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Saturday, May 28, 2011

The game is afoot

Last week I had ordered Anna some new shoes from Skechers.com. She wanted a particular pair that was purple and super sparkly. I figured that her feet had grown so I ordered a half size up from her current shoes. The cost for the shoes was the same as at the BX on base - plus there's more variety and free shipping on Skechers.com. The shoes arrived - Anna was ecstatic. She put them on and then walked around. Something was off, I could tell, but Anna insisted that the shoes were "great". Hmmmm. I decided that perhaps she was up a whole size and not just a half size, so I took her to the BX to measure her feet and see what size they were. To my surprise, she had gone from a size 2 to a size 4. (!) No wonder that size 2 1/2 shoes weren't fitting. Just for fun, I decided to measure Iryna's feet. I had just purchased a pair of shoes for her, size 10, because we thought we had lost her other shoes - so I bought her the shoes and of course within days we found the old pair - has this happened to you??? Well, her feet measured a size 11. (!!) At this point, I was afraid to measure Keith's feet - because of the trend thus far. He was wearing a size 9 in his shoes. I measured his feet and then I asked the woman working in the shoe department to come over and confirm his true size: 11 1/2. (!!!) And so, instead of just measuring Anna's feet and going home, I bought Iryna a new pair of shoes - which actually fit her extremely narrow feet - and Keith got some CARS shoes that light up + some black Sunday shoes. Then I came home and ordered Anna some of those same sparkly shoes in size 4. Here they are modeling their new shoesies.



I have to admit that I feel TERRIBLE for having my children going around in shoes too small for them. Keith has hypotonic CP and as a result, he is super flexible - I mean really flexible - in all of his joints. He has never complained about his old shoes, but I can see more of a spring in his step with his current shoes. I think that I will need to be more proactive in checking their feet for their size as opposed to just waiting for their shoes to wear out first.

2 comments:

Hevel said...

Don't feel too bad about it! Many of the shoes stretch and stay relatively comfy even after the kids grow into a different size... Yes, it has happened to us, too!

Sarah C said...

Cute shoes! I have done that same thing with my kids. They grow up too fast.