Preschoolers in High Heels Turn Heads

Suri Cruise, A-Rod's daughter embrace trend
By Marie Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted May 22, 2010 12:00 PM CDT
Preschoolers in High Heels Turn Heads
A shoe by Amiana, one of the brands that caters to high-heel-wearing young girls.   (

Just 4 years old and already a trendsetter, Suri Cruise literally stands out—when she wears high heels. The daughter of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes was on the cutting edge of the polarizing footwear trend, which some find cute and other consider dangerous. "Some people see it as part of the sexualization of young girls," says an editor at Parents magazine, but one shoe exec tells the New York Post: "Little girls simply want to look like big girls."

Alex Rodriguez's 5-year-old daughter recently stepped out in sandals with 2-inch heels, irking at least one mom. "They’re cute for playtime, and that’s where it ends," she says. "Wearing heels, like makeup, is like a rite of passage—it’s not meant to happen when you’re 3."
(Read more high heels stories.)

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