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Lady of the Certain Age | Manolo's Shoe Blog

Lady of the Certain Age

Manolo says, here is today’s colum of the Manolo from the Express of the Washington Post. As you can see, it is about the shoes for the ladies of the certain age.

Dear Manolo,

I am a woman “of a certain age” who can now wear neither high heeled shoes, nor ballet flats. Consequently, I am having trouble finding stylish shoes.


Manolo says, it is indeed true, the age it makes the physical demands that we all must eventually meet. However, this it does not mean that we cannot look as stylish and alluring as possible while waiting to pay this unavoidable bill.

And so the Manolo he would recommend to his friend, the lady of the certain age who cannot wear the high heels or the flats, this shoe, the E5535 from the Guiseppe Zanotti.

It has the comfortable one and the half inch kitten heel, the peek-a-boo upper, and the sexy strap for the ankle. Of the course, this shoe it would be perfect for any lady, of any age, who wishes to look the best.

Guiseppe Zanotti  E5535   Manolo Likes! Click!

P.S. The Manolo he has received many question in the past few weeks about finding the comfortable and stylish flats, and shortly he will address this most important topic.

6 Responses to “Lady of the Certain Age”

  1. toad September 23, 2005 at 1:31 am #

    I ask the Manolo, about the wearing of the shoes when one has pained feet or injuries. I sometimes see the lovely lady in high heels limping. This makes the toad sad. For pain can ruin one’s attitude. I can understand how one might have an injury when one has only the high heels to wear, put if I see the limp and the high heels the next day, very sad. The toad he is a leg man and appreciates what the high heel on a lovely leg can do, but the happy lady is the most attractive. I would prefer to see the smile on the face and Converse Hightops than the grimace of pain and the limp on the nicest of high heels.

  2. Martha September 23, 2005 at 6:21 am #

    Oh, Mr. Toad, you are an amphibious creature after my own heart. Since I began reading the Manolo, I try NOT to wear my Sauconys everywhere, but the seeking of the lovely comfy flat, it is a stringent spiritual quest.

  3. jj September 23, 2005 at 5:09 pm #

    The jj, she also loves the Sauconys, and would humbly suggest to the Martha the Saucony Originals line with it’s classic lines and wide selection of colors (both tasteful and not so). The supportive, comfortable work and casual shoes are a must if one wants one’s feet to be rested enough to tackle the superfantastic heels on a hot date. :-)

  4. AFriend September 23, 2005 at 9:15 pm #

    I am a mom of “a certain age”. My college student son works in a very expensive, hip clothing and shoe store. He paid me a great compliment today upon seeing my elegant beaded linen outfit and black sandals. “It looks nice. You look like a mom, not a mom trying to look like a teenager.”

    “…(I)t is indeed true, the age it makes the physical demands that we all must eventually meet. However, this it does not mean that we cannot look…stylish and alluring…” The younger generation does appreciate attractive and age appropriate attire.

  5. Kelly September 27, 2005 at 3:42 pm #

    I love love love those shoes! But $286.95??????????? My midwestern heart and soul will certainly not allow it, nor will my empty working woman’s wallet. But oh do I love those shoes.

  6. Kate September 27, 2005 at 11:03 pm #

    If one’s feet, after many years of long and faithful service, revolt at high heels and unsupported flats, how can they tolerate tiny heels which do not distribute one’s weight over a comfortably large surface? Or the toe box which tapers to the unnatural V shape?

    Perhaps the Manolo, being both tasteful and wise, knows something about these shoes which are not apparent from the photograph?