Michael Kors has launched a range of kids heeled shoes on Zappos.com starting from Sizes 1, which would cater to around 5 year olds and upwards. I can't begin to suggest how ridiculous I think this is considering what heels are meant to stand for. I think the idea was best described by a consumer who called them "unhealthy footwear for growing bones".
I had the utmost respect for Michael Kors before this and I'll still be a fan of his grown up ranges but I can't be in support of 'aging' young children. Kids should be kids, they shouldn't need heels to elongate their legs, make them look sophisticated, add sex appeal, give them an attractive arch or anything else a heel does, especially given that “Any heel above 2cm increases the risk of twisting an ankle. Wearing them can cause strains in the back which is a potential problem for their growth and development.” said podiatrist Gregor McCoshim.
The Micheal Kors Kids range might not have 5 inch heels but that didn't stop high street store New Look in 2010 from selling a range of high heels starting at size one with 3.5 inch heels.
I know some adults that struggle to walk in heels, let alone children. It's begun but where will it end?