Even Sarah Jessica Parker — whose Sex and the City character was famous for her desperate addiction to shoes — had to quit her decadelong heel binge in 2013.
“For 10 or so years, I literally ran in heels. I worked 18-hour days and never took them off,” Parker told the Edit, according to the Huffington Post.
“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 said.
And, as usual, no one can say it quite like Emma Thompson. The issue, for her, isn’t strictly based in common sense: It’s one of principle too.
“I’ve taken my heels off as a feminist statement really, because why do we wear them?” she asked an audience at the National Board of Review awards gala in 2014. “They’re so painful. And pointless, really. You know, I really would like to urge everyone to stop it. Just stop it. Don’t wear them anymore. You just can’t walk in them, and I’m so comfortable now.”