I tried to figure out a way, even offering my then six year old to use this purchase as one of his Christmas presents. I just couldn't bring myself to put down that much money on a pair of shoes that would likely end up with holes in the toes from stopping his bike down a hill (this is a common shoe problem for us).
I started to browse online for these "spray shoes" and found that people were selling their used ones for almost as much as the brand new ones. After shipping to Canada, I may as well go all the way and buy them new.
One day while browsing a thrift store on my lunch I happen to browse down the shoe aisle (something I rarely do because I am afraid of foot diseases). There right in front of me was a pair of spray shoes, size 1 and in almost brand new condition.
The price? A cool $2.99.
I almost died. Suddenly foot diseases didn't matter as much to me. I figured some athlete's foot spray can be no more than $10, even then I was saving a crapload of money! My friend pointed out that kids rarely have foot diseases and my bargain was even more spectacular. I saved a whole bunch of money and my child didn't catch a foot disease.
Suddenly I was hooked. I found myself browsing every thrift store in the city and guess what? I found another pair of spray shoes, this time for $1.99 in a size two.
EVILBOY has been enjoying his spray shoes ever since. I am happy to report that he has no foot disease and that I have saved a lot of money on his footwear.
Every time I go into a thrift store I now start off in the shoe section looking for another pair of spray shoes.
My mom has even caught on to this trend and just last week brought him a pair of the light up Sketchers that he just had to have in size 3.