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How Sarah Jessica Parker became the Paula Deen of shoes

The image of Sarah Jessica Parker teetering on heels as she crosses the cobblestones of New York’s meatpacking district is as integral to turn-of-the-century pop culture as Paul Giamatti sipping wine in “Sideways.”

So when Parker announced last week that she was giving up heels for sensible shoes after her altitudinous footwear damaged her feet, news of the declaration quickly spread. Parker, who played Carrie Bradshaw on HBO’s “Sex and the City” from 1998 to 2004, was seldom seen without her spikes — the taller the better. She unapologetically did (almost) everything in heels.

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