Cats and Dogs

By Manolo the Shoeblogger

Woodby By Birkis   Manolo Does Not Like!  Do Not Click!Woodby by Birkis    Manolo Does Not Like!  Do Not Click!

Manolo says, when the Manolo’s internet friend the Heather first alerted the Manolo to these shoes from the Birkenstock he bethought to himself, “they are for the childrens.”

And then the Manolo noticed that they only come in the sizes of the adult womens!

Naturally, this leads one to speculate what sort of the woman chooses to wear the shoes that proudly feature the misshappen images of the familiar animals….

Present and future cat ladies, certainly.

Obsessive breeders of the teeny yappy dogs, probably.

People who have the extensive collection of the goofy holiday sweaters, perhaps.

Women who erroneously believe that wearing the mass-produced whimiscal feetwears will make them stand out from the suburban throngs at the mall, most likely.

Mental patients, undoubtedly.


34 Responses to “Cats and Dogs”

  1. JayKay Says:

    Oh. My. God.

  2. Anonymous Says:

    I’d vote for the people who have a collection of holiday sweaters.

  3. Anonymous Says:

    Heaven help us all if they wear their holiday sweaters and the Birkenstocks at the same time!

    I predict an epidemic of blindness. Possibly self-induced.

  4. danilo Says:

    Ah, ‘teeny yappy dogs’ – living in a major urban centre, the Manolo doubtlessly has recognised that the self-absorbed couples known to the market as DINKS (Double Income No Kids) have now morphed into DILDOS (Double Income Little Dog Owners).

  5. ginny Says:

    I’m going to lose the respect of the Manolo and everyone, but I know someone who would absolutely love the dog Birkenstocks, and would wear them to work, because they would make her laugh. I’m going to send her a link.

    And although I shouldn’t wear Birks anymore (not enough cushioning for my back) the cats one it is meowing at me. I am hopelessly unstyled.

  6. gemdiva Says:

    Oh it would be too cruel to force the poor mental patients to wear such atrocities and even THEY would not wear them voluntarily.

  7. Sandy Says:

    I’ve found it’s not the DINKS would would wear such attrocities. They’re too busy buying Manolos with the money they don’t have to save on college funds or X-Mas gifts. It’s the Soccer Mom in the minivan wearing the holiday sweater her husband gave her.

  8. roz Says:


    As in, Yikes.

  9. Deborah Says:

    Danilo: “DILDOS”. My new favorite acronym. I have some relatives [and friends] who qualify…in more ways than one.

  10. DivaLisa Says:

    Indeed, I believe the mental patients would fear the ghastly critters. I pray that some foolish nurse does not wear these in a pathetic attempt to be cheerfully dressed.

  11. nanflan Says:

    Ick. It’s really annoying when women infantilize themselves.

  12. Robyn Says:

    At least they are not Crocs. They are made of actual leather, and those cartoon characters are not some sort of trademarked shill like Dora, Mickey or Hello Kitty. Frankly, it would be a small step up.

    That said, I also thought they were for kids and expected the photo to be followed by another of those cute Robeez. I completely agree with “nanflan.” Ick. Grow up. There are lots of wonderful things in the adult world, come join us.

  13. Ally Says:

    I’ll add “my mother” to that list of who’d wear those horrible shoes. She’s hopeless.

  14. pbird Says:

    Well, at least they will provide contrast.

  15. Gina Says:

    Danilo –
    These DILDOs of which you speak …….. I know of at least one DILDO couple who threw a PUPPY SHOWER. The purpose was for friends and neighbors to come over to meet the new puppy and bring gifts for said puppy. I was boggled that the neighbors actually attended AND brought gifts!

  16. Sara Says:

    I have an aunt who I believe would wear such things. She introduced my mother to crocs. Yes, it’s the grandmothers in the 50 – 65 range, I think. I pray I don’t lose my mind like that. Yik!

  17. Brad Parker Says:

    That upsets me.

  18. Gorgeous Things Says:

    Just what I want on my feet – bisected household pets!

  19. Susanna Says:

    Danilo – you have made my day with your acronym. Somehow that one escaped my radar completely up to this point. Thank you, thank you. So damn funny.

    Sadly, that acronym describes me and my husband. Double income, little dog owners. Perhaps we should have some kids so we aren’t DILDOs anymore. I hang my head in shame at the needlepoint Pug mules I own… I think I am one of “those people” after all…


  20. Lori Says:

    For $11 less, you can get a pair of those nice pumps shown in the post above this one.

  21. susie Says:

    oh, I OWN these adorable shoes! I am a teacher so it makes sense.
    The kids love them and I ALWAYS get the compliments on them.
    I hear rumors that there are also cow/pig/sheep shoes…
    Savin’ up the money for those!!!

  22. Tammy Says:

    I’m an admited Burk fan. I think these are histerical!

  23. Phyllis Says:

    And for about the same money you can get those nice Franco Sarto black pumps!

  24. Handmaiden Says:

    Some of you may already know this, but for anyone who doesn’t, here’s some friendly advice: make sure you know the meaning of the real word “dildo” before you use in public the acronym posted here. Its meaning is entirely different from that of the acronym, making use of the acronym potentially greatly embarassing if one is unaware.

  25. me Says:

    Wow. I thought those were for kids and so my first reaction was, “Cute.” However, when I read the part about adult sizes in the description, I was shocked. I have to echo nanflan’s sentiments about grown women who still think they are children.

  26. missy Says:

    EURGH!!! They are the most vile things. I’m not sure I would even buy them for children!!

  27. Bisbee Says:

    Ummmm…I beg your pardon. I am a grandmother in the 50 – 65 range, and I wouldn’t be caught dead in those shoes!

  28. Moi ;) Says:

    Moithinks that the person who would wear them would also wear the plain old fugly Birkenstocks as well….

  29. Nan Says:

    I have not even one goofy holiday sweater…but, I’d wear these puppies (or, rather, the kitty) if Berks didn’t kill my back. Yay goofy shoes!

  30. shane Says:

    These are for the granola crowd who believe in “natural” beauty (i.e., no makeup, naturally graying hair), who wear baggy, flow-y clothes and pretend that they love their bodies “just the way they are.”

  31. desertwind Says:

    Late to the party, but just have to say that I’m shocked they don’t also make these in kids’ sizes and go for the Mommy & Me market.

    (that said – my little niece wouldn’t be caught dead in these… I could see her mother, on the other hand, wearing these while working with her pre-school special needs students. They would love the shoes! And, she could use them to teach Left & Right. I suppose.)

  32. not completely horrified Says:

    Well, my main complaint is that only half an animal is on each shoe. I don’t like animals divided in half.

    Personally, I will wear some very godawful things IF they happen to have cats on them. But for the dogs, I can see no excuse.

  33. not completely horrified Says:

    You know, those animals would look much better on a t-shirt, come to think of it. And I don’t think cute is always “infantilizing”, it can just be cute. Not appropriate for a formal event, certainly, but I don’t spend my entire life at formal events.

  34. lolcat Says:

    They would be cute to wear to a cat show maybe?

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