Jessica Simpson has given up heels because her feet are ‘swollen and hurt’

I love Maxwell Drew Johnson’s little duckface. She has a natural duckface! Such a pouty little girl. Hopefully in 18 years, she’ll get with Samuel Affleck, who also has a natural duckface. Anyway, these are just some nice photos of Jessica Simpson, Eric and Maxi out for a walk on Easter morning in Toluca Lake. Jessica is covering her bump in Eric’s Yale sweatshirt, a pair of shorts and a pretty nice-looking pair of kicks. Are those Nikes? I’ve had a recent bad run on quality sneakers – even when I buy Nike or Reebok, the heels keep falling apart in, like, two months. Any recommendations would be welcome!

Speaking of heels, did you know that Jessica has had to give up her beloved high heels again? At this point in her first pregnancy, Jessica was still traipsing around LA in sky-high heels, but not with this pregnancy. A source told Us Weekly, “Jessica is no longer wearing heels. Her feet are swollen and hurt, and high heels hurt her back.” And Jessica was tweeting last week about “practicing walking in flats around my house.” Because apparently that’s something you have to practice now?

Jessica and her family were together for Easter at her mom’s home in Toluca Lake. Tina Simpson is renting the house from Jennifer Love Hewitt for $12,500 a month, which sounds like a really crazy rental, right? Maybe Jessica is paying for all of her mom’s stuff now because Joe Simpson can’t have any access to the finances because he’ll just blow it all on hair product and 20-something gay hustlers.

You know Jessica is due around the same time as Duchess Kate and Kim Kardashian, right? I bet it will be like a row of dominos, they’ll all give birth within like 10 days of each other. Who will be first? Jessica or Kim? I feel like Kate will be last of the triad – she’ll cross her legs and make sure that the baby doesn’t come out until Kim’s baby is a few days old.

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.

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  1. Hannah says:

    Can you imagine instructing someone to talk to US Weekly about your footwear?

  2. Jacqueline says:

    I honestly can’t tell what brand her shoes are. I had a great pair of Nike FreeRuns when i started running, plus rhe Nike ID personalization is so cute & you can have fun with it. I have had two pairs of Brooks that fell apart. I have Saucony right now and they’re a great shoe. The people at my running store said that as they try to use more biodegradable materials, the result is shoes that don’t last as long.

  3. Tiffany27 says:

    I also need a good pair of workout shoes. Any suggestions?

  4. Green is Good says:

    I really want to face-palm Chestie. DUH. Walking around in high heels while hugely pregnant is uncomfortable .

    Can I get another DUH?

    • Lulu.T.O. says:

      It obviously wasn’t uncomfortable for her until now.

      I don’t see anything inherently wrong with wearing heels while pregnant. Even if you fall, the baby is so incredibly well protected; it is unlikely it would be hurt. I fell off a curb while 7 months pregnant. Caught myself with my arms, it was no big deal.

      • The Wizz says:

        I fell down a short flight of stairs when 7 months pregnant. All good.

      • Rachel says:

        Ummm, so when you become pregnant you don’t have even basic rights, such as choosing the style of shoes you want to wear?!? As a short girl like Jessica, I love my heels and wore them up until I delivered. I think I even wore them home from the hospital. It’s up to the mommy to decide what to wear. Same goes for Kim K, if she wears tight leather and mini skirts, who cares?!? It can’t possibly hurt the baby and if you don’t like it DON’T look!!!

      • Sarcasmo says:

        My first pregnancy, I gained rapidly in my second trimester. My shifting center of gravity had me falling down stairs on the regular (we lived in a townhouse), and while it didn’t hurt me or baby then, I paid for it later. (My second pregnancy I had sciatica and couldn’t do anything that required stretching or lifting; I’d get up in the night to pee and wind up on the floor because my leg had given out; and I eventually had knee surgery.)

    • anotherrandom says:

      If someone wears heels all the time, every day their tendon can shorten, making walking in flats uncomfortable. So yeah, in that case, one would need to practice walking around in flats to gradually stretch the tendon back out and minimize pain.

