Crowd behavior prompts cancellation of sneaker sale

These are sneakers. Unless they’re on your feet, they don’t do anything but sit there. They don’t make the coffee so it’s waiting for you when you get up. They won’t dust and vacuum. They won’t repair your broken marriage. They’re just sneakers. And kind of silly looking ones too.

None of those facts stopped more than 500 people, some driving from hundreds of miles away, from showing up overnight at a store in Virginia, prompting more than two dozen police officers to respond to what was supposed to be the first sale of the sneakers.

The sale has now been canceled because people jumped the line. reports most of those who showed up were resellers. A pair of the sneakers was listed previously on EBay for $96,000.

They’ll sell in stores for about $160.