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Old 06-12-2016, 03:55 PM
 
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My mom makes a big deal about me not wearing SNEAKERS in the summer time when we go to the beach or an amusement park. I agree it wouldn't hurt to have some sneaks to put on when going to a place like an amusement but I don't consider it that important because I am already going to be spending money on food, games, and whatever else.

So go and spend $50 or more on a pair of sneaks for one day when I know I am not going to wear them the rest of the year. I don't jog or play sports and don't wear sneakers to work or when going on a date so to me it would seem like a stupid purchase when I can use that money for when I am at the shore or at the amusement park. And why does she care what I have on my feet anyway when the purpose of a family outing is to spend time with each other.


Since my college days I am not really a big sneaker person because my life is not the way it was 20 years ago. I;m trying to be more frugual the remainder of the year so I can reach my goal of $5000 in my savings. And spending $50 or more on something I will only wear one time is not the way to reach that goal.
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Old 06-12-2016, 03:58 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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You are an adult, right? Dress how you like.
You can buy sneakers for less than $50.
This post is more about your relationship with your mother than shoes.
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Old 06-12-2016, 04:03 PM
 
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You are an adult, right? Dress how you like.
You can buy sneakers for less than $50.
This post is more about your relationship with your mother than shoes.

Well it's not just her it;s the entire family. They mention how I always have on shoes in the summer when we go out and never any sneakers. I wear size 13 and think my sneakers will be $50 or more
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Old 06-12-2016, 07:35 PM
 
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I never wear sneakers to the beach, but I do wear sturdy footwear to amusement parks when I'm going on rides. Well, used to. If you only wear them a couple of times a year, you'll have them for a long time.

Your mom sounds like mine used to. She died 2 1/2 years ago. Enjoy the torment while you can.
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Old 06-12-2016, 07:38 PM
 
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I never wear sneakers to the beach, but I do wear sturdy footwear to amusement parks when I'm going on rides. Well, used to. If you only wear them a couple of times a year, you'll have them for a long time.

Your mom sounds like mine used to. She died 2 1/2 years ago. Enjoy the torment while you can.


Didn't mean to say the beach I meant walking up and down the boardwalk.
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Old 06-12-2016, 10:34 PM
 
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Didn't mean to say the beach I meant walking up and down the boardwalk.
You don't really need sneakers for that, either.
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Old 06-12-2016, 10:59 PM
 
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Well it's not just her it;s the entire family. They mention how I always have on shoes in the summer when we go out and never any sneakers. I wear size 13 and think my sneakers will be $50 or more
I fail to see why it's anyone's business but your own. You might try saying just that, politely. No explanations needed. They're your feet.

Or you could try eBay. Or watch local sales.

No, you don't have to pay $50 for sneakers or any other shoes. And a pair of flip flops would work just fine.

I agree with a previous poster that the main problem here isn't shoes.
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Old 06-12-2016, 11:20 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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If you are not a sneakers person, you should not buy them just to please your mom. Start to make your own decisions.
Next time your mom will insist you buy a tuxedo, just in case you might decide to attend an opening of the opera, ballet or symphony...
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Old 06-13-2016, 06:38 AM
 
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Most everyone I know owns some form of sneaker or athletic shoe for exercise or every day wear. If you don't have the need for that, then don't get it. If your shoe size is hard to find, I'm not sure a $50 sneaker will be of any quality. Good shoes are not cheap. Wear what fit fits your needs, but make sure you are wearing shoes that are appropriate for the activity.
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Old 06-13-2016, 06:46 AM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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Size is no excuse... 13s are readily available.
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