I just had to laugh. In some ways, the Golden Globes are like weddings. The women get all dressed up, including ridiculous shoes that they totter around in. And then they are so painful they have to get rid of them as soon as possible.
But Shailene Woodley of “The Descendants” came prepared.
She brought a pair of Vibram Five-Fingers with her:
Man, you’d think the world was going to end.
But then the Golden Globes seem to be all about promoting the big fashion designers (what do you think the red carpet is all about?). And Vibrams, while expensive for you or me, just aren’t expensive enough for such a shindig.
The question is, why not just go barefoot? Stars have done it before. Here, for instance, is Lara Flynn Boyle at a Carousel of Hope ball in 2008. Surely the sweaty interior of the Vibrams couldn’t be more comfortable than bare feet.
Ms. Woodley is not, however, the first to wear Vibrams at one of these sorts of events. That goes to, as far as I can tell, Thomas Jane at the 2010 season premiere party of his show “Hung”.
He probably learned his lesson after appearing barefoot at the 2009 season premiere party.
I’m afraid these stars get a lot of crap thrown at them for doing anything out of the ordinary, and bare feet brings out the boo-birds.
But there is a real scandal here. Not from the Montreal Gazette’s article, Shailene Woodley’s toe shoes: Start of a new footwear trend?. Nope, but from places like the Huffington Post: Shailene Woodley Wears Barefoot Running Shoes At Golden Globes After-Party, or USA Today, Shailene sports barefoot shoes; Where’s Ryan Gosling?.
They’re not “barefoot shoes”! Where are the fact-checkers! 🙂