Isabelle is a typical girly girl, and I will never forget when she was about two years old and was trying my high heel boots on. Back then we had a good laugh, and didn’t think at all that one day I would be concerned about high heels and my lovely daughter.
It all started when I was shopping at Accessorize, and Isabelle spotted some tiny high heel shoes. I told her that little children don’t wear heels, but she dragged me to the shelf and pointed to the Ã¢â‚¬Å“gorgeous” looking high heel shoes. Let me point out, the heel was a proper high heel, a few centimetres high. I couldn’t believe my eyes. She wanted me to get her a pair of these which never happened. When I got home I talked about it with her and daddy, and he explained to her that tiny children feet shouldn’t wear high heels as that is not good for them because they are growing and need proper support which you cannot get from high heeled shoes. As Isabelle has always been a very good girl, and never argued wit us, she accepted our explanation.
A few months later, one of our neighbourÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s daughters wanted to play with Isabelle, and guess what, she was wearing some high heel shoes. Isabelle looked very sad, and later on when her friend left she asked the same question. Luckily there aren’t many very young girls wearing high heel shoes, and not until last week we had to deal with the same question yet again when one of her school friends was wearing high heel shoes on a non- uniform day.
That made me very sad as Isabelle thinks she is missing out on something. Also as she is older now, she asks the question Ã¢â‚¬Å“why her friend can have them and not her. Isn’t it unhealthy for her too? Ã¢â‚¬Â
For me there are two reasons why I will not buy any high heel shoes for her until she is much older. The first one is obvious, and I have already mentioned here. It isn’t good for the little feet to be squeezed in high heeled shoes, and if you check online you will find so much support on this topic from doctors too. For me it is also the fact that I want my little girl to enjoy her being a child, don’t want her to be growing up even faster than she already is. She is 6 years old, why should she wear high heels? I want her to look like a little girl. I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t want her to look older than she is.
I am not judging anyone, and I know that we all have different opinions. On the other hand, this has a negative influence on my daughter, and I just hope that she doesn’t take it the bad way, and that she knows me and daddy only want the best for her. I know the moment she will be wearing high heels shoes will come sooner or later, but I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t want her to be rushing her childhood.
Right, that was what I think about young girls wearing high heel shoes. Now it’s your turn, what do you think?