Celebs Boldly Go Barefoot

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There’s nothing like kicking off your shoes after a long day, but these famous folks couldn’t wait that long. They stepped out sans footwear in public places: at premieres, parks, airports, and — gasp! — even gas station bathrooms. Hope they’re up to date with their tetanus shots!

The model proved she didn’t need a pair of sky-high stilettos to elongate her legs! Like most women, Alec’s eldest daughter couldn’t wait to kick off her shoes after a long night of partying. (Photo: HEDO/AKM-GSI)<br><br>
Ireland Baldwin
The model proved she didn’t need a pair of sky-high stilettos to elongate her legs! Like most women, Alec’s eldest daughter couldn’t wait to kick off her shoes after a long night of partying. (Photo: HEDO/AKM-GSI)

<p>The moody pop star had Beliebers worried when he was snapped in May 2016 walking around Boston Common and Public Garden looking like he didn’t have a luxury suite at the Four Seasons to call his own. (Photo: Twitter) </p>
Justin Bieber

The moody pop star had Beliebers worried when he was snapped in May 2016 walking around Boston Common and Public Garden looking like he didn’t have a luxury suite at the Four Seasons to call his own. (Photo: Twitter)

<p>However, our favorite photo of the “Purpose” tour headliner’s <a href="https://www.yahoo.com/celebrity/justin-bieber-walks-around-boston-211300769.html" data-ylk="slk:barefoot escapades;outcm:mb_qualified_link;_E:mb_qualified_link" class="link rapid-noclick-resp newsroom-embed-article">barefoot escapades</a> was this one because it shows his burly bodyguard on shoe-toting duty. Apparently, if you’re on the Bieber payroll, your job description can include an array of things, including guarding stinky kicks. (Photo: Twitter) </p>
Justin Bieber, Take 2

However, our favorite photo of the “Purpose” tour headliner’s barefoot escapades was this one because it shows his burly bodyguard on shoe-toting duty. Apparently, if you’re on the Bieber payroll, your job description can include an array of things, including guarding stinky kicks. (Photo: Twitter)

Though there were others to walk the Cannes carpet sans shoes before Stewart.While promoting her film <em>Money Monster</em> at the French film festival in 2016, the actress decided that heels were overrated, especially when ascending a famously tricky staircase. (Photo: Getty Images)
Julia Roberts
Though there were others to walk the Cannes carpet sans shoes before Stewart.While promoting her film Money Monster at the French film festival in 2016, the actress decided that heels were overrated, especially when ascending a famously tricky staircase. (Photo: Getty Images)
The <em>Dancing With the Stars</em> alum looked like Cinderella — who had just lost her glass slipper — as she dodged raindrops while running to her car following a party at the Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood. (Photo: SPW/Splash News)<br><br>
Julianne Hough
The Dancing With the Stars alum looked like Cinderella — who had just lost her glass slipper — as she dodged raindrops while running to her car following a party at the Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood. (Photo: SPW/Splash News)

Miley’s main squeeze grabbed lunch in his hometown in Australia at an establishment that apparently does not believe in the “no shirt, no shoes, no service” rule. (Photo: AKM-GSI)<br><br>
Liam Hemsworth
Miley’s main squeeze grabbed lunch in his hometown in Australia at an establishment that apparently does not believe in the “no shirt, no shoes, no service” rule. (Photo: AKM-GSI)

Of course, the most famous photo of a celebrity without shoes in the past decade-plus of pop culture history is this one. In 2004, the pop tart — prebabies and prebreakdown — went without even flip-flops when she made a pit stop at a gas station restroom. It must have been a true emergency situation! (Photo: Rex)
Britney Spears
Of course, the most famous photo of a celebrity without shoes in the past decade-plus of pop culture history is this one. In 2004, the pop tart — prebabies and prebreakdown — went without even flip-flops when she made a pit stop at a gas station restroom. It must have been a true emergency situation! (Photo: Rex)
While it’s quite common to see travelers with their shoes off while going through security at the airport, the <em>Maleficent</em> actress dared to pad all around a terminal at LAX in her bare feet. (Photo: AKM-GSI)<br><br>
Elle Fanning
While it’s quite common to see travelers with their shoes off while going through security at the airport, the Maleficent actress dared to pad all around a terminal at LAX in her bare feet. (Photo: AKM-GSI)

File this under rich people problems! The <em>Love Actually</em> star’s Christian Louboutin heels were wreaking havoc on her little piggies at the 2014 Golden Globes, so — prior to taking the stage — she kicked them off and carried them. Taking it to next-level fabulousness, she also carried a cocktail. (Photo: Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)
Emma Thompson
File this under rich people problems! The Love Actually star’s Christian Louboutin heels were wreaking havoc on her little piggies at the 2014 Golden Globes, so — prior to taking the stage — she kicked them off and carried them. Taking it to next-level fabulousness, she also carried a cocktail. (Photo: Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)
New York City. Los Angeles. Berlin. The <em>Big Little Lies</em> star has walked a lot of miles without shoes. And the look on her face says that even she doesn’t think it’s the best idea. (Photo: Getty Images)
Shailene Woodley
New York City. Los Angeles. Berlin. The Big Little Lies star has walked a lot of miles without shoes. And the look on her face says that even she doesn’t think it’s the best idea. (Photo: Getty Images)
Hey, girl — sometimes ya just gotta go barefoot when you leave Muay Thai training. (Photo: FameFlynet Pictures)
Ryan Gosling
Hey, girl — sometimes ya just gotta go barefoot when you leave Muay Thai training. (Photo: FameFlynet Pictures)
If only we could read designer Carolina Herrera’s mind. (Photo: Splash News)
Lena Dunham
If only we could read designer Carolina Herrera’s mind. (Photo: Splash News)
The model looked a little dazed and confused in this photo, which was taken back when she was dating Joe Jonas, as she was leaving his L.A. home. Since she has been with Zayn Malik, we haven’t caught her having any barefoot faux pas. (Photo: Splash News)
Gigi Hadid
The model looked a little dazed and confused in this photo, which was taken back when she was dating Joe Jonas, as she was leaving his L.A. home. Since she has been with Zayn Malik, we haven’t caught her having any barefoot faux pas. (Photo: Splash News)
<p>By now you know that anything goes with the Hole singer. In this case, what was going were her shoes. (Photo: Splash News) </p>
Courtney Love

