The world seems to be in a mad rush to buy Nike's newest pair of sneakers - the Nike Foamposite Galaxy - released just before the 2012 NBA All-Star Games in Orlando, Fla. Riots broke out at a Foot Locker in Orlando as eager sneaker fans clamored for a pair of the $220 sneakers, complete with a purple and blue galactic sky and glow-in-the-dark capabilities.
Interior graphics pay homage to the phenomenon of the Supernova - arguably the most powerful force in the universe - while fonts and badging are featured within the collection as a nod to Orlando and space, Nike said in a press release about the three versions of the sneaker: the Nike Dunk, Nike Flight One and Nike Foamposite One.
The limited release of the sneakers, made especially for the 2012 All-Star Games, has caused pure chaos. The chaos and out-of-control crowds resulted in releases being held off, such as in Tampa, Fla.
If you were not lucky enough to get your hands on a pair of the Nike Foamposite Galaxy sneakers Thursday night, you can win your very own pair on Friday.
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The official rules are as follows: Winner will win Free Galaxy Nike Air Foamposites in their size (FULL SIZE ONLY). No substitution or transfer of prize or cash redemption is permitted, but Sponsor may at its option substitute cash value or another prize it believes is of equal or greater value. The Giveaway is open to all KicksOnFire readers who are legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are 13 years or older. The lucky winner will be selected via a random online generator.
A winner will be announced on Twitter and Facebook on Feb. 24 at 9 p.m.
If you are not feeling lucky on Friday, you can purchase your own pair of Nike Foamposite Galaxy sneakers on eBay already. The sneakers are currently being auctioned off from anywhere between $1,400 and $2,500. One over-confident auctioneer has put theirs on the auction block for $70,000.