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Parents slam Tesco for selling high heels / wedges to five-year-olds

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Could cause issues with posture, feet, ligaments & more. Tesco has come under fire for selling school shoes with giant "wedged" heels for girls as young as five. Protesters say the F&F patent "p… Read More
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[mod] 9m, 1w agoPosted 9 months, 1 week ago
Could cause issues with posture, feet, ligaments & more.

Tesco has come under fire for selling school shoes with giant "wedged" heels for girls as young as five.

Protesters say the F&F patent "platform" shoes are inappropriate for children's feet and normalises adult fashions among youngsters.

Tesco says the £15 footwear - which can be bought as small as a child's size nine - matches "style with comfort" and is the "chic choice for your girl".

A Tesco spokesperson said: "We listen closely to all feedback and are always guided by our customers.

"We'll review this product carefully based on what our customers tell us."
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4 Likes #2
"Parents slam Tesco for selling high heels to five-year-olds"

I was expecting to see some ridiculous 5" heels for kids.

Those are wedges... X)
#3
RossD89
"Parents slam Tesco for selling high heels to five-year-olds"

I was expecting to see some ridiculous 5" heels for kids.

Those are wedges... X)


me to x
[mod]#4
RossD89
"Parents slam Tesco for selling high heels to five-year-olds"
I was expecting to see some ridiculous 5" heels for kids.
Those are wedges... X)

Personally wouldn't want my child wearing them all day, think they would seriously affect her feet

My opinion of course

Edited By: goonertillidie on Aug 15, 2016 14:13: edit
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goonertillidie
RossD89
"Parents slam Tesco for selling high heels to five-year-olds"
I was expecting to see some ridiculous 5" heels for kids.
Those are wedges... X)
Personally wouldn't want my child wearing them all day, think it would seriously affect her feet

Agreed, 'inappropriate' sums it up well.
9 Likes #6
"Parents slam Tesco for selling high heels to five-year-olds"

Who paid for the damn things, the five year old or the parent?
[mod]#7
airfix
"Parents slam Tesco for selling high heels to five-year-olds"
Who paid for the damn things, the five year old or the parent?

Maybe the parent picked them up in store to show others what Tesco ware selling?
1 Like #8
don't buy them, simples ;-)
#9
airfix
"Parents slam Tesco for selling high heels to five-year-olds"
Who paid for the damn things, the five year old or the parent?

I don't think that the parents bought the shoes and then complained X)

More a case of somebody/people seeing them in store/online and thinking that they are inappropriate for children I would have thought.
1 Like #10
slam the parents........straight into a revolving door
#11
God sake they can slam tesco for a little heel which parents would have to buy if their child was to wear them child wouldn't would they but have the parents ok with skimpy clothes they put on there kids get grip ffs

Edited By: Mel1529 on Aug 15, 2016 14:27
2 Likes #12
Is this for real?

Can someone explain to me why its wrong for a child to wear high heels?

I understand there maybe some medical reasoning behind why it might affect their feet but obviously these parents are seeing something else in it?

And before I get slammed myself lol, I am not advocating it I just seriously wonder what's the problem, I dont see women being slammed for wearing them, and most kids want to imitate their parents,

Didn't this sort of thing used to be considered cute? or is it another case of parents seeing sexuality in it, because if thats what is being implied I am starting to think the problem is with those seeing something in it and laying blame on whoever they can.
https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcT-Bb10M60tOkEEhyq0_R2mjkooVv1EGgC_LdPtZ7N7oaOCqryoJQ

On top of that they aren't exactly a pair of Stilettos but wedges. seems a bit of an over-reaction to me.
#13
Mel1529
God sake they can slam tesco for a little heel which parents would have to buy if their child was to wear them child wouldn't would they but have the parents ok with skimpy clothes they put on there kids get grip ffs

^ This. I think.

No, wait... I'm confused. Not this.
8 Likes #14
Tescos have to give Mumsnet and the Social Justice Warriors something to cry about over the school holidays otherwise they'll have nothing to do.
2 Likes #15
Firstly these aren't really wedges and secondly are £15 Tesco shoes really the best thing for children's feet to spent 6-7+ hours a day in? These shoes are aimed mainly at older children going up to a size 6. Surely as a parent if you don't like them/think they're suitable then the child doesn't get them

Edited By: Sspots on Aug 15, 2016 14:39
banned#16
If you want your kids to have stumpy feet then I guess they are appropriate wear.

However you wouldn't be an appropriate parent.
banned 1 Like #17
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https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcT-Bb10M60tOkEEhyq0_R2mjkooVv1EGgC_LdPtZ7N7oaOCqryoJQ

I still cant get over the mothers on tv that dress their kids like barbie for beauty shows..
#18
it's stupid reporting that in a newspaper or where ever if parents don't like them they won't buy them simple as they can make 50 inch heels for all I care stupid people may buy them if they want
#19
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Mel1529
God sake they can slam tesco for a little heel which parents would have to buy if their child was to wear them child wouldn't would they but have the parents ok with skimpy clothes they put on there kids get grip ffs
^ This. I think.
No, wait... I'm confused. Not this.
Are you thinking the same as me - some child has used their parents id to comment

or quite possibly used google translate
1 Like #20
They are not wedges just normal heels the whole world has gone mad
#21
I agree
1 Like #22
Poor parents, having a gun to their head, being forced to buy 6" platforms for their kid :|
1 Like #23
stuarthanley
Tescos have to give Mumsnet and the Social Justice Warriors something to cry about over the school holidays otherwise they'll have nothing to do.

Ahhh the experts over at mumsnet, experts on everything from quantum physics to yogurt all through getting up the duff.
1 Like #24
They also sell sweets which does not have any heath benefit and also harmful to kids! Customers have choice for not buying it! Why the big fuss?

Edited By: pistachio on Aug 17, 2016 01:20: grammar
1 Like #25
Wonder when they'll stop selling knives, They can be deadly and are often used as weapons.
1 Like #26
Unless I am seeing a completely different picture those shoes are not wedges. I don't see anything inappropriate about those shoes other than they are ugly.
1 Like #27
I wonder how parents cope in the USA when you can walk into Asda (Wallmart) and buy a shotgun or a compound bow off the shelf.
#28
Not wedges. If you don't like something, don't buy it. Simple.
#29
I always laugh at topics like this ... I'm sorry but if you don't buy the product tesco will cease to stock it no retailer will stock something that doesn't sell so obviously parents are buying them therefore making the shoe profitable. Therefore it's the parent fault not the retailer imo.
#30
Seems like people going over the top again to me, really.

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