The year just started off.
Reported acts of violence surrounding sneaker culture is unfortunately an all too common occurrence. The latest case took place late on Monday night in New Bedford, Massachusetts when a 23-year-old man was robbed at gunpoint for a of "Top Three" Air Jordan 1s.
According to South Coast Today, the incident stemmed from the unnamed victim arranging a meet up to sell the sneakers at Hazelwood Park through Facebook. The man was approached by two prospective buyers, but the sale went bad when one of them pulled out a gun and ran off with the sneakers. Police responded to the call, but were unable to apprehend either of the men involved in the robbery.
The "Top Three" Air Jordan 1 retailed for $160 back in November and has seen several restocks since then. Threatening someone's over these or any other sneakers isn't even worth it.