Originally Posted by octobermom
Yup our school has a shoe policy as well its standard in pretty much every school I've known. Can't comment on the winter boot thing as I'm in AZ..
FOr shoes we bought these http://www.crocs.com/crocs-kids-rall...d=outlet-girls
type because the school requires completely enclosed and the mary jane style crocs we had before for my sensory sentiive DD feet was "not allowed"
had the deal with the price but I love them they stay put allow her to fully run climb ect but they totally breath no more sweaty feet.
OMG, those are flipping perfect!!! Thank-You so much for that link!!!!!
Honestly, I came back to this thread just wishing it would die. I get that most of the posters on here think that I was over-reacting, and it was a little hard to read post after post telling me that I was nutty for thinking DS could go to school without shoes on all day. From January until June, he was a shoes-off preschool, and the two preschools that I interviewed before this one were shoes-off, so I just figured they all were. I just really feel that having little feet in shoes all day is just not good for them, especially with his sweat problem. No biggie, just my own personal preference for him. I definitely get that it is a policy at some places, and it is not a deal breaker for me.
The Crocs Rally is so perfect though. I really don't have the extra to spend on yet another new pair of shoes for him, but I am going to go buy a pair right now. I love that they are more closed on the top to keep them on better, they have the anti-microbial and odor-resistant footbed, and they look like he might even be able to put them on and take them off on his own. They have non-slip rubber soles rather than the Croc plastic soles, and they also have the ventilation holes, so even though he might be getting some corn meal in there, at least his sweaty-swamp feet will get a bit of air.
Thank-You, Thank-You, Thank-You a zillion times over!
Just as a side note, how flexible are they? He can walk in stiffer soles, but I tend to try to buy him shoes that are still a bit more on the softer side. His Croc knock-offs can be folded in half length-wise and rolled into a cinnamon bun type shape from heel to toe they are so super soft. I am pretty sure regular Crocs aren't that soft, but soft is good. Just wondering...