These stories suck. Earlier today, the release of the NikeCourt Zoom Vapor 9 AJ3 Black/Cement was cancelled at at NikeLab in New York. According to reports from The Shoe Game via @Ronnie_1213_ who was on the scene, a person in line flashed a gun in hopes of scaring other campers out of their spots in line to better improve their own chances of scoring a pair. Thankfully, the police were called and the release was cancelled or rather rescheduled. Instead of dropping the shoes on their launch day via a first-come, first-serve basis method, a raffle for the shoes will take place at a later date.
In general, is the hype and turnout associated with release date product making campouts unsafe grounds for sneakerheads or is the greed and stupidity of a select few ruining it for all? As a consumer and a fan of the kick culture, let us know your take on this subject in the comment section and which form of release method you most prefer for high profile launches.