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Posted: May 03, 2015

Parents upset over high heels for infants

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By Katherine Biek

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Parents are upset with a company that's making high heels for babies. 

It's called Pee Wee Pumps and was founded after a mom couldn't find high heels for her infant daughter. The shoes, designed for ages 0-6 months, are made of fabric and are collapsable. 

"Our black high heel crib shoe, also known as Diva, provides great fashion details and class to complement the perfect dress or outfit," a company promo says.

On Amazon, users posted negative reviews of the shoes, writing, "They're infants, they shouldn't be dressed like they're about to dance burlesque." And, "These are absolutely ridiculous. ... Why can't we just let children be children?"

Anchors on the morning shows were pretty mixed when it came to their feelings on the baby high heels. 

"I think that's about the dumbest thing I've ever heard of. And I'm a mom of two," Fox News reporter Heather Nauert said

"See, look at it, they're just cute. There's just some extra material at the end, and then they can take really cute pictures," a WITI anchor said

Despite these heels mostly being made for looks, it does bring up the dangers of allowing children to wear heels while they're young.

Back in 2010, the editor-in-chief of Parents magazine told CBS: "At the age of 5 and on up until 10, 12, the bones are still forming. ... You can get some shortening of the tendons in the heels. So you really don't want to let them spend more than a little time every week in some kind of heel."

Wearing heels is even dangerous for adults. A 2012 study found wearing heels on a regular basis can put wearers "at risk for permanent physiological damage to their knees, hips, back and tendons."

As for Pee Wee Pumps, the founder said the baby heels are simply meant to be a fashion accessory. 

This video includes images from Getty Images.

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