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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Lia on

Are we sure she is not 65 years old? She sure looks like it when not professionally styled!

Amber on

WOW, really I cannot believe this is a story in people…! Shoes are you serious?? there are men and women dying for this country and people wants to talk about SHOES?? This woman isnt even from this counrty!!! Gheesh….how pathetic, a has-been wannabe!!

LL on

What chump has a job where they get to write about VB wearing flats like it’s the second coming of the Holy One?? How embarassing for this person.

Anne on

if u don’t like a story about shoes, don’t go to style or fashion.

skg on

Wishing her well. She looks cute no matter what she wears.

Jenna on

This is what happens when you wear super-high heels pregnant. :>

sarah on

Really? Everyone is asking why this is news? Your reading the style section of people magazine!! if you want news, go to CNN!

K on

Ha! Its funny how upset people get about this article- if it really bothers you- why did you read it in the first place? This is an ENTERTAINMENT magazine- not the news!

shannon on

This is newsworthy??? Men are dying everyday in iraq and afganastan. We are losing husbands, wives, sons, daughters, father and mothers but OH MY GOD VICTORIA IS WEARING FLATS!!!!!!!!!!!

Jgarza on

I really feel sorry for these stars…even wearing flats got be documented???!!!!…it’s good to know that she owns not only high heels but flats,too!!!!….okayyyyy

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