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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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lauren on

I think she’s fabulous and chic. And she looks good in flats, her feet must be happy.

Suze on

Geeze, people, this is the STYLE section, and the article is about her style. The whiny complaints are lame. If you want to read world news, go to CNN.com.

Marie on

You say you don’t care but you click, read and posted! Hmmmmmmm!

abcd on

LOL! I know this is entertainment news but this one beats them all “Why someone is wearing FLATS” oooooooooooooooo LMAO

dawn bassett on

SIMPLY PUT, SHE PUT HERSELF IN THOSE
“FLATS”.

NM on

I’m shocked that she doesn’t suffer from more back pain. Wearing the 6 inch heels like she does all of the time, is SO hard on her back. Her foot doctor could have a field day with her. I used to wear heals, but don’t anymore, because of back problems. THEY ARE NOT WORTH IT!

Meliaya on

I really thought this article was a joke when I first saw the headline, “Why is Victoria Beckham wearing flats?”. Really, maybe because she wants to. Your articles are almost getting as ridiculous as E!Onlines.

Shannon on

She probably has a slipped disk from wearing heels all during her pregnancy!

sasha on

SHE ALWAYS LOOKS BEATIFUL!!!!!

Kim on

Wow, a whole story about someone wearing flats!? SMH…

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