Early this morning, two southwest Atlanta Foot Locker’s were burglarized within a half hour of each other – one at the Campbellton Road location, and the second at Metropolitan Parkway. A group of six people smashed through the metal doors and gates at both spots by driving a van through the front entrance and stuffing shoe boxes into the vehicle and driving off. Whether the timed grab was planned in part for the taking of today’s launch in the “Space Jam” Air Jordan XI’s is unknown, but a Foot Locker employee at the Campbellton Road store has stated that the robbers did not make away with any of their allotment of “Space Jams” and that their stock was sold to waiting customers this morning. Continue reading for more photos from two smashed-and-grabbed Atlanta Foot Locker’s.
In case you didn’t notice, the Space Jam Air Jordan XI’s officially released at many retailers at midnight last night, and to say that people were willing to go to great lengths to get a pair is quite an understatement. In addition to the huge lines of people camped outside of sneaker stores across the country, there were also some folks that took matters into their own hands, breaking into at least two Foot Lockers to make sure to beat the crowds to their sizes. Hopefully, if you wanted a pair, you got them already, because by midday today, you’ll likely be out of luck. Keep reading after the jump for a look at some interesting scenes from last night’s Space Jam release mania.
MY HUSBAND AND I STARTED ON OUR JOURNEY FOR THESE KICKS ON 12/22/09 AT 6:30AM AND IT ENDED AT AROUND 6:45AM....WE GOT ABOUT 5 HOURS OF SLEEP INBETWEEN. THIS RELEASE WAS A SERIOUS ONE! HONESTLY I LOVE SNEAKERS BUT THIS WAS MY 1ST TIME EXPERIENCING WHAT I EXPERIENCED TODAY. THESE PICTURES ABOVE WERE IN OTHER LOCATIONS. BUT THE LOCATION I WAS...IT WAS GOING DOWN!!!! IT WAS A POSSIBLE RIOT FOR SNEAKERS.....BEING A SNEAKERHEAD IS KINDA LIKE BEING A CRACK HEAD...
THE ONLY DIFFERENCE IS THAT CRACK WILL KILL YOU PHYSICALLY AND SNEAKERS KILL YOU FINANCIALLY!!!!