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So Beautiful! | Manolo's Shoe Blog

So Beautiful!

763480 by Pucci    Manolo Adores!  Click!

Manolo says, some of the time, Pucci makes the gasps!

Yes, this shoe it indeed most costly, but is it not also most beautiful?

19 Responses to “So Beautiful!”

  1. toad April 27, 2006 at 1:27 am #

    The more I see at the fab Manolo’s site, the more I understand his love of the women’s shoes as opposed to the men’s. The mens are so drab in comparison.

  2. Megan April 27, 2006 at 6:31 am #

    It is beautiful but I am dismayed by the resurgence of the roman sandal. They were cool in the 80s when I was in high school and seem to be “cool” again. Between them and gauchos, the phrase “if you don’t remember history you are doomed to repeat it” become so apropos.

  3. SouthernBelle April 27, 2006 at 8:22 am #

    Ah, no

  4. dimestore lipstick April 27, 2006 at 8:31 am #

    Oh honey, no.

  5. Texasexile April 27, 2006 at 9:03 am #

    Not loving these Manolo. There are just too many straps.

  6. MissV April 27, 2006 at 9:11 am #

    My 4th grade teacher, who had a foot-high beehive and a fondness for paisley caftans, would have loved those sandals. I, however, do not.

    Tacky gold straps and jewels notwithstanding, the eensy little heels freak me out. How does one walk in them? Although I suppose if one can afford $1,300 sandals, one can also afford to be borne about on a palanquin…

  7. Cat April 27, 2006 at 10:01 am #

    I would adore them if they had two fewer ankle staps on each shoe.

  8. Susanna April 27, 2006 at 10:29 am #

    This particular permutation of the Pucci, it does not, as the Manolo likes to say, “make the smiles.” It makes me cringe.

    Teetering precariously on a tiny peg, whilst having the toes cleaved and the ankle strapped and swaddled uncomfortably and gladiator-esquely, by gold studded leather… no, grazie.

    This is not to say, however, that I would wear a Croc instead. If given the choice, I admit I would choose Pucci torture over Croc comfort.

  9. Norma Desmond April 27, 2006 at 12:35 pm #

    The Cat, she has spoken for me.

  10. mywhimsey April 27, 2006 at 12:59 pm #

    Oh, I like them – I think wearing them would make me feel deliciously decadent – in a “Bring me another peeled grape” sort of way. They’re just wonderfully over the top.

  11. Scarpediem April 27, 2006 at 1:47 pm #

    I’ll have to agree with the general consensus here. That heel is placed in the worst possible position for a heel (can’t imagine one not tripping or falling backwards in it). That is, assuming one is actually attempting to walk in these ostentatious shoes. And are they actually made of gold? For otherwise, I can’t for the life of me justify the price tag.

  12. Never teh Bride April 27, 2006 at 2:06 pm #

    These would go smashingly with some of the gladiator-esque wedding gowns put forth by Reem Acra a few years back.

  13. The Charlotte Allen April 27, 2006 at 2:57 pm #

    Yes, these are some of the few shoes picked out by the Manolo that I don’t drool over and wish I had the $1,353 in my checking account. They’d be great at a toga party, but I can’t imagine where else.

  14. Phia April 27, 2006 at 11:01 pm #

    No. Bad heel. Bad!

  15. shiloh April 28, 2006 at 6:04 am #

    No. Not even if I had the required slim ankles and rosy toes.

  16. Sarah from Israel April 28, 2006 at 6:37 am #

    The Sarah, she has one word for these sandles:


  17. Miss Tanya April 28, 2006 at 1:38 pm #

    They are beautiful, but alas, they create (or enhance) the cankles.

  18. Jan April 29, 2006 at 1:17 pm #

    I have to say, if I saw them at Ross for the nine dollars and ninety-nine cents, I would probably laugh at them and keep walking.

  19. stilettogirl May 2, 2006 at 12:43 pm #

    I really like them. I think the heel is in the perfect spot to support one’s weight properly, and it wouldn’t be any harder to walk in than 4 inch stilettos, and would be much more comfortable. Anyway I like it loads better than the atrocious chuncky heels that have been cropping up everywhere- Blech!

    Peeking out from under some jeans, I think they would look fun and funky