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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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danyiel Johnson on

Oh my!

cristina on

why is this news?

Becca R on

This lady actually looks BETTER with whatever remaining “baby weight” she has going on. I don’t say this in mean spirit, but incredulous, as most mamas take a while to look their best body wise after a new baby. Hope she realizes it!

Heather on

I think she looks cute in flats. Hopefully she’ll keep them in the rotation even without a medical reason.

Kels on

How dare she?! People seriously? A whole story about flats.. Ugh. I’d rather clean the litter box than read about this.

Nikki on

Really? A story about why she’s wearing flat shoes? Maybe because she wants to? It’s none of our business anyway. What a ridiculous article… it joins the ranks of others like it which point out that someone got a haircut. Who cares! Give these celebrities some breathing room! They are human beings entitled to some privacy regardless how famous they are!

LoveMyDogs on

Oh my gosh – this is heartbreaking! Victoria Beckam…actually wearing FLATS! I am shocked, stunned and honestly…being totally sarcastic. People.com, I expect more from you. Why is this news? So what if she is wearing flats? I normally wear flip-flops, but yesterday I wore sneakers. Guess what? Nobody cares!

Jen on

With all the things happening in the world right now, Victoria Beckham wearing flats is news-worthy?? Even for People Magazine that’s pathetic!

Pepper on

Her biggest features on her body are her bunions. How thankful her feet must be.

Barbara Ransom on

Give us a break — WHO CARES !!!!!!

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