After fans came out in their droves to cop the newly released Levi's x Air Jordan IV in SoHo, the NYPD eventually dispersed the crowds amidst fears over safety. In the aftermath, the flagship store was closed indefinitely, effectively postponing the launch.
With a lot of hype surrounding the shoe, sales both online and in-store were bound to be a manic affair. With resale prices going for more than double, StockX announced that the Levi's x Air Jordan IV is the first non-YEEZY shoe since December to occupy a top three position on its scoreboards.
In the following clips, potential shoppers can be seen congregating outside the store's entrance with a few skirmishes brought to a halt upon police arrival.
In San Francisco, eager sneakerheads reportedly set up camping spots for their chance to score a pair of the kicks. According to SF Weekly, potential buyers were offering anywhere between $20 to $100 to secure their place in line for the limited edition shoe. Although the launch required the purchase of a matching wristband and official identification, potential spot holders remained undeterred.
In a followup statement to the SoHo shutdown, Levis announced via Twitter that the New York launch for the shoe would be postponed. While suspensions of sneaker launches aren't new — see the Pharell x adidas NMD — they can be rather tiresome for well-behaved consumers, who more than likely miss out on major purchases.
According to Levi's, sales of the Levi's x Air Jordan IV are planned for other stores, but stay posted for updates regarding its social SoHo location.
For more on the Jordan Brand, check out the release of the Air Jordan IV "French Rose."