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A store in Carytown, Virginia canceled the release of a highly-anticipated shoe after hundreds of people swarmed the store in order to get it.

Need Supply Co. allowed a few people inside early Tuesday to purchase Sean Wotherspoon’s Nike Air Max 97/1. Many customers had been waiting outside the store to purchase the shoe for days, and the store was the only one in the region to have it for sale.

WRIC, a local news station in the area, reports that the shoe is completely vegan and was designed by Virginia native Sean Wotherspoon after he won Nike’s 2017 Vote Forward contest.

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The store originally planned to open its doors at 10am Tuesday, but decided to call off the release around 4 a.m. when crowds became uncontrollable. A few customers with wristbands were able to purchase the $160 shoes. The store has said it will post a new release date on social media soon.

An early sample pair of the limited-edition shoes sold on eBay for $96,000. The shoes are expected to be released globally in March of next year.



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