Seattle Nike factory store trashed by Black Friday shoppers

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SEATTLE, Wash. — Shoppers at a Seattle Nike factory store were greeted by what looked like the aftermath of a shoe and shoebox hurricane when they entered the store on Black Friday, according to social media accounts.

Facebook user Larry Downer posted a video of the scene. Downer was there to browse for a pair of shoes for his son, according to Buzzfeed, when he was stunned by the condition the store was in and began filming the chaos.

“I thought there was an earthquake that happened,” Downer told Buzzfeed. “It was unreal.”

“We just start walking through from aisle to aisle, and you’re walking over orange boxes everywhere,” Downer said. “People were just kicking stuff out of the way.”

Downer’s video shows tons of Nike shoes along with shoeboxes both open and closed strewn all over the aisles of the store. At one point, a woman practically wades through a pile of shoes and shoeboxes to make her way down an aisle.

The devastation was captured by a handful of other customers and posted online.


Nike responded to a request for comment and issued the following statement:

“We had a large number of shoppers on Black Friday at our NIKE Factory Store in Tulalip, WA. The store was back in order on Saturday morning.”

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