Are sneaker riots coming to the D? How many African-Americans do you think will be killed over the Nike Air Yeezy II?
“ROYAL OAK, Mich. — Outside Burn Rubber, a sneaker boutique that plans to sell Kanye West’s highly anticipated Nike Air Yeezy II Saturday morning at a 400% markup, a secondary economy flourishes amid the colorful camping chairs lined up on the sidewalk. The two dozen people — mostly young men — sell their spots in line or pay others to hold their place.
Some have been there since last Friday, waiting for the chance to pay $1,000 for $245 kicks.
Dariante Dubose, 21, a student who lives on Detroit’s west side, arrived Tuesday and is fourth in line because he bought someone’s spot for $400 to ensure he’ll be able to buy his size, 9.”