It can be hard to find quality shoes for your child that won’t cost a fortune. Buying discounted shoes does not mean you have to buy “cheap” shoes. Shoes that are cheap can sometimes end up being poorly made. But purchasing discount shoes means you will always get the best quality. Discount shoes are marked down from a higher price…..Wow! I am all for that. Let’s take a look at some of these.
Sale and Clearance Racks
I often talk about this when buying toddler clothes and shoes. You can buy shoes that are marked down or even on sale, even if they are a bigger size. Eventually the shoes will fit. Now I am referring to a size or two bigger. I do this often. I have found Nike’s for $8.00 on a sale rack. I stuck them in the closet and eventually my son could wear them. I constantly find my way to the Clearance racks in every store. You can always have your eye out. Why pay full price?
* eBay and Craigslist *
Anyone who knows me knows that I am an eBay junkie. Craigslist is another great resource for local purchases. Remember that you can find some really cheap prices.
Outlet Stores and Malls
I am a big Fan of the outlet stores. I have found some good deals. Now you really do have to watch because sometimes the prices are the same as the store. It really all depends on the store and what you are looking for. I have found some great discount toddler shoes at the Nike outlet. So hit those shoe outlets. When you go to the outlet mall you can make a whole day of it and it can be nice for the entire family. You’ll get plenty of exercise walking around. Plus it will give you a chance to look for other items. LOL… since you are saving so much money from the shoes!
Consignment Shops and Resale Shops
Now I know what some of you are thinking…. “No way, I am not buying used shoes for my kids”. Trust me, I used to feel the same way. However, I realized that I was cheating myself by not even looking. Trust me sometimes you can even find Brand new with tags shoes at these stores. Not to mention that you can great play shoes. Remember I have other articles on this. You should have play shoes for your toddler to save wear and tear on the good shoes. I practice this method and it is worth it. You are only hurting yourself by not even looking. It’s truly a great resource.
So there you have some of my secrets for buying discount toddler shoes. Have a great time saving all of that money!!