For this weeks random post I present my new doll Gerda (with Shani, whom I happened to have along).
Little touches like that are one reason why I love Barbie-clones. You never know when you'll see something unique like these shoes. Granted, this is the first time I've ever seen anything like this, but that just makes the search more fun! Now to see if I have any luck identifying my Gerda. She looks a little like a Betty Ballard doll, but I don't know if Betty ever had short hair like Gerda does.
UPDATE, 3/31/2017: I learned from a lady on Facebook that Plasty marked their exported Petra dolls with 999. The photographs of Petra on Doll Reference look very much like a brunette version of my Gerda, right down to the fade pattern.