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High Heels for Kids: OK or No Way?

SodaHead Living 2012/06/21 20:56:33
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These fashionable wedge heels look perfect for summer. Only problem is, they’re for toddlers. Yes, that's right: Michael Kors has unveiled the Keely Wedge in sizes 1-5 Youth. You no longer have to wait for your teen years to be stylish.

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The description for the heels read: “Geometric cutouts and shimmering rhinestone studs combine to offer the fashion forward Keely wedge from KORS Michael Kors Kids. This spunky sandal sports a zip heel for easy dressing, and elasticized straps for ultimate comfort. A covered wedge heel adds chic sophistication.”

Sophistication? For an eight-year-old? Parenting blog Babble compares them to “stripper shoes,” but we think they are going a bit too far. These shoes are pretty cute, and could even work for a tween. But for little girls, they are a bit ridiculous. What do you think?
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  • sglmom 2012/06/21 21:35:25
    No way
    sglmom
    +27
    1. Obviously .. the 'designer' is completely detached from the REALITY of Toddlerhood .. which is running about .. enjoying playtime .. growing and living lives ..
    2. BONES in toddlers are definitely in the formative stages .. these HEELS .. even in adulthood .. are a strain on one's back and legs .. (I don't even wear heels .. and I'm in my elder years .. they are far too painful indeed)

    Just INSANE ..
    TODDLERS do not give one bit of CARE about 'sophistication' ..
    and are more interested in playing with the BOX ..
    taking the rhinestones out to glue onto cards for grandparents and parents ..
    having FUN playing ..
    than about how one 'looks' ..
    (trust me .. there's no toddler I know that would even TOLERATE these on them .. )

    Just wondering .. is this pandering to the "TODDLERS and Tiaras" crowd?
    (Shudder)

