Well, we’re not quite sure what to make of this. A Pennsylvania-based company is looking to take the baby clothing category to new heights with high-heeled shoes for infants. (You read that correctly.)
Pee Wee Pumps sells collapsable high heels ($10), which they say, “They’re just like mom’s favorite pair of pumps only in a miniature size.”
It appears the brand’s trendy creation has rubbed some consumers the wrong way. A UK-based watch group Let Clothes Be Clothes posted about the product and received comments from critics claiming the shoes sexualized infants. Others worried about what wearing them could do to a baby’s tiny feet.
The company founder, Michele Holbrook, told TODAY, “The shoes are actually made of cotton. They’re a soft-soled shoe … they’re actually nothing more than a slipper.” Holbrook also says they’re not made to be worn at walking age.
The controversial shoes come in a variety of colors including leopard and zebra print, and have names like “Diva” and “Pretty in Pink.”
What do you think about Pee Wee Pumps? Tell us @BritandCo!