Shoe de­bate costly

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FEEDBACK -

IN RE­LA­TION to the Great Shoe De­bate in the Gazette last week.

Is it the fact that par­ents are wor­ried about their kids’ safety or is it be­cause they are wor­ried about what other peo­ple think?

If there is a par­ent who can’t get their kids to wear shoes, maybe they need to ad­just their par­ent­ing ways.

When they go on school ex­cur­sions, they have to wear shoes and if it was a safety is­sue at school, the school would make it pol­icy.

When I went to Port Dou­glas pri­mary 15 years ago, I never had any health is­sues and I learnt to dress re­spect­fully from my par­ents and high school.

I don’t like wear­ing wet shoes and you can get ath­lete’s foot and toe­nail fungi from wear­ing wet shoes.

How is that not a health risk? And I’m sure there are other things be­sides just their feet touch­ing the ground.

My kids like to wear san­dals or thongs, which in my opin­ion is bet­ter for this cli­mate, but if the school was to make it pol­icy, they would have to wear ful­lyen­closed shoes and af­ter a wet, hot, hu­mid day.

They stink and the glue doesn’t last long, so there­fore they go through more pairs of shoes and for a sin­gle par­ent of four, af­ter school fees and uni­forms, the bill is big enough with­out the fur­ther cost of re­plac­ing shoes.

I bet the par­ents who want our kids to

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