Shoe Scandal

Katie Holmes Defends Suri's Heels

Katie Holmes has been the target of criticism after her 3-year-old daughter, Suri, was spotted prancing around in kitten heels this fall, and now Katie’s striking back. Holmes defended her purchase by explaining that the heels Suri sports are actually supportive ballroom dancing shoes. The explanation came at an event for the ironically named Dizzy Feet Foundation, an organization Holmes co-founded to help underprivileged youth become professional dancers. Parenting magazines and Web sites have criticized Suri’s high heels, citing concerns about what wearing heels would do to a child's growth.