Katie Holmes Defends Suri's High Heels

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Nov. 30 2009, Published 9:11 a.m. ET

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Suri Cruise is a fashionista in the making. From her dresses to her footwear, the 3-year-old's wardrobe has already gained attention. Mom Katie Holmes reveals it was her own footwear that inspired her daughter’s decision to wear high heels. “She, like every little girl — she loves my high heels,” Katie tells Access Hollywood at the Dizzy Feet Foundation at the Kodak Theater in L.A. on Sunday.

Suri's manner of dress has been in the limelight since she was often spotted in public without a coat.

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Most recently, Suri's child-sized kitten heels have sparked a debate on the Web and in parenting magazines over whether they could present a risk to the child’s growth, Access reports.

Katie puts the gossip to rest, explaining the heels are actually supportive.

“They are actually ballroom dancing shoes for kids,” Katie says. “I found them for her and she loves them.”

Carrie Ann Inaba

Katie attended the Dizzy Feet event over the weekend in support of the organization she founded with So You Think You Can Dance judges Nigel Lythgoe and Adam Shankman and Dancing With the Stars judge Carrie Ann Inaba. The organization aims to help underprivileged young people realize their dreams of becoming professional dancers.

“I’ve been a fan of dancing my whole life,” Katie says. “I met with Nigel and he asked me if I wanted take part in… in starting this.”

And while on the podium at the event, Katie announced the foundation received over 90,000 donations, enabling them to help nine students with scholarships to various dance schools.


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