Expensive and Ugly

By Manolo the Shoeblogger

Claudio Merazzi 543   Manolo Hates!  Do Not Click!

Manolo says, Ayyyyyy! This shoe, it has given the Manolo the migraine, with its fake printed purple crocodilian leather, the shaboom-boom tassles, and the stones of the rhine along the sole. It is the disaster, the very, very expensive disaster.

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21 Responses to “Expensive and Ugly”




  1. willowgerl Says:

    Oh my. The good news is, the week can only get better from here.




  2. Sarah-Jean Says:

    Looks like something that a rich lady would wear… if she belonged to the Red Hat Society.

    YUCK!




  3. gidget bananas Says:

    The shoe looks like something the Barney would wear . . . if the Barney were the hooker.




  4. Annalucia Says:

    It is the perfect gift for the woman whom one hates.




  5. La Retrosessuale Says:

    That is uncanny, Annalucia! Because the woman whom I hate would laaaahv this shoe. Crack it up to her many moral defects.




  6. Fausta Says:

    And those tips on the heels will probably mean that the hardwood flooring will get pocked and need to be replaced, too.




  7. David Says:

    Manolo you are so right. Someone should tell the Claudio that for $1100, the crocodrilo should be real, and it should never, ever, be purple. It reminds of a glass mosaic table top.




  8. Texasexile Says:

    $1100 for mock-croc shoes that are too flashy for Elton John (circa 1972)? The designer should be arrested and Zappos should fire their buyer!




  9. David Says:

    This “disaster” has brought the humor to the otherwise rainy day. It is so ugly, I have the desire to say more. But what can one say to this? I think the Claudio was inspired by the badly decorated room…”I style the tacones like a door-stop, tack on the tassles from the drapes, and copy the cheap and gaudy fake leather ottoman. I will not even make the color of the door-stop match the ottoman, for I am Claudio.”




  10. Phyllis Says:

    Oh.My.God.




  11. ginny Says:

    Oh, dear. Sarah-Jean must have a crystal ball like mine, because I also see a lady with more money than sense wearing these to the national Red Hat Lady convention “for a laugh,” but secretly glorying in their bad-ass red-hatness.

    She sees herself as the envy of all. And truly, it will be so.




  12. La Gémeaux Says:

    Ayyyyyyyy! La Gémeaux would not wear these monsters even for the stomping of la cucaracha. No need, anyway. La cucaracha, it would die from fright just from the sight of these shoes.




  13. VeddyVeddyBadAng Says:

    Thank you David – hilarious. You out-Manolo’ed the Manolo.




  14. desertwind Says:

    The desertwind breathlessly awaits the matching hat and purse.




  15. Ronikins Says:

    Claudio must stop smoking the yerba of the purple haze.




  16. AskMom Says:

    AskMom would remind all the other friends of the Manolo that even the designer drug smoking Paris Hilton wannabee 1K per night hookers have the right to the perfect shoes. And here they are. Matching pasties extra.




  17. Zarba Says:

    The fool and her money, they are soon parted. Even the Paris of the Hilton may blanch at these shoes…




  18. Motormouth Says:

    Hmmm. No surprise that Zappo’s “will no longer be stocking this product from the vendor once it is sold out.”




  19. Ryno Says:

    Las Vegas.




  20. KRiSTOPHER DUKES Says:

    Ooh la love.

    I adore those.

    And I used to adore your taste, Mr. Manolo.

    Yes, that’s the past tense.




  21. pbird Says:

    Hm. I wouldn’t worry about it Manolo…













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