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Sneaker release prompts camp-out

April 9, 2009 at 2:33 PM   |   Comments

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LAS VEGAS, April 9 (UPI) -- Fifteen men were camped outside a Las Vegas store in anticipation of buying sneakers created in part by rapper Kanye West, a nearby store's employee says.

Jason Morris, an assistant manager at a store nearby the Undefeated sneaker boutique, said with only 15 pairs of Nike Air Yeezy sneakers up for sale starting Saturday, those not already camped out will likely go home unhappy, the Las Vegas Review-Journal said Thursday.

"Expect a lot of hurt feelings tomorrow," Morris said.

For some of those already in line, the long wait for the new Nike Sportswear shoe is not without its sacrifices.

"I'm having the time of my life," Wesley Ramos, 30, said while enduring the chilly wind chill factor. "I can't feel my feet, but I'm having fun."

Ron Dixon of West Palm Beach, Fla., told the Review-Journal he was camping out for the sneakers despite the fact he was on his honeymoon.

"She was cool with it," the 29-year-old said of his apparently understanding new wife. "She knows I'm a sneaker addict."

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