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Barbie swaps heels for flats for the first time

For the first time in five decades, Barbie's getting a shoe makeover
Barbie swaps heels for flats for the first time

She’s modelled plenty of different looks throughout her 56-year history, but now Barbie’s getting a change in her footwear too!

For the first time in five decades, the new range of Barbie Fashionista dolls will feature adjustable ankles – meaning Barbie can finally wear flat shoes.

Previously, Barbie’s ankles were always fixed to accommodate the doll’s range of high-heeled shoes. Now, Barbie can switch between flats or heels.

That’s not the only change coming Barbie’s way, either. The new range features a diverse lineup of dolls including eight different skin tones, 14 different facial sculpts, 18 eye colours, 22 hair styles and 23 hair colours.

“This line represents a continued evolution of the Barbie brand,” a spokesperson for toymaker Mattel told Entertainment Weekly.

EW also reports the adjustable ankle will be available on Barbie dolls through 2016.

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