18 Celebrities Wearing Shoes They Couldn't Possibly Have Put on Themselves

That's what assistants are for.

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Like summer leather, thigh-high boots are another declaration of sartorial independence—as in, "I have people who put my shoes for me." Cool. Here, 30 examples of famous people presumably not having to deal with the mechanics of full-leg leather and which lace goes through which grommet.

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Jada Pinkett Smith

Pray, on behalf of poor interns everywhere, that there was a zipper running up the back.

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Katy Perry

And to think you had to watch a YouTube tutorial to lace up your new Supergas. 

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Rihanna

But, knowing Rihanna, she was probably like, "You're not doing it right," and took over halfway.

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Kendall Jenner

We have photographic proof for this one.

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Kendall and Kylie Jenner

From the POV of the helpers, nobody wins here. 

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Alessandra Ambrosio

All for the photo. 

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Rihanna

Even more for the photo. 

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Rihanna

::fingers become clumsier thinking about fumbling with all those buckles::

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Cara Delevingne

Possible to pull on alone, if you subtract the hopping around and cursing. 

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Rihanna

Worth it. 

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Kendall Jenner

Okay, but what is up with wearing such difficult shoes courtside? 

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Gigi Hadid

The club can't even handle me right now, because my feet hurt and I seriously have to go home.

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Kylie Jenner

Casual. 

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Rihanna

Like when we wore bants in France. Exactly like that.

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Cara Delevingne

At least they've got a bit of ruching, so it's not like Saran-wrapping your legs. 

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Rita Ora

A comparatively manageable, knee-length pair. 

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Kim Kardashian

Versus a less reasonable, really tall one.

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Kim Kardashian

Do you think they had to Windex these beforehand? 

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Rihanna

Gr8 pants too. 

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Gigi Hadid

OMG, this is so extra as a first (hard to change out of) or second (still hard to change out of for the the after-party) look. 

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Bella Hadid

Not so bad—until you think about the natural foot-swelling that goes on at the end of the night that makes you almost pull your leg out of its socket with all the tugging. 

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Chrissy Teigen

It's okay—she's got John. 

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Hailey Baldwin

Great call going for red. 

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Nicki Minaj

We'd expect nothing less. 

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Lily Aldridge

Why do you think she kept these (Balenciaga) guys on for a Met Gala after-party?? (Also, LOL @ the guy's face in the back.) 

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Salma Hayek

The biggest night in fashion calls for the hardest shoes.

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Cher

Yes. 

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Sofia Richie

Bold move for a runway show. 

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Paris Hilton

Thank goodness these weren't in when Kim Kardashian was the one who'd have to do them up. 

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Rihanna

Just another day at the office.

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