    • Dinah says:

      I’ll give you a DUH, but for this reason only:

      During pregnancy, you have increased circulating levels of relaxin, a peptide that relaxes tendons, ligaments & muscles, to facilitate pelvic accommodation and birth. With your center of gravity off thanks to a gravid belly, you are at higher risk for sprains & dislocations with falls. God knows swollen feet are hard enough to deal with, much less additional swelling related to injury.

      I, for one, was no graceful gazelle during my pregnancies, and would not wear a heel over kitten heel height. But that’s just me. I’d guess if you are accustomed to wearing them all the time, balance would be less of an issue.

      • Isa says:

        It’s not just the baby you have to worry about during pregnancy. Sure he or she is well cushioned, but you could really hurt yourself. Your center of gravity shifts, you have relaxin running through you like crazy, you’re gaining weight in a short amount of time. My feet looked like Fred Flintstone feet they were so swollen.

    • Ally8 says:

      Pregnant women are prone to spinal injury anyway as their center of gravity shifts. Adding heels means you’re really at risk for muscle spasms in your back or disc herniation (where the discs between your vertebrae burst and press on sensitive nerves). This even happened to Victoria Beckham. Add the risk of falling and leg/foot injury… not worth the vanity for 6 months or so. You’ll feel like an ass if later you can’t walk or carry your baby from the damage it caused. Odd note: curvy girls are at greater risk… a round bum often means that your spine is already curved as it is.

  5. Tammy says:

    That baby is so adorable!!!

  6. Launicaangelina says:

    Personally, I swear by Brooke’s. I’ve had this pair for a few years and they are comfy. It’s about time for new ones though. My boyfriend has flat feet and he likes Brooke’s or Asics. Good luck on your shoe hunt!

  7. evie says:

    New Balance are the only shoes that work out for me. I have been wearing some variation of them for years and they hold up quite well.

  8. mkyarwood says:

    Check out Merrell!! I have had snow boots by them for 4 years, and I wore my cross trainers through my pregnancy and to run for about six months before they started to wear. I still have them as standbys.

  9. anneesezz says:

    Seeing her in a Yale sweatshirt just makes me smile. Talk about a walking oxymoron. Which brings me to that the giant sperm donor… does this guy have a job or what? We know he’s using her for the money, right?

  10. janie says:

    I love Jessica! That is how pregnant women act! Max is so cute & adorable. Jess is a hands on mom, always has the baby with her.. just like a normal person.

  11. lucy2 says:

    She seems to be doing better this time around, and her daughter is so cute!

    Of those three celeb babies, I bet Jessica’s will be the happiest and most well adjusted, believe it or not. Kate’s is going to grow up under incredible scrutiny, and Kim’s will be little more than an accessory to her.

    • Jess says:

      I would not be too happy about making excuses not to get married, having kids out of wedlock and a loser fiance who does not have a job etc.

      Jessica set the bar REALLY REALLY low with
      this guy.

      • ScrewStewrat99 says:

        What is with all the crap over having kids out of wedlock? They say they will get married eventually. She probably wants to look good in her dress.

        I’m pregnant and not married. Me and my bf want to get married, but I told him not until this baby comes out and I’ve lost some of the weight. I don’t want to be a whale in my wedding dress. I don’t expect to have a body like a model, but I def don’t wanna be preggy in my dress!

  12. JL says:

    1st of all that baby is too cute.

    As for the heels, good for her. If your feet hurt wear some GOOD flats, not those cheap $5 flipflops or other totally flat shoes with no support that damage your feet too.

    Down to earth, refreshing.

  13. c'est la vie says:

    I gave up heels for the same reason and I wasn’t even pregnant.
    If I want a human torture device strapped on my feet, I want to see men wearing them too. But oh no, they get the comfortable and stylish flat.

    That’s why I only wear prada or nikes now, damn those shoes are comfortable. So are Uggs flip flops. Cute too.

  14. Rachel says:

    Brooks for running – New Balance for cross-trainers

  15. Dinah says:


    Once you get used to the metatarsal arch supports (if you need that- I do, high arches), they are excellent!

    Mine have held up well on the treadmill externally. As expected, there has been flattening of the insole after reasonable use (a year, 12-14 miles/week).

  16. Amy says:

    Mizuno wave rider, I get them from roadrunner and go up 1/2 size. Love love love them

  17. MrsB says:

    Their baby is gorgeous! Thank goodness she got her momma’s looks and not her daddy’s.

