Two brazen thieves allegedly walked into Nike’s midtown Manhattan Niketown store on Monday night and made away with dozens of unreleased Air Jordan sneakers — and the whole event was captured on camera.
According to ABC 7, NYPD officers are on the hunt for the two men who allegedly wandered into the East 57th Street door after hours and managed to abscond with a box containing more than 30 pairs of the Air Jordan 11 “Win Like ’96,” a model set to arrive at retailers on Saturday.
Reports indicated that the total value of the stolen shoes was roughly $7,200, which would put the number of plundered pairs at about 32, based on the sneakers’ retail price of $220.
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The all-red “Win Like ’96” style is an updated take on the fan-favorite Air Jordan 11 retro sneaker. The patent leather-adorned model was originally released in 1995 and made famous on the NBA hardwood by the legendary Michael Jordan during his heyday with the Chicago Bulls. Jordan and the Bulls’ prolific 72-10 season and 1996 playoff run inspired this colorway, hence the “Win Like ’96” nickname.
Fans hoping to get their hands on this style through legal manners can pick up the sneakers for $220 on Saturday at select Jordan Brand retailers and from Nike’s SNKRS app and nike.com at 10 a.m. EST.
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