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Sarah Jessica Parker Shows Off Deformed Feet in SJP Anna Sandals

Good news to all SJP fans out there! If you’ve been wanting to get first dibs on some Sarah Jessica Parker heels, now is your chance. The whole collection is finally available for purchase at Nordstrom.

In fact, the actress was spotted at Nordstrom in Manhattan the other day for the launch of the first SJP pop-up shop. For the occasion, Sarah wore a pink pleated dress detailed with mesh sleeves and black lace trimming at the hem.

Sarah Jessica Parker wears a pink pleated dress detailed with mesh sleeves and black lace trimming at the hem

She accessorized the piece with a single-strand pearl necklace but unexpectedly finished the frock with green crisscross sandals from the namesake line.

Sarah Jessica Parker wearing green SJP sandals at the opening of the SJP pop-up store in Nordstrom in New York City on February 26, 2014

In an interview with Net-A-Porter, the American actress, producer, and designer said she has been ordered by her doctor to stop wearing heels. “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,” the actress told the magazine.

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?’”

Do you know how many hours per day it’s safe to wear high heels?

Sarah Jessica Parker shows off deformed feet in green SJP sandals

Sarah Jessica Parker is seen wearing a pair of green SJP sandals as she leaves Nordstrom in Manhattan, New York City on February 26, 2014

Sarah Jessica Parker shows off her ruined feet in SJP Anna heels

Oooookeey, let’s try to ignore the pinky toe peeking out of the straps. Do you like the pairing that she put together? Or should she have chosen heels in a more predictable color, like black?

Sarah Jessica Parker’s pinky toe peeking out of the straps

Sarah’s classic ankle-strap sandals are easy and elegant to wear. They’re also very walkable, with heels running at a manageable 3.5 inches tall.

A pair of these SJP “Anna” sandals will set you back about $345 at Nordstrom. That’s not cheap, but considering they’re made by shoe artisans in Italy and are crafted from quality genuine leather (inside and out), the amount may just be worth it.

SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker Anna Ankle-Strap Sandals, $345 at Nordstrom

So, are you a fan of Anna?

Also noteworthy is that shoes are not the only items featured in SJP’s first collection. Handbags and a couple of trench coats are also available, most of which are timeless in silhouette and design. Some fancier heels are also available for the taking. Among them are the following:

SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker Carrie T-Straps, $355 at Nordstrom

SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker Diana Pumps, $365 at Nordstrom

SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker Lady Pumps, $350 at Nordstrom

SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker Maud Sandals, $375 at Nordstrom

SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker Etta Sandals, $425 at Nordstrom

Credit: Michael Carpenter / TNYF / WENN

Sarah Jessica Parker’s Feet Are Deformed From Wearing Heels

Sarah Jessica Parker has been known for her fashion sense over the years, whether she is in character or simply out and about in society. However, lately she’s been wearing fewer and fewer beautiful heels, thanks to a deformity in her feet occurring due to wearing too many of those height-increasing pumps.
Parker began wearing high-heeled shoes for up to 18 hours a day when she shot Sex and the City. While HBO’s hit show ended its six-season run in 2004, the 47-year-old actress has continued to wear high heels on a frequent basis. While she usually springs for more expensive shoes, the actress recently wore cheaper shoes during the shooting of I Don’t Know How She Does It and she later ended up at the podiatrist because of the footwear change. Parker told Net-A-Porter the podiatrist delivered fairly dismal news.

“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.”
Being told you are taking poor care of your feet is already a bad sign, but being told you have a foot deformity should be a wake up call. The actress says she is cutting back on heels, and while she’s less than chipper about it, she does seem to be taking the shoe change fairly well, which is a good sign.
“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?'”
You can next catch Parker in Escape From Planet Earth, in theaters now. Luckily the flick’s animated, so the actress shouldn’t have had to worry about her feet problems this time around.

Have you heard? Sarah Jessica Parker is telling all, and talking smack about high heels. (Say it isn’t so!)

She became synonymous with incredible shoes when she starred as Carrie Bradshaw in “Sex & The City.” But she recently told Net-A-Porter’s online magazine, high heels have permanently damaged her feet.

“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.”

Until now apparently.

I feel SJP’s pain. If you have ever seen a 20-something Brunette jumping up and down on the side of the road somewhere in Dallas, it was probably me. No, I wasn’t having a mental breakdown. I was having a toe cramp.

I can PROMISE you, it is much more painful than it sounds.

That isn’t the only painful side effect I’ve experienced due to my fashionable footwear. From high to low, shoes have come to be a tricky business for me. But I really doubt that I’m in the minority when it comes to this issue. Women put their feet through a pounding. And high heels only make it worse.

I told CBS11’s Adrienne Bankert about my toe woes in the video below. She also went to podiatrist Samuel Nava, DPM on the medical staff at Baylor Medical Center at Carrollton, to find out what women can do to protect their toes.

SHOE SHOPPING TIPS

Here are some good take-aways from Dr. Nava’s advice:

  • Choose shoes wide enough at the end so they don’t put added pressure on your feet all day
  • Buy shoes at the end of the day when your foot is already swollen
  • Girls under 16 should wear lower heels and actually avoid flats or ballerina flats that don’t have any arch support at all

Oh, and those crazy toe cramps I suffer from…turns out I was wearing cheap flip-flops and constantly gripping with my toes to keep them on. The solution? A pair of thick, leather flip-flops with much more support.

Dr. Nava also suggested massage or acupuncture. That’s how I justify my bi-weekly pedicures. (No seriously! I do start having those pesky fits of toe cramping if I postpone my appointment a week or two.) Call me crazy, but at least I won’t LOOK crazy jumping up and down on the side of the road.