  18. L says:

    In terms of fit- Skip the big box stores and check out a running store where they have shoe fittings. (If you’re in DC/Metro Potomac River Running is a great choice) They’ll make you walk/run on a treadmill to observe if you are a pronator, show you video of your stride, and find you shoes that work for you.

    As for quality brands-I usually end up with New Balances or Asics. (I think I have a pair of brooks somewhere, but I only use them for low impact stuff)

  19. maria says:

    Nikes run narrow and I try to avoid them because their pair sizing has been off lately. Like a pair will be the same size but one will be smaller or shorter than the other shoe. New balances are my favorite but pricey.

    Jessica is dumb but harmless and I think her kids will turn out wonderful and well balanced. Blue ivy carter is going to be spoiled rotten and kimye baby will have a chance if kanye stops mama kris early on

    • Macey says:

      Thats funny you mention that about Nike b/c I just bought a pair a few months ago and I still cant wear them without a bunch of band aides on my heal b/c they keep giving my right foot blisters, even after wearing them over a dozen times. I have never had this with any sneakers before. I was wondering if something wasnt “off’ with the right one even tho they are both the same size.

    • Relli says:

      Yup totally. I stopped buying Nikes years ago when i made myself go to the store and try on athletic shoes. I have wide feet in the front and narrow ankles so while the Nikes gave me great support in back they were way to tight in front. I am an Adidas girl now, hugs my foot just right!

    • Leen says:

      I know a lot of people have been saying Nike isn’t good. But I think it actually depends what Nike shoes you are buying.

      based on my personal experience, I never found the women’s shoes very comfortable. I bought Nike shoes from the men’s section and they are amazing. They lasted me 8 years but now I need to buy a new pair of sports shoes.
      In general, I find men’s sports shoes much more comfortable than women’s.

  20. Suze says:

    Gah – she’s so pretty when she is “natural”. One of the very few people who can wear little makeup and look gorgeous.

    Never been preggo myself but I can see jettisoning the heels immediately – your whole center of gravity would change!

  21. Chickenlishus says:

    I doubt The Dutchess could give a shat about who else is due. She is better than thinking like that.

  22. MonicaQ says:

    I own the blue Peyton Manning Zig-Techs and they’ve held up through practices, drills, and runs for the last 5 years. They take a beating and keep on kicking. And they *force* you to walk correctly–you can’t shuffle your feet or you’ll trip. Some other people I know just wear them to wear them–says they help their walking action too.

    For everyday stuff I just wear DC skate shoes or Chucks. My Chucks are coming apart though and they are notoriously uncomfortable. Luckily my job is jeans/t-shirts/sneakers because we’re all computer jockies.

  23. Belle Epoch says:

    No comments about how creepy he looks? Are those budget cut-9ffs? WHY?

  24. Jess says:

    A fan on posted their story about meeting Jessica, they also got to meet Eric and she mentioned that she was a huge fan of Jessica and Eric replied “I understand, I’m a fan of hers as well”.

    I really do not think he truly loves her, only her money and the fact that he has NO job nor does he intend on getting one anytime soon.

    He always dresses like a bum and you NEVER hear about how much he loves Jessica, only how much Jessica loves him, what a great guy he is etc.

  25. Chell says:

    I have to admit that when Maxwell was a baby I didn’t think she was all that cute. But now, my goodness!!! I am in love with this child!!! She is beyond adorable. And so is Jessica…she’s a little dingy, but I still like her!

  26. scarlett says:

    The little girl is adorable but the fiance is just creepy. I mean he seriously gives me the creeps. They should think about doing a family reality show..screw Newlyweds…Can you imagine how epic it would be? Two kids out of wedlock, dad is on the down low with his rent boys, mom is hitting the bottle, sister is divorced and hooked on coke…fiance has no job and always looks like he needs some Zoloft. You can’t make this stuff up.

  27. Kaiser says:

    Thanks for all of the shoe advice! I think I’m going to just go with New Balance from here on out.

  28. KellyinSeattle says:

    You go, Jessica! Good for her. I can’t stop looking at Maxwell…she’s beyond adorable.

  29. hmm says:

    The billionaire wears a sweatshirt and tennis shoes. Wow, she’s so down to earth and relate-able. *Eyeroll*