Why Is Victoria Beckham Wearing Flats?

08/26/2011 at 01:30 PM ET

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It’s a photograph we never thought we’d see: fashion maven Victoria Beckham in flats. But it’s happened; the star was spotted in Hollywood this week without her signature stilettos, opting instead for a pair of plain black flats.

Why the change? A rep for the designer had no comment, but a source confirms to PEOPLE that Beckham must wear flats as she recovers from a slipped disc in her back. So will she be back in heels in time for New York Fashion Week? Only time will tell.

“She’ll have to see how she feels,” the source tells PEOPLE. “Heels will put added pressure on the damaged area but it’s healing well, so it may not be an issue in another couple weeks.”

Regardless, Beckham still looks glam, and fans are wishing the new mom a speedy recovery. “Thank u for your kind messages,” she said in reply on Twitter last week. “I’m feeling much better and enjoying every precious minute with baby Harper, I’m so in love. X VB.”

–Kate Hogan, with reporting by Julie Jordan

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Jana on

There sure are a lot of posters who are very angry passionate about how much they don’t care!

Gerri on

I can understand why it would be news Victoria is in flats, since personally I have never seen a picture of her without being in stilettos!!!Gerri August 26, 2011.

Kwll on

Who gives a damn what this skeleton has on her feet? Is this seriously passing for breaking news here?!

Michael on

OMG! Someone please call 911. What a pathetic joke!

KDW on

I am still amazed at the people who come to People magazine and complain about silly celebrity stories being news. I’m even more amazed by those that think that People should be covering heavy news events instead of talking about celebrities. It’s People, people! It’s what they do! You want serious news, go to the NYT or CNN or any other news outlet. If you want to read about celebrities, their shoes, their kids, their clothes, who they are dating, who got married/divorced, who’s sister is the next big thing (hi, Pippa!), then keep reading People and stop whining. Seriously.

Sam on

To everyone who wrote a “who cares” comment, GET OVER IT!! Obviously you care enough to read the article and then take the time to post a comment about it. Stop complaining!

kristie on

Oh the humanity!!!

Dahlia on

She wore very high heels to Will/Kate’s wedding when she was quite pregnant. I’m surprised it took this long for her to hurt herself.

Whatever on

STOP THE PRESSES!! Victoria Beckham is wearing flats!! Meanwhile, many of Americans cannot find work, we are in a war that has practically bankrupt our country, but let us worry about what type of shoes this has-been is wearing!

Elizabeth on

I am typically defensive of people.com and People magazine and the relativity of their articles but this one is a different story. This is not a story I’d like to come across as “news” be any means! Why is she wearing flats? Maybe because she is a mother with a newborn? Maybe because um, she wants to? I usually wear my hair straight but today I wore it curly… no one took my picture! I expect better from you People writers.

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