Cops pepper spray crowd as release of Air Jordan 11 Bred sneakers sparks riot in Texas

The $185 Nike Air Jordan 11 “Breds” went on sale across the country Friday, and as Twitchy reported, many consumers were bracing for riots and even deaths. Sure enough, fights broke out at the Hulen Mall in Fort Worth, Tex.

Police responded by pepper spraying the out-of-control rioters. reports that there were no arrests.

Others are taking a safer route and settling for homemade Bred 11s.



  • TugboatPhil

    Let me guess, these were not young men trying to get presentable clothing for a job interview. Am I close?

  • Maxwell

    I don’t understand people’s obsession with shoes…

  • Jack Deth

    Not surprising.

    Did someone accidentally break or open a vial of the “Rage Virus” over at Hulen Mall?

    And how many of pairs of these sneakers will be purchased with an EBT card?

    • louisiana_mom

      Your tax dollars at work… paying for overpriced shoes for the entitlement class…

      • Jack Deth

        Mi, mom:

        Also foresee a bunch of school kids getting beaten up and having their Christmas sneaks taken from them or stolen flat out after the new school year begins.

        It’s kind of a tradition in Baltimore and other inner cities.

    • TugboatPhil

      Jack, Please! They can’t buy these with EBT. First they have to sell the EBT, at a loss I might add, and then purchase the sneakers. Either that or they just use money from drug sales.

  • Annie Willoughby

    Take a good look taxpayers. You paid for these.

  • stuckinIL4now

    Okay, where are the dopey celebrities demanding that overpriced sneakers be banned? C’mon, it’s not like Nike or MJ even need the cash.

  • grais

    How long until one of these kids gets shot for those glorified Keds?

  • $12892124

    Wow, an entire comment section laced with racism.

    • KansasGirl


      • $12892124

        Well there’s the rather disturbing assumption, drawn only from the images presented in this article, that all of the involved individuals were on Employment Benefit, countless references to the lower classes and ‘inner cities’ which are quite clearly alluding towards other aspects of the individual characters and the rather revealing comment just below mine about Black Trash.

        I stumbled across this website casually and was impressed by the concept of a website to keep track of what’s being discussed on twitter, but after seeing the typical attitudes of people on this site – right wing, racist, sexist, pro-guns and anti-abortion (protect the lives of unborn children… So they can grow up to have a gun and kill people that were once unborn children…) – I think my intellectual competence and generally sound logic would be put to better use elsewhere. Have fun patting each other’s backs. See you at the next US election where you lose again and then talk about how the rest of the world doesn’t ‘get it’.

        • KansasGirl


          • $12892124

            You did well to dispel my suspicions! Have fun watching Fox!

  • Marsh626
    • v1cious

      Racism? What racism?