But a family in Arkansas uses bankruptcy to pay them forward.
Carrie Jernigan says she took her away Children went to the mall in May to buy shoes.
When her eldest daughter saw a pair of Avengers sneakers, she told her mother about a boy in her class who loved the Avengers and had shoes that were too small for him.
So she asked her mother if she could buy her for her classmate.
And Carrie says that question has made her think.
"When I checked out, I only said how much for the rest of the shoes in the store?" Almost a joke, and I could see the clerk, her face, and her wheels spinning She said, "Can I have your number?" Jernigan said.
Later that day, Carrie received a phone call. The county head of Payless told her she could do the rest of the business
At the end she had 1
The family plans to throw a "back to" school party so each child gets a new pair of shoes for the new school year.