adidas NMD Release Causes Riot in Taiwan [VIDEO]

adidas NMD R1 Monochorme Pack starts riot in Taiwan
Sneakers often bring people together, but sometimes they can also bring out the worst in people. Unfortunately, the adidas NMD R1 inspired the latter when it released in Taiwan.
Sneakerheads showed up in droves to cop a pair of the anticipated adidas NMD release from the adidas Originals store at the Siam Centre shopping mall in Bangkok. With no lottery system in place, a routine sneaker release quickly snowballed into straight-up pandemonium. Taiwanese news outlet EBC was on hand to capture shoppers rushing through the mall and the ensuing chaos that occurred when employees at the adidas store tried to hold off the aggressive crowd at the door. People got knocked over, and one shopper even fainted as the crowd was trying to force their way into the store.
Following the incident, adidas Thailand took to Facebook to apologize to shoppers and asked for feedback on how to better handle such high-profile releases in the future.
Hit the jump to get a glimpse of the adidas NMD madness.

Photo Credit: Sneaker Politics
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