Here's Why Michelle Obama Let the Founder of Spanx Walk Around the White House Barefoot
They often seem like a great idea at first, but wearing heels to major events can definitely lead to regret. The blisters, the aches, the wishing we brought flats — we've experienced it all, and it's safe to say Michelle Obama has, too. Why else would she allow Spanx founder Sara Blakely to ditch her Christian Louboutins at the White House and walk around barefoot?
In a story shared with Footwear News, Sarah revealed that after standing in line to meet Michelle, her feet were killing her — so much so, she shared her pain with the first lady. "She goes, 'Girl, my feet are killing me, too,'" Sarah said of the exchange. "I asked if I can take my shoes off and she said, 'Yes, and you can tell anyone who tells you to put them back on that Mrs. Obama said you can take them off.'"
Of course, Michelle also has a quick fix for this problem: rock a cute pair of pointed-toe or ballet flats with your look instead! Scroll through to see all the times she did just that, then shop something elevated to add to your own wardrobe.