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well, dd will be 3 in jan. she has been complaining about her shoes (which i thought was just her being difficult. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> i had her feet measured...both 8's. she is wearing 6.5 - 7 shoes. bad mommy!!!<br><br>
so...off to buy new shoes. i dont' want 15 pairs but i am having a hard time deciding what to get. i did find a good pair of black mary janes (church and christmas) and a pair of crocs (we need these for the showers at the pool).<br><br>
now...for everyday...what to get? here are my thoughts:<br><br>
1. boots - either target or bearpaw, chocolate brown<br>
2. snow boots - stonz (the target ones are SOOO hard)<br>
3. another everyday kind of shoe? maybe keen calistoga? loved keen this summer. need something for playing at the park, walks, etc.<br><br>
is 5 pairs of shoes excessive for a 3 year old girl? (dress, crocs, boots, snow boots, everyday/tennis shoe?) up till now i have always had shoes on hand, either gifts or sale scores. she was a 6 ALL last year...so i assumed the 7's would last until spring. sigh...silly mama.
 

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Well, my DD is only one, but I definitely feel you on the shoe issue. I'm a minimalist so five pairs does sound slightly excessive for a three year old BUT my family doesn't attend church nor do we go to a pool regularly. So the crocs and the maryjanes sound like something you guys need. Does she absolutely need a pair of brown boots AND snow boots? Could you get her a pair of boots that functions as both? I don't know what your climate is like or how much snow you get. Other than that, it sounds like five pair is reasonable for your particular situation.
 

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yeah sounds a little excessive to me, two kinds of boots? Is she playing outside in them or not? I'd stick with snow boots and let her wear the MJs after Christmas is over as an everyday indoor shoe (wear the boots outside). Obviously this is going to depend on your weather.<br><br>
My DD will have dress shoes (soft for wear after the holidays as indoor shoes when we take off snow boots), snow boots, and sneakers for when it's cold but not messy outside. I can see why you'd want the croc's too
 

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A little OT, but where did you find a good pair of black Mary Janes? All the ones I've found are pretty hard/stiff. I know church isn't that long, but I'd still like her to be comfortable. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I just got my little guy <a href="http://www.kamik.com/GenfootWeb/servlet/webProductDisplay.webProductDisplaySrv?currentMode=DETAIL&curCatalog=2009&curSeason=WINTER2009&curRow=148#" target="_blank">these</a> boots. They are flexible, waterproof, warm and have good grip. Basically, in our climate, he won't need anything else until spring. When his feet grow I can take the liner out, pop in an insole, and he will have rainboots for the spring. He also has a pair of See Kai Runs which he wears if it happens to be warm and dry enough but he doesn't need them. If I were you I would just buy one kind of 'everyday' shoe, whichever suits your climate the most and then add to it as needed. There will be sales after christmas. You probably don't need 5 pairs right now.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">A little OT, but where did you find a good pair of black Mary Janes? All the ones I've found are pretty hard/stiff. I know church isn't that long, but I'd still like her to be comfortable. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"></div>
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lands end. they are the black patent ones...so can't really see her wearing them every day. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
thanks mamas...good thoughts. i think i'm ok with it, since the mary janes, crocs and snow boots are for special situations. that leaves one pair of boots for every day...maybe a second pair of every day shoes if i can find something she and I both like.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Well, my DD is only one, but I definitely feel you on the shoe issue. I'm a minimalist so five pairs does sound slightly excessive for a three year old BUT my family doesn't attend church nor do we go to a pool regularly. So the crocs and the maryjanes sound like something you guys need. Does she absolutely need a pair of brown boots AND snow boots? Could you get her a pair of boots that functions as both? I don't know what your climate is like or how much snow you get. Other than that, it sounds like five pair is reasonable for your particular situation.</div>
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well, all the snow boots i have seen are SO stiff and hard...i can never imagine her wearingthose all day every day. we may not need snow boots. she was not into playing in the snow last winter and we dont' have snow on the ground all winter long. a week in CO over christmas and then cold/some snow here. (midwest). she is pretty picky about how her shoes feel, so i dont' want to buy a cheap pair of snow boots she will never wear. also dont' to buy a pair of stonz and have them only worn a few times.<br><br>
slightly OT...what is your fav "everyday" kind of shoe for a 3 yo girl?
 
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