Nike's Air Force One sneakers were a must have for Jamal Johnson.
"I've been wanting those shoes for so long," said Jamal, who is going into his freshmen year at Center High School.
But, the trendy pair of kicks don't come cheap.
"They were $100, which is a lot of money when you got four kids to buy back to school clothes for," Jamal's mom Katie Winkler said.
Winkler is a single mother who lives on a tight budget.
"It's kind of a big deal, and he pretty much begged me -- almost to the point of being on his knees -- to get him these shoes," said Winkler, who eventually acquiesced in to her son's wishes.
On Saturday, they came to the Finish Line shoe store at the Westfield Galleria in Roseville – and as quickly as Jamal got his hands on the new sneakers, they disappeared.