It's too bad DD runs hot. I always wonder whether it's just her, or whether most kids "run hot". I'm just glad her current open sandals are washable. I can't imagine letting her run around outside with bare feet. I think it's partly from my memory (funny how we remember certain things from our childhood) of when I was a kid and insisted that I walk outside without shoes on. So my mom let me that time, and I ended up stepping into someone's spit that was on the sidewalk. Eeeewww! That was gross. I don't think I ran around barefoot outside again since then.
Aisling: I hadn't heard that about freezing shoes. Hmmm... I might want to try it with DH's shoes also, LOL, but I don't think I'd find any room in there. We have a lot of stuff in our freezer, in fact, our "overflow" stuff goes into my mom's freezer. Good thing she doesn't really use hers. DD's shoes are small enough to fit, so I'll have to give that a try sometime when I know she won't be needing her shoes for a while.