Actress Sarah Jessica Parker has swapped her beloved high heels for sneakers after doctors warned her shoes were causing irreversible damage to her feet.
Parker wore stilettos almost every day for six years while she played fashion-forward Carrie Bradshaw in hit TV series Sex and the City, and now she’s paying for it.
She tells Net-a-Porter’s online magazine, “For 10 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.”
But after twisting her ankle in a cheap pair of shoes while starring as a working mother in 2011 movie I Don’t Know How She Does It, the 47 year old made an appointment with a podiatrist, who advised Parker to start taking better care of her body.
She explains, “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?'”