WASHINGTON (CBSDC) – Nike fans are going crazy over the latest shoe manufacturer’s release. So much so in fact, that police were sent to a local mall to prevent further sale of the limited release.

Police have ordered the stoppage of sales of the newly released Nike Foamposite Galaxy as of Friday morning due to safety concerns, but an anxious crowd of hundreds outside Prince George’s Plaza Mall is starting to get impatient.

WNEW’s Kevin Patrick is live from ground zero…

The Foamposite Galaxy, listed at $220, has caused similar reaction throughout the country, and in some places with much more dangerous results. Thursday evening, riot police were deployed to Florida Mall in Orlando to control a crowd of upwards to 3,000 people. At one point a riot broke out and police had to set off tear gas to contain the droves of shoe lovers.

Nike has issued an exclusive release of its latest model, which is driving the  price up online; some pairs going for thousands. One pair in particular, said to be worn by Jordan Brand General Manager at the Sole Collector x Penny Hardaway event in Las Vegas is listed on EBay starting at $60,100.

The store’s manager is said to be making an announcement to the crowd shortly but its corporate office has asked the police to completely take control of the situation.

The massive, increasingly hysterical crowd seems to be under control for the time being, but with one man detained already for disorderly conduct, let’s hope that boiling point doesn’t spill over to everyone who camped out for the shoe that it causing a fever pitch.

Kevin Patrick will keep us abreast of the situation as news of the mounting crowd breaks.

Is there a limited product on the market that would drive you to such extreme madness?

Comments (6)
  1. K says:

    The Police did not order the cancellation of selling the shoe, the mall/store did for the safety of everyone so please get your facts straight before you post please.

  2. david says:

    I was out there and im trying to think what are they going to do then with the shoes

  3. sheeple hater says:

    a great example of all that is wrong in America.

    I WANT MY! shoooesss! Waaaaaha aah Whaaaaa.

    starting riots that bring police and tear gas over some shoes but these same folks probably couldn’t be bothered to do something proactive to make their country a better place.

    F%$#&ng Tossers

  4. Wendell Willcall says:

    Picture, if you will for a moment, the mentality of someone like this should the economy fail and they have thousands of dollars invested in their…shoe closet. Sadly, only one box of Cheerios in their pantry. But lucky day! YOU have prepared and it’s only right that you share with them now. F%$#&ng Tossers hardly describes it. Lucky me! I also invested in a Benelli semi-auto shotgun to protect my pantry. Enjoy your shoes!

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