Not everyone has the luxury of buying every sneaker release for retail on the day that it drops. This has spawned sneaker consignment stores that keep people laced in pairs that released last week—or 10 years ago. Although a lot of people shop at consignment shops, they probably don't exact;y know what goes on at these stores.

To gain a better understanding of how the consignment store process works, we checked out Soled Out NYC in Highland Park, N.J.. Tony Chen, the shop's owner and founder, and Aaron Lee, his business partner, operate a small retail store that is growing its rep through selling a variety of sneakers and getting things moving on social media. You can check out their shop's page here, and their Instagram account here.

We talked to them to find out what you don't know about the consignment business. Take a read, you might be surprised. Here are 10 Things You Never Knew About Consignment Sneaker Stores.