Man Killed Over Retro Foamposites in Maryland

July 5, 2011 | 65

This news is awful. Unfortunately all sneaker related news is not always good, especially this news. TSG recently caught wind about a man that was stabbed to death in Hyattsville, Maryland over the Retro Foamposites. Now most of you know that the Air Foamposite is a staple shoe in the DMV (DC, Maryland, Virgina) area.

In fact, you’ve probably heard stories before about fights breaking out and people getting robbed over Foamposites. It’s just shoes, so at the end of the day, fighting and robbing is totally uncalled for. But taking someone’s life for a pair of shoes, that’s just _____ (I’m having a difficult time finding the right word to describe how I feel, so fill in the blank).

Watch the video above for the full story.

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Comments (65)

  1. Supreme Chucc

    First and foremost RIP to the person that lost their life over this nonsense, my condolences go out to the families and friends touched by this tragedy.

    The most ignorant part of this whole article outside of the obvious is that those kicks aren’t even limited!! Stores lie about how many they have and let resellers buy a million pairs and jack up all the prices in an attempt to guarantee complete sell through.

    While I am not going to make any excuses for the killer and I will not judge them for I am but a human and not the Creator, there must be some responsibility taken by the community. When will we stop supporting this nonsense? I don’t buy Foams anymore but I still recognize their influence and the love they get from the hood and my friends but I will be damned if this happened to them. Stores and Nike need to be held accountable to some degree. It’s called social responsibility.

    I am no thug but I am no punk and I would hate to be put in a position to do something out of my character because I choose to live over anything else.

  2. HR

    Condolences to his family and friends. I live in the DMV and n!ggas are being ridiculous over here. They better have security when they release it. Im glad to see more people are aware of the release and what could happen. I was at Baltimore Security Mall release and security was tight! I hope Kevin Durant is smart about release his version of Foams around here and if they are limited or not cause he knows how every1 would act if its limited. follow me @HRCaptain

  3. Matt

    Wooww this is unbelievable
    no one deserves this…Shame to the guy who was desperate for those foams…This is a real issue and this has been goin on since the 90s where ppl would get shot for shoes..RIP to the young man who died without cause He didnt do anything wrong He didnt deserve what was done to Him….i hope they find this guy and lock him up away from everyone! Truly sad!

  4. Naeem

    You guys wouldn’t even understand what happens in the nations capitol over Foamposites. It’s a lot of thing that didn’t make the news. This is just one death. 7 people have gotten killed for them and there has been 30+ document robberies of these shoes. And 12 people have been hospitalized for them. It gets real in DC over those beloved foamposites.

  5. tonytone

    damn im frm maryland there be robberies on peoples shoes all da tyme.my manz got his shoes robbed at school tho.

  6. edizzle

    damn…i really pray for the man’s family and friends. things like this ruin the sneaker game. a sneaker ain’t worth taking another person’s life. the dude worked hard to earn his keep and for another man to come take his life and take his property is just plain sad and wrong. i hope justice gets served. you can’t put material things above others. i’m glad i didn’t wear foamposites when i visited maryland a couple days ago.

  7. MJ13

    Try grabbing mine – and say hello to Mr and Mrs glock 40s

    RIP to the victim and prayers to his family and friends

    To the Perp – u will answer to God

  8. YaY

    im not gonna lie. i robbed someone for their shoes (Air Jordan XIII) once. And after a few wears I told myself this shit aint worth it. This video kinda made me tear up and my throat lumpy. I believe in karma so i know its gonna bite my ass one day. RIP to all those who have fallen for a mere pair of sneakers.

  9. @llSeeingEye

    a pair of shoes, and they are a gay-@ss color blue. this is sickening. and yall wonder why all other races are over us. die for a f—-ng purpose

  10. McLovin89

    Yea, one guy came to my store and bought 3 pairs and got hit upside the head n jacked for all 3 right in front of the store. Then he apparently went to another store in the shopping center and bought 3 more….he got stabbed for them. $1200+ gone smh
    Not only that, but an entire line of ppl was robbed of their money before the store opened.
    People, plz be careful when the Pines release!!!

  11. 23 was born in 718

    god rest the person who was taken too soon soul and the person who took his life, god will see fit that you receive your judgement
    but this isnt uncommon for sneakers tho
    my moms was a sneakerhead in the 80s and she told me how in bushwick, dudes was lining up picking out who they gonna rob for their jordans on myrtle ave
    the nonsense must stop
    we brutalize each other for material items instead of celebrating and enjoying a purchase we worked hard for
    we take away from our own ppl for what?!
    for eyes to look down upon innercity people with disdain and hate, the actions of that person give the venom to racist ppl to spew their hate
    the sneaker community as a whole need to come together and end this nonsense because this wont be the last we hear of this
    what will happen when the dark pines drop
    or the black cement threes or the concords
    or the cement fours next year?
    the dmv isnt the only place people are buggin resulting to violence for shoes
    here in bklyn i hear of stories of ppl getting got for theirs or in queens ppl gettin jacked for theirs
    we need to seriously call to attention all these tragic events and make sure no more occur

  12. jaywalk

    Rest peace my man smh….
    I live right around the corner from pg mall and stuff happens like this almost everyday. When northfaces where hot ppl were stickin ppl up smh

  13. DC DunKing

    RIP to the person who lost their life over these shoes.

    If you are from The DMV you already know how shady PG PLaza was and still is. Nike made a DUMB move by putting teh only HOH in that mall. The shoes arent limited but like every shoe that a staple in this area. They were completely sold out by that afternoon. To get jumped or robbed is common, but the killings have escalated to over 20.

    The truth is DC & MD have only seen teh beginning of this nonsense because by the time the other limiteds and concords drop, so will the death toll rise. SMDH

  14. Scarface

    I don’t care how comfortable a shoe is…It’s not worth anyones life…The sad fact is: those shoes are freaking ugly!

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