A newly-purchased Air Jordans sneaker is shown in front of a line of customers at the Nike Store at Union Square Friday, Dec. 23, 2011 in San Francisco. The release of Nike's retro Air Jordans caused a frenzy at stores across the nation early Friday, with hundreds of people lining up for a chance to buy the classic basketball shoes and rowdy crowds breaking down doors and starting fights in at least two cities. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
December 23, 2011 9:05:00 PM PST
December 23, 2011 --
The return of a popular sneaker sparked mayhem at malls across the country Friday which led to several arrests.