Courtesy of Mattel

A Barbie With Flat Feet & A Long Way To Go

01:00 January 01, 1970
By: Staff

Barbie Now Has Flat Feet & A Very Long Way To Go

Mattel has just released the new Fashionista line of Barbie dolls this week. The line was created with the goal of creating dolls that embody the women that young children see everyday. Take one look at the girls and you'll realize that the dolls have come a long way in terms of diversity. These Barbie dolls can be purchased with a variety of facial shapes, skin tones, eye and hair colors. As any Barbie doll veteran might recognize this line also includes dolls with flat feet as opposed to the extremely, unrealistically, high arches that were present on previous models of the Barbie doll. 

While "Barbie" might feel a little more comfortable in her shoes, Mattel should consider other variables, such as body shape and size, that would make the doll more realistic. By making such a popular and timeless toy more realistic, Mattel could aid in shaping the beauty standards of young children around the world that reflect women everywhere and the beauty that is not always found in a small pink box. 

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