Tony Avilez, 28, of Chicago, was in town for a weekend graduation party when he decided to drop by in Royal Oak on Friday.
After learning the store would get an installment of Kanye West-designed Air Yeezy II sneakers, Avilez decided to stick around – for eight days.
The shoe doesn't drop until Saturday.
"I called Chicago and they were already lining up," he said. "I knew if I went home I wasn't going to get any so I decided to stay."
Alivez said he is blessed. He's been wearing Nike Jordans since he was a baby.
"I have over 400 pairs of shoes," he said.
The Burn Rubber manager, who goes by AZ, said the Air Yeezy 2 retail for $245, but he'll be selling the eight-16 pairs he expects to get at his store for $1,000.