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Manolo the Columnist

Manolo says, the latest column of the Manolo it is now available at the website of the Express of the Washington Post.

Today’s topic it is the men with the big feets.

Dear Manolo,

My stepfather is despairing because of his big feet. He says he loves shoes, but he cannot find stylish, comfortable shoes that are size 14 and “medium wide.” Please help!


Manolo says, the Manolo he receives each month many dozens of the emails from the desperate womens who have giant feets. However, this it is the first time the Manolo can recall the letter asking the Manolo to help the man with the large feets.

It is the nearly universal truism that the mens take great pride in the size of the feets, as with other body parts that shall remain unnamed, the bigger the better, and indeed the Manolo himself, he has always been happy to say that he wears the manly size eleven.

The correct solution to any problem with the foot size it is the save the moneys and have the shoes custom made, however, this it is not always possible. Thus the Manolo would tell the step-father of the Tracie to do what the professional athletes do and consider the Bruno Magli. There was the reason why the O.J. Simpson shod his own size twelve feets with the shoes of the Bruno Magli.

Here is the Magonza from the Bruno Magli, the classic and handsome moccasin toe loafer, available up to the size 15 in the EEE widths.

Mogonza by Bruno Magli    Manolo Likes!  Click!

11 Responses to “Manolo the Columnist”

  1. sandy j August 4, 2006 at 12:00 pm #

    Those shoes are gorgeous! I always read your reponses with the the picture portion of your answer under the scroll (so to speak). I read your answer, then scroll down to the picture of the shoes. Today’s entry just thrilled me!

    Thanks Manolo!

  2. Phyllis August 4, 2006 at 1:48 pm #

    Manolo! I’m blushing…

  3. Miss China Paws August 4, 2006 at 1:49 pm #

    And what about those of us with paws, hmm?

  4. Flambeaux August 4, 2006 at 1:51 pm #

    Might this humble commentor also direct the attention of the inquirer towards the full line of Allen-Edmonds?

    That firm has successfully shod these ultra-wide feet for several years now.

  5. elayne August 5, 2006 at 8:04 pm #

    Holy cow! OJ was only a size 12?! My 12 year old son is, as we “speak,” wearing a mens’ 13.5. (He’s about 5’7″ and the doctor says he’s got at least another foot to grow.) Lord, I’m in for trouble. I don’t wanna pay for custom made Italian shoes for a kid who can’t remember where he put his PopTart!!

  6. Style Graduate August 7, 2006 at 10:44 am #

    Dear Manolo,

    I am not certain that O.J. Simpson should be held up as an example, even if he did wear stylish shoes. Surely there is another famous individual with big feet who wore Bruno Magli, one more deserving of emulation!

  7. shoejunkie August 7, 2006 at 2:54 pm #

    ask the pope where he gets his


  8. Suma August 8, 2006 at 10:04 am #

    I think 775 pairs of shoes in a men’s sizes 14 MW would be sufficient for Tracie’s stepfather, don’t you think? Bruno Magli, Allen Edmonds or even Florsheim for dress shoes; Hush Puppies, Rockport or Timberland for comfortable everyday shoes; New Balance, Skechers or Saucony for athletic shoes….you can pretty much find all of these and more at Shoebuy:


  9. CyndiF August 9, 2006 at 2:58 pm #

    Um…Style Graduate, Manolo wasn’t holding O.J. up for emulation, he was making reference to the one and only time Bruno Magli shoes have entered the world of pop culture.

    People are so quick to criticize.

  10. Flambeaux August 10, 2006 at 10:23 am #


    My only caveat regarding most shoes marketed at “wide”, is that for many of us with EEE or wider feet, that “wide” isn’t wide enough.

    My casual loafers are Cole-Haan, from before the time Nike wrecked the company. My dress shoes, Italian loafers, and deck shoes are A-E. My sport shoes are New Balance.

    I only raise this because, for my feet, I have found that Hush Puppies, Rockport, and Timberland are all too narrow, even in their “wide” versions. But I spent nearly a decade in a pair of EEE Florsheim wingtips, so Elayne, there is hope.

    Oh, and popular with the military and police set, excellent patent leather shoes can be found through Bates in a variety of widths. But I haven’t bought a set since I was in high school.