The actress, profiled in Net-a-Porter’s new online magazine, says, “For ten 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.” That is, until she decided to wear cheap heels in I Don’t Know How She Does It, because her character wouldn’t have been able to afford expensive shoes. “I got [lower priced] 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?’” Oh well, Manolos it is then.
Sarah Jessica Parker. Photo: Andrew Toth/? Patrick McMullan