I am not a big shoe person. I have exactly one pair of designer shoes that I found, miraculously, for literally one-tenth of their cost at Buffalo Exchange. Other than that, and with the exception of running shoes, I’m a $40 and under kinda gal. However, I’ve always admired the shoe collections of women who truly adore footwear, including Sarah Jessica Parker. However, this does not go both ways — apparently, SJP has some serious issues with normal people shoes.

“For ten or so years, I literally ran in heels,” said Parker to Net-A-Porter. “I worked 18-hour days and never took them off. I wore beautiful shoes, some better made than others, and never complained.”


After her tumultuous career having to move around while wearing fancy and occasionally normal (?!?!) shoes, SJP apparently found herself in a bit of a pickle regarding her feet. As a result of all those heels, her feet have apparently gained a bit of a strange add-on. Despite all heels typically having a negative effect on your feet, she blames the poor’uns.

“I did ‘I Don’t Know How She Does It,’ and I was very thoughtful about my whole wardrobe and said, you know, [Kate Reddy] could not afford really good footwear. So 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?'”

While I’m not remotely surprised to hear her say the last sentence, particularly on Net-A-Porter, I nevertheless can’t help but find it annoying. It’s a bit out-of-touch to whine about having to wear cheap clothing in a day and age where there are millions and millions of people who have no shoes (not even plastic-bottomed ones from Payless!).

It’s shoes like these, you silly plebeians, that are ruining her five-star feetsies:


On a side note, you would be shocked and possibly disturbed at how many photos there are of SJP on her way to pick up her kids from school.

Photos: Ivan Nikolov/ and TNYF/