Sarah Jessica Parker Says High Heels Made Her Feet Deformed

Sarah Jessica ParkerWell this explains why street shots of Sarah Jessica Parker these days ALWAYS show her sporting comfy boots -- the fashionista / actress / mom of three says years of wearing high heels actually deformed her feet. Yechh! 

"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," Parker told Net-a-Porter’s online magazine. Wow -- guess playing Carrie Bradshaw meant having as much of a fancy shoe habit as the character herself and wasn’t all fabulous dresses, smooching Chris Noth, and looking pensive over a laptop. Sounds like there was some marathon high-heel action going on! Parker has been, like, a NINJA of excruciating footwear.

While filming I Know How She Does It, SJP traded in her Sex and the City Manolos for the "less expensive" shoes her character, a working mom, would actually wear, and dang if she didn’t twist her ankle. Sigh. Don’t you hate it when you injure yourself while imitating lesser mortals?

Parker realized then that she’d seriously screwed up her feet with her years of high heels. "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.'" Um, YIKES!

That’s some serious cray-cray. Imagine how much high-heel wearing you’d have to do to create bones in weird places in your feet. It’s like modern-day foot binding! Don’t get me wrong -- I will never give up high heels. I just like to use them judiciously, so as not to grow bones where no bones should be. For example, right now I’m wearing the slippers I changed into after I got home. What was I wearing before that? Uggs. But last Friday night I had a fancy dinner to go to, so I busted out my beloved sparkly Kate Spades and wore them for a several hours of bliss/torture. Moderation, people!

"The moral of the story is, the chickens are coming home to roost," said Parker, who USUALLY looks fabulous on the red carpet, of her mangled tootsies. "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?'"

Hmm. I personally think the moral of this story is that I need to go buy some really expensive high heels, because cheap ones obviously twist ankles. Are you with me? Should we buy a lottery ticket first? Also: being Sarah Jessica Parker's pedicurist is not for the faint of heart.

Do you wear high heels? Have your feet been altered by your footwear?

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tuffy... tuffymama

Ugh. I go for platforms when I wear heels so the actual angle is not as high as it looks, but I know that heels aren't so great, regardless. My cousin is a podiatrist and I head to hear about it for years. That extra bone stuff? That's nightmarish. I had plantar fasciitis because of my adrenal disorder and hypothyroidism, but that's gone now and I've been wearing heels sometimes. It doesn't feel awesome. I think I'm going to move on into inflatable rubber boots if I ever have foot pain even half as bad as the PF was, though. ;0)

zombi... zombiemommy916

Stilettos ruined my feet...seriously ruined...I had to have huge cysts removed because of constant spike heel-wearing...not to mention, the bones in my feet spread with my pregnancies and I totally ignored it...I'm obviously an idiot for more though, I live in ballet flats and suede moccasins...but I'd be lying if I said I didn't miss the craftsmanship of Italian leather...

jalaz77 jalaz77

Rarely cause there is no such thing as comfy high heels.

nonmember avatar mel

I saw pictures of her feet upclose.. on a blog about the stars with the worst feet. They looked seriously damaged. I wondered at the time if she noticed/cared and if it truly was high heels or she just had funk feet. I don't wear high heels no matter what. Too painful after dancing in them when I was younger.

Kaymad41 Kaymad41

I have never been able to wear stilletto's, I don't know how people do it.  I've seen sales girls running around in them like they have a pair of tennis shoes on.

bills... billsfan1104

I wear them a lot, but I also don't wear them all the time. I too afraid of shit like that

nonmember avatar Mich

after years as working as a nurse wearing clogs my feet are so wide I can't even get into a pair of heels!!

bills... billsfan1104

Mich, my sister wore her shoes so small that her toes are scrunched up

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