From Lady Gaga’s exits on a half-meter platform of centimeters to the fall of Jessica Alba in uncomfortable shoes before a fashion show: we collected 20 cases when beauty did not need such sacrifices.
Kristen Stewart; Lady Gaga; Julia Roberts
Many stars put up with uncomfortable trends in order to maintain the status of style icons. Stilettos getting stuck in storm grilles on the roads, fingers slipping out of sandals, or jumpers sticking straight into the skin are just a few difficulties that one pair of shoes can provoke. The stars know all this firsthand, and often there is simply no strength left to endure these torments. However, sometimes these sacrifices are not necessary at all. We show how the desire of the stars to look stylish and unusual often leads to suffering on the carpet.
Lady Gaga, 2011
Lady Gaga, without a doubt, holds the record for the number of exits in shoes that can easily lead to falls and injuries. At the time of active experiments with style, the singer decided on the most dangerous shoes — the more massive, uncomfortable, fantastic – the better. A platform of 60 centimeters? Easy! It was in such shoes that she appeared at the CFDA Awards in 2011, becoming the most discussed guest of the evening. In such shoes, it is difficult to take even a step without help, so Lady Gaga was tirelessly held by the hands of assistants)
Britney Spears, 2018
Having survived the noughties with their parade of impractical trends, Britney Spears can definitely feel comfortable in any, even the most uncomfortable outfits. However, it is difficult to get used to the actual minimalistic sandals. The fingers are trying to get free, the foot slips off, and it’s not so convenient to walk on the carpet on a high stiletto.
Julianne Moore, 2013
Julianne Moore became another hostage of design experiments. An actress can rarely be caught in the fact that her image is not sufficiently thought out. However, sometimes she still makes small mistakes. During her appearance on the carpet of the Cannes Film Festival, she tried on a luxurious Dior dress and silver platform and heeled sandals. Julianna looked flawless, if not for one “but”: up close, you can see how the fingers of the actress are squeezed, and it is simply impossible to feel comfortable in this position.
Duchess Kate, 2013
Duchess Kate also got into a mess, forgetting about caution and the rule of always looking at her feet. Back in 2013, Cambridge attended the traditional St. Patrick’s Day parade. At the event, the Duchess appeared in a traditional emerald coat and classic pumps. Carried away by the conversation, Kate stood straight on the rainwater grate — and the shoes refused to obey her. After a fierce struggle, Kate still won and henceforth always tried to bypass the bars on the roads.
Kristen Stewart, 2018
Kristen Stewart does not intend to put up with uncomfortable shoes. If she is uncomfortable— she takes off her shoes and goes barefoot. It was such a walk in the rain that the actress had in 2018 at the Cannes Film Festival. However, this decision was motivated not only by the desire to feel at home, but also by protest. The organizers of the Cannes Film Festival have established a strict rule according to which girls are allowed to attend the event exclusively in high-heeled shoes. In the realities of our time, such a dogma looks outdated, and the actress decided to “speak out” on this score.
Kim Kardashian, 2013
Kim Kardashian is the ambassador of the most impractical trends. No matter how radical the outfit looks — a tight latex jumpsuit, PVC boots or mules with a stud without fasteners – Kim convinces us that she can wear everything. Pregnancy also did not become an obstacle for the star, and West’s wife appeared in high heels even at the last term. Swollen legs are a phenomenon familiar to many women in the position, but Kim did not go on about comfort. For one of the events, she picked up narrow ankle boots with straps that clearly hurt her legs and caused a lot of inconvenience. In addition, during this period, high-heeled shoes were used, which not every girl would decide on.
Kim Kardashian, 2016
Another fashionable torture is to make a promenade in PVC boots with plexiglass heels. The star’s exit was an advertisement for her husband Kanye West’s new collection. However, the promotion was not so effective – Kim clearly felt uncomfortable, and the boots themselves did not look stable and at least a little livable.
