The Latest Award Show Trend, Bare Feet? These Stars Seem to Think So

Awards season is all about putting your most fashionable foot forward, which for the feet of celebrities means heels and more heels. The stars go for all-out glam on the red carpet, with their towering shoes usually spending the rest of the night hidden under a floor-length dress-but only in rare cases do ladies opt out of wearing them. That’s what has us curious about the growing trend of major stars shedding their heels.

Most recently, Emma Thompson presented an award barefoot onstage at the Golden Globes, which turned out to be one of our favorite moments of the night. The Saving Mr. Banks star hit the stage with her Christian Louboutin heels in hand (she even tossed them behind her back before she announced the winner), and we weren’t surprised! Just last week at the National Board of Review Awards Gala, the Golden Globe-nominated Thompson told of her distaste for sky-high shoes. ‘Heels get more painful as you get older. I’ve got band aids on every single toe,’ the actress admitted.

Thompson isn’t the only star to go all-or-nothing with onstage footwear, and to do it charmingly. In October at the Hollywood Film Awards, Julia Roberts went shoeless when she accepted the Supporting Actress Award for August: Osage County, and then went barefoot again at the BAFTA Britannia Awards in November while presenting an award to friend George Clooney. She, too, was snapped without her heels on while leaving the Golden Globes last night. Other stars, like Lena Dunham, Aubrey Plaza, and Taylor Swift have all gone barefoot onstage as well. Are these celebrities foretelling a new award show fashion movement? We’ll have to wait and see. MORE:
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Happy feet: relief from those pesky pumps

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A few of us at Zim’s watched Happy Feet this weekend and we realized why those adorable penguins were so jubilant. Those lady penguins never had to don a pair of high heels! We don’t know about you, but we (the ladies at Zim’s HQ, that is) have a love/hate relationship with ours.

Sure, they make us feel like Carrie Bradshaw but they can also be a pain sometimes. If you wear heels every day, or strut them only on special occasions, here’s a few tips that (we think) you’ll love on how to get your very own Happy Feet.

  1. Learn the 2/1 rule. Wear heels two days and give your feet a break by wearing flats for a day.According to the American Osteopathic Association , alternating days can allow your feet, legs, hips and back to stretch.
  2. Speaking of stretching… STRETCH! Just google ‘High Heel Stretches’ and you’re greeted with a plethora of options. Our favorites are theDown Dog Calf Stretch and the Quad and Toe Stretch .
  3. If the shoe fits… Great! If not, you know your ‘dogs will be barking.’ Getting the right fit really is crucial. One time, a coworker borrowed a friend’s boots for a big football game (boots and football are synonymous). She looked incredibly cute, but she couldn’t move during or after the game because of her aching feet. Ouch. With that said ladies, let’s all vow to stop sacrificing comfort for fashion. In 2015, surely we can achieve fashion without compromising comfort, right?!
  4. Last but not least, invest in a quality topical pain relief spray. We recommend Zim’s Max Freeze Spray for Feet. Beyond my bias for Zim’s, I can tell you that I have personally experienced solace from Zim’s Max Freeze Spray. It can offer temporary relief for minor aches and pains of muscles and joints. In other words, it can liberate you from those cheetah-print stilettos! Click here to buy it for a discounted price of $4.99 (that’s nearly 50% off!!). What’s more, it is made in the good ol’ US of A and contains natural ingredients. That’s something we can all feel good about.

This concludes today’s tips on winning back fashion freedom. I hope we have shed some light on some practical words of wisdom that will serve you well. Now get out there and enjoy your happy feet!

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Missy Franklin: Size 13

With four gold medals, one bronze, and two world records set at the London Olympics, 17-year-old Missy Franklin is America’s Great Wet Hope now that Michael Phelps has retired. But Franklin isn’t so sure. ‘I don’t think his shoes will ever be filled,’ she said this week. ‘I think his footsteps are huge.’ And she should know. The 6’1′ swimmer has size 13 feet, which her father calls her ‘built-in flippers.’ And as she told NBC’s Michelle Beadle, ‘I’m proud of my size 13 feet. They’re definitely hard to find shoes for, which isn’t the best, and I absolutely hate going shoe shopping-because everything is so cute, but nothing ever fits.’

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Katie Holmes‘ relationship with Fashion Week has been very on-again, off-again.

First she announced she’d be showing for her line, Holmes & Yang, at New York Fashion Week. Then the brand wasn’t on the Fashion Week calendar, prompting speculation she’d be a no-show. Finally Holmes announced she was downsizing to ‘an intimate appointment only format’ instead.

And by intimate, she meant intimate. On Thursday, Katie hosted an exclusive coterie of fashion editors to the Holmes & Yang Fall 2013 presentation, an experience Women’s Wear Daily described thusly:

She offered coffee, made tea upon request, and invited everyone to take off their shoes if they liked – she already had. ‘Mine hurt,’ she said, acknowledging her stocking feet – navy tights that matched her dusty blue plaid dress from this season’s Holmes & Yang line.

We appreciate a laid-back vibe and all, but does that sound a little gross to anyone else besides us?

In any event, we bet Katie’s relieved just to have the whole thing over. The Spring 2013 collection of Holmes & Yang received only limited praise in September ( said the clothes ‘didn’t exactly add up to a complete collection’) and WWD noted that this season’s understated items, while chic, are the kind that ‘might get lost on the runway.’ Now with her job at Fashion Week complete, Katie can return to what she does best: hanging out in NYC with Suri.

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