Larissa Coffie was ready to leave Oak Park Mall on Saturday when her son, ZaMarion, asked to stop at a shoe store to check out the new styles.
At one point, ZaMarion showed a couple of pairs to his mom and, like many a 12-year-old, said, “They are the best shoes in the world.”
They were Air Jordan Retro 5s.
Coffie told him to put the shoes away because it was time to leave, and ZaMarion did as asked. That’s when a stranger named Marcus offered to buy the shoes for ZaMarion.
“I was like get out of here, you’re not going to really purchase him those $200 shoes and he was like I really am,” Coffie wrote in a Facebook post. “So the guy tells Z (to) tell the guy what size you need, try them on and I got you take them up to the front and I got you I’m going …