Sunday, October 26, 2008

The Curse of the Bills's Feet

Something that Jason told me once, and then I just put it in the back of my mind and never thought about it again is that the Bills have wide feet that are hard to buy shoes for. I started looking for shoes for Emery ever since he was a little baby. I always went into the stores and bought these cute shoes that would definately be able to fit him, then I would come home and put them on and NO they wouldn't go on. Then I remembered this little tidbit that Jason told me. So, I decided that I should go to Stride Rite to get his feet measured, and sure enough the curse has been pasted on. My boy has WIDE feet. So, yesterday, we bought Emerson his first pair of shoes that fit him. They cost us $36...on sale (that is why we decided to buy them before he was walking). We bought them a little big so he can grow into them by time he is walking. I can't believe that we are going to have to spend that much pretty much every time he has to get a new pair of shoes. I hope that they slim up a little bit (like Jason's and not like his Grandpa Bills's).

They are super cute shoes (I think), but I don't think that Emerson likes shoes on because all he would do is kick his feet until they were off. We are just going to have to keep putting them on until he is used to them.

8 comments:

Sarah Harward said...

have you checked Robez shoes? they're good for wide feet too. Target had a similar knock off brand (I think they're called allstar or something like that) but in my opinion, those type of soft sole shoes are IDEAL for kids to learn to walk in. At least for my kids. Good luck!

Anonymous said...

look for a local vans store they have wide shoes a lady I know here her son has wide feet and stride right did not havr what she needed went to the vans store cause it was right there and they had a get selection\

Dena

Emily Christiansen said...

I am excited to see his new shoes.

Wilkerson Family said...

Beth has the same problem with Ethan... When Molly was little I loved Robez. They're soft and won't come off. They're a little pricey, but cheaper than Stride Rite. Maybe they would work? And like Sarah said other stores have knock offs...

And the shoes you got are super cute. :)

Amber said...

I think those shoes are super cute. I can't believe Emerson is 8 months already! Wow, it's amazing how time flies after they finally get here. Makes me wonder if the next time I'm pregnant, the time will go by faster than the first pregnancy because I'll already have a baby that is growing up too fast. Hmm...
The pictures of you and Jason with Emerson are adorable!

Becky said...

we have wide feet at our house too. Ditto on the robeez. I buy the knock offs at target and they fit my flinstone footed children great.

Kristin Garlick said...

You poor girl! It's hard enough to make sure kids shoes fit well enough! I used to work at a shoe store so I know how frustrated some of those moms were :) Looks like you found some cute ones though! Emerson is too adorable! We NEED to hang out! We just NEED to!!

Amber said...

Hey-Both my kids have had some serious shoe problems too. Not that their feet are wide but they are too tall to fit into any shoes. And poor Eliza wants boots so bad but her legs are too fat for any boots to zip up. I bought Eliza a few See Kai Run shoes on eBay for $27 I think. Otherwise I just shove her feet in target shoes. Poor child.