Crowd gets unruly at new SoleFly Air Jordan 1 shoe release in Miami

Posted at 11:34 AM, Dec 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-10 11:34:38-05

MIAMI (AP) - A South Florida specialty sneaker store had to postpone the launch of a limited-edition Air Jordan shoe at a nightclub after a crowd showed up and got unruly, resulting in the injury of a police officer.

The retailer SoleFly tweeted Saturday that it was canceling the launch of the limited-edition SoleFly Air Jordan 1 due to safety concerns.

The tweet said that police in Miami had deemed it unsafe to release the shoe at the planned location.

WPLG in Miami reports that a police officer was hurt after the crowd outside the nightclub got unruly waiting for the shoe launch.

SoleFly says it will reschedule the launch at a future date.