Thanks largely in part to Julianne Moore’s “toemaggedon” and Kim Kardashian’s need to squeeze her pregnancy-swollen feet into high heels, 2013 is now branded as the year of the worst celebrity shoe disasters. And when we think of the most embarrassing, most mortifying, and most uncomfortable ones, there’s no doubt we’ve got to include the time when …
1. Julianne Moore’s pinky toes tried to escape.
It was like Julianne Moore’s pinky toes had a mind of their own. See more pictures of them trying to make a run for it in our previous post, Julianne Moore’s toes commit one of the worst fashion faux pas of all time.
If you think it looks painful, Julianne said in an interview with Jimmy Fallon that she didn’t feel it as it was happening.
Julianne Moore’s pinky toes slipping out of her strappy silver sandals at the opening ceremony of the 66th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, on May 15, 2013
2. Kim Kardashian wore cage boots so tight that they left marks on her feet.
Kim apparently loves these Givenchy booties so much that she didn’t care if she had to literally stuff her feet into them.
Kim Kardashian sharing an Instagram picture of her caged-in feet after making an in-store appearance to launch the Kardashian Kollection spring 2013 clothing line at the Willowbrook Mall Sears in Houston, Texas, on May 4, 2013
3. Kim Kardashian, again, stuffed her swollen feet into clear shoes.
You think Kim would’ve learned from the previous incident, but, no, she was back to punishing her poor swollen feet by wearing too tight shoes just barely two weeks later. And she kept doing it throughout her pregnancy, too, which did not earn her any sympathy.
Kim Kardashian with visibly swollen feet heading to Naimie’s Beauty Center for cosmetics in Los Angeles, California, on May 16, 2013
4. Katy Perry had to claw the edge of her sandals with her toes to keep them on.
When you have to spread your toes so that they look like a rake, you know you need to find better ways to keep your shoes from slipping. Too bad, and her “Roar”-themed look was cute, too. See more cute shoes spotted at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards here.
Katy Perry grasping the edge of her sandals with her toes at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, on August 25, 2013
5. Kate Middleton’s heel got stuck in a grate.
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, trying to pry her heel out of a drain cover during the Saint Patrick’s Day military parade at Mons Barracks in Aldershot, United Kingdom, on March 16, 2013
6. Jennifer Lawrence attended a red carpet premiere in muddy heels.
Jennifer Lawrence wore these versatile Manolo Blahnik sandals everywhere, outdoor garden party included. We think it’s great that she got a lot of use out of them, but we wish JLaw or her glam squad at least wiped the mud off the heels before she walked the red carpet.
Jennifer Lawrence in muddy heels at the special screening of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire in New York City on November 20, 2013
7. Sienna Miller’s Louboutins got ruined by the rain.
It’s such a shame to ruin a $1,095 pair of Christian Louboutins. Like one of you said, for that price, you think they would’ve held up better against the rain. In the picture below, it looks like the glue is seeping out from the soles.
Sienna Miller with visibly water-damaged Louboutins at the 2013 Arqiva British Academy Television Awards held at the Royal Festival Hall in London, England, on May 12, 2013
8. Katharine McPhee wore high heels in the sand.
Didn’t anyone tell Katharine McPhee that there was going to be sand at this event? She must’ve been struggling all throughout that evening.
Katharine McPhee digging her heels into the sand at the “Feel the Taste” Lipton’s Summer Tastes Party at Beekman Beer Garden Beach Club in New York City on June 20, 2013
9. Holly Madison’s cracked heels and poodle heels competed for attention.
As many of the members of the Your Next Shoes community have pointed out, it’s difficult to appreciate a pair of beautiful shoes when the wearer’s feet are not up to par. If you just want to admire the shoes and see some cute dogs as well, head over to the post where we first featured Holly Madison in Charlotte Olympia “Cherie” sandals.
Holly Madison at The Animal Foundation’s 10th Annual “Best in Show” presented by zappos.com at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, on April 28, 2013
10. Aubrey Plaza wore white Louboutins that were way too big for her.
Aubrey Plaza had one of the cutest outfits at the 2013 Critics’ Choice Television Awards, but her pumps just didn’t fit her. If it’s any consolation to her, we think the worst offender of wearing too big shoes remain to be Ashley Olsen at the 2011 Met Gala.
Aubrey Plaza wearing too big white pumps at the Broadcast Television Journalists Association’s (BTJA) 3rd Annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards held at The Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles, California, on June 10, 2013
11. Rashida Jones’ pinky toes also tried to make a break for it.
Rashida Jones just could not be contained. She did have some fantastic shoe moments in 2013, though.
Rashida Jones with her toes slipping out of her sandals at the 2013 Independent Spirit Brunch held at BOA Steakhouse in West Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, on January 12, 2013
12. Lady Gaga completely forgot to wear shoes.
Okay, so it’s part of her act, but walking barefoot in the streets of London? We hope the men around her were there to keep her from walking on anything she shouldn’t.
Lady Gaga arriving barefoot at her hotel in London, England, on October 25, 2013
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