The Shoes for the Fall

By Manolo the Shoeblogger

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Manolo says, the month of the July it is always the period of tedium for the Manolo.

On the one of the hands, we have seen all of the summery shoes the summer she has to offer. And yet, as the shoes of the fall they begin to arrive, it is still much too hot to consider the wearing of them.

However, the Manolo, he is not one who does well with the delayed gratification. He is still like the tiny little Manolo who would sneak down before dawn on the Día de Los Reyes to see what the Three Kings they had left in the shoes of the Manolo.

So, in the spirit of the tiny little Manolo, here is the look at the micro-platform loafers from the Miu Miu. This style of the shoe, it will be very much of the moment this fall.


19 Responses to “The Shoes for the Fall”

  1. deja pseu Says:

    I find autumn in LA to be most frustrating. Here’s a haiku I wrote a couple of years ago:

    colorful autumn
    sweaters in the shop windows
    can’t wear till winter

  2. lumos Says:

    I’m blinded by the brilliance of the Manolo and also the beautiful haiku of the deja :)

  3. enygma Says:

    hmm…I don’t know…It’s, perhaps, sacrilegious of me to say so, but those loafers are rather commonplace. I know I’ve seen those, or its variations, around for the last couple of years, mostly worn by adolescents and pre-adolescents, at that.

  4. Lisa Says:

    I have shoes similar to these, in black. They are by the Steve Madden, so they have a 3-inch narrow heel, making them a combo of preppy and hooker.

    But I love them.

  5. lexa Says:

    I love those. They’re simple enough that you could have some fun with your outfit and not look weird.

  6. Yelena Says:

    Seeing as the Manolo is so super fantastic, I simply had to bring to his attention the most un-fantastic practices of the Raffaelo Network store which is carrying the wonderful shoes of the Miuccia. The Raffaelo, he claims that the retail price of the Miu Miu shoes is 630 of the American dollars and that he is giving the people the super fantastic price of the 412 American dollars. The super fantastic girl knows that the simple shoes of the Miuccia in the Miu Miu line are never as pricey as the 630 dollars – the Rafaello, he is telling an untruth.

    The not quite identical shoes (but close enough to prove the point) of the Miu Miu line selling at the Neiman Marcus (
    index=2&cmCat=) are for the retail of the 365 American dollars.

    This discrepancy I noticed throughout the entire summer when the Rafaello was claiming the shoes of the Gucci (which were selling from between $350 and $500 at the Saks full price) had the cost of 600 and more. and he, the Rafaello, was allowing the purchasers to acqire the shoes for only the 400 and more American dollars. The Rafaello, he never emailed me back when I queried him on this matter (with links to the same shoes at Saks not on the sale for several hundred dollars less than the Rafaello).

    Here is one example which, even on the sale, the Rafaello he charges more than 200 dollars more than the Saks:



    The shoes never retailed for the 600 dollars, they retailed for the 340!

    The Manolo’s site is superb and he should earn money from the super fantastic shoe referals, but the super fantastic shoppers should not be hoodwinked by the erroneous inflated retail prices of the Rafaello and his faux largesse in offering the shoes for less money when the shoes really do cost less money at the large and easily verifiable stores. The Rafaello should be ashamed for trying to hoodwink the shopper in search of the super fantastic shoes.

  7. kathleen Says:

    As usual , the Manolo has perfectly expressed the doldrums of the summer style gap. The deja’s haiku is fab.

  8. Tia Nieve Says:

    These are cute, but too high for the Tia Nieve to wear comfortably.

    deja pseu, the Tia finds LA to be most frustrating TODAY when it is so unbearably hot.

  9. Teah Says:

    I had those in 1995!!!

  10. SuperMex Says:

    Ah! I have these shoes! Accidentally fashionable.

  11. Sarah Says:

    The Sarah, she thinks that if she were going to wear the respectable fall loafers, she would rather they have the lower, yet still feminine, heel.

  12. Zippy Says:

    Ah! The loafer strikes again, (a wee bit up-dated!)

  13. bk Says:

    words fail me.

  14. missy-j Says:

    The Manolo, he should already know, that the GAP has many similar and cheaper penny loafers at their online store now.

    And I like them better.

  15. The Charlotte Allen Says:

    Yelena, I’d thought $630 seemed a bit high for Miu-Mius even at today’s exchange rates. Thanks for doing the detective work on Rafaello.

  16. jenny Says:

    Reminds me of elementary school, when I was so excited to show off my new school clothes that I’d trip out the door in the morning in my long sleeves, sweater-vests, thick knee-highs and kulottes, only to expire from heatstroke on the way home from the bus stop that afternoon. And it’s the same thing in reverse each spring: wispy cotton blouses and blistering-new sandals on Easter as the snow falls lightly just outside the church door. We’re all slaves to the Fashion.

  17. sharon Says:

    No. Those are Bad. Ugly. Shoes. I shall not be wearing.

  18. bodyblogger Says:

    I want those shoes! Maybe I’ll treat myself to them after I lose 7 pounds. :o)

  19. mayapapaya Says:

    aiaaah, manolo! these are gorgeous shoes and i ran to my friendly neighborhood miu miu to try them on as soon as i saw your post (i live in hong kong where there seems to be a miu miu on every street corner). i actually tried on the flat version, which are just as beautiful but slightly more wearable. unfortunately they are very very uncomfortable — the leather is very stiff and hard and the shoe itself feels like a box.
    please tell me they’ll soften up and become comfortable after they’re broken in, because $300 is a lot of money to spend on something that’ll hurt me everytime i take a step.
    yes, i do still want them …

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