By now you know that anything goes with the Hole singer. In this case, what was going were her shoes. (Photo: Splash News)

<p>Forget flip-flops! The former One Direction singer made a coffee run in L.A. sans shoes. (Photo: AKM-GSI) </p>
Louis Tomlinson

Forget flip-flops! The former One Direction singer made a coffee run in L.A. sans shoes. (Photo: AKM-GSI)

Hey, Matthew McConaughey — maybe you need to increase your wife’s footwear budget. Fact: You never want to see someone walking around NYC barefoot, like she is doing here. (Photo: Splash News)
Camila Alves
Hey, Matthew McConaughey — maybe you need to increase your wife’s footwear budget. Fact: You never want to see someone walking around NYC barefoot, like she is doing here. (Photo: Splash News)
The year 2004 was an especially footloose one for Brit-Brit. She also hit a farmers’ market in Santa Monica, Calif., without any footwear. Nothing was coming between her and that bouquet. (Photo: Rex)
Britney Spears, Take 2
The year 2004 was an especially footloose one for Brit-Brit. She also hit a farmers’ market in Santa Monica, Calif., without any footwear. Nothing was coming between her and that bouquet. (Photo: Rex)
One year after Kanye West tried to humiliate her at the MTV VMAs, the singer returned to the show and debuted her song “Innocent.” It was a raw performance, her dress was simple, and we’re sure she instructed her roadies to give the stage a good cleaning before she stepped onto it. (Photo: Getty Images)
Taylor Swift
One year after Kanye West tried to humiliate her at the MTV VMAs, the singer returned to the show and debuted her song “Innocent.” It was a raw performance, her dress was simple, and we’re sure she instructed her roadies to give the stage a good cleaning before she stepped onto it. (Photo: Getty Images)
Queen Bey was feeling footloose and fancy free when she went barefoot while performing “Freedom” at the 2016 BET Awards. (Photo: AKM-GSI)
Beyoncé
Queen Bey was feeling footloose and fancy free when she went barefoot while performing “Freedom” at the 2016 BET Awards. (Photo: AKM-GSI)
<p>Of course the <em>Gladiator</em> star left his shoes at home since he was headed to a karate class! (Photo: BACKGRID)<br><br></p>
Joaquin Phoenix

Of course the Gladiator star left his shoes at home since he was headed to a karate class! (Photo: BACKGRID)

Julia’s also a repeat offender! The actress stood on the stage at the BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards in 2013 without her heels. But she tried to distract the crowd by flashing that megawatt grin a few extra times. (Photo: Joe Scarnici/WireImage)
Julia Roberts, Take 2
Julia’s also a repeat offender! The actress stood on the stage at the BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards in 2013 without her heels. But she tried to distract the crowd by flashing that megawatt grin a few extra times. (Photo: Joe Scarnici/WireImage)
The <em>Expanse</em> actor has made it clear he doesn’t like shoes. As a child, his baby shoes “were tied together with a metal rod to try to correct my orthotic issues,” so shoes to him “feel a little bit like being in prison,” he has said. But there’s really no excuse for walking around clipping his fingernails in public. That’s just gross x 2. (Photo: Splash News)
Thomas Jane
The Expanse actor has made it clear he doesn’t like shoes. As a child, his baby shoes “were tied together with a metal rod to try to correct my orthotic issues,” so shoes to him “feel a little bit like being in prison,” he has said. But there’s really no excuse for walking around clipping his fingernails in public. That’s just gross x 2. (Photo: Splash News)
The <em>Stranger Things</em> star’s dogs must have been barking as she had her shoes in hand while exiting a Golden Globes after-party. (Photo: BKNY/AKM-GSI)<br><br>
Millie Bobby Brown
The Stranger Things star’s dogs must have been barking as she had her shoes in hand while exiting a Golden Globes after-party. (Photo: BKNY/AKM-GSI)

Sometimes going without shoes is about more than just cooling off your barking dogs. On the royal couple’s tour of India in April 2016, they visited Mahatma Gandhi’s final home, which is also where he was assassinated, and they followed protocol by removing their shoes before entering. Poor Kate generated headlines over her “un-pedicured feet.” (Photo: Samir Hussein/Pool/WireImage)
Prince William and Kate Middleton
Sometimes going without shoes is about more than just cooling off your barking dogs. On the royal couple’s tour of India in April 2016, they visited Mahatma Gandhi’s final home, which is also where he was assassinated, and they followed protocol by removing their shoes before entering. Poor Kate generated headlines over her “un-pedicured feet.” (Photo: Samir Hussein/Pool/WireImage)
The <em>Girls</em> creator was spotted barefootin’ with her dogs, Susan and Karen, in L.A. (Photo: PacificCoastNews)
Lena Dunham, Take 2
The Girls creator was spotted barefootin’ with her dogs, Susan and Karen, in L.A. (Photo: PacificCoastNews)
The <em>Big Bang Theory</em> star toted her sandals while leaving a Memorial Day bash in 2014. (Photo: AKM-GSI)
Kaley Cuoco
The Big Bang Theory star toted her sandals while leaving a Memorial Day bash in 2014. (Photo: AKM-GSI)

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