Geared towards parents of infant girls ages 0-6 months old, Pee Wee Pumps provide high heel infant crib shoes for babies, measuring 11.0 cm from heel to toe. Although many fashionistas enjoys a quality pair of high heels, are these shoes a cute photo prop and accessory or a bit too much too soon?
According to the Pee Wee Pumps’ website, the shoes are “…just like mom’s favorite pair of pumps only in miniature size. Pee Wee Pumps will be your daughter’s first fashion statement.”
They do make a statement; but, it hasn’t always been a positive one for critics. Citing Scotland’s Daily Record, the shoes were called “bizarre” and Footwear News said that they were “monstrosities. However, owner Michele Holbrook said that in defense of her accessories, “This isn’t the first time that the U.K. has had a problem-they turn it into something it’s not; it’s a prop. They look at it like you’re sexualizing babies. That’s their opinion if they want to take it, but they are intended as a photo prop, and mothers want to use it as a fashion accessory.”
In an age where it seems as though children are growing up faster than ever and exposed to things more than before, is it appropriate for a baby, who hasn’t even learned to walk, to dawn her first pair of high heels? Weigh-in! What do you think?