Manolo says, these simple shoes from the Jean-Michel Cazabat they are perfect for the celebration of the arrival of the 2006.
Manolo loves the shoes!
These are very beautiful. But I wonder:
1. How do they stay on?
2. Does one wear hose?
no hose with open toed shoes!! ever !!!!
Thank you very much for your emphatic statement. I have seen a beautiful pair of Aerosoles with the very open toe and did not purchase them as I was baffled with regard to the hosiery issue. You have answered my question and I will purchase the shoes, knowing how to wear them.
Have a very happy and safe New Year’s eve.
The Manolo, I need help! The Ushie cannot wear the high heels she has loved, no, not even the black satin ones, any longer due to the Fibromylagia, but she still loves the stylish and beautiful shoes! What shoes does the Super-Fantastic Manolo recommend???
I’m sorry, but personally, I feel differently than Anonymous. You can wear hose with open toed shoes as long as they’re seamless and do not have a reinforced toe. But that’s a personal opinion. As I’ve said before, blue legs are never fashionable.
Dear Rob D.,
Thank you for your response. I was thinking about the sheer toe hose, and I do think that would be very nice with the shoes.
Ushie, I have a friend who has fibromyalgia. Yes, it is difficult to wear many of the styles. I would look for a flat shoe. Use foam or gel insoles in all your shoes and see if that helps. Also, Dr. Scholl makes a foam pad to place on the inner heel of the shoe to help it “adhere” to the back of the foot. The shoe will fit better, too.
My friend likes the fisherman style sandals in nice weather. She uses insoles in those as well.
Rob D. and Ushie, I wish both of you a healthy and happy new year. Regards, AFriend
Happy New Year’s Eve Manolo!
Sandalfoot hose are always acceptable for open-toed shoes. This notion that a woman cannot wear open-toed shoes with hose is kind of oppressive to those of us who lack the flawless skin and feet.
My feet are far from flawless, but I just don’t like hose with open-toed shoes–too “clothy-” a look for the delicate strappiness of sandals–unless the opening in question is a small peep-toe. That means that I don’t wear open-toed shoes in winter unless I’m in a warm climate. But perhaps I’m too much of a stickler. I think we need a ruling from Manolo on this issue.
AFriend–thank you for the suggestions! I will try them out, once I find low, pretty shoes…!
The Manolo, he has already answered, long ago.
I hate to disagree with the Manolo, but stockings with open-toe shoes is the height of tacky. If I can’t or don’t want to go without stockings, then I simply wear a closed toe shoe. There are (unfortunately) many fashion items that do not look good on me — micro mini skirts come to mind. That does not mean that I put on pants under my mini skirt. I simply wear something a little longer.
Thanks for the link, DMCollins. Still, I’ve got to agree with CBOT (and disagree with Manolo) that even the sheerest stockings don’t look very good with open-toed shoes (exception: peep-toes, which are essentially closed-toed shoes with a little opening). Somehow the stocking showing all the toes make you look as though you’re trying to hide a deformity on your legs or feet. But I also find ridiculous the current fashion–inspired, I suspect, by Oscar-contender actresses in sunny Southern California–for going bare-legged in the evening when it’s 32 degrees outside. And I’m not only of a certain age but very fair-skinned. So I just save open-toed shoes and bare legs for warm weather.
Thank you all, and thank you to Charlotte for remembering the Manolo’s article on this topic. It’s good to know that people can still get so excited on such a topic.
Ushie, I hope you are feeling well. Also, look for shoes with “cush” – a softer sole, padding inside. My friend with fibromyalgia makes a point to try all shoes on carpet at home to be sure they are comfortable. Otherwise, they go back! And yes, she does look “superfantastic”.
A happy new year to all!
I’ve known more than a few men who think that open-toed shoes with sheer stockings is very sexy. But that’s just me — I like to dress for what men like rather than dressing for other women. I live in Miami, which is probably the most stocking-less city in the U.S. But we don’t all have toes and feet like these young Argentinian and Brazilian girls!
Hmm, perhaps I am indeed too set in my ways, DM–so I’ll have to try on some of my open-toed shoes with ultra-sheer hose and see what I think. Perhaps evening shoes might look all right.
I do agree that dark-skinned Latina girls can get away with bare legs far more easily than fair-skinned types. My brunette sister (we are all half-Hispanic) hardly ever wears stockings, even with pumps, and I am so envious.
Ha ha.. I, of the brown skin, wear open-toed shoes all the time, without the stockings!
Well, although some may feel that it is tacky, I wear stockings with open high heel sandals all the time. Additionally I only wear stockings with reinforced heel and toe, I personally think it adds a vintage glamour flare. though I get interesting looks from other women all the time. I often have women ask me where I get my stockings (e-bay) and proceed to tell me thier husband loves classic nylons.
I’m single and I have men approach me often and strike up a conversation and my stockings with open shoes always seem to come up.
I love the attention!!!
people say to wear a larger size shoe when it is a very high heel but how do they stay on