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Sarah Jessica Parker became a fashion icon as Carrie Bradshaw, the Manolo Blahnik donning New Yorker in the HBO hit series Sex and the City. The actress explains after years and years of wearing the stunning footwear, her feet are messed up and she must now dazzle in flats.
“For ten or so years, I literally ran in heels. I worked 18-hour days and never took them off. I wore beautiful shoes, some better made than others, and never complained,” she explains. But then I did I Don’t Know How She Does It, and I was very thoughtful about my whole wardrobe and said, you know, [Kate Reddy] could not afford really good footwear. So I got [lower priced] shoes and the bottoms weren’t leather, they were plastic, so I slipped a couple times, twisted my ankle.”
That was the end of the high-heeled wearing actress. “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.' 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 are really tired, can you just stop – and don't put cheap shoes on us,’” she adds.
Still, Parker can’t stay completely away. Special occasions require stunning heels, but at home she abides by her orders.
Parker is slated to take on a series of roles including lending her voice in Escape from Planet Earth and starring in Mixtape and Married and Cheating.