Dressing Like A Toddler: Child-like shoes now available

We have talked before about the fondness designers have for creating children’s garments in adult sizes: the proliferation of adult onesies, dungarees and pants with room for a diaper only serves to reinforce our opinion on this matter.  But now the footwear designers are getting in on the act too, creating shoes to complete your dressing like a toddler ensemble.  Check out the examples above.  On the left is a pair of red patent T bars by Shelleys (which we are fairly sure we had when we were 5).  On the right is a pair of the type of summer shoes you would be forced to wear for school in the summer as a child.  Not only are they juvenile, they are also ugly.  And having been forced into them as a child, why would you want to voluntarily wear them as an adult?

What do you think though?  Do you agree with us about the increasing trend for dressing like an infant, or are we completely wrong and do you think these are the most adorable shoes you’ve seen in a long time?

Shelley’s Cupcake T bar shoes, £45 at ASOS

Red school sandals, £36 at Next

11 Comments

  • April 20, 2011

    Rock Hyrax

    They’ll go well with the mouse ears.

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  • April 20, 2011

    Julia M

    I had a pair exactly like those t-bar ones when I was 3. They’re very cute, but also a little too juvenile…

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  • April 20, 2011

    valleycat1

    Wait ’til you have older feet & ankles & can’t tolerate heels. The pair on the left are cuter than a lot of the other options out there! Maybe not quite so juvenile if they weren’t red.

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    • April 20, 2011

      The Fashion Police

      I do have older feet and ankles! Still don’t want to wear the shoes I had when I was three, though! I do think there needs to be some more in-between options… footwear right now seems to be either skyscraper heels and platforms or… this. So hard to find anything in between!

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  • April 20, 2011

    Miriam

    While the shoes on the right aren’t to my taste, I just don’t see how these are mock-worthy examples of dressing like a toddler.

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  • April 20, 2011

    Amee

    And this is why I only wear sneakers or steel toes…

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  • April 21, 2011

    Mary

    I love those. I’m sorry, I might dress like a toddler or cartoon character, but I’m happy.

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  • April 21, 2011

    ML

    I love Mary Janes (T bars?) :3

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  • April 21, 2011

    bookmole

    They look comfortable for summer. Dear god, does everyone have to wear heels? I cannot walk in heels. At all. Not even from the car to the restaurant, which is unfortunate.

    And I, too, cannot see why these are mockworthy.

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    • April 21, 2011

      Natasha

      Sure, not everyone has to wear heels, but isn’t there a prettier and more dignified way than these?

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  • April 21, 2011

    drea

    I guess if you were older and had to think of comfort more than style they are okay, but there are more stylish flat shoes out there.

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