Why Is Victoria Beckham Wearing Flats?

08/26/2011 at 01:30 PM ET

Victoria Beckham in FlatsFame

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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catherine on

Why do you think we care about Victoria Beckham? We DO NOT CARE whether she breathes or not; u think we care about flats vs stilettos. She is an arrogant, mouthy, righteous Brit that conveys her disdain for Americans’ taste in music, sports, fashion, politics, hair; she is one of the most inappropriate people of the year for so many reasons. God help her husband; he must be a saint or on lots of prozac. God help that new baby girl! OMG, can u imagine what the Queen of Stepford could do to her daughter! aaaaaaaawwwwwwwww werewolves would be less scary!!

LuluAZ on

Really People……didn’t I read in one of your recent posts about the slipped disc? I’m taking People off of my google home page.

Kenna on

This is PEOPLE not the NY TIMES…….. it is a gossip magazine! This is the ridiculous information that is supposed to be here! Get over it everyone!!

Casey on

It’s hilarious that they contacted her reps about this.

Anon on

I think it’s funny with all the “Who cares?” comments. Yet everyone took the time to comment on it.

stephanie on

@kels… “How dare she?! People seriously? A whole story about flats.. Ugh. I’d rather clean the litter box than read about this.”

well… then why didn’t you just clean your cat litter then? no one MADE you read this. you could tell what the story was about just by the title, yet you still took the time to read it and comment on it. yes, it’s a totally ridiculous story, even for a celebrity site, but you knew what you were getting into just by the title. instead of complaining about it, ignore it.

hot mess on

I think the actual story here is the reason WHY she is in flats, albeit a dry story… I personally find VB to be a style icon but she does not look her best here.

Linda Culebra on

Um, it’s the STYLE WATCH section of PEOPLE. If you want hard news, take yourself to another site.

Cathy on

I don’t get why this is news….How about she is wearing flats because she wants to? Really?

BBB on

Why is this not top news?!!! Posh in heels, woah.

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