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Air Jordan XI Re-Released: Chicagoans Line Up Early For New Kicks (VIDEO)

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First Posted: 12/23/11 11:43 AM ET Updated: 12/23/11 11:43 AM ET

The much-anticipated re-release of Michael Jordan's signature Air Jordan XI shoe in Chicago proved that the city still has love for the sports star, who led the Chicago Bulls to six NBA championships in the 1990s.

Crowds wrapped around the Michigan Avenue Niketown, where the first batch of re-issues of Jordan's classic "Concord" sneaker went on sale at Midnight Friday, NBC Chicago reports. (See video from the downtown store above.)

The shoe's online sales caused Eastbay, Finish Line, Foot Locker and Nike to crash, according to Sports Grid. Physical stores saw a ruckus as well: four people were arrested at a Georgia store, including a woman who left two toddlers in her car to get the shoes, and police used pepper spray to subdue rowdy crowds in Seattle.

The shoes went for $180 a pair, but quickly sold out. They're currently selling for upwards of $400 on eBay.

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