Manolo the Columnist

By Manolo the Shoeblogger

Manolo says, the latest column of the Manolo it is available at the website of the Express of the Washington Post. Today’s topic it is the shoes for the poor librarian.

Dear Manolo,

I work in a library, so flats or small heels are the best. The one problem is that I have super fantastic shoe aspirations on a flip-flop budget. While I am saving up, are there any minorly fantastic shoes for me?


Manolo says, the librarians they are so smart, knowing that even if you are the poor girl you must save the moneys so that you can purchase the most super fantastic shoes.

Of the course, even while they are saving the moneys the librarians they must have the shoes, as they cannot go barefeeted. No one wishes to see the toes while searching the stacks. It is distracting.

Yes, they could perhaps construct their own super fantastic shoes out of the pieces of the old card catalogs and the library paste, although, unless the librarians are as gifted as the Manolo in the fine art of improvisational cobbling the results they may not be pleasing.

This it is why the Manolo he would recommend for the fall, the pair of the low heeled boots from the Franco Sarto as being the shoes that are both attractive and attractively priced. Would they not look good with the right skirt, something for that moment when the horn-rimmed glasses are removed and the hair is undone?

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10 Responses to “Manolo the Columnist”

  1. Amber Says:

    What a great boot! I hate having big feet because I can NEVER find shoes on sale. Always 9s and 10s, but nevr a 9.5. Curse you size 9.5 foot!

  2. Motormouth Says:

    My feet grew during my pregnancy and now they’re 9.5. Does that mean they’re “big” and I’ll never find shoes on sale??? The horror, the horror!

  3. localgirl Says:

    Dear Most Wonderful Manolo,
    You have clearly never worked in a library, or had a salary that is equivalent to working in a library. Shoes that cost $100? There is not even a small chance that these would be affordable. I work in a library, and flip flops from Target on sale for $8.99 are what I can afford – about once a year.

  4. Rita Says:

    I must respectfully disagree with localgirl having been a librarian for over 30 years. It is simply a question of priorities–one saves for the fantastic shoes and one takes very good care of them when one has them.

  5. jj Says:

    As the stepdaughter of a gentleman who was Dean of an academic library, I must say that the librarian is definately the type of lady who will agressively search the for the excellent deal on the high quality shoe of timeless good looks and then wear every red cent out of it. Classic and quality are the qualities that make great librarians and great shoes.

    The jj suggest that one search the sale section by size, as one can sometimes find designer shoes on deep discount that do not come up in other searches.

  6. Kimberly Says:

    Hey! I just ordered a pair VERRRRRY similar to these from the Hanna Andersson website (what can I say, the kid, he wears some cute Swedish style clothes!)==they are Franco Sarto and cost $139. And come in grande’ sizes……

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