Post # 17
It is interesting to compare what the parents wear and what the kids wear. I have NO PROBLEM spending $50 on Chaco Flip Flops. Yes flip flops. I have two pairs that I’ve had going on 4 years…. can stand on my feet all day long for 3 days at a festival and my back never hurts. To me that’s worth every penny! I’d rather have quality over quantity. Which is probably why it doesn’t bother me to spend it on my kid.
Like others have said all these shoes can be bought on sale if you pay attention. I know I got at least one of those pairs of flip flips for 20% off at REi.
Post # 18
I spend a fair bit on my daughter’s shoes, just because a good pair has lasted her a year or more after she hit a consistent size and worn daily. Clothes not so much, she destroys them, but a good pair of shoes can get her through an entire season. Sometimes I pick up a pair of Target cheapies for the muddy playground, and if it’s a special occasion like Easter where she’ll wear them for a day I don’t spend much ($15 max). But for sturdy every day shoes I will spend what I need to, go get her measured so they are a little roomy and she can grow into them. At any given time she might have one pair of sneakers, one pair of shoes (or sandals in the summer), and a pair of rain boots. So we aren’t constantly going through and throwing away ones that don’t fit or fall apart after a few weeks.