funny but I can relate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wfgodot View Post
    Those are some ugly shoes.
    I agree wfgodot! They are ugly.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Fessel View Post
    You would have to pay me 30 bucks to run. LOL
    I would happily pay $30 to see you run!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sooner Fan#1 View Post
    I agree wfgodot! They are ugly.
    And... they glow in the dark! What recourse do the onlookers have, if not to turn off the lights???

    Okay, but really? I'd like a calculation of how many public servant hours are squandered on this type of marketing? I think the shoe companies should be billed. It's ridiculous. Same with all the other manufacturers that encourage the "camping outside for the latest release" of whatever the product is style of gorilla advertizing. We can't afford this carp right now!

    Grrrrrr, our dang infrastructure is crumbling and we're doing crowd control for "swag?" We're not too bright, imo.

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    I saw this on the news. I shook my head and then said to myself "and it's shizz like this that makes me ashamed to be american sometimes".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quiche View Post
    And... they glow in the dark! What recourse do the onlookers have, if not to turn off the lights???

    Okay, but really? I'd like a calculation of how many public servant hours are squandered on this type of marketing? I think the shoe companies should be billed. It's ridiculous. Same with all the other manufacturers that encourage the "camping outside for the latest release" of whatever the product is style of gorilla advertizing. We can't afford this carp right now!

    Grrrrrr, our dang infrastructure is crumbling and we're doing crowd control for "swag?" We're not too bright, imo.
    At least if they are going to rob stores and banks glowing, they should be easy to spot...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dewey2Me1MoThyme View Post
    We have progressed so far as a species .... most of us.

    This is why I don't believe in evolution.

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