Taylor Schilling, 2012
In addition to the fact that PVC parts can often hold the foot loosely, synthetic material is also extremely uncomfortable for the legs. Perspiration and condensation, which become public, clearly do not decorate the image in any way, and even the simplest and laconic shoes could easily be chosen to replace such shoes.
Jennifer Lawrence, 2013
The American actress always treats with humor any life embarrassments. But sometimes such situations are not funny coincidences, but an ill-considered step by a stylist. In 2013, Jennifer joined the ranks of stars who became victims of impractical minimalist sandals. At the New York premiere of The Hunger Games, the actress chose black shoes that turned out to be completely out of size for her: there was an unsuitable lift and squeezed and tortured little fingers that tried to jump out from under the jumpers. Fashion experts wondered how she managed to stand in them, and the actress was walking along the path in sandals at that time.
Jessica Alba, 2011
It’s bad when you feel uncomfortable in shoes. It is even worse when it leads to dislocations of the foot. In 2011, Jessica Alba took such a risk. The girl went to the Dior show in Paris in a light mini dress and open-toed shoes and high heels, which at first glance looked quite stable. The impression turned out to be deceptive: approaching the place of the show, the actress stumbled and almost got a dislocated foot.
Jennifer Hudson, 2014
Minimalistic sandals have always been one of the most successful stylistic solutions — they look laconic, so they can easily be combined with almost any, even the most fantastic dresses. The stars were especially fond of shoes with PVC elements that create the effect of bare legs. However, often such shoes look cool only on a shelf in a boutique. Jennifer Hudson’s appearance at the People’s Choice Award in 2014 is another confirmation of this. The transparent jumper on the actress’s shoes barely held her foot, which was already difficult to balance on a high stiletto.
Rosie Huntington Whiteley, 2011
Although over the long career of the model, Rosie had to take down many pairs of the most uncomfortable, impractical and even risky shoes, sometimes the model allows herself weaknesses. And if she is really uncomfortable— she just takes off her shoes and goes barefoot. So she did during the press conference of the movie “Transformers 3” in Berlin.
Kim Kardashian, 2015
During her second pregnancy, Kim continued to play with fire and, it seems, surpassed all her most dangerous exits in 2013, when she was expecting the appearance of North. On one of the walks, the plexiglass heel could not stand it, bent and almost led to injury. Kim didn’t even look away at that moment.
The Met Gala Ball is a favorite event for singer Rihanna, where she shows her dressing skills year after year. However, the love of experimental outfits often leads to difficulties of movement — in eccentric dresses it is often only possible to stand. However, as in the shoes that stylists select for them. In 2017, the singer tried on, it seems, one of the most uncomfortable couples in the history of her exits – red sandals with thin long jumpers that tighten the legs.
Bella Hadid, 2018
Bella Hadid is no stranger to uncomfortable shoes. During her modeling career, she has tried on a lot of impractical outfits. In addition, she loves to surprise fans during everyday outings — and it’s better if it’s something as unsuitable for life as possible. At the party after the traditional Met Gala ball, the model chose a leather set with a crop top and tight leggings, complementing the outfit with shoes with an insert made of PVC material, which many celebrities could not make friends with. Although her fingers desperately held onto the sole, the model proudly demonstrated that she could walk in shoes of any degree of impracticality.
Christina Hendricks, 2008
In 2008, actress Christina Hendrix shone on the Emmy carpet in an emerald dress with an impressive neckline. But with shoes decorated with gold precious stones, I lost. Apparently, they were too big for her. Thin lintels did not support the foot well, the foot slipped off, but according to the photos from the carpet, the obvious discomfort is not immediately noticeable — Kristina is beaming, smiling and seems to feel harmonious.
Taylor Swift, 2008
People’s favorite Taylor Swift is also nothing human is alien. In 2008, she attended the CMT Awards, and by the end of the event, her legs needed rest. Taylor took off her shoes and posed barefoot.