Katie Holmes explained and defended daughter Suri's affinity for wearing high heels at the inaugural event for her Dizzy Feet charity Sunday night.
Photos of Katie at the event, without Tom or Suri, are here.
Holmes told "Access Hollywood" of Suri, "She, like every little girl - she loves my high heels" and wanted her own.
She said despite the uproar, they are safe for her young feet
"They are actually ballroom dancing shoes for kids," Katie said. "I found them for her and she loves them."
Suri has been spotted wearing the heels on many occasions in recent months.