Blasphemy?

By Manolo the Shoeblogger

Manolo says, this it is probably not the blasphemy, but it is, in the humble opinion of the Manolo, most ridiculous indeed.

P.S. The Manolo he must thank the internet friend who sent him this link. He would do it by the personal email, but his traitorous computer it ate the original message. Many thanks, and many apologies.

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25 Responses to “Blasphemy?”




  1. Crabbygal Says:

    *blinks* That’s just…that’s just…wow.




  2. Tiberia Says:

    That has to be a joke, right?




  3. e Says:

    Inspirational SHOE INSERTS?????




  4. Shoe Lover Says:

    A shoe-paux?




  5. Annalucia Says:

    The Annalucia thought this sounded strangely familiar, so she pulled out her copy of “The Florence King Reader” and went to the excerpt from Miss King’s book “Wasp, Where Is Thy Sting?” And she found this:

    “The masculine content of Protestantism increases as you go down the social-theological scale. At the top is lace-bedecked Father Chillingsworth rustling down the aisle in the `exeunt omnes.’ At the bottom, exuding pugnacious sexuality, is the fundamentalist preacher striding up and down like a caged bull, throwing the Bible on the floor, putting his foot on it, and bellowing, `I stand on the word of God!’ ”

    It seems that a dogged literal-mindedness is a feature of some strains of Christianity, so it is perhaps not surprising that someone would think that the Biblical shoe-insert would be a good way to express devotion. The Annalucia does not approve, but then, nobody asked her.




  6. Jeff the Baptist Says:

    Yes when Jesus comes back he’s going to want us wearing socks with him name on them. Instead of giving the money to the poor or something…




  7. Lady Mule Skinner Says:

    Oh come on, Jeff the Baptist: there will be poor always. Nice smelling feet, though? That’s more of a crap-shoot.




  8. lisa Says:

    Call me when the Bible verse pantyhose hit Saks……………….




  9. La BellaDonna Says:

    Ayyyy! La BellaDonna, she will continue to rely upon the Dr. Scholl to save her sole!




  10. The Scarlett Says:

    What’s next … the Bible verse thong?




  11. The Angela Says:

    Brings new meaning to standing with your convictions.




  12. cris Says:

    Yes, but will they fit the shoes of the fisherman?
    From the Papal Bull to the Papal mule.
    The Cris thinks there’s a lot of mileage in this product.




  13. Mimi Says:

    Many people live good and virtuous lives without needing organized religion to lead them in their thought and actions. But there are many others who do need such leadership to assist them in their search to do the best they can with their lives.

    Was it W.C. Fields who said a fool and his money are soon parted? What is so offensive here is making of the buck by abusing the—shall I say naiveté?—of people who are seeking ways to be closer to God.




  14. poobou Says:

    I prefer the saying – which was certainly not penned by W.C. Fields – that a fool and his money make a great date.

    I like the idea of Bible verse pantyhose. Particularly since I usually take the lord’s name in vain as I’m struggling to pull them on, perhaps I can just recite scripture instead. Brilliant.




  15. Diana Says:

    I think it’s sacrilege and I’m not even all that religious . Of course there is that type of church goer out there that would think it was great – I think they’ll wear them to hell, but that’s just me.




  16. Leesha Says:

    Manolo: You’re welcome!




  17. pinkmirage Says:

    That’s one of the most hilarious advertising schemes I’ve ever seen! Thanks for posting that!




  18. Roy Says:

    In Japan under the Shogunate, after they expelled the Jesuits in the 1600s, they used to test suspected christians by making them walk on pictures of the virgin or on pages from the Bible, called fumie, if someone refused they would be killed. They made lots of martyrs this way. Kind of ironic, no?




  19. Willendorf Says:

    The Manolo, has he seen this?
    http://www.shoesofthefisherman.com/




  20. wichitagirl Says:

    That’s a hoot!

    Marketing is everything!




  21. desertwind Says:

    The Willendorf who found that link must be related to The Venus Of.

    No?




  22. Willendorf Says:

    Yes, indeed.




  23. pbird Says:

    The sandals don’t seem nearly so offensive. I don’t know what to say about the American Church…so spoiled, so silly. What will they do when they have to withstand something real?




  24. pbird Says:

    Has Manolo seen these? http://www.zappos.com/n/p/dp/6170819/c/585.html
    They are so tremendously ugly that I bought them instantly. The terrible thing is that they are so comfy and I can’t take them off. (very bad feets) They are almost blasphemous.




  25. triticale Says:

    Those fishing shoes are nothing new. I have read that in classical Athens, somethinghundred BC, the streetwalkers wore sandels with nails set in the soles which would spell out “Follow me.”













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