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Low Heels for the Working Girl | Manolo's Shoe Blog

Low Heels for the Working Girl

Manolo says, many of the Manolo’s internet friends have been asking the Manolo, “Manolo, we are the working girls who need to stride forcefully through the halls of the workingplace so that our co-workers may be impressed by the aura of power and competence we exude. But, we need the low-heeled shoes of business because we are the peoples who find it difficult to stride forcefully in the high heels. Please help us!”

Although it is the opinion of the Manolo that the forceful business striding would best be done in the highest of heels, so that you may tower Godzilla-like over your pitiable coworkers, who will quail before your awsome majesty, he is nonetheless sympathetic to the plights of the super fantastic girls who believe that they cannot wear the high heels.

And so, the Manolo he has selected three pairs of the super fantastic low-heeled shoes that would be suitable for the wearing in the place of the employment or on the street.

Coach Tia    Manolo Likes!  Click!
This pair of simple black flats from the Coach, they can go with virtually any outfit, and best of the all, they are on the sale at the Gotham City Online, selling for under $100 of the American dollars. These they would go well with the power suit of the pants.

Bruno Magli Marli    Manolo Likes!  Click!
This shoe from the Bruno Magli, it is the simple black business pump, one that would help the super fantastic girl look tailored, and it is 50% off of the regular price, so it will not break the bank, and thus throw your plans for office domination into disarray.

Isaac Mizrahi Versus    Manolo Likes!  Click!
Finally, these pair of the low heeled pumps from the Isaac Mizrahi, they are perfectly suitable for the office striding, and in the green they would look good with the tones of the earth.

16 Responses to “Low Heels for the Working Girl”

  1. Annalucia September 30, 2005 at 11:29 am #

    Ah, the lovely Bruno Maglis. Alas, that they come only in the medium width and cannot accommodate the wide-footed Annalucia.

    As long as the Annalucia has the Manolo’s attention, may she ask a quick question? The suede pump – may it be worn with the wine-red woollen dress? And if the Annalucia is tired of black, but cannot find a wine-red match in the shoe, are there other colors which would be compatible? Steel gray? Navy blue? The Annalucia is grateful for any advice the Manolo may dispense.

  2. White Diamonds September 30, 2005 at 11:32 am #

    This is nice shoe

  3. Kourtney September 30, 2005 at 12:46 pm #

    I find that the forceful business striding, it is accomplished more with the set of one’s shoulders than any given shoe. Jaw up, shoulders back, and it shouldn’t matter whether you’re wearing flats, heels, sandals, or cowboy boots (like I am today – yay Calgary, where western is good).

  4. Jan September 30, 2005 at 1:52 pm #

    The shoes The Manolo has chosen are lovely, but too low for the true power woman. She needs at least two inches, especially if she is wearing the power clothing. One can find sturdy, comfortable two inch heels, put them together with Kourtney’s shoulders-back technique and she will become a force to be respected!

    One more thing…I’m not sure what type of power we’re talking about, but for the law office or the corporate office, I would avoid anything called “kitten heel.”

    (Dearest Manolo – it pains me to disagree with you in even the smallest way. You are our fashion guru, but you were pushed too far with these fashion restrictions!)

  5. dgm September 30, 2005 at 3:16 pm #

    i’m all about the green kitten heels.

    i have to respectfully disagree with the jan’s respectful disagreement with the manolo. the conveyance of the power attitude falls more on one’s body language than on footwear of 2″ or more. and i speak as one of quite small stature who has put in her time at the big city corporate law firm.

    it is not the size of the heel; it’s what you do with it.

  6. Lori September 30, 2005 at 3:26 pm #

    Actually, all three of these shoes look very much like what the high ranking women wear at the CPA firm where I work.

    Any power look requires the posture of head up, shoulders back, or else the outfit wil look like it was borrowed for the occasion. Forceful striding, though, gives me the impression of someone who is either angry or late. The truly powerful, in my experience, tend to have more noblesse oblige. It’s those with a little bit of authority who act like little tin gods.

  7. zippy September 30, 2005 at 6:18 pm #

    The trio are the lovely set of office shoewears for the business womens who know comfort works better than fashion for the long, sometimes tedious business days.

  8. Erika September 30, 2005 at 7:02 pm #

    This humble slave to heels agrees heads over heels with the esteemed Jan. She whom is the most powerful must raise above the meek, those who may dare to only wear the most rude contrivance, the dispicable flip flop. Those who have far forgotten the strength of the sheerest of legwear and the most statuesque of heels.
    Thy dearest of Manolo, we love thou the most, but please do not be deluded by those who no longer honor the power of the strong suit, the hint of color on the leg and the stiletto of heels.

  9. catrandom September 30, 2005 at 8:35 pm #

    I think it is wonderful to see the gracious Manolo find some beautiful and suitable shoes for women who cannot, for many reasons, wear high heels. And, alas, it is rather discouraging when some declare that even these lovely shoes are inadequate and only towering heels are suitable for grown-up professional ladies.

  10. the Diva Leigh September 30, 2005 at 9:18 pm #

    While the Diva Leigh will always wear a high heel to the courtroom, the kitten heel provides an elegant and powerful look for the casual Friday attire. However, she is also acquainted with top-notch professional women who cannot or will not wear the higher heel and with whom one does not trifle. The Coach flats are great for slacks and the Bruno Magli pump is most assuredly not a trifling shoe.

  11. Sue September 30, 2005 at 11:06 pm #

    Ooh, the Coach ones are available in red.We likey!

  12. tioedong October 1, 2005 at 4:16 am #

    ahhhhh….finally you showed a pair of shoes that we old ladies can wear.

  13. Elvira October 1, 2005 at 11:57 am #

    Then there are those of us who are the well-paid consultants. We have already proven our authority to the client, but we must reinforce it in order to get more of the large moneys thrown in our direction. As a group, we are also the older ladies and no longer have the patience for the high heels and the unnatural pressure they place on our parts of our aging feets.

    The Elvira, she very much likes the Manolo’s suggestions for the beautiful shoes of the low heels. She could impress or even intimidate as necessary while wearing them, though she agrees, the aura of power, it comes from the shoulders — and, in her case, from the fact that the client chooses to give certain of the important tasks to her, rather than to the company employees. If the shoes of the Elvira look expensive and professional, the height of the heel becomes irrelevant.

  14. MD aka Madhu October 4, 2005 at 5:05 pm #

    Beautiful choices! I agree with Elvira, if the shoes look expensive and professional, the rest is irrelevant. Here in the hospital heels wouldn’t work, well actually I do see some of the female docs slipping and sliding on the hospital floors, click, click, click they go down the hall. A few of them can carry it off and look gorgeous (darn them); most look ridiculous next to the docs in the good flats and good suits or scrubs and comfy shoes. Beauty comes in many forms……

  15. Martha October 4, 2005 at 5:40 pm #

    The Martha is well-pleased. The Manolo has spoken.

  16. Contactos September 26, 2006 at 6:41 am #

    Nice shoes!