Nike postpones release of Travis Scott sneakers in light of Astroworld Concert tragedy

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(WJW) — The launch of Travis Scott’s Air Max 1 x Cactus Jack sneakers has been delayed after a crowd surge killed 10 people and injured many others at the Astroworld Festival in Houston.

Forbes reports the release was scheduled for Dec. 16 on Nike’s SNKRS app.

A statement by Nike says: “Out of respect for everyone impacted by the tragic events at the Astroworld Festival, we are postponing the launch of the Air Max 1 x Cactus Jack.”

It was reported earlier this week that a 9-year-old boy was the latest victim, trampled after his dad passed out. He was the 10th person and the youngest to have died as a result of the tragedy that occurred when throngs of fans surged toward the stage during a performance by headliner Travis Scott.

The others who died ranged in age from 14 to 27. Some 300 people were treated at the festival site and 13 were hospitalized.

After the incident, Scott released the following statement:

Scott and the event organizers are now the focus of a criminal investigation.

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