Recently, I kept seeing this photo of Beyonce and hubby Jay-Z front and center at the NBA All Star game; and this is what popped into my head every time I saw it: What the hell was she thinking when she put on those shoes?

Louboutin's "Daffodil" Swarovski-crystal pumps; $5,995

I get that this superstar singer is sitting in the front row at a nationally-televised sporting event, and photos of her ensemble are going to show up in every tabloid across the country. I also get that between VIP entrances and private elevators, she likely didn’t have to walk through an entire arena on six-plus-inch heels to get to her seat. And I get that, fashion-wise, these shoes are works of art—stunning, really–and make Dorothy’s ruby slippers look like bedroom slippers. But, come on: Aren’t sparkling Louboutin pumps just a tad fancy for bball?

I pondered all of this until my fashion guru, Sasha Charnin-Morrison at Us Magazine, informed me that the shoes are hand-embedded with Swarovski crystals and cost nearly $6,000. And then I just didn’t have any more words. Except this: If you’ve shelled out the equivalent of a small car for a pair of pumps, perhaps it is best to wear them everywhere and get your money’s worth.

Alternately, you could go this route….

High heels, but the price comes down: Report Signature "Gilles" pumps; $225,

Another worthy platform: Steve Madden's "Caryssa" pump; $129,

Or this shoe-in: "Dajani" pumps; $49.99,

Forget about money for a second. How DOES one walk in five-inch heels? I know you’re out there…please tell me your secret!

  • debbi

    Those shoes are FAB and I would wear them every day.. even as bedroom slippers!!

    Seriously, how do you wear flats every day?? They hurt my arches after about 2 hours.

    Oh and btw… I can even run in 5 inch heels! : )

    March 29, 2011 at 12:57 pm
  • Marlyss

    She’s got it! She flaunts it! What else is there to say….except that this is a good post you did. I like it.

    March 30, 2011 at 8:17 am
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  • Hillary

    Thanks Marlyss! I have to agree with you…not too many people other than Beyonce can pull off the va-va-voom. Go girl!

    April 4, 2011 at 10:41 pm