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USA: Nike Air Jordan 11 Low "Concord" finally released after 18 years01:01

USA: Nike Air Jordan 11 Low "Concord" finally released after 18 years

Germany, New York City
May 3, 2014 at 07:54 GMT +00:00 · Published

USA: Nike Air Jordan 11 Low "Concord" finally released after 18 years

The iconic low top version of Jordan "Concord" 11 sneaker, which Michael Jordan once wore casually off court at a parade in 1996, has left sneaker fanatics waiting in long lines for a pair upon their release on Saturday. The wait has been for 18 years but this morning across the US, athletic shoe stores released the first ever low cut version, prompting long overnight lines in metropolitan areas.

The Fulton Mall Foot Action store was one of a handful in the NY area to open and allow the 'first come first serve' policy. Customers stood in a queue that rounded the corner and spilled into the side street. Some customers at the Fulton Mall Foot Action reported having waited outside since 8pm Friday evening.

When the 2011 high top version was released, violence was reported in NY at several locations. Reports of teenagers being pepper sprayed and large group fights breaking out were the norms of long waits and overnight queues. This year, store employees and security personnel used a ticket system and only allowed a few customers to enter store at a time.

Some stores in Manhattan closed all together to avoid the chaos. Craigslist postings were flipping pairs of sneakers bought just hours ago for $160 USD. By 10am postings were selling the new sneakers for $300.

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USA: Nike Air Jordan 11 Low "Concord" finally released after 18 years

The iconic low top version of Jordan "Concord" 11 sneaker, which Michael Jordan once wore casually off court at a parade in 1996, has left sneaker fanatics waiting in long lines for a pair upon their release on Saturday. The wait has been for 18 years but this morning across the US, athletic shoe stores released the first ever low cut version, prompting long overnight lines in metropolitan areas.

The Fulton Mall Foot Action store was one of a handful in the NY area to open and allow the 'first come first serve' policy. Customers stood in a queue that rounded the corner and spilled into the side street. Some customers at the Fulton Mall Foot Action reported having waited outside since 8pm Friday evening.

When the 2011 high top version was released, violence was reported in NY at several locations. Reports of teenagers being pepper sprayed and large group fights breaking out were the norms of long waits and overnight queues. This year, store employees and security personnel used a ticket system and only allowed a few customers to enter store at a time.

Some stores in Manhattan closed all together to avoid the chaos. Craigslist postings were flipping pairs of sneakers bought just hours ago for $160 USD. By 10am postings were selling the new sneakers for $300.

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