Nike’s Galaxy Foamposite Causes Riots, Twitter Fun

    February 24, 2012
    Chris Richardson
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What some are calling the “most anticipated Nike releases to date,” the release of Nike’s Galaxy Foamposite shoes did not disappoint, at least on an entertainment front. Yes, it the enjoyment was coupled with a tinge of sadness as you watch a nation of youngsters do everything short of selling their souls, all to own a piece of Nike’s sole.

Bad puns aside, the anticipation for Nike’s $220 is so high, folks in Orlando started acting unruly, causing the city to send out riot geared police units. While there were no reports of arrests or shootings in the Orlando area (thank goodness for small miracles), the hubbub did cause Foot Locker to cancel some of their Florida releases:

Update 2/24,1:30am EST: Due to safety concerns, we are canceling the All-Star releases this weekend (product list below) at the following Foot Locker House of Hoops stores: Florida Mall, Pembroke Mall, University Mall in Tampa, Southlake Mall and PG Plaza. Our priority is the safety of the community. Thank you for your understanding. Please check back for additional updates. This does not affect online releases.

As with everything in today’s world, there’s some civilian video of the fun in Orlando:

The mainstream media braved the scene as well:

But the real fun surrounding the Foamposites came from Twitter, which is just about par for the course. While the trend has cooled some this morning; last night, it was a roaring fire. I “favorited” some of the ones that stood out. Be warned, however, the language use is NSFW, and may be slightly offensive to those who are uncomfortable with certain race-related terms:

I hope nobody get shot did weekend over dem galaxy foams…. Das if anybody gets em… Only like 550 pairs…. WORLDWIDE doe, dat shit cray 7 hours ago via Echofon ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

RT @Ashley_WINEFINE how you sell your car, YOUR WHOLE CAR .. to buy the Galaxy Foams? #GodWhy 9 hours ago via Twidroyd for Android ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

In fact, there was a lot of back and forth over the riots and the lengths people go through just to get some shoes. Some took it as a reflection on society as a whole, while some thought they were just ugly. That being said, the demand for the Foamposites is high:

I need them Galaxy Foams in my life!!!!! 7 hours ago via Twitter for iPhone ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Them galaxy foams are terrible 7 hours ago via Seesmic ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Those foam galaxy are ugly. The only reason some of you want to cop them just so you can fit in. 7 hours ago via Twitter for Android ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Riots over galaxy foam!! Aint it supposed to be Black history month, smh C”mon Son. 7 hours ago via Twitter for Android ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Niggas fighting for the galaxy foam but niggas ain’t fight for the cure to cancer and aids #c‘monman 6 hours ago via Twitter for Android ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Some ppl are gonna get the galaxy foam and soon see heaven…guns the ultimate Barter system 10 hours ago via Echofon ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Someone bought galaxy foams. Now he trying to trade em’ for a used car. Nigga’ smart a’f 😀 7 hours ago via Twitter for iPhone ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Bros I’m a Foam fanatic crazy, but 1. ARE YOU REALLY TRADING YOUR CAR?? and 2. ARE YOU REALLY BIDDING 20K on the GALAXY FOAMS?? 7 hours ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

I hope the niggas gettin the galaxy foams know that the only people they can wear those shoes around are white people 7 hours ago via Twitter for iPhone ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Galaxy Foams goin for $2500 on Ebay. Thats more than my damn rims cost. Imma pass 7 hours ago via Echofon ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Speaking of eBay, while I haven’t seen any $2500 auctions — there were even rumors of $20,000 auctions, for goodness’ sakes — there are quite a few asking for $1000 or more. Is this how society falls? People absolutely losing their collective minds over a pair of basketball shoes and starting a riot that brings the country to its knees?

Would you be surprised if it did?

  • baptiste

    WHOTF wears this shit?????????????

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  • Mark

    My dog leaves more attractive things behind in the back yard.
    You couldn’t pay me the cost to wear ’em!

  • http://webpronews Cole Brandon Gaddis

    I want a pair myself cause they look so awesome

  • caz

    Wow black people are so racist