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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Jennifer on

Allie – thanks for totally copying what I wrote. Idiot.

Densie on

To everyone saying, “why is this news?” It’s not. This is People.com…not CNN. They are supposed to write about every little detail they can on celebrities.

holly on

I think this is a great style news article. Alot of young girls might look up to her, and this shows how very high heels can be harmful after many years of use, so this is good information to get out there to all fashionistias. Please don’t read the stories on people.com if you feel it’s a waste of time. Go feed your kids, change the litter box, volunteer or change the world! If it’s so meaningless to you, why are you even wasting precious moments of your life reading & commenting? To feel superior over the rest of us who actually enjoy this site? We can still be worthy intelligent people, who also enjoy a little celebrity gossip.

Marcella on

“A rep for the designer had no comment”… probably because they were laughing too hard at what they were being asked to comment on…

Dana on

Why do people come to celebrity websites and expect to read “real news”. If you want to read about “real news” GO TO A REAL NEWS WEBSITE!!! (Fox, CNN, etc.)

kris carlin on

I have sympothy for her I too loved to wear heels but after I had three torn discs in my back I know how she feels not being able to when you want to wear them. And to most no this is not news but for the great V it is people just hate that they are not her. You go girl you rock what ever you wear.

Chris on

OMG – I dont know if the world will be able to recover with horrendous fashion misstep. I for one, do not believe I will be able to enjoy the rest of day. Hopefully when People reaches out to her rep again, they will be able to let us know that this madness is coming to end and we will only see her in her trademark stilletos sooner than later.
Seriously, I read People with the understanding that it’s superficial but sometimes it just reports info that is even a bit more shallow than the general population can endure.

Lexi on

If you listen quietly, I bet you can hear the sound of her feet and ankles weeping with relief. But she looks great, always does.

Kelly on

How is this news? I like mindless entertainment updates better than anyone, but the fact a woman wears flat shoes isn’t entertaining or news.

Melissa on

Who cares…really!! *yawn*

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