'These heels are high, but not like you're on stilts,' the 48-year-old actress told O Magazine, adding: 'There's nothing sexy about not being able to walk.'
The SJP line - which features pumps, booties, flats and T-straps - is also considerably more affordable than the shoes Carrie hoarded in the show, ranging in price from $195 to $485.
Shoe debut: Sarah Jessica Parker's new shoe line SJP, designed n collaboration with Manolo Blahnik, is about function as well as fashion. 'These heels are high, but not like you're on stilts,' she said
The mother-of-three, who has been married to Matthew Broderick since 1997, said it was important to her to make the shoes reasonably priced.
'Those are hard-earned bucks so I really tried to give women beautiful silhouettes and colors and excellent quality for their money,' she said.
Equally essential was that the footwear felt timeless. 'I didn't want to do anything that says, "Oh, these shoes are 2014." I want my shoes to be a part of the world for a long time to come,' she said.
What's more, she added a personal touch to each pair by designing them with a small grosgrain ribbon stitched to the back of the heel.
Timeless, not trendy: 'I didn't want to do anything that says, "Oh, these shoes are 2014." I want my shoes to be a part of the world for a long time to come,' she said
Homage: One of the pairs is called the Carrie (pictured) in honor of her TV character. Nude with a T-strap and a stiletto heel, 'it's a strong shoe that can be worn for day and night,' she said
'When I was growing up, we really didn't have two nickels to rub together, but my mother always made sure that my sisters and I had two grosgrain ribbons in our hair,' she explained.
'The rule was that we ironed them every single morning. We even had a special bureau dedicated to hair ribbons. I have them for my own daughters now, and my nieces wear them too.'
One of the pairs in her new collection is nude with a T-strap heel and is named the Carrie, in honor of her TV character.
Well-made: 'I wanted to make something with great attention to detail,' the actress said of the shoes, which were all manufactured in Italy and cost between $195 and $485
Another shoe is the Lady, a timeless and brightly-colored pump that costs $350. 'This shoe is polite and old-fashioned,' she said. 'It suits a wide range of women with its simple silhouette.'
In Sex and the City, which stopped airing in 2004, Carrie was known for her passion for shoes - especially Manolo Blahniks - making Ms Parker the perfect candidate for a designer footwear collaboration.
She told Glamour: 'I'm privileged that I played her. I was exposed to so many beautiful shoes and how they're made. That role really cemented my love.'
In character: In Sex and the City, which stopped airing in 2004, Carrie was known for her passion for shoes - especially Manolo Blahniks - making Ms Parker the perfect candidate for a designer footwear collaboration
And George Malkemus, CEO of Manolo Blahnik, told O Magazine that as soon as she approached him with her idea, he was sold.
'Sarah called me and said she'd been thinking a lot about shoes. Before she could finish that sentence, I said, "Be in my office tomorrow morning,"' he explained.
The pair decided to have the shoes manufactured in Italy. 'I wanted to make something with great attention to detail,' explained the actress.
SJP will launch exclusively with Nordstrom on February 28 in a pop-up shop in New York City that will open until March 2.
From there, the collection will be made available in pop-up shops in Seattle, Los Angeles, Chicago and Dallas.
The SJP line marks Ms Parker's first foray into footwear, but she is no stranger to fashion.
In 2007, she launched her own fashion line called Bitten in partnership with clothing chain Steve & Barry's.
She has also released several perfumes.
culled from Daily Mail UK.