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It was noisy and hot and crowded inside The Foot Palace. The line was long. And Cory realized pretty quickly that they should have gotten there earlier. This was the first day the new Isaiah Jackson Retro 4s were on sale. Everyone wanted them.
“So this is what kids are doing these days,” Cory’s dad said. “Standing in line to buy overpriced sneakers?”
“Not just any sneakers, Dad,” Cory said. He peeked ahead, trying to count how many people were in front of him.
“You are all welcome to keep waiting,” a woman in a striped Foot Palace uniform said. “But our supply of the Isaiah Jacksons is getting low.” She called out the sizes they still had left.
“Eight-and-a-half. That’s me!” Cory said. He could feel his heart beating faster. “But what if we don’t get up there in time?”