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Oversized Toddler | Manolo's Shoe Blog

Oversized Toddler

Manolo says, this picture, it says everything one needs to know about the Crocs

P.S. Many thanks to the Manolo’s internet friend the super fantastic Carol!

38 Responses to “Oversized Toddler”

  1. ScythianGrrl September 25, 2006 at 12:12 pm #

    Looks like one of those Troll dolls, except with crocs.

  2. Annalucia September 25, 2006 at 12:26 pm #

    Ay, ay, ay – and not only that, the color of the shirt is most unflattering. And one can *smell* those unwashed jeans merely by looking at the photo. Pfui.

  3. e September 25, 2006 at 12:35 pm #

    They speak for themselves, those hideous shoes. As does that tent, which somehow insists in masquerading as a “shirt.”

  4. Erica B. September 25, 2006 at 12:38 pm #

    When will people learn that those hideous shoes only look appealing on people under 4′ tall.

  5. furlagirl September 25, 2006 at 1:07 pm #

    Though to be fair, the crocs do match the yellow stripes in the pyjama top.

  6. LaPetitMort September 25, 2006 at 2:31 pm #

    what is it with fat women and crocs? It’s like they’re telling the world “I give up”.

  7. Ronikins September 25, 2006 at 2:37 pm #

    I think it’s more like the over-sized pissed-off toddler. I’d be mad too if I wore this in public!

  8. Texasexile September 25, 2006 at 2:56 pm #

    My feet itch just looking at her.

  9. whitelies September 25, 2006 at 3:30 pm #

    Good crap, this woman, she has more money than God and still she dresses like the middle aged mall rat. Why? The Whitelies, she doesn’t care if the Rosie she is plus-sized, there are better looking clothes to be had than what the Rosie is wearing and certainly being the amply-bodied is no excuse for what the Rosie has on the feet!

    The Whitelies, she works at home and has every excuse to look just as bad, but she’d rather eat the light bulbs.

  10. Janet Montgoemry September 25, 2006 at 4:20 pm #

    Dear Manolo:

    You are not alone in your hate for the crocs. This is from today’s Washington Post on-line interview with THE Tim Gunn:

    Arlington, Va.:

    Tim, In what is, to me, a particularly distressing trend, I have seen many women (and quite a few men) wearing crocs in public. Is this truly acceptable? Is there some sort of fashion clearinghouse which decides on a whim that actions which would normally result in ostracization are instead cool and accepted? Tim, please offer your advice.

    Tim Gunn: Ohhhhh… May I respond by merely saying, “I hate crocs. May they please go away.”

    The Tim, he truly rocks on crocs.

  11. desertwind September 25, 2006 at 7:12 pm #

    “What’s a mother to do?”

  12. Nicole September 25, 2006 at 7:51 pm #

    All I can think of when I see that picture is “Oompa Loompa dupity doo…”

  13. Lilly Munster September 25, 2006 at 8:39 pm #

    Lilly totally agrees with Whitelies, plus -size is no excuse for bad taste. However, the comment of Nicole just makes my sides hurt from laughing. Most amusing!

  14. Jane September 25, 2006 at 8:59 pm #

    And here we have Rosie O’Donnell, whose amazing acting range and talent *so* surpasses, for example, someone whose biggest (probably only) talent is making fun of other peoples’ shoes. Rosie, wear those crocs with pride as you continue to
    stand up in your life the way you are doing. I read your blog every day where you do *not* take shots at other people while hiding under a pseudonym.


  15. Shawn September 25, 2006 at 9:03 pm #

    Hmm… do you have a closeup? I’d really love to see a larger picture of those.

  16. BeckyJ September 25, 2006 at 9:05 pm #

    Jane, Rosie is the woman who said that people who lie get sick and they get cancer. She has earned the ridicule.

    My first thought was “Danger, Will Robinson, danger!”

  17. deja pseu September 25, 2006 at 9:06 pm #

    Love Rosie. Hate the Crocs.

  18. Jane September 25, 2006 at 9:27 pm #

    BeckyJ, Rosie apologized contemporaneously for that hysterical comment to the person involved. How that remark to someone else licenses you (and the rest of the world, or just you?) to ridicule Rosie forever shall remain a mystery.


  19. kate September 25, 2006 at 10:20 pm #


    chill. out.

  20. JaneC September 26, 2006 at 12:02 am #

    Anyone who knows they might be photographed and yet appears in public looking like that deserves a certain amound of ridicule. (Just chiming in so I may distance myself from the above “Jane.”)

  21. Nancy Liedel September 26, 2006 at 12:37 am #

    Oh Rosie, Rosie. She of the once well dressed (she once spoke out with glee about the wonderful Saks plus size department). I love you, detest the crocs.

