Wow this was a rather nasty article to write, especially just after lunch time. Prior to researching, I had always considered high-heels to be the cherry on top of a sophisticated and elegant awards ceremony outfit. Now I see them for the EVIL that they are – causing nasty sounding conditions such as bunions, haglunds deformity, calluses, hammertoe, and shrinking Achilles tendons. Don’t take my word for it through, here is our list of the worst celebrity feet which have been cruelly deformed by stardom.
1. Kim Kardashian
Yeah, yeah she is pregnant and her feet are swollen and thats not her fault blah blah blah. She decided to put her massively elephant sized feet into these little transparent plastic mouse shoes though – that IS her fault. We suspect that Kim has several thousand mirrors in every single one of her hundred houses, and she surely could have looked in the mirror before leaving the house.
2. Posh Spice
Famous for pushing fashion to the extreme, it looks like years of killer heels have left Victoria with permanently dis-formed feet. She claims that she hates ballet flats with a passion, and yet despite crippling shooting pains from her bunions, she refuses to make the change. She puts up with the pain but doctors have told her that she will need a bunionectomy or to ditch the heels for at least a couple of months to allow the swelling to subside. We wonder which she will choose?
3. Katie Holmes
Katie has been a staff favorite since her days as Joey in Dawson Creek. By all account she seems to be a great mother and we also admire her dancing and singing skills. Sadly though, the years of dancing and high heels have taken their toll on her feet with misaligned toes and bunions on both feet. Luckily for her, she is over 5’9” and can easily afford to give the heels a rest. She does face a problem with this though, she has enormous size 10.5US feet, and its going to look a tad odd, but frankly its better than letting your feet get even more misshapen by heels.
Iman as a model originally from Somalia, she is married to David Bowie so is also Rock Aristocracy. She has had an amazing modelling career and now spends her time with her kids and running not just a global ethical make up company, but also many philanthropic endeavors related to children and ending conflict mineral trading. Sadly the years of wearing ill fitting bad formed shoes on the runway have left her feet in a tangled mess – if these results were advertised alongside the heels, I doubt anyone would still be wearing them.
5. Penelope Cruz
Although Penelope suffers from the usual celebrity bunions and and slightly misaligned toes which are garnered by countless red-carpet and publicity events, we chose this picture as its one of the few times we have seen the star leave the house without a pedicure and she is sporting particularly nasty looking yellow nails. This type of discoloration is usually due to a fungal infection, however in rare-cases can indicate much more serious conditions such as thyroid disease, diabetes, or lung disease. Keep an eye on your toes people, they can tell you a lot about your health.
6. Kate Moss
Kate is a good example of why you should never use your feet to smoke – just look what happens! In all seriousness though, this is once again a shining example of the price models pay for their craft, placing designer shoes above support and fit. Kate is luckier than most, she has a foot double for when she needs to show her trotters in advertisements. Her foot double Gemma Howorth recommends the Pilates method to keep her feet in international fame levels of health.
7 Angelina Jolie
We admire Angelina, not just for her brave handling of cancer, her help to fellow sufferers, or her global humanitarian efforts – we like the fact that she ignores annoying little Internet sites that poke fun at the smallest little flaws she has. The internet abounds with stories about her massive ‘jacked’ feet and these seem to have started from a barefoot Loius Vuitton ad in 2011. To anyone who makes fun of her – we ask – what do you look like in the morning…… Angelina Jolies feet.
8. Michelle Yeoh
Michelle is a Malaysian / Chinese actress best know for performing death defying stunts in her films. You will most likely know her from Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, and the James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies. She has been in more than 30 movies and is an international superstar. This hasn’t saved her from some of the worst bunions we have seen in this article, nor from strange internet foot doctors reaching out to her – seriously check the google results, its quite bizarre.
9. Oprah Winfrey
So we saved the best/worst for last – Opera has just about every possible problem with her feet, hammer toes, bunions, and even an extra toe. She could easily get this sorted with minimally invasive foot surgery, and clearly can afford an entire hospital of the world best podiatrists, but it seems that she simply doesn’t care. We just wonder if they were always this way, as Oprah doesn’t seem the type to wear ridiculous shoes – somehow we doubt she will answer our question on this!