12 Times Women In Movies And TV Should Have Worn Flats Instead Of Heels

Women, unfortunately, are not always portrayed so great in entertainment. We’re often seen as props or silly or purely sexual beings. It’s stupid. But there are plenty of amazing and strong female characters who make up for that, which is great.

And then sometimes women are stuck in high heels when they really don’t need to be, purely because women look hot in heels. Here are some silly examples:

1. Clare Dearing in Jurassic World

I have yet to see Jurassic World, but I hear that Bryce Dallas Howard’s character, Clare Dearing, is in heels the entire movie. She’s defending it, saying it makes sense for the ultra-feminine character. I get that! There’s nothing wrong with the fact that she wears heels. The problem is that she doesn’t kick them off or at least grab a pair of tennis shoes along the way.

2. Selina Kyle/Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises

Not only is her catsuit extremely impractical, her heels are too. Homegirl is a thief, yet wears heels to break into places? I don’t think so.

3. Katherine Pierce in The Vampire Diaries

Katherine is always in heels or wedges. She looks fabulous and knows it, but she’s also always on the run and fighting other vampires. High-kicking vampires in high heels does not make sense.

4. Sarah Walker in Chuck

Sarah Walker is a totally badass spy, but she has really bad choices in footwear for her work. She always looks amazing, but is constantly in stilettos while trying to fend off bad guys. No way.

5. Echo in Dollhouse

In the few episodes of Dollhouse I’ve seen, Echo was rocking some fierce heels. She looks amazing, however, when fighting off other Actives and solving the mysteries of the world around her, heels seem impractical.

6. Jane Smith in Mr. and Mrs. Smith

Another spy who wears heels when doing spy-work! Yeah, it looks flashy, but it’s not conducive to getting anything done. Especially in terms of fighting bad guys!

7. All of the girls in Pretty Little Liars

This is one of my least favorite things about PLL. I forgave the heels thing in the first season, but then they were still being stalked and wearing heels 24/7. They sneak around wearing heels, which are not exactly good for being quiet. They know they’re going to be running from “A” at any given moment. Wear tennis shoes!

8. Elektra in Elektra

Elektra is a cool superhero, although the movie did not do her any justice at all. But what really didn’t do her justice was the fact that she was in heeled boots the whole time. If you’re fighting crime, get a practical costume!

9. The Angels in Charlie’s Angels

There.are.so.many.spies.in.heels. The Angels are totally hot and look awesome in heels. But they also would have looked great in boots or sneakers or any other shoe more suitable for fighting crime.

10. Nikita Mears in Nikita

Nikita is a former government agent seeking to bring down said government agent. And she’s doing it in skin-tight dresses and stilettos, which is totally badass. But totally inaccurate too. I mean, come on.

11. Rebekah Mikaelson in The Vampire Diaries/The Originals

I guess when you’re a vampire and have super strength and speed, you don’t really need to think about appropriate footwear. However, I cannot get over vampires like Rebekah and Katherine Pierce rocking 5-inch heels when fighting vampires and witches and other dark forces.

12. Cinderella in Cinderella

Ah, yes, I understand the heels were appropriate for Cinderella’s occasion. She was going to a ball! Heels make sense! But girl should have at least made sure they fit before running away in them.

What other instances are there where women in movies and TV unnecessarily wear heels? Tell us in the comments below!
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  • Jessica Roberts

    I always thought it makes us more powerful, doing all these things in heels. I was impressed with “Selina Kyle/Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises”. The outfits make it much more interesting. But I understand, there are people today who would rather Wonder Woman wear sweats and a t-shirt, since that’s the most “practical”. Whatever.