The release of the new Air Jordans tennis shoes — the 11 Gamma Blues — sparked a violent skirmish over the weekend at a mall in Stockton.
Video footage from the melee has gone viral on social media, showing thrown punches, tackles and mayhem.
The fights broke out at the Finish Line shoe store in Stockton's Weberstown Mall, where people were lined up to get a pair.
“A new shoe was coming, so it was a big line. Lots of people,” said M.D. Ahmed, who works at a kiosk outside of the store.
Stockton Police Department spokesman Joe Silva said police responded to a call for help at the mall. But by the time authorities got there, the suspects and victims had left the store. No arrests were made.
Employees at Finish Line say the store is sold out of the Air Jordan 11 Gamma Blues — shoes that cost upwards of $230.
Similar fights broke out in Dallas and New York City as shoppers tried to snag a pair of the sneakers.