I’m the first to admit that walking around in heels all night is a hardship and I can’t remember the last time I went to formal event and didn’t bring along pair of flip-flops to slip into as soon as possible .. but this?
Shailene Woodly, who starred alongside George Clooney in The Descendents, hit the Golden Globes red carpet in a lovely evening gown, changed for the afterparty, and, forsaking the usual Louboutins or Jimmy Choos, threw on a pair of Vibram Five Finger running shoes.
I’m convinced that Five Fingers, along with Crocs, must be the most amazingly comfortable shoes in the world because otherwise I cannot fathom why anyone would want to wear them. The way they make your feet look kind of amphibious and alien, yet plastic-y at the same time? They remind me of the way the Wicked Witch of the East’s feet looked curling up underneath the house that fell on her in The Wizard of Oz. Not a very good look outside of running a 5k, and certainly not for the red carpet.
I remember when Aretha Franklin wore Converse Chuck Taylors with an evening gown, a fashion choice so random that I just knew her feet had to be tired before she even left the house and she said “to hell with it, I’m the Queen of Soul and if I’m going out I’m going out in these!” But what made Shailene Woodly put those weirdo shoes on instead of flip-flops, ballet shoes, or a nice pair of flats?