As per usual for new “exclusive” Nike releases, a big crowd gathered outside New York City’s Supreme store last night as the the streetwear chain was set to release its collaboration with Nike, the Nike Air Foamposite 1. But when the crowd got a bit too rowdy, the NYPD stepped in and told Supreme to shut down its store.
While many sneakerheads in the crowd were no doubt thinking of a certain NWA song, it’s probably for the best, since sneaker releases have been the scene of violence across the US (though they’re usually for Jordans) and the videos and photos indeed show a rowdy crowd.
The Supreme Nikes was made available online today instead.
Holy moly. Absolute madness at the Supreme x Nike sneaker release. Cops in LA & NYC cancel sale for fear of riots... pic.twitter.com/CibdNHoQiJ — SMACK LEAMINGTON (@SMACKLEAMINGTON) April 3, 2014