I’d like to know where one can buy decent shoes that last for longer than two months for a very active boy whose got size 8 men’s feet and still growing.
I’ve bought him more expensive shoes and they still don’t last very long – I’m talking two to three months tops. I’ve given up spending that bit more when it doesn’t guarantee that shoes will last that bit longer.
As he is still growing there’s no point buying a whole bunch of different shoes for him. I tend to get him one pair of sneakers and when they wear out buy him another pair. This means that he has one pair of backup shoes until I buy the next pair and we get rid of the backup shoes, or as you see above, donate them to the school garden.
I bought him boots when he was younger and even though they were slightly more sturdy they still fell apart.
My son, as mentioned above, is very active. He’s nearly always on the go so he needs something he can run around in that’s comfortable.
He goes to the type of school where wearing sneakers is okay, he doesn’t have to wear black leather school shoes for instance. In fact I can’t think of any boys at his school that do. And even if I went down this path, would they last? Or would I get my money’s worth before I had to get the next size?
I can’t afford to spend $100 or more per pair of shoes that will only last a short time and I’m guessing that even these shoes would only last a certain length of time before he wears them out.
So, other parents in a similar situation. What do you do? Have you found a type of shoe for an active boy that will last until it’s grown out of? I really want to know.
If a shoe company reads this, I’m willing to try out your shoes and write about them here.
Never found anything that lasted.
I tried cheap. I tried expensive. I tried stupidly expensive. I went back to cheap.
For some reason boys just wear out shoes.
This seems to be the consensus. Oh well, I’d rather he be active and wear out his shoes than sit around on his ass just so they last longer.
The Pepperrific Life says
I think your boy can only wear them for too long, since he’ll grow out of them anyway. Their feet do grow at lightning speed, don’t they?
Maybe you can just give the old ones to charity? 🙂
The old shoes have fallen apart so they aren’t fit for giving away. It’s not so much that his feet keep growing, it’s that he wears out his shoes so quickly.