PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN
Sunday, September 8, 2019; Xhibition, 2068 W. 25th: Jake Damasiewicz, an employee at Xhibition, holds up one of Odell Beckham Jr.’s latest Nike shoes, an “Air Max 720 ‘Young King of the People’”. Damasiewicz says Xhibition was chosen to release the shoe three and a half hours before anywhere else “because it’s the best Nike store in Cleveland.” Behind Damasiewicz are forty people waiting in line for the store’s scheduled 9:30 a.m. opening. Keith Brooks, first in line, says he arrived at 4 a.m. Brooks said because they were bringing something to the city of Cleveland by releasing the shoe first here, and he wanted to offer his support. Second in line behind Brooks (in a Browns’ shirt), Thyrii Butler, said he plans to buy some shoes and head to a tailgate party.