Incase you didn’t know, proper shoe wearing amongst New Zealand school children, is neither compulsory , nor fashionable. There are, it seems, three options when deciding which way to adorne your wee piglets trotters.
B: Flip- Flops ( when winter hits, they seem to make an appearance).
Whichever your choice, the maximum you will pay is approximately $30 per pair. Already a bargain. I know. But wait…
There is another option . It’s the one that we chose. But remember people, we are homeschoolers, ( and therefore …weird) and this choice isn’t really, well …cool.
I know. Gorgeous aren’t they ?
Comfy as anything, easy to kick off, stylish in a ‘German backpacker ‘sort of way, never wear out. Crocs.
And I’m not talking the real ones, with the picture of the little crocodile on the strap here. No. (Poor Kids. )
We went , and continue to go for , the replicas that are about a third of the price, and at the most, need replacing only three times a year. (And that’s being generous.)
My kids have played at piano recitals and have hiked mountains in these beauties, they really are the bomb.
So…Living in New Zealand.
Cost on shoes per year = $90.
Times two kids = $180.
That’s about 45 pounds. Per Year.
Compared to the Clarkes shoes, which I was buying when we lived in England, which set me back approx 45 pounds per term . New shoes were always needed per term, (I’m sure Clarkes brush some leather shrinker onto their shoes .)
Living in England.
Cost on shoes per year = $360
Times that by 2 kids = $720 .
A whopping difference of $540 per year saving!