A shouting match erupted outside the Staten Island Mall around 10:30 p.m. Thursday between two men waiting for shoes, police said.
Shoppers started lining up behind police barricades around 9 a.m. and about 1,000 had amassed by 10 p.m.
Mayhem broke out when Vincenzo Gavrity, 19, “squared up” to another man baring his fists, screaming and cursing, police said.
The second man piped down when cops moved in, but police say it took several officers to restrain the flailing Gavrity.
“F–k you, I’m getting my shoes,” said Gavrity, whose jacket blew off in the dust up as he attempted to avoid handcuffs, according to the criminal complaint.
Gavrity was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and obstruction of governmental administration.
In another incident…
Police pepper-sprayed about 20 people in Tukwila, Wash., after a fight broke out in the line for the new shoes, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported.
Police said the incident began after more than 1,000 people began lining up around midnight to get a chance at purchasing the Air Jordan XI Retro Concords, which retail for $180 a pop.
By Friday afternoon, pairs were going for $510 on eBay.
We get it, people love Air Jordans, but damn is it REALLY that serious?!?! SMH
Flip the page to peep some of the fawkery that was going on around the release of these shoes…