Gladiator Variation

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Manolo says, here from the Beverly Feldman is the attractive variation on the very “with it” gladiator sandal.

This one, with the green jadeish ornamentation, it whispers to the Manolo of the forbidden romantic intrigue with the hunky novus homo who has just risen from the proletariat .

In the other words, it is simply the perfect shoe to feed your Colleen McCullough fueled fantasies.

16 Responses to “Gladiator Variation”

  1. Phyllis May 22, 2006 at 4:27 pm #

    Indeed! Perfect for a Roman Era bodice ripper!

  2. VeddyVeddyBadAng May 22, 2006 at 4:35 pm #

    Oh Manolo, please tell me you’ve read her Roman Republic series? I’m re-reading it now, even as we speak. Such great fun.

  3. The Fashion Outlaw May 22, 2006 at 4:42 pm #

    The Fashion Outlaw approves. These can be worn for kicking ass and taking names.

  4. beth May 22, 2006 at 7:21 pm #

    I believe this is a first. I am disagreeing with the wise and powerful Manolo. I do not believe there is ever an occasion or outfit that calls for gladiator-inspired footwear. EVER.

  5. Manolo the Shoeblogger May 22, 2006 at 7:24 pm #

    Clearly, madam, you have never been to the toga party.

  6. Annalucia May 22, 2006 at 7:50 pm #

    The Annalucia, she must disagree with the Fashion Outlaw. Anyone who attempted the kicking of the ass in these sandals, they would end up with a broken toe. The standard-issue boot of the United States Marines is the approved footwear for the aforementioned kicking.

  7. shiloh May 22, 2006 at 7:58 pm #

    Annalucia you are a master/mistress of the wit of dryness!

  8. Don S May 22, 2006 at 8:51 pm #

    Afraid am I that this one cannot agree with the Manolo. Gaius Marius would not have been caught dead wearing those sandals. The combat boot of the US Marines comes closer to his style. I think the Julia Major would have too much practicality also.

    Lucius Cornelius Sulla? Perhaps. At the party where he appears with the snakes as the loincloth, the biggest snake of all being his own. The Julian Minor? Very much so. She would wear these on the Roman street after a heavy rain….

  9. La Retrosessuale May 22, 2006 at 11:04 pm #

    Perfect also for languishing with Catullus on a hot summer night.

  10. shoeblogging May 23, 2006 at 1:01 am #

    what great toga party shoes!

  11. The Fashion Outlaw May 23, 2006 at 12:54 pm #

    I suppose Annalucia is right about the ass-kicking. But I still like the shoes.

  12. g-person May 23, 2006 at 1:15 pm #

    After reading the great Manolo’s description I was rather disappointed with the shoe upon closer inspection. To me the stones are more “emerald” than “jade”, especially when you view the other colors. I think the designer should take Manolo’s recommendation and use a more jade-like stone, I think that would be far more fabulous!

    What kind of shoes does Xena warrior princess wear?? Here outfit is rather “Roman gladiator-esque” – as she definitely does the kicking of asses…

  13. Jan May 25, 2006 at 8:36 am #

    aye! They hurt my eyes.

  14. Liz B. May 26, 2006 at 1:19 pm #

    The Xena wears boots of butt-kicking. No open toed shoes for her, for fear that her little tootsies end up as the Annalucia has previously described.

  15. Don S June 1, 2006 at 9:50 pm #

    There are two possibilities for the kicking of the gluteus maximus. The first is the before mentioned toe-breaking. The other is that one or more of the toes could end up somewhere softer…. Ewwwww! I think I prefer to have a broken toe…..

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