Cast Your Vote:

    • Name brand shoes -- Votes: 22
    • Walmart shoes -- Votes: 14
GrumpsMama 1 child; Whiskey d**k Mountain, WA, United States 16246 posts
Mar 4th '13

I wont pay over $10.00 a pair for shoes. Granimals have never let us down.

We bought a pair of light up Spider Man shoes for $12.00

Jenna Rae 2 kids; Wisconsin 607 posts
Mar 4th '13

I always buy my son DCs. They're normally about $30 a pair, but they are really good quality and I want something that lasts so I can use them on my next baby instead of having to buy new shoes.

Autumn Whisper 1 child; Utah 9977 posts
Mar 4th '13
Quoting Jenna Rae:" I always buy my son DCs. They're normally about $30 a pair, but they are really good quality and I want something that lasts so I can use them on my next baby instead of having to buy new shoes."

This would be more of a concern if I knew for sure I was going to have another child and it would be a boy. lol

Since I know neither of these things, then if they last, they last, and if they don', I don't care.

Andi+Andy=Marley+1 2 kids; Fredericksburg, Virginia 4564 posts
Mar 4th '13

When I do buy shoes for DD (hardly ever because my mom a lot) I buy cheap ones. I don't have the money to spend $100-$200 a year on shoes she will outgrow in 6m to a year. It's a waste of money

~*~*~*~ ; 1 child; Biteme, ca, United States 1716 posts
Mar 4th '13

I don't spend a lot of money on her shoes, expecially since she doesn't wear them often and just learning to walk. Yet I have been able to find quite a few pairs of name brand shoes at my local consignment shop for baby stuff. They often have shoes you can't even tell have been worn, probably cuz they grew outta them so quick!

T♥B♥A Due June 27; 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Denver, CO, United States 12591 posts
Mar 4th '13

walmart or target pretty much always, he has a pair of name brand skate shoes that his grandma sent for his bday.. otherwise we go through them so quick it's not worth the money.. brooklyn has gotten shoes from other places(army surplus lol) but her next pair will be walmart/target

I'm actually a virgin Due June 9; 1 child; Oregon 18466 posts
Mar 4th '13

I just started buying the cheap ones from Old Navy and Baby Gap, H & M, ect. But up until now he's had Nikes, Jordans, Addidas, Polo Ralph Lauren.

Emma+Abby+Logan+Charlotte 4 kids; Oregon 3628 posts
Mar 5th '13

With my oldest we buy cheaper shoes from Walmart for her main shoes and maybe some converse when there on sale but for my other two kids they have wide feet and I can't get the cheepos to fit so they get name brands . While my kids are babies and toddlers they all have had robezz ( the only shoes they keep on there feet) and stride rite.

Sanveann 3 kids; Michigan 22 posts
Mar 5th '13

We don't wear shoes at home. Most of the ones my kids wear are from Target or Meijer. We used to buy Stride-Rite for my oldest ... but they're so hard on shoes and wear them for so long that it really didn't seem like that great an investment. Plus, now my oldest two only want shoes with lights, or Spiderman, or whatever.

user banned Due September 14 (boy); 1 child; Rhode Island 6726 posts
Mar 5th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Jennybananna:</b>" If you shop smart at stride rite its not that bad. Buy 1/2 size up shop during the BOGO 50% off sale and buy the next size up as well. "</blockquote>

Haha they are doing BOGO right now! I actually just did that (2 pairs, 1 a size bigger) the other day.

The Tsukuno family 1 child; Beachwood, Ohio 596 posts
Mar 5th '13

I buy name brand never spent less then $40 and alot of times name brands are on sale and I can get them for 20 or 30. He also has very wide Walmart shoes fit like 2 weeks.

OohlalaHeidi 1 child; Canandaigua, New York 222 posts
Mar 6th '13

It depends really, I do both. When it comes to shoes that they will be walking in I always buy the name brands because you want your tot to be comfortable especially when they are just getting their balance & starting to walk for longer distances.
But once in a while I'll buy a pair of walmart shoes if they're cute & throw them on for a run to the store when he will be going from the car seat to the cart back to the car seat.
When it comes to walking & running & playing in them, you want good, name brand shoes. But buying a cute cheap pair at Walmart to throw on for errands. No biggie.

Deanna Lynn 17 kids; Levittown, Pennsylvania 353 posts
Mar 7th '13

I buy Walmart shoes for my 1-year-old because he only wears them for a short period of time when he's walking outside. When he gets to the point where he's spending long periods of time in his shoes then I'll definitely be investing in higher quality shoes.