    My advice to Jane? If the Manolo’s site so offends you, perhaps you should not read it. He said nothing negative about Rosie, merely her shoe attire, which is indeed hideola. One can support Rosie and detest what she places on her feet.

  22. icegrrl September 26, 2006 at 5:32 am #

    At least they match her, um, outfit.

  23. Zarba September 26, 2006 at 8:25 am #

    Rosie is all, “Come little sweetie, into my double-wide trailer and sample some of my lovely potions BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!”

  24. Wayne September 26, 2006 at 10:07 am #

    Ugly shoes for an ugly person(na)…

  25. JS September 26, 2006 at 11:19 am #


    Rosie O’Donnel, by virtue of her fame, gets attention, adoration, a pulpit from which to express her opinions, and a boatload of cash. The trade-off is that she has to live a public life. Put another way, if Rosie is going to ask for our attention, she will get our responses–positive or negative.

    She may be a perfectly nice lady–I don’t know. But those shoes are nasty–that, I do know.

  26. Kourtney September 26, 2006 at 11:22 am #

    I don’t think this is that bad. Of course, I wear my crocs camping & gardening. Maybe Rosie is saying “I need a fern *this* big” to someone at a garden store.

    BESIDES. Yesterday, I saw a Croc sin so vile that it defies imagination. Picture an overworn blank knit knee length skirt, worn with a bedraggled blue polar fleece jacket by a lady of a stouter persuasion & middling years. Nothing to fantastic or wrteched. HOWEVER. She had on BLACK pantyhose and (dirty) PALE POWDER BLUE CROCS.

    I spent the rest of my bus ride trying to justify this in my imagination. The best I came up with is that her dog ate all of her other shoes & she was forced to head downtown to buy new shoes in the only things she had left – the Crocs which had been in the garden shed, safe from ravening Rover. Or she has no taste & no sense.

  27. D.L. McNair September 26, 2006 at 12:09 pm #

    All I have to say is that I’m not surprised. Not at all.

  28. Daphne September 26, 2006 at 5:58 pm #

    Oh my that’s horrible! :(

  29. pbird September 26, 2006 at 6:30 pm #

    Hm, the eyes are the windows of the soul. The expression shows the basis of the heart. Those things are much scarier than the horrible stinky shoes.

  30. Michael Tinkler September 26, 2006 at 10:37 pm #

    Neoteny — that’s all – neoteny. There may be gene-based therapies for it now.

    I’ll drop a ton of it into the water supply here to stamp out the Crocs in Ontario County, NY.

  31. toad September 27, 2006 at 3:10 am #

    Nobody in the public eye will escape shots at how they dress. They can, however, reduce the shots by constantly keeping in mind, “How would I look if photographed in this,” and cull their wardrobe accordingly. I have “things” in my closet that should be burned, that I don’t wear. Someday I’ll be out of clean clothes and I’ll have to go somewhere and sure as Hell I’ll run into someone who knows me. It’s the price I’ll pay for being cheap and a packrat.
    Try and picture Bill Clinton in Crocs, Condy Rice in Crocs, see it’s the damn Crocs. KILL THE CROCS.

  32. Rsue September 27, 2006 at 12:43 pm #

    Doesn’t her head look particularly enormous in that picture?

  33. la petite chou chou September 29, 2006 at 2:07 am #

    I dislike Rosie ODonnell. She actually had her people sue a radio station in Portland, where I live, because she didn’t want it being called Rosie 105. Talk about arrogant. Did she have people scour the continent for people and places to sue over that name?

    She has a much bigger head than someone looking like that picture ought to. (Yeah, shout out to Rsue.)

  34. Kimberly October 12, 2006 at 5:25 pm #

    Kourtney – I’m sorry, I just don’t believe you. My denial is such that I am choosing to believe that your post is a lie, because I do not want to live in a world where people wear CROCS with PANTYHOSE. This canNOT be true.

    I would have had to go home and lie down if I had seen that.

  35. scott November 29, 2006 at 10:34 pm #

    haha, people on a shoe blog website making fun of other people. truely ironic.

  36. JaJa Gabor November 29, 2006 at 11:57 pm #

    Honestly, if everyone here was as good as an investor as you all are shoe critics, you’d be very poor right now. Crocs has been rockin in the stock market (ticker crox). You artsy farts don’t get fashion…at all. Good thing you don’t play in the stock market.

  37. DeeDee January 15, 2007 at 12:09 am #

    Let’s cut Rosie some slack. Maybe she has a good reason for wearing Crocs. Like maybe she is moonlighting at a Scandinavian souvenir shop where they have to dress like troll dolls.

  38. Destiny October 20, 2011 at 2:58 pm #

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