The Ora Face Block Heel and Rue Face Slip-On Loafers come in black and beige.
Sources connected to Katy tell us these specific shoes are just part of an entire line of shoes she's designed and released ... and they were never meant to be offensive.
Today, Katy Perry is under fire for releasing a pair of mules and a high-heeled sandal that feature bright red lips and eyes on a black background.
"The frustration isn't just that the pieces evoke racist imagery but that they were created at all", one Twitter user commented.
Historically, blackface is a form of theatrical make-up used by black people playing white people.
In a statement, Perry, 34, told The Hollywood Reporter she was "saddened" by the comparison and had removed the shoes from sale. According to its website, the shoes in the line are "inspired by Katy's travels, humor and extraordinary imagination" and are "designed 100% by Katy Perry".