OMG, Blue Ivy Carter Has $800 Shoes!? So What!

by Britni Danielle

It looks like little Blue Ivy Carter, heir to Beyonce and Jay-Z’s platinum covered throne, has her first pair of really fancy shoes.

The tot, just 8-months old, recently became the owner of a pair of $800 handmade sneakers that were dutifully decorated with purple laces and amethyst Swarovski crystals.

Accessories designer Ruthie Davis (one of Beyonce’s favorite) custom-made the kicks for baby Blue and posted an image of the sparkly shoes to her Facebook page, writing:

“Take a look at the Baby Ruthie’s I made especially for Beyonce and Jay-Z’s daughter Blue Ivy…SO Sweet, right?

While many fawned over the sneakers, wondering if they’ll be available in grown folks sizes, others (predictably) freaked out about the price tag.

The prevailing criticism?  Spending $800 on a pair of shoes for a baby who can’t even walk seems wasteful and egregious.

Many point to the fancy kicks as just another example of how Blue Ivy will be spoiled beyond comprehension before she even hits her teenage years.

But so what?

Many parents shell out money for things their children don’t need, dressing them in low-end designer duds and shoes as soon as they exit the womb. And though it seems reasonable enough to spend $50 on a baby’s outfit or a too-cute pair of Robeez, when you’re worth $800 million combined, what’s a mere $800?

When people freak out about the price of Blue Ivy’s shoes, more often than not, they are thinking about it in terms of what they can afford. If you bring home $800 a week, then yes, a pair of custom-made sneakers worth a quarter of your monthly income can seem excessive and down right irresponsible. But when you’re consistently clocking millions, $800 feels like $8.

By lavishing fancy gifts on their daughter will Bey and Jay teach their little one that cash is king and things are important? Perhaps. But that’s nobody’s problem but their own.

  • Ash

    I’m shocked, not because of the price, but because I would’ve thought Beyonce had better taste than that. Those things are hideous.

  • Yb

    I’m saying. King Bey can spoil Blue Ivy with all the overpriced lavish gifts she want but damn those kicks are ugly.

  • African Mami

    awww!! she is such a munchkin!!

    A bit over the top, but then again, they can afford it. Why should I care? She ain’t my daughter!

  • LaNubiana

    What’s the big deal?

  • Blue

    So what? It must be some sort of concern if people blog about it. I mean there are worst things they could spend their money on. $800 baby shoes isn’t bad (if you had their money)

  • Cocochanel31

    I agree with the author..who cares..They got it like that..and Jay even admitted she will be the most spoiled girl ever…hopefully she won’t be a little brat like that Suri appears to be! I agree with@Ash though that those shoes are not really cute at all…for $800 someone could’ve done better!

  • mamareese

    It ain’t tricking if you got it…..

  • since1989

    “when you’re worth $800 million combined, what’s a mere $800?”…moral of the story.

  • http://gravatar.com/nolakiss16 binks

    Honestly this isn’t surprising considering her parents. But I do think it is frivolous and warrants a bit of criticism. Whether you are rich, poor, etc. to buy a growing baby expensive shoes they will grow out of before you know it is just plain silly and clearly out of touch with reality whether you are Beyonce and Jay or the parents around the corner. I wonder if Beyonce and Jay will donate baby Blue’s clothes when she grows out of it…

  • Luci

    Ms. Tina strikes again!

  • Toni

    I love Bey… but if you’ve seen House of Dereon, and half the stuff she wears… you’d know Beyonce doesn’t have better taste than that.

  • Keepitreal

    First off, what a stupid name, UGH, it’s like these celebrities are in a contest for who can name the baby’s the most ridiculous attention seeking non sense name.

    Secondly, what a tacky as hell shoe but not surprised

    Thirdly, ummmmm SO???? They are not borrowing my money. Who am I to police other people’s money? If they want to spend 1 million dollars on tacky as shit shoes than *shrug* money can’t buy class or common sense.

  • Nicole

    SO WHAT?! If I was rich like them I would buy my daughter 800 dollar shoes too! 800 dollars is nothing to them and they dont seem like selfish people. I heard that Jay Z and Beyonce leave $500.00 dollar tips when they go out to eat. So whats the big deal?

  • http://fromthoughtsintowords.blogspot.com/ rkahendi

    As far as I’m concerned, it’s wasteful. But, like others have said, it’s not our money.

  • Reagan

    Um, seeing that Bey actually know Ruthie, I’m more than sure she didn’t pay for them.

    A few years back Bey mentioned she rarely pays for clothes, shoes, etc. The designers send a majority of her wardrobe to her for free.

    And I’m sure it will be not different for Blue.

  • http://gravatar.com/chanela17 chanela17

    $800 A WEEK? where do ya’ll work out? hell i just got paid (it’s friday) and my damn check is $250! SMH that’s after 2 weeks btw.

  • http://gravatar.com/chanela17 chanela17

    *work at

  • mEE

    “/ that’s sad if you’re an adult.

  • The Comment

    Well. Just seems like celebs make it a point to show off their wealth using various social media medium. I just think is is tacky to constantly remind us what material possessions you have. Back in the day you could have more money than God…but who really knew it or had the opportunity to see what you owned beyond a Barbara Walter special or Lifestyle of the Rich and Famous (which wasn’t televised until the 80s).

    So good for them but when you have have a need to show the public every aspect of your life OUTSIDE the hundreds of videos/commercials/movies/interviews/make-up/perfume/clothing/weaves and any other kind of branding seems like some screws are loose somewhere.

  • Yep

    Let’s just call it House of Derriere ok? lol.

    TRUTH!

  • Yep

    Just bs nouveau riche stuff from people who would be living in the projects if it wasn’t for gullible idiots buying their crap. Both her & “Mr. Carter” are trash & sell trash. I wish people would boycott them.

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