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Police called to control crowds waiting for shoes

By: Angela Beavin Email
By: Angela Beavin Email

A number of Lexington Police officers responded to Fayette Mall early Friday as shoppers lined up, waiting for highly-anticipated shoes to go on sale.

Dozens of people lined up, hoping to get their hands on limited lines of Nikes that hit the shelves.

The mall opened its doors early for the shoe fanatics, who were in line Friday morning before 4:00.

The eager shoppers ran across the Fayette Mall parking lot to get the best spot they possibly could in line, with the hope of snagging a pair of new shoes with a price tag of $200+ a pair.

Foot Locker offered six different styles of limited production Nike shoes. The Nike "Foamposite Galaxy" was one of them. A new Lebron James shoe is part of the collection as well. The store only had 12 pairs of each style of shoe to sell.

"I got up here in Lexington bout 3:30 this morning," says Keith Camp, the first person in line.

And $220 later, he came out with the coveted pair of basketball shoes.

Camp says he plans on keeping the expensive kicks, but others want to turn right around and sell.

"I'm going to put them on eBay," says Skyler Jenkins.

On eBay one pair of Foamposit Galaxies has dozens of bid for more than $60,000. A few other pairs are posted for around $2,000-$3,000.

Lexington Police patrolled the area as a precaution. Malls in other cities experienced riots around Christmas when an Air Jordan shoe was released, but nothing got out of hand Friday morning.


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