This little girl is a natural in 5-inch heels…

by jennine on March 20, 2008

Kids never cease to amaze me. I know, when kids are related to you, they seem to be smarter… today I was amazed by my little niece. A year ago I shared with you how I learned how to walk in high heels, as a girl, you couldn’t turn your back without me digging through the lady of the houses closet looking for high heels… but I really had to make a sincere effort to walk in them gracefully.

Today, my niece Maddy went digging through my luggage and found my patent booties with a 5 inch heel. I was delighted she picked them out of the whole pile and even more amazed when I saw the way she was walking in them.

When did you first start to get fascinated with high heeled shoes?

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rz March 20, 2008 at 10:27 pm

so cute!! a natural :)

susie_bubble March 21, 2008 at 4:37 am

If only I had trained myself when I was a kid…

Stina March 21, 2008 at 4:59 am

when I was fifteen. I bought the shoes, took ‘em out and wore them, then had to run down a flight of stairs in them. I pretty much got over all the hurdles in one go.

All because I was late for a piano concert.

Mer March 21, 2008 at 5:41 am

hahaha! so cute…!

my mom had a pair of red heels when I was like 4,made by stuff and wood, they were really 70´s when I remember…I loved them, because my mom uses a 34 and I almost fitted in them! oh, that was fun!!!

missmilki March 21, 2008 at 8:08 am

My mum never let me near her shoes when I was little! I love the way your niece runs over for the bag…can’t be on video without the whole outfit! Gorgeous! :)

jennine March 21, 2008 at 8:34 am

wow a 34???
my gran wore a 35… and i thought those were small!

Jeanne March 21, 2008 at 8:40 am


I was always playing dress-up, and since both my mom and my grandma had smaller feet when they were younger, their discarded shoes were therefore mine. I had a pair of my grandma’s that were black leather and cork sandals (and they were AMAZING) that I loved. I still love cork sandals.

I also had my mom’s wedding shoes, which I guess became too small for her after having kids!

Hailey March 21, 2008 at 9:25 am

wow, she walks better in heels than I do! I’ve loved heels since I was 7 in the 80s, my moms snakeskin pumps (she wore them for her 2nd wedding)!! I wore those around all the time.

Leonor March 21, 2008 at 1:32 pm

Notice the hip sway also!…. She must know a person or two in the fashion industry!….:)Family ties hah? Fabulously Adorable!

She’s not gonna go easter egg hunting in those hills… is she? Heeh…Heeh…Heeh…

iris March 21, 2008 at 3:55 pm

hey. i have never posted a comment here before, although i really love your blog. but this is a question which took me some time to answer. my mother never wears heels, so my first fascination for heels came in a shoe shop when i was 12. now i’m 15 and love heels. i don’t have any difficulties in walking in them or so. i just don’t use my pair of heels regularly as i live in portugal and without the heels i’m already taller then most of the people i meet there. but i’m gonna move to cologne in a while. german people are bigger so…

congratulations to your own soon to be move to frankfurt by the way. and your niece really seems a natural pro.

Christina March 22, 2008 at 12:31 pm

I know I had quite a few pairs for dress up that my neighbor had given me (once I grew out of those plastic heels they make for dress-up). And I would always beg my mom to buy me “church shoes” with heels instead of flat ones. I don’t think I bought another flat shoe until I moved to San Francisco and had to deal with these hills! But I learned to walk well in them pretty early since I was a dancer and had to dance in character shoes a lot.

kpriss March 22, 2008 at 3:52 pm

I guess it all started out with my mother’s wedding sandals (just loved them! white and strappy). There were just one problem to it all - she didn’t knew where the ankle straps were, so my hiding around catwalking my mum’s risky wedding sandals were not so extended. Then I discovered high heels (with pleasure, because I’m tall enough so I didn’t enjoyed being even taller than the average when teenager) pretty much 3 years ago and remained completely hooked up with the high heels.

diana March 22, 2008 at 3:53 pm

wow, she is such a cutie! great walk:)

Stevie March 22, 2008 at 6:40 pm

she is such a pro!
and she has a cute little shimmy too!
because i’m rather tall i only started wearing them when i was about 15, which actually thinking about it is a pretty normal age.

but i love heels so much now; and love the kick (no pun intended) i get out of wearing them even if it does make me look like a skyscraper.

just read through that old post you mentioned; all the comments are so lovely and what you wrote really made me beam (“tall is sooo cool, i love it when tall women wear heels… it says confidence like nothing else!”) because it’s something i can relate to.


jennine March 23, 2008 at 12:01 pm

hi iris! welcome! i’m glad you commented… 12 is a good age, because that’s when you start to fit into your mums shoes…

@stevie, oh yes, she does have a shimmy! and i’m glad you love heels tall women should wear heels, its so exotic!

Kool Thing March 23, 2008 at 2:13 pm

Such a sweet video! I first wore my mother’s heels where I was about four or five but didn’t begin wearing them properly and on a regular basis until I was about 18. I didn’t have any reason to get dressed up and wear heels until then, so I started giving myself reasons to. Now, I don’t need any reason at all!!

Prêt-à-Porter Prostitute March 23, 2008 at 7:42 pm

oh my goodness!!!
she’s too good at walking in those heels!
hm…i dont know where the heels fascination came from. ive always admired louboutins as long as i could remember.
my mother’s closet bored me, i would sneak into my dad’s closet but i knew better than to play dress up with his clothes.

lady March 25, 2008 at 5:26 pm

ha! that’s so awesome. my 4 year old daughter does the same thing!

i remember walking around in my mom’s heels when i was little, but at some point i detested them and would not wear them when i got older. i’m just starting to embrace them at 33 (and learning how to walk in them thanks to you).

Livvster March 26, 2008 at 10:41 am

thats so cuteee!

Jillian April 5, 2008 at 4:33 pm

My niece ROCKS my 5 inch heels like nobody’s business! It’s amazing she’s only 3 and she’s more of a fashionista than I am at 20

she dresses herself and everything!

babyd0ll April 7, 2008 at 9:58 pm

OMG. I love it. When I was that age my mom would tell me I would hurt myself…I think it did something to my psyche about heels. I love em and I do fine for the first hour. After that, its like I forgot how I left the house in them lol

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