Skip to comments.Pepper spray, cops follow Air Jordan clash in Savannah
Posted on 12/24/2011 11:34:47 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
SAVANNAH, Ga. -- The release of Nikes newest basketball shoe sparked violence in Savannah on Friday
A crowd waiting to get in Oglethorpe Mall to buy Air Jordans was pepper sprayed by mall security, according to Savannah-Chatham police, and two men were robbed of their new Air Jordans at Savannah Mall.
The Air Jordan 11 Retro Concord was released to the public overnight, selling for $180. The release brought crushing crowds across the country and multiple arrests...
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Me neither, although, Cabelas has me wishing....
Them's some plug-ugly sneaks.
And they probably cost $10 to make.
Cheap Chinese labor is cool.
I paid $200 for a pair of Fluevog “Angels” boots on ebay a few years back.
They were $500 new.
Bad@ss boots that will outlast me...:)
I’m sure the 50% of Americans paying income taxes appreciate these recipients of those tax dollars.
After subsidized housing, foodstamps, free school breakfasts and lunches, free health care, affirmative action, big police and prison costs, we get to buy the subsidized class $180 basketball shoes.
Something tells me the films of blacks stealing in convenience stores, pushing down store doors like this, won’t go unnoticed in the election, if it gets subtly raised.
These people have been encouraged by Obama and holder that they can now get away with anything they want.
Emboldened it is.
Unless it's not your 180 to begin with.
When you get money for free, it becomes valueless, because it cost you nothing to begin with.
Kinda' like the words of a song a friend of mine from Hibbing, MN wrote a few years ago,
"When you got nothin', you got nothin' to lose..."
The inverse is perhaps reflected in the more modern words of rock group RUSH.
“We may have precious little, but its still precious.”
“A good pair of shoes that you have re-souled”
Just took in my Western boots for new soles. For the fifth time! Most comfortable footwear ever! They were $75, 30 years ago.
I still have a pair of Army issue boots from 1959 that cost me more...two years of my life :) ... and I do not regret those two years, btw!
Same reason that the amount of wisdom and knowledge desired by the populace is inversely proportional to the availability of wisdom and knowledge. People value what is rare. Being as common as dirt, knowledge and understanding is treated like dirt. No respect.
The entire sum of human knowledge and insight is literally available at anyone's fingertips. When educational opportunities need to be sought after with all one's heart, they are appreciated and guarded. Now? Why read what the old dead guys wrote when tweeting about breakfast is more important. :-/
I got a pair of work boots for 200...cant shoot hoops in them but they are really warm.
I used to buy jumpboots when I was in EMS...Needed them for ankle support and they looked great with a shine on them. I think they went for 200 also.
180 for a pair of sneakers...no friggin way. But then again, I dont have Uncle Sam giving me Welfare cash to afford them.
I have to admit that I like not inexpensive shoes, but I wait until the store in town has their 60 & 70% off sale & I save for months beforehand w/ money I have EARNED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I understand your bliss at your boots. My husband got me a pair of Frye motorcycle boots & they will outlive me probably. Plus, they are handmade in the U.S.
Or worse, wins. Open war will be declared on whirtey in the zoo cities and states.
I have a pair of Danner GTX 452’s(I think that’s the number.) Anyhow, I’ve had them for 8 years. I’ve had them resoled, and restiched. As long as I do a biannual cleaning, saddlesoaping and waterproofing, those boots are as good as new, and broken in. I fear the Danner co. may be a little upset with me, because I haven’t bought any new boots from them. I’ve spent a bit on their new shoe laces and maintenance products, though!
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