Sarah Jessica Parker has at least one thing in common with her “Sex and the City” character Carrie Bradshaw: Both Parker and Bradshaw love to make a statement with their footwear.
Bradshaw’s shoe obsession catapulted Manolo Blahnik into a household name, while Parker’s own love of footwear prompted her to design her own shoes for an eponymous label.
As the star turns 53 today, FN is taking a look back at the best shoe styles — from soaring sandals to lace-up booties — that Parker has sported over the years.
Whether she’s out and about or hitting the red carpet, Parker never shies away from taking a risk with her footwear.
In February, she stepped out in sparkly block heels from the SJP Collection, which took a pair of casual skinny jeans to the next level.
Watch on FN
The fashion-obsessed actress is also known for her elaborate Met Costume Institute Gala looks — and she never fails to embrace the gala’s themes.
One of her most standout looks came at the 2013 Met Gala, where she sported a Philip Treacy sculptural headpiece with a high-low dress that perfectly showed off a dramatic pair of shoes: velvet thigh-high boots by Christian Louboutin.
Nowadays, Parker can often be spotted in SJP Collection footwear — she took home FN’s award for Launch of the Year in 2014 — and she’s built a glitzy, feminine collection that Bradshaw would be proud to sport.
Click through the gallery to see more of Parker’s best shoe moments.
Only Sarah Jessica Parker Could Pull Off Hot Pink Socks With Matching Pointy Pumps
Carrie Bradshaw Would Be Proud of Sarah Jessica Parker’s Cinderella Shoes