However this year things have changed---suddenly their feet are fitting into shoes...even sandals! Yay :-) We still can't do any sort of flop flop or sandal where something goes between their toes, but we're getting better.
My philosophy on shoes is to go as cheap. as. possible. My girls tend to trash shoes. They don't really have any resale value when we are done and I am not a "shoe person" who appreciates name brand shoes. So this year our stash has been Payless and Target. Payless is amazing for kid's shoes. They hold up great and are cheap! I'd much rather get multiple cheap pairs of shoes to match many outfits, as opposed to one or two expensive pairs. Maybe if I had a boy I'd just do one nice pair...
So here's what I have right now...tags and receipts still on because I might change my mind.
|These are also $9 shoes from Payless. They didn't have either style in both sizes I needed, so I got the girls different ones. Kinda works because Brielle is younger and has more pastel and blue in her wardrobe than Raya does.|
|Raya picked these are Target---LOVE. They didn't have Brielle's size though! If by chance I stumble across a size 6 at another Target I might get them.|
And lastly, these beauties...
Here is what I posted on Facebook yesterday about the above shoes:
"Oops, my genius plan has backfired! Brielle is OBSESSED with Dora and many times has tried to get my to buy Dora shoes at various stores (looking cute and hugging the box, etc. lol). However I knew if I bought some she'd only ever wear those, and frankly I despise the typical tennis shoe with a giant cartoon face on them! So I was thrilled at Target today to discover adorable shoes were Dora was *inside* the shoe haha...Brielle got her Dora shoes and I never have to see Dora's face b/c her foot's covering it. Fast forward though and now for the last hour we've taken off our shoes approx. every 2 seconds to admire Dora's face haha."
|I paid $5 extra for the Dora picture lol...at least I have a very happy girl now! ;-)|
I think the only shoes we actually still *need* are water shoes for the pool.
So anyways, what do *you* guys do for shoes? How many pairs do you aim for and do you think I'm missing anything? I know we don't really have any tennis shoes, but in the summer we don't wear socks, so tennis shoes are pretty much out. My girls can play on the playground in sandals just fine and they don't do any real sports right now where tennis shoes are a must. We do have some tennis shoes packed away in bigger sizes for Raya when she starts doing gym at school, etc.
Happy Thursday everyone! We'll end with a couple quick pics of my cuties today...
|They are playing outside at Grandma's today because it's supposed to get near 60 degrees...so it's a play clothes day. I find Brielle's shoe choice ironic considering I just did a post on spring/summer shoes LOL|
|These are leftover winter shoes that will also be "play" now|
|And a random pic from yesterday----Raya found a misc. picture laying around the house and insisted on posing with it hahaha|