Occupy Nike Shoes Riot In Florida

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Wow, that is crazy.
Cops in riot gear break up unruly Florida mall crowd waiting to buy limited edition Nike shoe - Yahoo! News
  • Profile picture of the author kenmichaels
    all the problems in the world, and we have to fight over shoes?

    fighting for food, medication, freedom.... that i get... but SHOES...
    wtf

    A lot of my clients are in orlando, so i spend some time there, and some parts are definitely turning into a cesspool. It is really a shame.
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    • Profile picture of the author seasoned
      Originally Posted by kenmichaels View Post

      all the problems in the world, and we have to fight over shoes?

      fighting for food, medication, freedom.... that i get... but SHOES...
      wtf

      A lot of my clients are in orlando, so i spend some time there, and some parts are definitely turning into a cesspool. It is really a shame.
      They aren't FIGHTNG for shoes! They are GOING TO WAR for them! PEOPLE HAVE BEEN MURDERED for shoes! This has been going on for at least decades. THIS is just the latest example!

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  • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
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  • Profile picture of the author hieproly
    hih, Who is crazy?
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  • Profile picture of the author mojojuju
    Rioting over shoes is stupid. But these aren't just any shoes - they're glow in the dark shoes.

    I wonder why people aren't going ape s*** over the children's shoes that have LEDs in them.
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    • Profile picture of the author seasoned
      Originally Posted by mojojuju View Post

      Rioting over shoes is stupid. But these aren't just any shoes - they're glow in the dark shoes.

      I wonder why people aren't going ape s*** over the children's shoes that have LEDs in them.
      Alot of them are NOT glow in the dark. I don't think THESE were. And WHEN have they done this for the LED shoes?

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  • Profile picture of the author David Maschke
    I'm willing to bet Nike is very happy with the results.

    Bonuses for everyone!

    Nike is perfecting the marketing and their launches. It's happened in the past. It happened again. It will more than likely happen in the future.

    Personally, I find everything about it revolting.

    Game consoles also follow the same marketing model. Hype the hell out of it. Create an artificial supply shortage, get the media to report about the long lines to create free advertising that would normally cost hundreds of millions to buy.
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  • Profile picture of the author hardraysnight
    the same, well very similar shoes were available in select markets in china two weeks before official release, at, um, discount prices
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    • Profile picture of the author mojojuju
      Originally Posted by oncewerewarriors View Post

      the same, well very similar shoes were available in select markets in china two weeks before official release, at, um, discount prices
      That's nice that Nike offered a discount to the people who made the shoes.

      Originally Posted by David Maschke View Post


      Nike is perfecting the marketing and their launches. It's happened in the past. It happened again. It will more than likely happen in the future.

      That's very inciteful. I mean insightful. How many of us can say that our product launches have led to riots. Riots sure do generate buzz.
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  • Profile picture of the author mypctechs
    It wont be long before SPAM pictures of them show up all over Facebook.
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  • Profile picture of the author bravo75
    Probably the same folk that thought Obammy was going to pay their mortgage for them.
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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    My we have programmed our good little consumer stock herds well. I can't believe our society has become so mindless. I wonder how many of those people foaming at the mouth over these things ever think twice about the abuse of sweat shop labor that goes on to produce them. What a disappointing species we are.
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  • Profile picture of the author O0o0O
    The news coverage certainly offsets a big chunk of advertising costs. This extra exposure was undoubtedly a part of their marketing plan.
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