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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