At a period of the year when the citizens of Earth are getting together with loved ones to celebrate Christmas / Hannukah / Kwaanza / Life, it is interesting to see some REAL chaos taking place in the streets over the last 7 days.
Catching the news on Boxing Day (December 26th, for our readers outside UK) I had to pinch myself when it was reported that a youth was stabbed on the busiest shopping street in the country…
…in broad daylight….
……at a Footlocker store.
You couldn’t make it up.
It transpired the following day that the fight that broke out between the youths involved in this incident occurred because….two rival gangs were having a disagreement over which trainers to STEAL from Footlocker.
I pinched myself again. >_<
It’s probably not necessary to point out how unfeasibly backwards this picture is, but seriously, what pair of sneakers could possibly be SO limited / premium that even the right to STEAL them has to be earned? In this case it cost the victim his life* so judging by recent events across the pond, it could well have been these…
That’s right the much celebrated release of the Nike Jordan Concord 11 on December 23rd resulted in violence in a number of cities across America and one fatal* shooting.
But hey – it’s Christmas.
We look to Kevin to give us some perspective on the behaviour of these sneakerheads(?)
Sneakerheads. Citizens. Hoodlums. At a time of reflection like this let’s consider what we can each do a little differently in the upcoming year that will leave a lasting impression worth bragging about. 2 people have lost their LIVES this last week over issues relating to footwear. Let’s hope the impending arrival of the KanYe West Yeezy 2 on March 24 2011…
…doesn’t spark the same animalistic behaviour.
Apparently, Kanye is ALREADY sketching the Yeezy 3, so we look forward to hearing more news shortly. A little birdie told me that Ye is moving to London to put more into his clothing line, so hopefully he’ll come join us for an interview.
Leaving you with a blast from the past and would love to know how many artists you can name in this video. Leave us a comment!
*Condolences to those that have lost their lives