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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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bobbie on

Any back problem, you must endure such pain. Not something you want with a new baby…you can see the pain on her face in this photo…I hope she recovers soon and her pain is minimal..

sharon on

Show me a picture of her smiling…that would be newsworthy!!!

Kara on

This is the type of news you get on a CELEB news site cristina. Go to an actual news site to get news about the world. Common sense!

Jennifer on

I enjoy reading all of these, “Who cares?” or “I expect more from you, People.com!” comments. Everyone…it’s PEOPLE.COM! These writers are hired to provide us readers with these types of stories. Obviously ya’ll care enough to comment on the darn articles, and you care enough to argue with each other. If you really don’t care as to why Victoria is wearing flats, DON’T READ THE STORY.

In my opinion, she looks great in flats. :)

Caroleena Stantonova on

Perhaps if she smiled EVER, her back health might improve. Just saying she appears miserable in all the camera shots.

Jana on

Good lord, if you don’t want to read an article about Victoria Beckham wearing flats, then don’t. But why read it to then post about how you don’t care? Oh, you’re sooooo cool and superior for not caring about stuff like this! Sure, you read and post about it-but it’s sooooo far beneath you.

Shady Katie on

As others have said … this is news WHY ??? For the love of heaven, let’s all get a life ! You make it sound as if it is “news” … not even an interesting factoid. SO WHAT!!! Come on, people.com … make your stories a bit meatier. And important. And relevant. Puleeeeze. Most of the stories are popcorn for the brain. This is … useless.

m on

Flat’s are as bad for your feet as heels.
Arch, support, joints, etc.

Ana on

She looks good in flats. Why the big deal. Leave her alone and write something better.

Courtney on

Oh people shut up safety is more important than a couple hours of beauty. there’s been stories people magazine has done on human interest stories like for example the 1984 cover story on how Newman’s Own profits all go to charity. granted Victoria Beckham has a huge ego and Paul Newman famously had no ego what so ever

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