Last Friday,police at Hulen Mall in Fort Worth used pepper spray to disperse an unruly crowd waiting to buy the re-release of the popular red and black Air Jordan shoes.
That got a lot of attention when it happened, but consider the case out of Houston, where a young man actually died for his shoes.
Joshua Wood, 22, was fatally shot, also Friday, as he tried to escape armed robbers who wanted his new Air Jordan XI "Bred" sneakers. The shoes retail for about $185.
Read more in this report by The Associated Press.