...and it went exactly like this:
Mama: "Henry, we need to go to the shoe store to buy you some new shoes."
Henry: "No, Mama, no! No like new shoes!"
Mama: "But Henry you need new shoes."
Henry: (sobbing) "No, Mama, these shoes WORK!!!"
Mama: "No, they don't work, Henry, your toes are hanging over the edge..."
Henry: "Mama, these shoes WORK!"
(both parties begin getting frustrated)
We get the new shoes, he won't put them on, still sobbing that he "no like" the new red shoes (which are so completely similar to his old shoes.)
"Henry, if you put these shoes on, I'll give you a treat"
And they lived happily ever after.