What's that old axiom? Ahh, yes, the cuter the shoe, the harder it is to walk in. Celebrities feel your pain—literally. Earlier this month Kristen Stewart removed her shoes on the Cannes red carpet and went the rest of the way barefoot. Who among us hasn't done the same? Click through to see your favorite stars wearing some of the world's most uncomfortable-looking shoes to ever exist.
In 2012, seasoned heel-walker Nicki Minaj wore a head-to-toe pink ensemble, complete with pale pink Giuseppe Zanotti peep-toe to promote her new fragrance. The peep-toe style looks to be squeezing her toes together, and the platform is nearly five inches!
The singer walked the 2014 People's Choice Award red carpet in a pair of strappy sandal heels that were noticeably crushing her pinky toes. And it looks like there is barely any sole to support her feet. Yikes!
In 2011, the Queen of uncomfortable shoes wore 24-inch platform...heels?...to the CFDA Awards.
Shoe designer Christian Louboutin created a pair of heels that were inspired by Angelina Jolie's role in the Disney movie Maleficent, and she wore them to a London photo call for the movie. The heel is sculpted to look like one of of Maleficent's horns.
Just a few hours after she rocked a dominatrix-y, latex gown and 10-pound veil at the Met Gala, Bella Hadid showed up at the after party in a pair of open-toed mules that appear incredibly hard to walk in. It looks like Hadid is scrunching her toes in an effort to keep them from sliding off. Guess she's comfortable with uncomfortable clothing.
Princess Beatrice had a small shoe mishap at the Met Gala this year. Her heels were so slim, one got caught in a street grate. That's one way to twist an ankle in a pair of heels.
Beatrice's cousin-in-law, Kate Middleton has also experienced some heel difficulties. Though her shoes don't look that uncomfortable to wear, the position her foot got caught in does. If anything, Kate is the Queen of heel-wearing—she can even throw a pair on hour after giving birth.
While she was in the final trimester with her and Kanye West's first daughter, North, Kim Kardashian wore a pair of very high heels with with criss-crossing straps to promote the Kardashian Kollection at Sears. Later, when she took the shoes off, she revealed just how badly the straps were cutting of her circulation.
The Sex and the City star wore a pair of Louis Vuitton lion heels to the film presentation of I Don't Know How She Does It at the Ritz Carlton hotel—and really, we don't know how she does it wearing those pumps. Wondering what's it's like to walk around like a lioness? Uncomfortable.
Yes, here's Lady Gaga again, because the Alexander McQueen Armadillo shoes she wore to the 2010 VMS's look extremely painful to put on, let alone walk in. You know when ballerinas wear pointe shoes and dance on their toes? That's what we imagine wearing these heels would be like. Also, let it be noted that these heels are almost one-foot tall.
Fashion designer Daphne Guinness loves to wear Gaga-like shoes. Her sparkly, purple boots are noticeably missing one important part: a heel. Yes, Guinness actually walked around in a pair of shoes that was all platform, no heel, which looks extremely difficult if you ask us.
When Aubrey Plaza looked back at the camera, it became very noticeable that her heels didn't fit. But, apparently a lot of celebrities choose to wear shoes that are just a little too big to help prevent blisters, and to stop their feet from swelling. Walking around in shoes that might fall off sounds pretty uncomfortable, but swollen feet and blisters do, too. So, wash.
Poor Rashida Jones' pinky toes didn't quite fit properly in the shoes she wore to the Film Independent Spirt Awards in 2013. Instead of wearing shoes that were too big, it seems like she walked out in a pair that were too small.
Here, at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, Julianne Moore's heels fit so poorly that somehow her pinky toe managed to slip out of the metallic, silver straps.
You had to have known Lady Gaga was going to be in here not once, not twice, but three times (at least). Who could forget when the singer attended the 2010 VMAs wrapped completely in raw meat? It doesn't seem like the most breathable material, so surely her meat-and-butcher's twine platforms weren't comfortable.
The Orange is the New Black star rolled up to the Young Hollywood Awards in 2014 wearing a pair of strappy heels that looked like they were squishing her pinky toes. Ouch!
The New York Times best selling author and former Playmate wore a pair of pumps to a dog show in 2013, just a few months after giving birth. If you look closely, her very high Charlotte Olympia “Cherie” heels are sculpted to looks like pink poodles, which is cute, but they don't look too fun to walk around in.
During The Hunger Games: Catching Fire premiere in New York, Jennifer Lawrence wore a pair of heels that were too big, and it looks like her feet were sliding around in the shoes. That's probably not good for the ankles.
The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star debuted a pair of thigh-high, clear, plastic boots in 2016. The see-through boots were from Kanye West's Yeezy Season 4 collection. While she might be supporting (or promoting) her husband's brand, she's not making us think these shoes are easy to walk in.
Jessica Alba took a misstep while attending a Dior show during Paris Fashion Week in 2011, maybe due to the fact that the heel of the shoe appears to have very little support. The design of her white open-toed pumps seems very easy to twist an ankle in.
Can you find Katy Perry's pinky toes? Nope, because they aren't visible in the shoes she wore to the 2013 MTV EMAs in Amsterdam. That just seems downright painful.
And here she is again for a fourth (and final) time, because we couldn't not acknowledge how awful these heels look to walk around in. But if anyone can manage, it's Lady Gaga.
The model-slash-actress-slash-businesswoman was spotted walking barefoot, carrying her very high-looking heels during a Transformers 3 press conference. Everyone's feet need a little break sometimes.
Kim Kardashian is in here a lot, too, because she's always rocking heels—no matter how badly they may hurt her feet. While she was pregnant with baby Saint, she was spotted in a pair of Yeezy Season 2 clear pumps that looked like the heel was about to snap.
At the 2012 European premiere of The Lucky One, alongside her co-star Zac Efron, the actress wore a pair of clear heels, that were noticeably steamy. Hot feet never equal happy feet.
T. Swift knows when to shake them off. During the 2008 CMT Awards, the Reputation singer got a little more comfortable and kicked off her metallic, fuchsia heels.
Remember Lady Gaga's armadillo heels from earlier? Well, Daphne Guinness wore a very similar pair to a 2009 NARS launch party. Not the first pair of shoes we'd pick.
The French actress wore a pair of Dior pumps during the Bike In Style Challenge winner announcement and awards ceremony. Surely, she wouldn't bike in these shoes with heels sculpted to look like goddesses?
The French actress attended the 26th annual Cabourg Romantic Film Festival in a pair of classic red pumps—but she, too, followed the time-old Hollywood "tradition" of wearing a heel a size too big. How?