Crowds Await Nike Release Outside Local Mall

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Video: Crowd Waits For Shoe Release At Mall, But Release Canceled

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  • Crowds Await Nike Release Outside Local Mall

HYATTSVILLE, Md. (WUSA) -- Police and security guards worked to keep the peace while a large crowd remained outside a local mall, waiting on a shoe release that did not happen on Friday morning. One person was arrested for disorderly conduct.

Hyattsville Police officials said officers were posted outside The Mall at Prince Georges in an effort to maintain order for the impending release of the Nike Foamposite Galaxy.  A large group of hopeful shoe fanatic lined up outside the store, even though mall security said Foot Locker does not plan to release the shoe  Friday morning.

Mall security said Foot Locker management planned to hold a meeting later in the day to address the issue.

One man said he was disappointed after waiting since 10 the previous day for the shoe to be released.

The Nike Foamposite Galaxy has a retail price of over $200.00, however, some are selling the shoe on eBay at significantly inflated prices.  One pair found on eBay has an asking price of $2,499.99, another seller is offering multiple sizes with a starting bid of $200 spiraling to $20,877 by Friday evening.

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