A MUM has come under fire for buying her daughter a budget pair of Heelys from Asda for her birthday.
The woman claimed her five-year-old asked for the trendy shoes – which have wheels built in – but they cost around £45.
The mum showed off the £10 shoes she bought for her daughter insteadCredit: Extreme Couponing and Bargains UK
Instead she saw a budget version in Asda for just £10, called Xootz Roller Wheels, so she snapped those up instead.
Proud of her thriftiness, she shared her buy to Facebook group Extreme Couponing and Bargains UK.
She said: “My daughter asked for Heelys for her birthday, just found these at my Asda store £10, they fit shoe sizes so she can wear these as her feet grow and not waste a pair of £40 heeleys after her feet grow in a few months time.”
But other parents weren’t so impressed with her tight purse strings, with one person commenting: “Not quite the same. Hope she loves them tho.”
The mum revealed her five-year-old has asked for pricey Heelys for her birthdayCredit: HEELEYS
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Another joked: “When she asks for a pizza from Pizza Hut do you tell her no there is pizza in the freezer.”
While this parent added: “If ice cream vans playing music it’s ran out.”
The mum later defended herself, snapping: “For all the nasty comments coming in.
The mum claimed her kids ‘aren’t deprived’ and she can afford Heelys if she wanted to
- Xootz Roller Wheels, Asda, £10 – buy now
“She’s 5 years old, I can afford Heelys, she’s not deprived FFS!! Simply posting because it’s a bargain page and might interest someone!”
More than 1,000 people liked the most, and some people also sided with the mum, with one woman writing: “Wow, despite horrible people who obviously give their kids anything they want (an action they will regret later)…
“If that is what you can afford and you have bought your child up to be grateful for things I’m sure she will love them.”
The mum was forced to defend herself online after receiving nasty comments