Sarah Jessica Parker is the epitome of fashion statements. When I think of her, I think of Manolo Blahniks. 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.”
The actress, who is accustomed to labels such as Manolo Blahnik and Christian Louboutin, tried cheaper styles when in character for working mother Kate Reddy in 2011 film I Don’t Know How She Does It.
“So I got shoes from [Nine West] and the bottom of the shoes aren’t leather, they are plastic, so I slipped a couple times and twisted my ankle,” she said. “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.”‘
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What do you think? Do cheap shoes and high heels cause foot damage?