Rule #402: When you feed your kids, they tend to grow. A lot. And fast.
I’m thinking I’m going to have to get some kind of side job in order to pay for Corey’s shoes. Just his shoes. This kid has grown out of his shoes that we bought him just 4 months ago. I was sure that set would last us for a solid 6 months, but no siree. So, here we are! Toddler Shoe Shopping Central! I wanted to share some of the good ones we’ve found. Some of them are more than I typically like to pay (others are a pretty great price), but they’re all great quality. I bought him shoes in a size 8 which is just a hair too big, so he’s got a pinch of growing room still. Fingers crossed these bad boys last us longer than 4 months or he may be sporting some shoes made out of aluminum foil.
I love me some chubby boy feet in flip flops! These looks so cute on his little feet, and he can still run and jump and play baseball as if he were in tennis shoes. They’re super easy to put on, but not easy for him to take off (score for not having to do the ‘flip flop hunt’ in the car before running into Target)!
These are the shoes homie wears to the pool or playing in the water these days. They’re extremely cushiony and soft, so the looooooooong (or just .10 of a mile) walk to the pool isn’t such a drag. They’re ‘water friendly’, so I wouldn’t use them as a water shoe like you would at the beach or something. They do the job for us though because we’re just pool people this summer.
Reef Grom Rover Flip Flops (Water Friendly) | $30
Natives. I can’t say enough great things about them. I can’t believe Corey’s now on his 4th pair with his biggo feet. He’s got a high arch (he get it from his mama), so it is kind of tough for him to get them on and off. It’s still way easier to put these on than regular tennis shoes! They are such durable shoes though and I never worry about them getting dirty or wet. They’re worth every penny in my opinion. They come in tons of colors for boys and girls, too!
We didn’t purchase these (yet), but I just thought they were so stinkin’ cute. The price isn’t so bad either for a good pair of Reef flip flops.
I ordered this same exact pair of sneakers for Corey (just 4 months ago… did I mention that yet?), and loved them so much I bought the same shoes in the same color again! Corey loves them, and they’re pretty easy to slide on-and-off his chubby little foot.