The news was first reported yesterday by Chris Burns, who goes by @Archbyccb on Twitter, where he revealed that the resale platform has started withdrawing payouts from seller accounts that recently sold the unreleased “Cherry” Air Jordan 11. According to a police report filed earlier this month, multiple thieves ransacked $800,000 worth of Nike product, with the “Cherry” Jordan 11 being one of the items that was reportedly looted from the crime scene.
According to Burns, some of the previous sales show “transaction complete” while others have failed verification. Burns also revealed that sellers of the shoes won’t get their money or the sneakers back as they will be provided to the police or destroyed. At the time of writing, StockX has removed the shoe’s sales history, but various sizes are still listed.
When reached for comment, StockX told Complex that it has taken measures to temporarily halt the sales of the sneakers in question following the known robbery at the Swoosh’s distribution center. The “Cherry” Jordan 11 has yet to officially hit the market and given that it’s tied to the aforementioned crimes, it was deemed that attempting to sell the sneaker is currently in violation of its terms of service.
“We are working with local authorities to support their active investigation. StockX is fully committed to marketplace integrity, and we frequently deploy new technologies and processes to stay ahead of bad actors and deliver an unparalleled experience to our global customers,” StockX said.
Since 2009, Jordan Brand has included an Air Jordan 11 in its holiday lineup of Air Jordan retro releases. The “Cherry” Jordan 11 is currently slated to hit stores in December, but official release details of the shoe have not yet been confirmed by Jordan Brand.