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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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Guest on

I absolutely cannot stand the “why is this news” comments. It’s NOT news – this is NOT a news website!! Sure, there are plenty of more important things going on in the world than what kind of shoes someone is wearing, but there are also plenty of non entertainment sites that are happy to report on real news. This is the fashion section of an entertainment website. Coming here for real news is equivalent to going to Pepsi.com and expecting to find Coke products. I’m pretty sure you didn’t click on “Why Is Victoria Beckham Wearing Flats?” expecting to read about deaths in Iraq, so why bother???

layla on

I think she looks fantastic! Frankly, I prefer her postpartum and in flats, than all stiff in heels. she looks almost angelic. Motherhood suits her.

Laydee on

Why does she still look pregnant in this photo? Seriously. It’s probably prescribed that while pregnant you wear flats. It’s better for your back and the baby. PEOPLE, please check when the photos were taken BEFORE making yourself look like a complete ass (oh, wait – mission accomplished!)

J on

Slipped disc my booty….. Girls got post baby hemmorhoids i bet 5 bucks

krazy on

She will always have problems with her back from wearing stilettos the majority of her life. Stilettos are very fashionable, but bad on your back. Ten years from now she will probably need a motorized wheelchair to get around.

Cricket on

If that is her facial expression when she is “so in love” and happy, I’d hate to see her sad.

nia on

With flats or no flats, she looks the same to me! Please People, give us more worth news to read rather than worry about what she wears or not!

Elaine on

I’m wondering if People’s News-lite isn’t intentional – otherwise, if they reported the story of the 19-year old Russian that phoned her mom while she was being eaten alive by bears, [Huffington Post] customers would say that was too serious a topic. Others complain no matter what you do – you can’t win.

Jill on

Yes, I am with those who are telling the “who cares” posters to buzz off elsewhere if they are so irritated …This site is about celebrity fashion, it’s perfectly acceptable to write about VB wearing flats..Why?? its not to knock her, but to say that she has a bad back, so she’s resorted to wearing flats. Simple as that.

If you highly “superior” and intellectual people want to read about people rescued by the “Irene” or who’s behind the Nigeria bombing, please do refer CNN…

itsallgoodnroanoke on

Who cares! About her feet! Oh Please, wh0oOo cares!

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