Sarah Jessica Parker: High Heels Ruined My Feet

Star admits that years of wearing designer footwear has taken a toll on her body

By Rose Curiel Mar 11, 2013 11:37 PMTags
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Ever wonder how Sarah Jessica Parker masters her sky-high Manolo Blahniks so effortlessly?

The star's name became synonymous with the towering designer shoes she wore during her days playing the fashion-loving Carrie Bradshaw on Sex and the City, but her fancy footwear came at a painful price. In a recent interview with Net-a-Porter's digital magazine, The Edit, Parker opened up about the toll that years of nonstop strutting in stilettos took on her tootsies.  

"I literally ran in heels," she explained. "I worked 18-hour days and never took them off. I wore beautiful shoes, some made better than others, and never complained." 

It wasn't until she twisted her ankle on the set of I Don't Know How She Does It that she realized just how much damage her heels had caused.

"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.'"

Parker blames the more moderately priced shoes with plastic bottoms that she wore on the set of I Don't Know How She Does It for her twisted ankle, but that doesn't mean she's still traipsing around New York City in her Manolos. 

"It's sad, because my feet took me all over the world, but eventually they were like, ‘You know what, we are really tired, can you just stop—and don't put cheap shoes on us?'"

She still pulls out her high heels for red carpet events, but you can bet she's not rocking any shoes with plastic soles!