NYPD Cancels Store Release of Pricey NIKE Foamposite Sneakers

NYPD Cancels Store Release of Pricey NIKE Sneakers

THe NYPD shut down a store that was set to sell the new $250 Supreme/Nike Air Foamposite sneakers on Thursday.

Police dispersed about 300 sneaker heads (mostly blacks and Hispanics) who lined up outside Supreme New York on Lafayette Street Thursday morning. Most of them were unaware that the NYPD cancelled the sale of the colorful basketball shoes.

NYPD Cancels Store Release of Pricey NIKE Sneakers

The store posted a notice of cancellation on its website on Wednesday that read:

“Due to concern for public safety, NYPD has forced us to not sell the Supreme/Nike Foamposites and accompanying clothing in our New York Store. These items will be available on supremenewyork.com tomorrow (Thursday) at 11am EST.”

Historically, store releases of NIKE Air Jordans and other high demand products have resulted in riots, injuries, and even deaths.

Civic leaders in major cities have long called for NIKE to put an end to the much-hyped store releases due to the risk of injuries.

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    78 Responses to “NYPD Cancels Store Release of Pricey NIKE Foamposite Sneakers”

    1. 1
      oohlalalun says:

      Those shoes are ugly af! I don’t get the hype about Jordans.

    2. 2
      Who Dat says:

      300 sneaker heads (mostly blacks and Hispanics)
      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
      Word?

      Okay

    3. 3
      Ms Peaches says:

      So if this was the line for the next I Phone it would have been ok?

    4. 4
      coco creamy says:

      :angry: OMG can they do it here in ATL, my lil man want these shoes errrrrtime these ugly things come out, :crying: I know I am a sucker for him… but please let them do it here :coffee:

    5. 5
      kamadiva says:

      I can understand why they would cancel this. Too many past incidents.

      I don’t particularly like these…but I know a few DBoys that will be rocking these. Hopefully, their ensembles will not have a matching shirt or pants, :nono: complimentary, but not matching. Just too much..IMO.

    6. 6
      SOTHERNGRL says:

      NYPD shut down a store
      &&&&&&&&&
      I guess I didnt know they could do this esp. since there wasnt a problem just that there maybe. I better see them at the Natralizer the next time they have a sale those old yt ladies cut the fool bout those. And those shoes are sooooooooooooo not cute.

    7. 7
      San ah make ya dance says:

      Police dispersed about 300 sneaker heads (mostly blacks and Hispanics
      ————-
      :nono: Don’t get it twisted. Those Yts love their shoes :yes: Always at a release in the right neighborhood. Shoes up top wasn’t hitting on nothing no way. Doing too much with foamposites now

    8. 8
      kamadiva says:

      @MsPeaches – I doubt it. That would be labeled a “friendly gathering”.

    9. 9
      JuanHustle says:

      Someway, somehow Obamacare gonna get pulled into this news story.

    10. 10
      San ah make ya dance says:

      All I can think of is Versace, Versace, Versace!

    11. 11
      Draya said "that's what strippers do" puppylove says:

      Morning roses :hi:

      Why did I just hear a “preacher” on the radio say “Gold diggers only get Dug out and left out” smh :pray: for his flock cause he taking em on a slow train to no damn where.

    12. 12
      User Friendly says:

      interesting being that I live directly around the corner from a store that has these sales.

      dont believe the hype yall.

      first of all its a whole lot of asians and ALLLLLLLLLLLLL types of other ppl that come from all over the state, country, world to get the sneakers only available here.

      these sales happen at least once a month if not more. ppl start waiting in line at night and they are assigned a ticket number. I pass by them in the morning and there hasnt been one fight or outbreak yet. hell, they look too dam sleepy to do anything.

      now next door at the DMV is a whole nother story. :tea:

    13. 13
      GellySammich says:

      Raaannndddoooommmm :huh: Erica Mena used to work at Dash. I just saw her on Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami.

    14. 14
      KyCakes says:

      ‘Sup y’all :coffee:

    15. 15
      oohlalalun says:

      Yes that would have been okay Ms. Peaches because Iphone consumers are white and non violent :sarcasm: :-D

    16. 16

      :blink: Who’s wearing these Versace-inspired gymshoes?

      The guys gonna be :nun: (SO THEY THINK :hahaha: )

    17. 17
      San ah make ya dance says:

      first of all its a whole lot of asians and ALLLLLLLLLLLLL types of other ppl that come from all over the state, country, world to get the sneakers only available here.
      ————-
      Yep don’t forget about them Asians

    18. 18
      Who Dat says:

      They worried about riots and are there to police THAT…But who is helping lil Dim Sum Yow in Vietnam who made the shoes? He is 12 years old and doesnt go to school; JUST to sew soles on the shoes for negative 5 cents an hour.

      Where is the outrage in THAT? :mad:

      Fugg Nike and their blood azz sneak-kuh (like TI says it in “Memories Back Then”)

    19. 19

      JuanHustle says:

      Someway, somehow Obamacare gonna get pulled into this news story.
      ==========================
      I bet ten bucks nvrmnd :kona:
      :rofl:

    20. 20
      San ah make ya dance says:

      Raaannndddoooommmm :huh: Erica Mena used to work at Dash. I just saw her on Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami.
      ————
      Sure did, wasn’t that long ago. Was she the one that got fired or no? Can’t remember

    21. 21
      Smonae says:

      :waves: San & everyone I missed downstairs

      Those shoes are ugly

      User Friendly love the gravie :yes:

    22. 22

      Where is the outrage in THAT? :mad:
      =================
      WALMART tew :eek:
      :tea:

    23. 23
      San ah make ya dance says:

      :waves: Smonae

    24. 24
      GellySammich says:

      Not yet San. They’re about to do a fashion show. But it’s probably her cuz she got in trouble already.

