Sunday, June 22, 2008



The latest thing to add to society and the exploitation of young girls. :sigh: Some may not view it this way, but I find it disturbing. Over at Dr. Deb, an excellent blog on psychology and mental health topics, she talked about these new high heel shoes for infants. Yes, that's right infants!

From the website, Heelarious
, it says these shoes are "extremely funny, completely soft, fully functional high heel crib shoes for babies 0-6 months." These shoes come in six different styles ranging from hot pink to animal prints. The makers, two childhood friends, say the shoes are made to be funny and light-hearted just like their company name. Hmmm.

I think it's obvious that the makers knew there would be some controversy in these shoes. It's kind of sad really, but it seems the way society works. Don't get me wrong, some controversy is good as it opens communication and perspectives. However, this seems just over the top to me. We have a big enough problem in society as it is with the loss of innocence in childhood, why add more?

So what you think? Are these shoes appropriate for the age? Do these shoes scream sexual innuendos or is it just all play and games? This article from ABC news gives a variety of opinions.


Michelle said...

I must admit that at first I was somewhat amused. I have an irreverent sense of humor, I'm sorry. But then I went to the site, and my first thought was, "Gross." Gross? Apparently. I would say they are not appropriate. I can just see some poor child trying to walk in them and being laughed at. And then of course there is the sexualization... Yep, an all around bad idea.

Anonymous said...

Small girls.
Whatever happened to childhood?
These people should be ashamed of themselves.

Anonymous said...

besides all the sexual connotations that revolve around high heels i think it is important to remember that children that young are people too and not our playthings to dress up like dolls. i don't like that it will send the messagae at such a young age to substitute comfort for fashion.

Tiptoe said...

All of you, good feedback. I think there just needs to be a line drawn. After all, children just need to be children, not some for of premature adult idolization.