A recent beat-down over a pair of high-priced Nikes was captured on video. The incident took place at Dean College, a small school just outside Boston. The school expelled the attacker, along with eight others who witnessed the daylight assault. According to Boston.com, "The fight began when a group of male students confronted another male student over a pair of sneakers, said Franklin Deputy Police Chief Stephen Semerjian. 'It began with a sucker punch so the victim really had no idea,' Semerjian said." Adding insult to injury, the assailant also hit the victim with his own Nikes, then walked off with them.
I have also heard of people being mugged for their shoes.
Join the movement and we'll start a revolution - stop all unnecessary shopping - separate your needs from your wants.