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Friday, February 24, 2012

'It was pandemonium': Crowds pushed back by 100 riot police in rush for $220 Nike All Star shoes

More than 100 riot police broke up a frenzied crowd last night desperate to buy a new $220 Nike basketball shoe released for the NBA All-Star Game.

The crowd in Orlando, Florida, got unruly as hundreds of people packed a car park and waited for the limited-edition Nike Foamposite One.

Shoppers were asked to wait across the street when the mall closed at 9pm, but one person ran toward Foot Locker and the crowd followed.

It comes after the re-release of the Nike Air Jordan XI before Christmas caused mayhem in the U.S. as shoppers fought and broke down doors.

Police formed a line on Thursday and used shields to push back the crowd, while they told shoppers there would be no shoe release. Read More