It's weird how much effort people put into baby clothing, when the fact is that babies are not themselves that fashion conscious of creatures. Oh, sure, they will cry if they are wearing the shirt that they don't like, but all you really have to do is spin them around, or show them something shiny and reflective, and they will begin to giggle and drool just as cheerily as ever. Nonetheless, even baby shoes are a hot topic today among parents. They will buy all kinds of baby shoes, including baby sneakers, and little ballet shoes, as if the babies were about to go run track, or do a graceful leap through the air.

The strange fact is that babies shoes come in almost as many varieties as do adult shoes, and can be every bit as expensive. Of course, I think that the function of baby shoes is a little different than those of adult shoes. Regarding the baby shoes, there are a few basic things that they need to do. They should protect the feet, and hold up to crawling around, and possibly a bit of drool. Adult shoes go through

much more than this, often miles of walking every day, to say nothing of running, dancing, and various other activities. The fact is, almost any baby shoes will hold up just fine when the baby is young enough, and not yet walking. Therefore, the other function of baby shoes is just to look cute to the parents, and to their friends to whom they will be showing off the baby. There are many ways by which the cuteness is accomplished with baby shoes. One of them is simply through the miniatureness of everything. If you look at babies closely, they are not really actually very attractive creatures.

They are chubby, their heads are too big, and they drool and snot all over everything. So the real thrill that people get out of babies is just that they are tiny and somewhat odd versions of us. It is the same thing with baby shoes, which look like smaller, pudgier versions of the footwear that we wear on our feet every day. Along with this cuteness, there are certain designs that are more popular among baby clothes, including baby shoes, than among adult clothing. Things like butterflies, hearts, and especially little cute baby animals make a very popular design for decorations on baby shoes.