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Shoppers line up for release of Retro Elevens Air Jordan's

Hundreds line up for release of new Air Jordan's

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Crowds wait in line for the new Retro Elevens. Crowds wait in line for the new Retro Elevens.
SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Hundreds of people lined up Friday morning outside Savannah Mall for a chance to get their hands on a one-of-a-kind shoe.

A new pair of Air Jordan's come out every year. This year - the new Retro Elevens have people making big sacrifices.

"I have been on my feet at work since three yesterday and I have been here since 11:30 last night so when the doors open I will have been standing for like 16 hours," said Chris Robbins, one of the eager shoppers.

The first person in line told WTOC they were out there at 7 p.m. Thursday. The shoes cost $200, but for some that is a small price to pay to wear shoes like this.

"It's like, if you are a sneaker head, you have to get them," said one of the first people in line.

There was a lot of security Friday morning to make sure nothing got out of hand. Last year, there was an armed robbery and police had to use pepper spray on some of the customers over at Oglethorpe Mall when the Air Jordan's were released.

One mother braved the cold for hours to get the shoes for her son.

"I think it is crazy but that is all he wants for Christmas - the things we do for our kids," said Lisa Tanner, a mother looking for the shoes.

For those early risers who did get their hands on the hot item, they said Christmas came a little early.

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