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do you get used shoes for your kids

another post got me to thinking and wondering if maybe i am the one and only.i love hand me downs, and 2nd hand stores.and i buy alot of used items from clothes,toys and shoes.i just go down the row when i am at a place like goodwill and if it looks good, and is a size someone wears at our house, or a size someone can grow into, i buy it..i have never thought there was anything wrong with this, never thought there was anything wrong with others buying the really fancy expensive shoes either,i just dont cause i cant afford to.

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Gods_Girl1979

Asked by Gods_Girl1979 at 12:36 PM on Aug. 26, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • I don't use hand me down shoes.. but I go for cheap ones .
    SuperrMommyy

    Answer by SuperrMommyy at 12:37 PM on Aug. 26, 2010

  • If Im at a thrift store or yardsale or something and I see a cute pair, sure I'll buy them.
    kimberlyinberea

    Answer by kimberlyinberea at 12:38 PM on Aug. 26, 2010

  • The only hand me down shows I let my daughter wear are those clogs and they use to me my niece's. Other then that I buy her new shoes.
    mommy_of_two388

    Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 12:38 PM on Aug. 26, 2010

  • Totally.. I'd rather have my kids in good, gently worn shoes than cheaply made ones. I've even found new shoes at thrift shops --sometimes people donate gifts or mistaken purchases that have never been used. It amazes me, but I'm happy to buy them.

    I wouldn't wear (or let my kids wear) very used shoes, mainly for the same reason we throw them out when we're done with them...
    LindaClement

    Answer by LindaClement at 12:39 PM on Aug. 26, 2010

  • I look, but can never find any in her size that she would like. She's more of a dressy shoe/boot/flip flop girl. Flip flops are so cheap, we just get them new, and dressy shoes and boots are always scuffed. When I see a pair that will work I'll get them though. I've never had a problem with them.
    Kiwismommy19

    Answer by Kiwismommy19 at 12:40 PM on Aug. 26, 2010

  • I will not buy second hand shoes. I have no issues with second hand toys or clothes, but not shoes. If shoes are worn in by someone who has a back or hip issue, it can actually cause a similar injury in the second owner. I have this issue with my own shoes because I have a hip issue. When I have my hip and back adjusted I have to go buy new shoes because my old shoes - being worn in while my hip was out of place - will simply put me back out of place... I figure if I buy second hand shoes just to save some money and they cause issues which mean I then have to take them to the chiropractor and buy new shoes anyways - I lost money... So I just don't do it. Besides, shoes are pretty cheap - I don't think I've ever paid more than $20 for shoes and even that was the "expensive" ones at PayLess... So what's the point?
    SabrinaMBowen

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 12:41 PM on Aug. 26, 2010

  • well they will wear their sib's shoes...but the kids get new shoes and usually high end~but I have special needs kids so shoe need to fit well (tripping) and usually need ankle support.
    surfcitymom

    Answer by surfcitymom at 12:41 PM on Aug. 26, 2010

  • I will never buy used shoes for my kids. I think they are too important for their safety, comfort, posture, and development. It's one of the few things I wouldn't consider buying used...
    Kisses4Henry

    Answer by Kisses4Henry at 12:42 PM on Aug. 26, 2010

  • If I didn't have the money to buy even cheap shoes i'd go for the used shoes...but usually I stick to hand me downs if they're used. There's nothing wrong with it!
    CABlonde

    Answer by CABlonde at 12:43 PM on Aug. 26, 2010

  • I would buy them for my son...but not for myself...bcuz i never seen a child his age with feet fungus
    TezMoM

    Answer by TezMoM at 12:45 PM on Aug. 26, 2010

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