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CAUGHT ON TAPE: Armed Sneaker Robbery in Cleveland

I was thinking of putting a foot note to this article, but really, this needs to be said before going into the details.

This MUST stop.  We can do better.

“We” is not just referring to the sneaker community and sneakerheads, but society as a whole.  A violent, armed, robbery in plain daylight just illustrates how much more we need to do as society.  This is truly a heartbreaking thing to watch, and all I can think of is how awfully terrorizing and scary it must have been for the victim.  Our thoughts are with him and his family.

If ANYONE knows ANYTHING or recognizes ANYONE, it is your duty as a human being to contact authorities.  No neighborhood is safe and no city can remain calm with attacks like these.  You’re urged to call Cleveland Police at (216) 623-5464.

One of the assailants appears to be wearing metallic gold sneakers.

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First reported at Cleveland’s NewsNet5.

QUICK FACTS:

  • Video captures two men robbing and beating a man at gunpoint.
  • Victim is able to run away as suspects make off with his wallet and two of his bags.
  • A school was placed on lockdown for about 15 minute due to incident.

FULL STORY:

Horrifying video captured a Cleveland armed robbery, where it appears two men assaulted a man at gunpoint as he struggled for his life.

WARNING: Though the video in the player above has been edited due to its graphic nature, some may still find the images disturbing.

The video was taken at the corner of East 93rd Street and Union Avenue on Friday. [MAP]

In the video, you can see two men attacking a man, hitting him and throwing him to the ground.

One of the men pulls a gun and begins to strike the victim with it before attempting to shoot him in the legs twice.

The man is able to get away and run from the scene.

The suspects in the video appear to steal two Foot Locker shopping bags and the man’s wallet before fleeing down Union Avenue.

The incident caused E Prep & Village Prep Woodland Hills Campus to be placed on lockdown for about 15 minutes, their communications director confirms to newsnet5.com.

Cleveland Police said there was not report of a shooting victim.

If you have any information about the attack or can help identify the suspects, you’re urged to call Cleveland Police at (216) 623-5464.

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A motive is not known, but frankly it does not matter.  Whether or not this was an attempt to steal someone’s shoes or otherwise, these violent attacks need to stop.

Once again, our thoughts are with the victim and his family.

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Check out These new Sneaker Illustrations by Dan Freebairn of KickPosters

Continuing to reimagine sneakers across the board with detailed illustrative makeovers, Dan Freebairn, of KickPosters, is back in full effect with a slew of fresh new graphics. Taking to recent releases like the CNCPTS x ASICS Gel Lyte III “25th Anniversary”, Air Jordan 11 Low “Bred”, Air Jordan 7 “Hare” and the adidas Ultra Boost White/White, Dan also shows the Air Jordan 1 “Varsity Red”, Air Jordan 1 “Bred” and a barrage of other silhouettes some love as well. Read on after the jump to check out Dan’s new illustrations and be sure to head over to KickPosters online shop to add some sneaker-inspired art to your decor.

Check out These new Sneaker Illustrations by Dan Freebairn of KickPosters

Sneaker Illustrations by Dan Freebairn of KickPosters

Check out These new Sneaker Illustrations by Dan Freebairn of KickPosters

Sneaker Illustrations by Dan Freebairn of KickPosters

Check out These new Sneaker Illustrations by Dan Freebairn of KickPosters

Sneaker Illustrations by Dan Freebairn of KickPosters

Check out These new Sneaker Illustrations by Dan Freebairn of KickPosters

Sneaker Illustrations by Dan Freebairn of KickPosters

Check out These new Sneaker Illustrations by Dan Freebairn of KickPosters

Sneaker Illustrations by Dan Freebairn of KickPosters

Check out These new Sneaker Illustrations by Dan Freebairn of KickPosters

Sneaker Illustrations by Dan Freebairn of KickPosters

Check out These new Sneaker Illustrations by Dan Freebairn of KickPosters

Sneaker Illustrations by Dan Freebairn of KickPosters

Check out These new Sneaker Illustrations by Dan Freebairn of KickPosters

Sneaker Illustrations by Dan Freebairn of KickPosters

Check out These new Sneaker Illustrations by Dan Freebairn of KickPosters

Sneaker Illustrations by Dan Freebairn of KickPosters

Check out These new Sneaker Illustrations by Dan Freebairn of KickPosters

Sneaker Illustrations by Dan Freebairn of KickPosters

Check out These new Sneaker Illustrations by Dan Freebairn of KickPosters

Sneaker Illustrations by Dan Freebairn of KickPosters

Check out These new Sneaker Illustrations by Dan Freebairn of KickPosters

Sneaker Illustrations by Dan Freebairn of KickPosters

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Anne Demeulemeester Fall/Winter 2012 “Scamosciato” Two-Tone Sneaker


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Famed Belgian designer Ann Demeulemeester has released this “Scamosciato” Two-Tone sneaker as part of her labels Fall/Winter 2012 footwear offering. Crafted out of ecru suede, indigo notes begin at the heel and the suede-reinforced toe. Key accents include black cord laces, metal eyelets flanked by black leather lining, and black ripple soles. The Two Tone Trainers can be purchased online at LN-CC for $ 710 USD.

