They say that time heals all wounds, but something tells us that the heels Taylor Swift wore onstage in Rio de Janiero for a concert Monday night are total goners.
Swift, who performed her Eras Tour concert after having to postpone a show due to extreme temperatures, had a wardrobe malfunction during her Lover setlist involving her over-the-knee silver spangled Christian Louboutin high-heeled boots. When her right shoe’s heel snapped mid-song, Swift grabbed the offending support and ripped it off the shoe before hurling it into the crowd. The shoe may not have gone on, but the show certainly did.
Swift continued her performance on tiptoe, sans heel, until her next costume change. Fan footage shared to social media showed Swift’s impressive calf strength, maintaining the sky-high look of the designer boots on her own steam. Let’s just call it a sole-deep commitment to her performance. She also popped her feet up on a railing during her performance of “The Man,” showcasing the boots’ red soles, as well as the single remaining heel, mourning for its fallen twin.
Later, one fan shared a snap of the heel they’d managed to scoop up, nestled safely in their bag, on social media. The blue crewneck sweatshirt may be the most coveted merch of the tour, but this fan snagged a truly one-of-a-kind memento from the historic tour.
The show was Swift’s final performance in Rio De Janeiro before she heads to São Paulo for a three-show stand beginning Friday. Last weekend, at Friday’s performance in Rio, a 23-year-old fan named Ana Clara Benevides Machado suffered a cardiac arrest and died at the concert, prompting Swift to post a handwritten note to her Instagram mourning Machado, saying Swift had a “shattered heart.”
Before the show was postponed, Swift had been expected to attend Monday evening’s football game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Philadelphia Eagles—Swift’s rumored beau, Travis Kelce, is a tight end on the Chiefs, and Swift’s family are known Eagles fans. It also doesn’t hurt that Travis’ big brother, Jason Kelce, is a center for the Eagles, making the game a full family affair.
Representatives for Taylor Swift did not respond to a request for comment.