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Stilettos for babies

 

Judy Gerstel

the Toronto Star

June 13, 2008
 

Sex and the City put stilettos in the spotlight and now a couple of mothers have put them in the crib.

Tiny soft baby shoe with soft heels, for infants up to 6 months, are "just a fun, novelty, dress-up item," says Britta Bacon, 30. "I've always been a shoe freak and I thought, `Omigawd, what if you could take a baby to a party wearing high heels? It would be hilarious!'"

Bacon and partner Hayden Porter, 31, call their Bellevue, Wash., company Heelarious (heelarious.com).

The one-size shoes, in leopard and zebra patterns, black and hot pink patent and hot pink matte arrived this week at Acheson's in Orangeville (achesons.ca). They'll be available next week in Toronto at the Doll Factory, 1122 Queen St. E.

"They're very cool," says Acheson's owner Dianne Acheson, who sells them for $39.95. "The packaging is so cute, with a great big rhinestone. They're a beautiful baby gift. The heel is soft. There's nothing that's going to affect the baby."

But there's been criticism of the product, on blogs and by some experts. "We get tagged as horrible and perverted: `Why would we put babies in heels, taking away their innocence?'" says Porter. "But a 3-month old baby has no idea she's wearing high heels."

 

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