High heels are the expected footwear choice for celebrities on the red carpet, but that doesn’t mean everyone opts for the towering style.
Gal Gadot made headlines last summer when she opted for flats over heels on multiple red carpets. One of her most memorable looks came at the Los Angeles premiere of “Wonder Woman,” where she sported shiny gold Aldo sandals. Priced at just $50, the sandals also made a statement about affordability, even though they remained mostly hidden underneath her sparkly red gown.
Style influencer Alexa Chung also opts for comfy footwear on many red carpets (or chooses a kitten heel). Whether she’s sporting a ballet flat, a boot or a sandal, Chung always makes her footwear look stylish — no heel required. The 34-year-old, who has an eponymous fashion label, looks chic in Mary Janes, ankle boots or sneakers from her collaboration with Superga.
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While flats are usually more comfortable than heels, sneakers probably provide the most support and cushioning of any shoe option — and Ellen DeGeneres knows that. The talk show host almost always can be spotted in a pair of sneakers (usually in a crisp white, and often from her own line). Whether she’s interviewing a guest on “Ellen” or hosting an awards show, DeGeneres keeps it casual in kicks, opting for an androgynous look with menswear-inspired button-down shirts and loose-fitting jeans.
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