Clear heels are one of the hottest celebrity footwear trends, but unfortunately, the see-through material puts every foot imperfection on display.
Foot fog, exposed chipped nail polish, and scrunched-up toes are just a few of the transparent shoe disasters involving sweaty feet we’ve noticed.
How to Prevent Stinky Feet
The American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) states that excessive foot sweating can indicate hyperhidrosis.
However, almost everyone will experience having sweaty feet at times. It can lead to health issues such as odor, athlete’s foot, and toenail fungus.
Charlotte Dawson’s sweaty feet in plastic heels (Credit: WENN)
Fortunately, it’s easy to stop your clear shoes from fogging. You can also prevent smelly and sweaty feet by using antiperspirant treatment.
Nothing seems to deter fashion followers from stuffing their tootsies into trendy, plasticky, transparent footwear.
From sticky, sweaty feet to bunions and corns out in plain view, here are the worst foot problems we’ve seen thanks to this show-everything style. Get ready for some sweaty feet and clear heels:
1. Kim Kardashian’s clear heels look ready to snap
Let’s start off the list with something simple. In September 2015, when Kim Kardashian was pregnant with her baby boy Saint, she was seen strutting around in clear sandals with unsteady perspex heels that looked like they were about to break!
Kim’s Yeezy Season 2 sandals were yet to be released then, and the clear shoe trend was just about to take off.
Heavily pregnant Kim Kardashian in Yeezy Season 2 clear sandals with perspex heels that look like they’re about to snap while leaving an office in Sherman Oaks in Los Angeles, California, on September 28, 2015 (Credit: WENN)
2. Jennifer Hudson with bad toe overhang in clear-strap sandals
We know one of the main appeals of clear shoes is that they make legs look longer, but this is just ridiculous. Jennifer Hudson‘s toes were extending way over the soles of her Manolo Blahnik clear sandals and were spilling onto the red carpet.
Jennifer Hudson with a bad toe overhang in Manolo Blahnik clear-strap ankle-wrap sandals at the 2014 People’s Choice Awards held at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California, on January 8, 2014 (Credit: WENN / Apega)
3. Emma Watson’s shoe inserts clearly visible and falling out of her Chanel PVC-and-satin pumps
Emma Watson with a twisted left ankle strap and a shoe insert falling out of her Chanel PVC-and-satin pumps at a press conference for “The Bling Ring” at the 66th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, on May 16, 2013 (Credit: WENN)
Her chicken cutlet footpad was not only visible through the PVC panel of her Chanel pumps but was also starting to fall out. To add insult to injury, the ankle strap of her left pump was twisted.
Emma Watson’s chicken cutlet footpad was not only visible through the PVC panel of her Chanel pumps (Credit: WENN)
4. Alysia Reiner’s pinkie toes desperately trying to fit into her clear-strap sandals
There is just no way to hide it when you wear the wrong size in clear shoes. Alysia Reiner tried but failed to stuff her pinkie toes into the narrow, clear straps of her ankle-tie sandals.
Alysia Reiner with her pinkie toes desperately trying to fit into the clear straps of her ankle-ribbon sandals at the 2014 Young Hollywood Awards at the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles, California, on July 27, 2014 (Credit: WENN)
5. Taylor Schilling with a nasty case of foot fog
Aah, the wardrobe malfunction that started it all. Taylor Schilling’s steamy clear pumps helped us coin the term “foot fog” back in 2012.
Taylor Schilling with a bad case of foot fog in Rupert Sanderson’s “Prunia” pumps at “The Lucky One” UK premiere held at the Bluebird Cafe in London, England, on April 23, 2012 (Credit: WENN)
6. Models with corns, chipped nail polish, and scrunched-up toes
Yikes. The Toga Spring 2017 fashion show featured models clad in clear shoes left and right, and the runway quickly turned into a parade of corns, chipped nail polish, and scrunched-up and discolored toes.
A model tortures her feet in foggy clear heels (Credit: WENN)
We know that finding time for a pedicure and foot treatment is practically impossible for a model during fashion week, but if you’re going to wear see-through shoes, finding time for proper foot care is non-negotiable.
Clear platform sandals exposing poor scrunched-up toes and chipped nail polish at the Toga spring/summer 2017 fashion show during London Fashion Week in London, United Kingdom, on September 20, 2016 (Credit: WENN)
7. Kim Kardashian’s clear thigh-high boots that were all fogged up
We know Kim Kardashian is always the first to sport the new Yeezy trends, and sure enough, she was spotted rocking the brand’s Season 4 clear thigh-high boots before they even debuted on the runway.
But, being ahead of a trend has its downsides. Kim didn’t seem to know how to prevent her transparent thigh-highs from fogging up while she rocked a denim-on-denim look in New York.
Kim Kardashian in Yeezy Season 4 clear thigh-high boots that are starting to fog up while out and about in New York City on September 6, 2016.
8. Yeezy models tripped and stumbled in clear heels
Here’s an easy math equation: Plastic shoes + warm weather = massive foot sweat. The Yeezy Season 4 fashion show was a perfect storm of natural elements that turned the runway into a veritable slip-and-slide.
Models were tripping left and right, and one ended up completely ripping off the clear shoes she was supposed to wear for the show.
A number of models having trouble walking in the many clear plastic shoes and boots at the Yeezy season 4 fashion show held at a former smallpox hospital on Roosevelt Island in New York City on September 7, 2016.
9. Instagram star Amina Blue with sweaty feet
Amina Blue was the model who took off her faulty heels in frustration at the Yeezy Season 4 fashion show — she’s at 0:19 seconds into the video above.
You’d think she would’ve learned to stay away from clear shoes by then, but the German-Pakistani beauty could not resist posting an Instagram picture of her wearing visibly very sweaty clear thigh-high boots just two days after the Yeezy show.
Instagram star and model Amina Blue in one of her Outfit of the Day Instagram posts showing her wearing sweaty and foggy clear thigh-high boots — posted on September 9, 2016 (Credit: Amina Blue’s Instagram)
10. The lineup of models in sweaty clear boots at the PH5 Fashion show
It was one foot-fogged model after another at the PH5 Fall 2017 fashion show at Bortolami Gallery in New York City on February 8, 2017.
Image shared by @ph5official with the caption ‘Inspired by balloons 🎈2017 Fall Winter presentation #PH5girls #fw17 #NYFW #bortolami #gallery #show #fashion’ (Credit: PH5’s Instagram)
The clothes were beautiful, but the presentation was literally dampened by the lineup of steamy, sweaty, clear boots.
Image shared by @mbfw with the caption ‘Perspex formation at @PH5Official’s presentation. #PH5Girls #AnnaGray #NYFW #MercedesBenzFashion #SpaceMatters’ (Credit: MBFW Berlin’s Instagram)
11. Karolina Kurkova experienced severe foot fog in Salvatore Ferragamo’s heels
Karolina Kurkova in a black and gold tile dress at the Wallis Annenberg Center For The Performing Arts Inaugural Gala held at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Los Angeles, California, on October 17, 2013 (Credit: WENN)
Karolina Kurkova showing off her sweaty feet (Credit: WENN)
12. Daisy Ridley tortures sweaty feet in cap-toe pumps
The English actress made her stinky feet suffer in metallic silver toe cap pumps and a white dress at a Star Wars Force 4 Fashion event at the Skylight Modern in New York City.
Daisy Ridley tortures her sweaty feet in Gianvito Rossi Anais pumps at the Star Wars Force 4 Fashion event in New York City on December 2, 2015 (Credit: WENN)