Originally Posted by zapatohead408
When I have a kid, I won't buy him anything name brand unless it actually serves a purpose. My kid gonna be one of those dudes that rocks converse and vans because he sees no importance in expensive things that don't serve a purpose... I hope.
Real Talk. I played myself buying matching Js for lil man, but by the time he turned 3, I was like what is the point. Especially since he favored the shoes from Old Navy, and Childrens place more than the nikes. I wised up and just stocked up on old navy kicks, or childrens place . Then for special occasions throw a pair or two of Js or nikes if I can get them on discount just to have.
Originally Posted by GrimlocK
I was facing the same issue today. Took my nephew out and we visit a couple sneaker spots...see kids jordan sneakers for ridiculous prices....had to break the kid's heart and say it was out of budget.
These days do yourself and your kids a favor...cop some asics or new balances. Maybe save up for that one pair they've wanted for a while and call it a day. kid's shoe sizes change quickly so it's really not a wise buy given that they might outgrow $100+ sneakers in a relatively short time.
MIne is only seven, and truth be told these kids don't give a rats ***, its really us who care about it. That goes for clothes too, as long as they look presentable and clean it doesn't matter if its RL, or oshkosh B'gosh they are going to look good either way.
Originally Posted by rocman23
When I have kids I'm going to do everything possible to make sure my kids are no where near as materialistic as I was/am. I plan on teaching them not to pay full price for anything if they can help it.
True, I don't even cop Js anymore, and I don't feel like I'm missing anything either. From the price increase to the games we have to play just to buy a pair of shoes
no thanks, I've had enough.