April 1st, 2010
I decided that I wanted to buy Miss Mouse a good pair of sandals this summer. I figure she’ll be spending a lot of time racing about outside and that justifies investing in a pair that didn’t come from Payless.
So I headed to Zappos.com (great site, by the way, if you’ve never shopped there — free shipping both ways!) to scope out baby sandals.
The results of my search can summarized as follows: Bleah. Ugly. Ugly. Even uglier. Horrific precious princess explosion. More ugly. Cute but $100. Clunky and ugly.
And why, oh why, must baby shoes be so forcefully gendered? This picture is representative of the sorts of things I found in the “girls” section. Oh, the horror.
In the end, I’ve decided to let Miss Mouse test drive a pair of baby Keens (Aunt Meg will be so proud). They’re bright but they’re not pink. And I think you’re allowed to wear loud footwear when you’re a toddler.