High heels on the beach? Katie Holmes and daughter Suri Cruise in the sand
Suri Cruise was pounding the pavement in a pair of sparkling heels, complete with lipstick and handbag, aged just three.
汤姆 克鲁斯之女苏瑞 克鲁斯才三岁就穿着亮晶晶的高跟鞋、涂着口红、带着手提包上街了。
Now research suggests that her passion for heels could be inherited from her 32-year-old mother Katie.
According to Debenhams, balance, poise and choice of shoe is hereditary.
Following a study into consumer trends the department store discovered striking links between a mother and daughter's fashion tastes and their ability to walk in heels.
A total of 92 percent of those related provided matching answers when asked about their perfect choice of shoe from the colour to the style.
Whereas those who were unrelated produced a wide range of answers, showing GREater statistical variance.
Natelle Baddeley, head of accessories design at Debenhams, said: 'Whether it’s genetics or training in teenage years, we may never know, but it’s clear that the saying "like mother like daughter" applies to walking in heels.'
A number of famous mothers and daughters have been seen in similar styles, from Goldie Hawn and Kate Hudson to Carole Middleton and the Duchess of Cambridge.
许多名人妈妈和女儿的风格都很相似，不管是戈尔迪 霍恩和凯特 哈德森，还是卡罗尔 米德尔顿和剑桥公爵夫人。
It is still unknown if the ability to walk in high heels is down togenetics or honed through practice, but walking tests conducted as part of the research suggest that there may be a maternal link.
It highlighted that 87 percent of mothers who could stride confidently across a room in differing heel heights had daughters who could do the same.
However, mothers with limited heel height skills had passed this deficit onto their offspring.
Miss Baddeley added: 'The correlation was striking. We could almost pick out who were mother and daughter in a crowd just by the similarities as they walked in high heels.
'Even though we now know that a link exists, we still don’t know what causes it.
'Is it genetics? Or do young girls become accustomed to and copy their mother’s tastes in shoes simply by wearing them during “dressing up” as a child?'
With Victoria Beckham's widely-publicised penchantfor sky-high footwear, we can't wait to see Harper Seven's style evolve.