Proof Celebrities Only Wear 4 Kinds of Shoes

Wait...*I* have more shoes than that.

Barring a strappy stiletto here or a $1,200 Dolce & Gabbana lace thigh-high boot there, celebrity footwear tends to fall into one of four surprisingly normal categories, at least three of which I'm betting you've got on your feet or in the heavy-rotation section of your closet right now. Want to know what they are and how they're worn? We give it all away straight ahead.

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The Black Single-Sole, Pointy-Toe Pump

Sounds like a Starbucks order, wears like a dream—with pretty much anything. Some critics argue the simple black pump is overplayed (this reporter's opinion: yes, when there are so many more interesting options out there), but it's inoffensive, clean, and doesn't compete with your satellite-dish dress.

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Natasha Poly

With a bustier

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Kiernan Shipka

With a dress over pants

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Anne Hathaway

With a skinny arm

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Victoria Beckham

With a purposeful strut

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Selena Gomez

With leather harem pants

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Jada Pinkett-Smith

With liquid-leather leggings

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Kim Kardashian

With a plunging neckline

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Elizabeth Olsen

With a frill-necked lizard impersonation (in the best way)

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Zendaya

With a train

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Selma Blair

With fancy-lady Oscar de la Renta

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Sarah Paulson

With a surprisingly not-girly dress

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Kate Winslet

With a surprisingly girly dress

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Lily James

With a mini-dress

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The Stuart Weitzman Nudist

The reason every celebrity and her momager have joined the #nudistcolony is simple: You don't see a bunch of leather—you just see foot, which, in theory and in practice, makes you look taller. Plus, they're quite high but not uncomfortable.

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Beyoncé

With help

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January Jones

With a grid circuit

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Taraji P. Henson

With chest ventilation

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Joan Smalls

With evening shorts

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Laverne Cox

With an editor drape

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Kate Mara

With Valentino

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Ciara

With PJs

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Chloë Grace Moretz

With shrubbery

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AnnaSophia Robb

With upper thigh

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Anne Hathaway

With an exaggerated wave

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Lily Aldridge

With another Lily

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Elizabeth Banks

With another skinny arm

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The Cap-Toe PVC Pump

For those who want full-coverage shoes but also for passerby to know that they've gotten their flaky foot skin pumiced off/never have to walk anywhere, there's the transparent PVC pump popularized by Louboutin, Gianvito Rossi, et al. FYI, the littlest Kardashian recently picked gold toe caps for a date with Caitlyn.

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Selena Gomez

With Christmas in July

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Caroline Sieber

With fidelity to Chanel

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