My son is barefoot or in stride rite shoes and that's it. I refuse to put him in anything else because shoes are horrible for children until the age of three.
Cheap shoes or even expensive ones ( ie Nike, Adidas) are still bad because they force the foot into unnatural shape ( the arch). The foot stops being mailable at the age of three or shortly there after.
I pay $40 a pair for my sons shoes ( sometimes less if I find a sale) I actually have a shoe savings for him ( lol).
So that's my confession for the day.
Off to make dinner.