Saturday, April 23, 2011

shoe shopping for the kids? Sure, if I want them to look 18!

So, it's that time of year again, time to go Easter shoe and/or sandal shopping for my girls. You would think it would be easy, cute little white sandals or flats for an 8 year old and a 5 year old. Nope, not even close. When did kids shoes become so, well, adult? 3 inch heels on a child's size 9 shoe is a bit much for me. As for shoes in a child's size 1? Well, let's just say the wedge heel seems to be the "In" thing.

Why do kids who don't walk, but run everywhere need heels? Do they really need the added height? Or the broken ankles? They have the rest of their lives to complain about how "OMG These heels are killing me" and "Oh man, my feet hurt from these shoes, but they're SO sexy".

Why do people feel the need to rush them? I remember when I was a kid, we had white flats, black flats, pink flats and then you had cute little sandals. Now when you go shoe shopping for the kiddies it's as if "Shoes for Hookers" has gone miniature! WHY???

So, needless to say, after hours of searching, I finally found shoes that while not exactly kid-like, were more appropriate for them. Not an easy feat! (pun intended lol)
Now...I am just sooo looking forward to shopping for summer clothes and bathing suits for them... hmmmm, maybe I'll just learn how to sew....


  1. When Kat was younger it was a pain to find appropriate shoes. Heels for itty bitty kids...REALLY?? So frustrating. Now that she's almost 13 and wearing an 8 1/2 (or 9 sometimes) it is still challenging! Luckily she's into Vans at the moment...whew!

  2. lucky you! Ky actually picked a really cute little wedge slingback, barely a wedge actually lol, and luckily I was able to find really adorable sandals for Cass. It just scares me that the media and these marketing peeps are rushing these kids to grow-up so quickly!