When my son was young, I would often receive hand-me-downs from friends with older boys, and many times, shoes filled the bags. Since my son has entered elementary school, I wonder how on earth a boy could keep his shoes in good enough condition to hand them down. If there’s one item of clothing I couldn’t possibly hand down to someone, it would be my son’s shoes! After only a few weeks of being worn, they’re inevitably covered with holes, dirt, and have broken laces and displaced heels. So, props to all the kids who ever handed down a pair of shoes!