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Are Baby Shoes Really So Impractical?

When it comes to fashion, most people have a “thing” that they gravitate towards.  For some it’s tops (my weakness), for other it’s jeans, some people live for a good accessory, but a great many have their love affair with shoes.

Now, I’m not going to say tat I don’t like shoes, because I definitely do, but they’re just not my weakness.  I have however come to realize that baby shoes are an entirely different ball game.  There’s just something about their teeny, tiny cuteness that gets me every time.

Surprisingly, I haven’t succumbed to my baby-shoe-buying desires yet…mostly because in our ultrasound Fern’s feet look to be rather large and because everyone keeps telling me that baby shoes are a total waste.

But, are they really that impractical?  Read more after the jump!

Since we’ll be having our little one in the winter, won’t shoes be a necessity?  I wouldn’t want Fern to have cold feet, right?  What kind of mother would I be if I allowed by daughter’s precious little toes to fall prey to frost bite from these frigid Oregon winters (OK…frigid may be an over exaggeration,  but you get here I’m headed…)?

I don’t really seem to understand why people are so anti-baby shoes.  Do babies pull them off?  Do their feet grow too quickly?  No one ever seems to answer this question, but simply keeps telling me not to waste my money on them because they’ll never get worn.

But, I think Fern deserves at least a couple of pairs of cute shoes – especially the sweet little Pendleton & leather fringe baby moccasins in the main photo (I keep trying to justify their $58 price tag, since they’re even more adorable in person).  But, friends and family keep trying to dissuade me.

So, I’ll pose the question to you other mamas:  Are baby shoes really so impractical?  If so, then why?

(*Note: I’ll be anxiously awaiting your answers with my debit card in hand!)

Adorable Baby Shoes by: {BtwnWindandWater via Etsy}

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