Meghan Markle’s shoes are too big. For all her sartorial wins, we’d never expect that the Duchess of Sussex would be caught dead wearing the wrong shoe size, especially when she has a royal glam squad at her disposal with an arsenal of shoes measured up to fit her feet.
So, in the name of journalism, I decided that I should dig a little deeper and see if I could uncover more evidence of this fiendish footwear fiasco. And it turns out, Meghan’s been wearing too-big shoes for a while now. I submit more evidence for your consideration here…
…and one more here.
So yes, we can now officially reveal that Meghan Markle does wear shoes that are too big. And while you digest this new piece of information, I began to ask the big question: why hasn’t anyone gently tapped her on her shoulder and told her to change her shoes? Who is her stylist? Is someone getting fired?
It turns out Meghan Markle has a pretty solid reason as to why her shoes don’t exactly fit. According to various sources, many celeb stylists look for shoes one size larger for their clients on purpose. When you’re standing all the time, your feet will inadvertently swell up. This swelling will not only cause a well-fitted pair of shoes to start feeling tighter, it drastically increases the chances of getting a blister or bunions forming. Plus, we all know the discomfort of shoes that are way too tight, and when you’re the Duchess of Sussex, sitting down midway during your meet-and-greet to massage your tired foot is not an option.
It’s a pretty nifty trick that we could all use in our lives, but this then begets the question: how do you walk around without your shoes sliding off your foot? Well, I’ve got two simple tricks for you:
Firstly, you can stuff the front with cotton wool or tissue paper, so it acts as extra padding. Secondly, you can try sticking some double-sided tape on the insole of the shoes, so your feet don’t slide around as you walk. Both methods sound a little strange, but given time, you’ll get used to them and you’d even start wondering why you didn’t think of it sooner.
So there you go, even when it looks like a mistake, Meghan Markle’s still dishing out important lessons in style and staying comfortable.
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