Meredith Vieira's Footwear On The View Has Twitter In A Frenzy

Created by Barbara Walters in 1997, "The View" has become one of the most iconic and influential talk shows on television. The show was one of the first to feature an all female-led panel discussing daily events and pop culture moments. Walters was one of the original cast members, alongside Star Jones, Meredith Vieira, Debbie Matenopoulos, and Joy Behar, with Behar being the only one still currently on the show, per Us Weekly.

Over the years, fans have requested for past co-hosts to come back on the show amid rumors of discord and drama between current panelists. Fortunately for them, Jones, Vieira, and Elizabeth Hasselbeck were announced as guests hosts for the month of February in celebration of the show's 25th season, per People. Vieira made her grand return to the panel on February 25 and set Twitter on fire thanks to her choice of footwear, with many fans praising her for being honest and relatable.

Meredith Vieira plays it safe with slippers

Meredith Vieira is looking out for herself and has sworn off high heels for the time being. But instead of opting for comfortable sneakers, the journalist walked out in paw print slippers after she was introduced as a guest host on "The View" for February 25. She carried her heels to the round table, explaining that she could not take any chances of potentially injuring herself as she prepares to host Season 4 of "25 Words or Less" on Fox.

"Every year, right before I start anything, I fall and break something. I kid you not," Viera explained to co-hosts Joy Behar, Sara Haines, Sunny Hostin, and Ana Navarro-Cárdenas. Vieira then said she thought about walking out in high heels but decided not to take the risk after Haines gave her a pair of slippers to wear. "My slippers were honored to house your feet," Haines quipped.

Fans, meanwhile, praised Vieira for being just like one of us. "Meredith got her slippers on like ok i am at home The View is home," one user tweeted with several laughing emojis, while another wrote, "I love how @meredithvieira walks out on #TheView in slippers. #Neverchange." Others were also curious about the style of slippers, asking, "Does Meredith have on house shoes?!?" While Vieira's choice of slippers was well received, former panelists have been grilled for their on-air style. Meghan McCain, who left the show in August 2021, was often criticized for her wacky hairstyles, according to The Cut.