Happy Birthday, Mariah Carey: 6 of Her Craziest Shoe Moments to Celebrate

Mariah Carey has become synonymous with sky-high heels. They’re a clear obsession of the iconic hitmaker, and she’s known for doing things many women wouldn’t in stilettos, from baking pies to working out to, incredibly, pitching in a baseball game.

That said, in honor of Mimi’s 48th birthday today, FN is taking a look back at some of Carey’s craziest shoe moments over the years.

Most recently, the “You Belong With Me” singer debuted a head-turning look in Paris around the holidays when she stomped out in fierce lace-up thigh-high boots by Philipp Plein worn over distressed skinny jeans.

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Mariah Carey in Paris.
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And in a fabulous gym moment last year, the Grammy Award-winner showed off Rihanna’s Fenty Puma stiletto sneaker booties teamed with fishnet stockings, a busty bodysuit and a coordinating bomber jacket.

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Mariah Carey working out in Rihanna’s Fenty Puma Suede 105mm Sneaker Bootie.
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Meanwhile, the mom of two — who shares 6-year-old twins Moroccan and Monroe with ex Nick Cannon — has been known to even go bowling in towering pumps.

The legendary artist sported crazy high heels that looked to be around 5ninches high while hitting the lanes during a family night this past summer.

Who could forget when Carey climbed to the top of the Empire State Building in 5-inch Alaia platform ankle booties in 2016?  Taking to Instagram to document the moment, the songstress noted her shoe choice, “I had to climb a ladder in heels to get there but it was worth it!”

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Mariah Carey wears Alaia ankle booties for Christmas lighting at Empire State Building.
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Mariah chose Alaia heels again for Thanksgiving in 2016 when she celebrated the holiday baking pies in 5.5-inch cut-out peep-toe boots. Before taking to the kitchen, the “All I Want for Christmas Is You” singer was spotted grocery shopping in the same dangerously high shoes in Hawaii.

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#festivating !! #happythanksgiving 😘

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In 2008, the New York native made major waves when she stepped onto the pitchers’ mound in stacked high-heeled sandals to throw the first ceremonial pitch at a Yomiuri Giants vs. Rakuten Eagles baseball game in Japan.

She styled the white laceups with a pink and white satin bomber jacket and short denim shorts. Carey’s throw ended up being a disaster, however, landing just in front of her.

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Mariah Carey throws the ceremonial first pitch.
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Was it the shoes? We may never know.

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