Camping outside for coveted kicks may not come as a surprise for sneaker fans. Sometimes, these releases end up being shut down by police due to safety concerns.
The board of 22 Mercer, a building that houses tenants including Reality TV star Bethenny Frankel, is fed up with Nike's 21 Mercer store, NYPost reports. According to the Manhattan Supreme Court lawsuit, the board claims Nike “makes its new products in extremely limited quantities and offers them on a ‘first-come, first-serve’ basis, prompting fierce competition among consumers.” This atmosphere has led to "extended periods of public drunkenness and urination, violence (including brawls and fist fights) loitering, littering, smoking, drug use, yelling and screaming."
The sneakers mentioned in the suit included the release of the Air Max 98 x Supreme, back in 2016.
The board of 22 Mercer is suing for $3 Million associated with Nike’s product launches.