Why Victoria Beckham is Ditching High Heels

Mrs. Victoria Beckham, the fashion icon known for not being able to concentrate in flats, publicly announced she could no longer wear heels.  “At least not when I’m working,” she told the popular UK news source The Telegraph this year.  “I travel a lot. Clothes have to be simple and comfortable.” Beckham further explained she’ll have to stay away from those 6 inch stilettos and incorporate flats into her fashion, moving forward.

What Happened?

In 2011 the fashion designer was ordered by doctors to stay away from her sky high stilettos due to a slipped disc in her back during her pregnancy with daughter Harper Seven.  And even though the doctor’s orders were to take effect right away, Mrs. Beckham was still seen wearing heels despite the severity of her back problems.  Five years later she explains she can no longer wear heels.

But, did Victoria Beckham Really Ditch the Heels for Good?

The former Spice Girl hasn’t hung up the heels altogether.  She has been seen wearing heels to red carpet events.  In fact, she reports heels are still a part of her wardrobe, yet simply not like before.  Lately, she’s been photographed in flats and sneakers and reports say she seems to be liking it.

Victoria Beckham Wearing White Adidas Sneakers in New York City
Credit: Raymond Hall via Getty Images

Victoria Beckham’s Foot Problems

Lady Beckham, 42, stands at 5’4 inches, weighs 108 lbs, wears size 7 shoes, and suffers from the painful foot deformity of bunions.  It had been reported she would have an operation in 2009, but it never happened.  To date we have yet to get confirmation on this surgery.  An insider believes she hasn’t made time for it due to her heavy work agenda.

Mrs. Beckham’s High Heel Foot Health

It is not clear if Victoria’s bunion problems were caused from wearing heels or if it’s a genetic deformity.  What is clear is that her back problems are due to a slipped disk and not from wearing high heels.  Daily Mail mentioned her back pain worsens when wearing high heels.

Victoria Beckham Walking in Black High Heels
Credit: Marie Claire

When is it Okay to Say Enough is Enough with High Heels?

My answer to the question above is, “ANYTIME.”  It’s okay to say goodbye to heels whenever they become a health issue or simply whenever they are no longer comfortable to wear.  Your body has a good way of telling you it is uncomfortable with aches and pains, inflammation, redness, bruising, weakness…  And when these become more and more apparent, it could be a sign that you should attempt wearing low kitten heels or no heels at all.

Flatsies on the Go!

If you notice in my ABOUT page, I talk about taking “flatsies” everywhere I go, because I don’t know when my feet are going to give up on me.  And yes, this even applies to those comfortable heels on Stiletto Charm.  Because wearing high heels is a super terrestrial accomplishment (your body in heels walks against its anatomical position), whether you opt to wear those heels plushed with comfort or not, at some point your body will give up on them.  For this reason, always have with you some cute, dazzling flatsies in your car and bag.  You will thank yourself for preparing in advance, and your feet will be happy.

LADIES, what do you think about Victoria Beckham?  Should she make time to get bunion surgery, or should she put it off for later?

Chime in, and let us know what you think!  Comment below.

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