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‘Sneakerheads' Brave Cold, Campout in Philly to Buy $650 Air Jordan Sneakers

The chilly temperatures are not stopping die-hard “sneakerheads” from camping out in Philadelphia to get their hands on a pair of $650 sneakers.

The limited-edition Air Jordan 2 Retro “Just Don” sneakers go on sale Saturday at 8 a.m.

The sneakers cost $650 for an adult pair and $350 for a kid’s pair.

One “sneakerhead” started his camp-out at 8 a.m. Friday outside the UBIQ store on Walnut Street in Philadelphia.

“I need these because they limited, very limited, only certain cities got them. I need ‘em,” Bigavel Mel, of Atlantic City, said.

One man came from Connecticut for the chance to own a pair.

“I wanna wear them. I wanna have them and potentially sell them in the future because they’ll be worth more if I try to sell them than retail. They’ll be worth probably double than the retail price,” Colin MacLennan said.

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The temperatures Saturday morning were in the low 20s.

A “sneakerhead” is someone who collects, trades and has a passion for sneakers.

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