Victoria Beckham and Uma Thurman buy Antonio Berardi’s heelless shoes, Fashion Police decide not to bother


Victoria Beckham and Uma Thurman are apparently among the first to place orders for a pair of these Antonio Berardi heelless shoes (because shoes with no heels are all the rage right now, didn’t you know?) Will the rest of the world follow suit, though, we wonder?

Well, we’d have to walk a mile in ’em to know for sure how comfortable they are, and there does look to be some degree of arch support, to be sure, but when even the designer himself admits that " “When you walk, it is almost on tiptoe," we’re going to assume that there probably won’t be a mad rush on these, because most women we know just won’t like the idea of essentially walking around on their tiptoes all day. Because that’s gotta hurt.

Like them?



  • February 29, 2008


    they do look cool, but they’d be entirely too hard to walk on to actually want a pair.

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  • February 29, 2008


    I’d fall immediately.

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  • February 29, 2008


    Awesome to look at, but completely mad to wear.
    There’s a reason that the people that ordered them did so…they can afford to pay someone to be their supporting arm.

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  • March 1, 2008

    Robin Claire

    I agree! Pretty cool for fashion photography maybe, but for actually SUPPORTING YOUR WEIGHT? Um, I think not.

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  • March 2, 2008


    These shoes are somewhat scary, yet I’m oddly attracted to them. I must try them on to see if there really is some arch support in them.

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  • March 9, 2008

    Devin Kay

    I think they’re totally cool! Anyone who’s ever tottered around in 5-inch stilettos knows that the heel provides only the bare minimum support anyway. You can see that the base of this shoe supports much farther back on the arch than a regular heel, so it probably wouldn’t be all that much less stable. It isn’t as though anyone’s gonna go hiking in them. I’d love to try a pair.

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  • April 3, 2008


    the model’s feet R all red from wearing them

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  • July 17, 2008


    They look slightly more comfortable than my fluevog grand nationals, minus the hoof print…

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  • July 25, 2008


    This is the stupidest thing I’ve ever seen! Don’t do it, Ladies! Just DON’T!

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  • October 2, 2008


    Omg! how do you walk in those? :0 horrible.

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  • October 8, 2008


    I’ve seen several pairs of these and I think they are about the ugliest piece of footwear ever created – and completely impractical. The only place these things could possibly be acceptable is on the foot of a drag-queen.

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  • January 9, 2009


    Its simply just…. ugly! Soooo ugly!

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  • July 16, 2009

    brodie roper

    wow this shoe is very un-attractive i would think it to look terible with any and every outfit.. horrid materials, straps look terrible.. all in all id rather hookers shoes because they look better 🙂 and would be more comfortable

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  • May 11, 2010

    John Marine

    Before you get these heelless shoes, make sure your doctor’s phone number or hospital phone number is on Speed Dial and that you have insurance paid in full… you WILL fall in these shoes. I’m a male, and I can’t even imagine wearing these if I were a female. Unless you are reluctant to break your ankles (and maybe your back). Fail.
    .-= John Marine´s last blog ..Oxford Pumps =-.

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  • July 4, 2010


    Well I never thought they could invent something more unattractive on a woman than the basic high heel shoe, stilettos in particular, but danged if they didn’t go and do it! Ladies, PLEASE… if you simply must wear shoes that day, just stick with the basics like Buffalo sandals, nice flip-flops, or sneakers!

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