Right before the end of school, there was a walk-a-thon fundraiser. Athletic shoes required. My barefoot princess gripes about wearing crocs each day and didn’t own a single pair of athletic shoes (outside of her gym shoes, which are never to be worn outside of gym).
I took her to the store to choose a new pair. We tried on so many cute shoes, but she INSISTED upon these peach dayglo monstrosities. Would drag her legs as if afflicted with polio when I made her try on the other colors, because pretty purple shoes are just SO uncomfortable.
She still prefers her bare feet though.