When did Payless Shoe Source start charging $17 for a pair of toddler shoes? When did it become acceptable for their prices to go over $10? Because that’s what I’d like to pay. Because at $10 I’m okay with my 1 year old son having 6 pairs of shoes. At $17 per pair wacky cheapo paranoia creeps in and I'm debating a pair of shoes versus my kid's college education. But those are cute little boat shoes. And they have Velcro. I like Velcro. Sometimes Old Navy and Baby Gap don’t seem to understand the importance of Velcro.