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Balenciaga Cambure Panelled Leather High-Top Sneaker


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Paris-based label Balenciaga isn’t afraid to make a statement, yet it always keeps the tone sleek and sophisticated. These bright-red high top sneakers certainly pack a punch, with tonal ribbed leather and suede panels that keep the design city-ready for this Spanish line headed by Nicolas Ghesquière. Ridged strips adorn areas of the upper for this sneaker and tongue while a standard lace enclosure is featured in a addition to decorative eyelets. Available now at Mr. Porter.

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Joe La Puma Goes Sneaker Shopping with Austin Mahone


Back with a new episode of Sneaker Shopping, Complex’s Joe La Puma takes a trip to Flight Club Los Angeles to link up with Austin Mahone. While cruising the shelves, Mahone talks about how much his sneaker collection has grown, his very first pair of Air Jordans, and which kicks he likes to perform in. Adding to his previously mentioned collection, Mahone left FCLA with a couple new additions. Check out all the action below, and see what Austin Mahone copped with Complex.


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Jeremy Guthrie Retires From the Sneaker Game


It’s one thing to retire from a profession. It’s another to retire yourself from a respective relationship. However, it’s an entirely different feat to retire yourself from a culture that you may love more than life itself. Well, that’s exactly what Kansas City Royals pitcher and lifelong sneaker addict Jeremy Guthrie did as he self-professed his retirement from the sneaker game. Paying homage to the first retirement of Michael Jordan, Guthrie took time to hold a mock press conference that incorporated all of the bells and whistles that normal announcements of this magnitude warrant. Nonetheless, major props to Jeremy on his incredibly creative announcement of his “retirement”. Hopefully, you can pull a “MJ” and comeback to the game, in due time.

To see more from Guthrie, peep his retirement video below and check his illustrious sneaker collection as well, as the Major League pitcher caught up with our very own George Kiel in this episode of Sneak Peek.


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Ibn Jasper x Diamond Supply Co. “Jasper” Sneaker for UNKNWN


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Diamond Supply Co. presents its newest collaboration with Ibn Jasper: a special “Miami” capsule collection for LeBron James’ UNKNWN store, just in time for Art Basel. The “Jasper” shoe is a sleek moccasin-inspired sneaker made from an assemblage of high-end elements. An upper made of white snake suede and highlighted by diamond blue accents on the sole and tongue and Miami orange on the inside. While the original Jasper collection was limited to 100 pairs, the new Miami-inspired colorway will be even more exclusive and limited to just 75 pairs – with 50 pairs available online on December 8 at Noon PST and the remaining 25 pairs available in-store only at UNKNWN Miami on the same day at 10 a.m. EST.

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Raf Simons Classic Floral Velcro Sneaker


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From a collection filled with floral print and grunge influences, these refined trainers continue the theme. Created from multi-coloured fabric which has then been crumped and ruched to create the appearance of a floral print, this unique style is fastened by two Velcro straps and sits on top of a sturdy white sole unit.

This trainer is typical of Rafs new spring/summer collection, which was, in part, inspired by the insouciant androgyny of Kurt Cobain who, like Raf, wasnt afraid to challenge traditional gender norms. Available now at Oki-ni.

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Celebrity Sneaker Stalker


Football season might be over, but Beast Mode gets the start two weeks in a row for Celebrity Sneaker Stalker. Marshawn Lynch was spotted in walkthrough practice rocking a shoe most wouldn’t bring out of the box, while the Pats went on to celebrate in AF1s and AJ1s. Pigskin players aside, Jimmy Fallon proves to have the best sketches and wardrobe team, Tinashe takes it back in rare retros and DJ Khaled gets his debut on. Who brought out the best heat this week? You tell us in the voting poll and the comment section.

DJ Khaled in the Air Jordan 10 Bulls Over Broadway

DJ Khaled in the Air Jordan 10 “Bulls Over Broadway”

Kanye West in Maison Martin Margiela sneakers

Kanye West in Maison Martin Margiela sneakers

Jarrett Jack in the Nike Kyrie 1 Black History Month

Jarrett Jack in the Nike Kyrie 1 “Black History Month” (t-shirt available at Cooked Up)

Marshawn Lynch in the Air Jordan 5 Oregon

Marshawn Lynch in the Air Jordan 5 “Oregon”

Wale in the Supreme x Nike Air Foamposite One

Wale in the Supreme x Nike Air Foamposite One

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Gridiron Kicks Spotlight: Greatest Sneaker Moments In Super Bowl History


With Super Bowl XLIX occurring this Sunday the bevy of intriguing footwear set to be donned by a variety of players is vast. With the likes of Jordan Brand athlete Earl Thomas and Nike endorser Darrelle Revis controlling their respective secondaries, we may need to even elicit the help of our very own George Kiel with the potential kicks that will be displayed on Sunday. So with that notion in mind, we decided to take a look at some of the best sneaker moments in Super Bowl history in the latest edition of Gridiron Kicks Spotlight. To see for yourself, flip through the pages below to let us know your favorite Super Bowl memory involving iconic kicks.

Super Bowl XXIV: Ronnie Lott

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Ronnie Lott was Kam Chancellor before Kam ever patrolled a secondary on the gridiron. Lott’s ferocious nature and incredible tackling ability made him a force to be reckoned with in the 49ers’ secondary for years. Rumor has it that Lott even allowed for the severance of his own finger to get back into a game during his illustrious playing career. With those notions provided, you can imagine how John Elway and company felt in Super Bowl XXIV as they took on the 49ers. In what would become a blowout in favor of the 49ers, Lott would start and contribute heavily while rocking this black and varsity red colorway of the Air Jordan 4.

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