A mom from the U.K. is demanding that Next brand jelly sandals be recalled from stores after they left her daughter with painful cuts and bruises after only 30 minutes of wear. Her two-year-old, Esmé, received the sandals as a birthday gift. Unfortunately, the inexpensive pair of pink shoes quickly turned Esmé's birthday into a traumatizing ordeal.
Lisa Conner took to Facebook to warn other parents against the danger that these seemingly harmless shoes pose to toddlers. Costing just $12, Next jelly sandals seem like a great choice for young children, especially when you end up having to replace their shoes pretty often. Esmé's mother is hoping that her story compels Next to issue a recall on all of their jelly sandals. Check out the images below to learn more about this shocking experience. Warning: some viewers may find the following photos disturbing.
This is Esmé and her father, Niall. Thankfully, Esmé's feet are perfectly fine now, but things didn't always look this good.
"Esmé was in absolute agony. I couldn’t believe it, because she had only been wearing them for half an hour," explained Conner. "It’s not like she was running around in them for hours. She was just plodding around the house and then came running in tears."
"There was blood all around her ankle and on the soles of her foot," Conner recalled. "Of course, there will be new shoes that rub, but this is ridiculous. We had family and friends round on Friday to give her presents for her birthday. When I put them on her she said they weren’t comfortable, so we took them off straight away."
"I think they should be taken off sale before any more children get hurt. She’s not been able to put any shoes on since."