Duchess Bubblegum Sparkles
- Squeaks can be turned on/off with a switch
- Breathable fabric
- Roomy Fit
- Velcro strap
Duchess Bubblegum Sparkles, also known as "Sparkles," "DBS" or simply "The Duchess," eschewed the rules of royal etiquette from a young age.
It's not that she wanted to disappoint her parents, she just couldn't imagine living a life banned from Monopoly or squeaking with delight whenever she wants.
As anyone who has ever tried to curtsy with four legs will tell you, it is neither graceful nor ladylike, but an exercise in ridiculousness.
What she longs for is a life free from the spotlight, to discover the beauty of the real world outside the palace walls and away from the paparazzi. Since leaving, she’s held a series of jobs considered boring by conventional standards:
- Cheese Slicer (the cheese was just too tempting)
- Stapler (a declining industry thanks to email - people just don't collate like they used to)
- Envelope Licker (she enjoyed this, but an episode of her favorite comedy convinced her it's too dangerous)
- Toll Booth Operator (she loved meeting new people, though they often seemed in a hurry)
- Sport Clothing Product Tester (that came to a sharp end when she got moved to the hat department)
Despite forsaking her royal life, The Duchess' presence still commands attention whenever she walks into a room. She is, after all, still royalty, something unique to her extended family and the occasional Hollywood starlet.
She is currently in the second round of interviews to become a sign-holder for a local noodle house where she recently befriended an affable dragon. While she doesn't have actual sign-holding experience, the owner can't deny the fact that a unicorn waving his sign will turn heads, though he does worry that the medium may eclipse the message.
Purchase Ole Mr. Wise, Huxley the owl. My Grandlove was so excited by the squeaks, he laughed and walked. Super fun! My purchase was worth the joy he expressed.
My Grandson has so much fun wearing his squeaky shoes! His first time wearing them he ran and jumped in them with his everlasting smile and laugh. They seem very comfortable too!
I think I’ve gifted about 9 pairs of these and owned 8. We buy new ones not because they get worn out but because my kids grow out of them. They’re quality shoes that are super cute with fun designs (I let me kids pick which ones they want) and the best part is they’re so easy to put on! My kids are so proud of themselves when they put their own shoes on. These were their first walking shoes and I must say they come in handy in public because you can keep track of your kiddos by the squeaks haha. We love ikiki and recommend to everyone.