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Thursday 27 November 2014

SJP: Heels have ruined my feet

Sarah Jessica Parker says her feet can't handle heels these days
Sarah Jessica Parker says her feet can't handle heels these days

Sarah Jessica Parker has revealed years of wearing high-heeled shoes have destroyed her feet.

The Sex And The City star played designer-shoe-loving fashionista Carrie Bradshaw in the hit TV show for six years, as well as in two movies. But the petite actress told Net-A-Porter's magazine, The Edit she rarely wears heels now as her feet have been deformed.

SJP revealed: "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 then I did I Don't Know How She Does It [a movie about a busy working mother], and I was very thoughtful about my whole wardrobe and said, you know, [Kate Reddy] could not afford really good footwear. So I got cheap shoes and the bottoms weren't leather, they were plastic, so I slipped a couple times, twisted my ankle.

"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?'."

The 47-year-old actress has a 10-year-old son, and three-year-old twin daughters.

And she revealed she was taken aback by the tantrums her daughters throw over what to wear.

"Oh my God. I don't know what happens in other homes, but in mine, it's very, very different and much harder. I probably deserve it - I should have to deal with girls. The emotions run so much higher.

"The arguing about clothes? I am stunned. We have a whole fashion system to try and override the fighting."

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