Sarah Jessica Parker. Photo by Stuart Wilson/Getty Images.
By Olivia Barker, USA TODAY
She turned Manolo Blahnik into a household name, and now her beloved Manolos have turned on her.
The price of beauty? For Sarah Jessica Parker, it's permanently damaged dogs. "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,' " she tells the digital magazine for luxury e-tailer Net-a-Porter.
So now one of Hollywood's most famous footwear fiends is having to (mostly) kick her heels to the curb.
"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?'
For ten or so years, the Sex and the City star "literally ran in heels," Parker says. "I worked 18-hour days and never took them off. I wore beautiful shoes, some better made than others, and never complained."
And then for 2011's I Don't Know How She Does It, the actress got all method-y. "I was very thoughtful about my whole wardrobe and said, 'You know, (her character, Kate Reddy) could not afford really good shoes, she would go to Nine West.'
"So I got shoes from there and the bottom of the shoes aren't leather, they are plastic, so I slipped a couple times, twisted my ankle." And got that most unfashionable diagnosis from her doctor.
But it's not just Parker's shoe collection that's getting neglected these days: The mom of three confesses she wears just 7% of the clothes in her closet. "I have more pants, more jeans and more corduroys than I ever imagined I'd own in my life."