Running in heels might be glamorous, but it’s done a number on Sarah Jessica Parker’s feet.
The ‘Sex and the City’ actress, 47, who helped make high-fashion shoe designers like Manolo Blahnik and Jimmy Choo household names, admits that years of working in stilettos has taken a toll on her tootsies.
“For ten or so years, I literally ran in heels,” Parker told Net-a-Porter’s magazine. “I worked 18-hour days and never took them off. I wore beautiful shoes, some better made than others, and never complained.”
But after consulting a doctor about a twisted ankle, Parker learned that all those lovely looking heels had given her more trouble with her feet than she realized.
“I went to a foot doctor and he said, ‘Your foot does things it shouldn’t be able to do. That bone there … you’ve created that bone. It doesn’t belong there.”
Alas, Parker was advised to swap her stylish shoes for more practical flats. Part of the trouble, Parker said, came from wearing cheap shoes while on the set of “I Don’t Know How She Does It.”
“The moral of the story is, the chickens are coming home to roost. It’s sad, because my feet took me all over the world, but eventually they were like, ‘You know what, we’re really tired, can you just stop – and don’t put cheap shoes on us?’”