It’s no secret that we’re 100% obsessed with Meghan Markle’s style, which is why we were more than a little intrigued when eagle-eyed fans noticed that the duchess often appears to wear shoes that are visibly too big for her feet. That’s right — a number of photos out there show Markle in shoes with noticeable space behind her heel.

However, it turns out there’s a highly logical explanation for this, and it just might be the high heel hack we’ve desperately needed all our lives.

Apparently, wearing heels a size or two too big is a well-known celebrity style hack. As fashion expert Harriet Davey told The Sun, “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.”

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There’s also a hack to prevent slipping (since, after all, the shoes are technically too big).

Our toes will officially thank Meghan the next time we attend an event in stilettos.