Wendy Williams is generating some mixed responses over her outfit of the day.
The host of “The Wendy Williams Show” showed off the outfit she sported on her Tuesday, Oct. 1 episode.
“Pretty in Pink! #ootd,” read the caption of the image shared to Williams’ official Instagram page.
The TV personality wore a hot pink Madie blazer and set of matching Madie pants from New York and Company with a simple white shirt underneath. But it was Williams’ Balenciaga Mixed-Media Leather Track Sneakers that divided her viewers.
“Those runners that look like bricks ruin the outfit. Sorry.”
“I hate them big dinosaur stompers…you look pretty tho 😍”
“Drop the sneakers,otherwise you look amazing ❤️”
“Why not wear simple flat shoes..the sneakers look weird like were basket ball court..”
“ExSHOESme Wendy but what’s up with the big ole kicks? 🤣”
Still, many of Williams’ followers ate up the look, shoes and all.
“You better serve Wendy 😍😍😍”
“My girl stay fresh to death 🔥🔥🔥”
“Luv those kicks!!!”
“Sissssss! You better come through! 😍😍”
“Wendy you have sneakers to match every outfit. Glad your comfortable and not wearing the heels. Girl have to do what she has to do.”
The last remark points to the fact that Williams isn’t simply making a fashion statement by ditching high heels in favor of flatter footwear. The talk show host went public with her diagnosis of lymphedema, which according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine is a kind of swelling that usually occurs in the arms or legs, this past summer.
“Lymphoedema, by the way, I’ve been diagnosed,” she said on-air in July while addressing paparazzi photos of her swollen ankles. “It’s not going to kill me, but I do have a machine — and how dare you talk about the swelling of it all.”
“I’ve got it under control,” she continued. “If [the swelling] in my feet never goes all the way down, at least I have this machine. I sit for 45 minutes a day. It’s the best party entertainer ever. Everybody [that] comes over wants to do it.”
Further addressing the diagnosis on her Wellness Wednesday segment later that month, Williams had her lymphedema specialist Angela Neofotistos on to discuss the condition.
“You can get lymphedema many different ways,” the specialist explained. “You can be born with lymphedema, which is called primary lymphedema, and then there’s secondary lymphedema, which is acquired. … The leading cause of lymphedema in this country is vascular disease. When the veins don’t work well in your legs and your lymphatic system gets overwhelmed, it can actually lead to swelling.”