Why Duchess Meghan Markle is always wearing heels that are too big for her feet


Duchess Meghan may have turned heads last week at a family wedding in an Oscar de la Renta gown -- which many slammed as far "too big" for the new royal -- but now, others are quick to notice this habit also extends down to her feet.

It seems that the Duchess only wears heels that are far too big for her, as evidenced by photos from her engagement shoot and recent royal engagements. If you take a closer look at her footwear, you'll notice a sizeable gap between her foot and the back of her shoes.

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The TODAY Show spoke with an NYC podiatrist to try and find out why the 36-year-old royal opts for a size (or two) up in high heels.

“I guess what she’s doing is trying to avoid any kind of skin breakdown or blisters,” Dr. Suzanne Levine explained to the outlet. But it seems to be a habit that Meghan picked up long before she became a royal as a television actress working various red carpet events.

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"Celebs often go a size up, or even two, in the shoe department when they're at an event or on the red carpet and it's for one reason we can all relate to—to avoid blisters," explained style expert Harriet Davey to The Sun.

"There's nothing worse than uncomfortable shoes (we've all been there on a night out) and when celebs like Meghan are wearing heels for a long period of time their feet can often swell up," Davey continued. "The swelling can cause blisters and in the long run bunions—like long-time heel fan Victoria Beckham has been rumored to suffer with."

Makes sense, since as a royal, Meghan's expected to be on her feet and walking around for most engagements. Another theory Dr. Levine has? That one of her feet is bigger than the other.

"She may also have a size discrimination between both feet, that they’re both not the same size, so she’s going up to the larger one,” she said.

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