    25. 25

      San :gossip: They gonna be head-to-toe in this fake Versace bullshatt :rofl:

      How much these joints cost? :popcorn:

    26. 26

      @GELLY
      “Raaannndddoooommmm Erica Mena used to work at Dash. I just saw her on Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami.”
      _______________

      She dated Draya from B-BALL Wives too. :yes:

      I would have loved to be in that sandwhich! :pizza:

    27. 27
      MisTaken if you nasty *closes housecoat* :winky: says:

      While I don’t like the undertones of racism I must admit I am irritated that some (not all) people would rather stand in line for hours for a pair of shoes than a job, healthcare or for their kids’ education. It’s reprehensible. Not to mention the shoes look HIDEOUS (State Farm voice)

    28. 28
      Buttercup says:

      I live in a county that is 87.9% white. I strolled into a store on release day, and they were in attendance :eek: I just wanted to see if they had the Reebok Crossfits.

    29. 29

      JUST to sew soles on the shoes for negative 5 cents an hour.
      ==============
      :rofl: You crazy! You saying he owe money :hahaha:

    30. 30
      San ah make ya dance says:

      San :gossip: They gonna be head-to-toe in this fake Versace bullshatt :rofl:

      How much these joints cost? :popcorn:
      ————
      :hahaha: Girl too dman much :no: almost 3

    31. 31

      People like the shoes mayne. :shrugs:
      I don’t like these foamposites but I love the Air Max foamposites! I want them so bad. I would wait in line for em. :yes:

    32. 32

      Good. I have no problem with the decision. Hopefully, they will do this in the DMV.

      $250 for sneakers. Maaaaan I see kids in my school rocking these and those same parents request for FREE tutoring. FOH

    33. 33
      Who Dat says:

      WALMART tew
      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^
      Word.

      What about lil Dim Sum’s SISTA…who is in Vietnam RIGHT now sewing Walmart brand XXX for negative 15 cent an hour? She is 9 years old. She should be IN SCHOOL. Where is the outrage in THAT? They got po po there for Black Friday. Somebody help Lil Dim Sum-mita. Shyt. :mad:

      Fugg Sam Walton and his blood azz GOODS.

    34. 34
      San ah make ya dance says:

      Im surprised they still doing lines :blink: Everywhere I know now, either makes you reserve em or raffle

    35. 35
      User Friendly says:

      it will be one lonnnnng as line for ppl waiting to get sneakers, another lonnnnnng ass line fore ppl waiting to audition at the apollo and another lonnnnnng ass line for ppl waiting to get to the DMV—on the same street at the same dam time. the one at the DMV is the only one that has security guards.

      in all honesty, the way this story reads is that the store doesnt have the sneakers and is lying and saying the nypd made them shut down (which I have never seen). there is no article or official statement to back the store’s claims up. I think they lying OR they only sold the few they had to their friends/family already.

    36. 36
      OutsidetheBox says:

      300 sneaker heads (mostly blacks and Hispanics)
      __________________

      *Blacks

      :eek: + :eyeroll:

    37. 37
      OutsidetheBox says:

      Hey Sammich! :kiss:

    38. 38
      Buttercup says:

      I’ll spend $300 on a purse, so I don’t see the big deal if someone wants to spend that kind of money on shoes :shrug: We all have our vices.

    39. 39

      Kdub :hug: >>>We Here <<< (or however yall be doing it :lol: )
      Walmart has lil girls (slaves) working living in factories ALL so shat can be cheaper here FOH!

      Granted, they send home whatever earnings they make(&that helps their families) BUT man what a life! :(

    40. 40
      OutsidetheBox says:

      A lot of ppl yall see rocking “these” are not rocking “these”. They rocking replicas..knockoffs, etc.. :lol:

    41. 41

      How else would we notice the big dummies if’n they didn’t buy this kind of shatt etc?! :lol:

      We can see them coming :eek:

      :rofl:

    42. 42
      Buttercup says:

      Walmart has lil girls (slaves) working living in factories ALL so shat can be cheaper here FOH!
      =======
      Let’s not even get started on the tax breaks Wal-Mart receives every year, but people want to complain about SNAP, TANF, HUD, etc :rolleyes:

    43. 43
      OutsidetheBox says:

      Buttercup says:

      I’ll spend $300 on a purse, so I don’t see the big deal if someone wants to spend that kind of money on shoes :shrug: We all have our vices.
      _______________

      :lol: :shrug: I know I will spend 300 on a dress. A room. :think: Heels. Soccer camp. *lip sneer*

    44. 44

      rocking “these” are not rocking “these”
      :facepalm:

    45. 45

      :think: Reminds me…. Sandra still owe me a pair of sneakers!

    46. 46
      weFukNorNah says:

      bet half of them that is in that line live with their mom and have past due bills