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w July 13, 2002

Bean's New Shoes

So I know that our daughter is "petite". And I know that she inherited maternal narrowness of feet. What I didn't realize is that doll shoes would be a viable option, at least for a while. Here's the story---we have a wedding to attend in about two weeks, and I had found the world's cutest sailor dress for her. Extremely classic, etc. We tossed around the idea of getting her some "shoes" for this as well; I put shoes in quotations because we all know she isn't going to be doing any walking in these shoes. At any rate, like most new parents everywhere, we were in a froth to dress her up properly while we still could shoehorn her into whatever WE wanted her to wear. I looked at a couple of websites for kids' shoes, as I had something in mind, but soon discovered that size 1 for infants means one's foot is 4 to 4.5 inches long. Bean's foot is 3.25 inches long. There is such a creature as a size 0, but a) hard to find and b) usually accompanying a beautiful but incredibly frilly christening dress. Bean already has footwear for her christening, thank you very much. Ha. Anyway, I had one of those moments where the proverbial light bulb sort of flickers and coughs above your head, and thought, "hey.....doll shoes". Lo and behold, doll shoes frequently can be found in 82 mm, or 3.25 inches. Not to mention the fact that doll shoes can often be much narrower than kids' shoes, something that our little bananaped needs, at least now. Her feet are lovely, don't get me wrong, just not the standard shape and size for this point in her life. I had the same problem growing up, one of these heel widths that was something like AAAA---insanity. My mother would have to take me and my sister to the Italian shoe shops on St. Clair Avenue West in Toronto, as they were the only ones that carried narrow shoes for children. In retrospect, I think this is what created my current shoe fetish.
But I digress---Bean's new shoes have been ordered, and will hopefully be here soon. If you follow the link to see them, you'll have to do a bit of work to get to Style 6000---little Mary Janes with ribbons instead of straps. They are on Page 2. Imagine them in black.
Now I'm debating the possibility of taping a little bow to her head to complete the outfit.

by at July 13, 2002 9:28 AM | TrackBack Comments

I like, I like. Those little shoes are so cute! (tho try & picture Ella in the red boots on page one; they could be her substitute for a pair of Doc Martens!).
Your postings looked so lonely without any comments, so there you go....I've made one! :)

Posted by: Sara Berniker on July 16, 2002 2:49 PM
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