Earlier this year, fashion icon and life-long stiletto enthusiast, Victoria Beckham, shocked the world when she announced that she had finally thrown in the towel on painful pumps.
“I just can’t do heels any more. At least not when I’m working,” she said to The Telegraph. “I travel a lot. Clothes have to be simple and comfortable.”
While we were surprised at the former Spice Girl’s decision to hang up her heels, we, along with women everywhere, breathed a sigh of relief at this news. We were officially off the hook!
After VB claimed that the days of tippy toes were so yesterday, a slew of celebs followed suit, opting for comfort, support and style over a few extra centimeters.
In 2014, Emma Thompson stood on the Golden Globes stage, sans shoes and martini in hand, and threw her pair of platform Louboutins over her shoulder.
"I've taken my heels off as a feminist statement really, because why do we wear them? They're so painful. And pointless, really," she said.
"You know, I really would like to urge everyone to stop it. Just stop it. Don’t wear them anymore. You just can't walk in them, and I’m so comfortable now!"
Considering that heels have been proven to cause nerve damage, spider veins, osteoarthritis, back pain, bunions and ingrown toenails (as well as a bad mood), we think we’ll be taking both Emma and Victoria’s advice, thank you very much!
From now on, we'll be embracing both the style and comfort of loafers, slides, sandals, sneakers, ballet flats, brogues and, of course, boots!
Click through to discover more celebrities who have chosen flats over heels!
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