I know right. Can you still get them (Jordans, etc) at any footlocker then on the drop day? I've always pre ordered my Jordans so idk what to do now haha.
What city are you in? With the last Jordan release the Olympic 7's it was only available at one Foot Locker in the city and two Champs locations.
I had to drive all the way to the other end of the city and line up along with 20 other people to obtain a pair. It was quite a struggle. A bunch of dudes in the line up didn't even get their size and had to go either go up half a size or down half or one. I was stuck with half a size down but ended up getting lucky. I paid for mine at the store that I was and went to a different location to exchange for my size.
For future releases your only best bet is to go early and line up like everybody else. I built a good customer relationship with a couple of Foot Locker employees near my location so if they ever get a release I'll be good.. if they don't get a certain release then I'm fucked and will have to go a different location and and hope for the best.