You all know the saga of Will breaking his foot. Well....once he got the cast off the ortho. doctor wanted him to go right into a shoe. So I just put him back in his worn out New Balance Shoe. Then this weekend my sister was like....he is walking weird Jenny. You should take him to Stride Rite.
I hate to say it but I am not into these gimmicky(if that is even a word) kinda stores. The ones that cater to kids and suck you of all your money. I have gotten most of Will's shoes from the Gap or from where we get our running shoes.
I unfortunately had to be a Stride Rite kid as I had some messed up knees and I wore those goofy black and white saddle shoes for years. It was awful.
Anyway. So I gave in and the next day we went to Stride Rite. It was buy one get one half off. SCORE! The place was packed and you could barely even breathe in there! But I ended up getting this shoe and some sandals. We did not try them on there because it was so packed. We just had his foot measured and I picked what I liked.
The next day we put on those shoes and set out for our walk to the park. Let me tell you. Will started to run! That's when my eyes started to well up. Forget that I was outside, major PMSing and tears coming down my cheeks. My bubsy was running again! His knee and foot were not turning out and I was the happiest mom in the world! You would think I just got my first pair of Jimmy Choo's or something.
So. Stride Rite. I will stop putting that label on you and Bubsy will be wearing your shoes from now on. Thanks a heap!