You've read that right people. My daughter IS wearing boy shoes according to the packaging, some stores, and Society. Are you asking why I would purchase "boy shoes" for my toddler girl? I'll tell you...
I paid for these adorable Marvel Stride Rite Canvas shoes because my daughter picked them out herself! There was a wall of shoes with sparkles, colors, lights, and more. Her little finger pointed at the box, I brought it down and she stated "That One!" I asked her if she was sure that she didn't want the 1st shoes she originally grabbed that were Purple and she told me "NO, I want that one!" If you know Gabby, you can probably hear her voice saying this.
I don't like to believe in the Gender stereotype that girls can't wear "boy stuff" or Vice Versa. Same goes for "Boy Toys" and "Boy Shows". Not saying I completely hate Gender Specific things, I just feel that we can give choices. My daughter is a tough cookie who can defend herself pretty well for a 2.5 year old (Sorry Little Monster, We still love you), but don't think for one second that she prefers pants over Dresses and skirts.
I even took my daughter to go see Marvel Universe LIVE! last summer. She had an amazing time and even sat with me to watch the Avengers movie a couple of days later.
It's really not at all about "turning" her into a boy or not "making" her girly... It's about allowing her to make choices. Letting her express herself. Allowing her to have different likes and styles!
Many of you may not agree with my choices or the way I raise my girl, But I still welcome your personal opinions.
How do you feel about Gender specific products and your kid?