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  • Kaylee 2012/09/26 22:54:58
    OK
    Kaylee
    Ok I am ten and I rock sky high heels that is 5 inches and up and they are not wedges I would say no way because you have to take a practice lap in them if they mess up 3 times they cant wear them my mom dosent care and she knows i can walk in sky high heels and pluse those shoes are cute! I say OK because every kid should have the chance to feel sexy at least 10 times in there life for me its non stop !
  • XxJamberxX 2012/09/19 01:35:14
    No way
    XxJamberxX
    Sounds dangerous for early childhood development.
  • ROBERT JOHNSTON 2012/09/05 21:34:01
    OK
    ROBERT JOHNSTON
    OK
  • MarinerFH 2012/07/08 00:38:51
  • Saye Saye 2012/06/30 16:49:09
    No way
    Saye Saye
    Go ahead and mess up their growing body
  • Shanvan 2012/06/30 02:53:22
    No way
    Shanvan
    +1
    Are you kidding me?!! Any Mother buying these for their toddler should have their head examined. Toddlers need to run and play, not be sitting on the sidelines with a broken ankle...
  • LunarRain 2012/06/29 06:35:46
    OK
    LunarRain
    If they can play dress up in plastic heels then i don't see a problem with reall ones and their wedges so they arn't as hard to walk in and they don't look to adult for them.
  • Claire Bird 2012/06/28 21:09:07
    OK
    Claire Bird
    But only for, say, ages 10+.
  • Tiah Claire ... 2012/06/29 01:25:25
    Tiah
    +1
    No at age 10 your still developing, u shouldn't b wearing high heels at such a young age
  • Sarah Alexander 2012/06/28 14:32:18
    OK
    Sarah Alexander
    Those are so cute! I am all for it, 6-10 year olds can wear heels; they aren't 6 inch stilettos - that would be inappropriate (and a child's shoe size couldn't work with that, health would also be an issue)
  • Frenchi Le~ann 2012/06/27 15:07:23
    No way
    Frenchi Le~ann
    +1
    A.) the childs bones arent strong enough to walk in heels.
    B.) who wants to raise a slut....like if it was for 4 or 5 years for dress up thts one thing but 6-12 year olds shuld'nt be wearing heels, or make up, or short skirts.
  • overseanancy 2012/06/27 06:48:14
    No way
    overseanancy
    +1
    Never. Ever. Put. Children. Through. That.Torture
  • Jenni 2012/06/27 01:56:02
    OK
    Jenni
    For young kids (like, age 4) maybe not. But for the record, there are lots of adults that are size 1-5. My mom is size 5 youth.
  • Walter Harris 2012/06/27 00:22:47
    OK
    Walter Harris
    +1
    right or wrong, the parents buy them not the kid. it does not matter who hands over the cash the parents earn the money
  • Posha King 2012/06/26 13:05:34
    No way
    Posha King
    +2
    Besides the lengthy argument against objectifying and over sexualizing young girls, even doctors will tell you that young girls should wear flat, well supported shoes, not heals. They wreak havoc on the back and ankles. Young growing bodies don't need any more burden than gravity and clumsiness. :) Young girls should look, act and feel like young girls. We should stop depriving them of new, innocent experiences and rushing them to adulthood. Let them be kids.
  • josh 2012/06/26 12:25:32
    No way
    josh
    dont need to make children dress up at a young age and try to be runway modles cause there parents want them to
  • Patric 2012/06/26 10:56:49
    No way
    Patric
    +1
    I will not , no way / no how , allow my son to wear these shoes, damn, he can barely walk with regular shoes on, only 7 year old , damn...
  • emmamess ~ In My Conscience... 2012/06/26 03:49:12
    No way
    emmamess ~ In My Conscience I Trust ~`
    kids feet and balance will be poorly affected by wearing high heels.
  • cassie.hanshaw 2012/06/26 03:21:30
    OK
    cassie.hanshaw
    +1
    I love heals
  • Jenni cassie.... 2012/06/27 01:57:06
    Jenni
    I do too....but maybe you should learn how to spell "heels" first.
  • kiki 2012/06/25 21:20:43
    No way
    kiki
    +1
    if they were ten proably yeah but they still babies
  • heirsoftheking 2012/06/25 19:57:17
    No way
    heirsoftheking
    If they're rough on fully-grown adults, how much worse they must be for growing children.
  • Brynn 2012/06/25 19:56:40
    No way
    Brynn
    It's sad when I can walk through the kids section and wonder if they sell a girls blouse in my size!
  • Reuben Rennick 2012/06/25 17:54:54
    No way
    Reuben Rennick
    THis is a joke, what's wrong with Nike sneakers? joke wrong nike sneakers
  • Jenni Reuben ... 2012/06/27 01:57:34
    Jenni
    They are freaking ugly
  • simplex5 2012/06/25 16:22:14
    No way
    simplex5
    +2
    High heel ruins the veins in girls and womens legs...Read people yoga .(science books)...Learn and study your body.... body meditation metaphysics science yoga
  • P. Sturm 2012/06/25 16:17:31
    No way
    P. Sturm
    +1
    Not only no, but Hell No!! Ask a podiatrist. High heels permanently damage more women's feet than any other thing. As for accident in them, it's the only clothing article reportable for CDC accident statistics. We don't need to do that to kids!!
  • NinjaZinks 2012/06/25 15:08:57
    No way
    NinjaZinks
    if the kid is like 15 or something then maybe but a 6in heal for a 7 yearold NO
  • Jenni NinjaZinks 2012/06/27 01:58:11
    Jenni
    Yeah i agree. I mean i didn't start wearing 3 inch heels until i was...i think 10
  • NinjaZinks Jenni 2012/07/26 02:35:55
    NinjaZinks
    yeah i dont where heels lol so
  • Jenni NinjaZinks 2012/07/26 02:44:04
    Jenni
    How old r u
  • NinjaZinks Jenni 2012/07/26 02:49:10
    NinjaZinks
    25
  • Jenni NinjaZinks 2012/07/26 02:49:37
    Jenni
    Oh wow lol. I guess some people enjoy wearing them and most don't haha.
  • NinjaZinks Jenni 2012/07/26 02:51:54
    NinjaZinks
    to each there own i also have foot problems that keep me in flat shose most of the time or bear but even befor that i jest didnt where them
  • Bellatrix232 2012/06/25 14:26:32
    No way
    Bellatrix232
    +1
    This is insane, I mean, it's just a way for parents to cure their own complexes, and a really good way to screw their children's bone structure
  • Neko-chan 2012/06/25 12:23:47
    OK
    Neko-chan
    +1
    i think it's ok when they wear it at partys or to look nice in public. they wont wear it if they're going to the playground, it makes it a bit hard to play, deosn't it ?? :P
  • Dyonus 2012/06/25 10:55:54
    No way
    Dyonus
    +2
    Doesn't sound good for the development of their feet or backs.
  • Enya 2012/06/25 09:36:19
    No way
    Enya
    +1
    Oh yeah fine if you want a kid with a broken neck
  • Harjot 2012/06/25 06:53:28
    No way
    Harjot
    Bad for the feet and back and also easy to fall and twist ankles. I don't even wear heals myself because I insist that my clothing be comfortable.
  • Jewellery Gal 2012/06/25 03:54:40
    No way
    Jewellery Gal
    Is Michael Kors really that desperate at making money?
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