Manolo says, here is the latest column of the Manolo for the Express of the Washington Post
The make of shoe I have been wearing for the past seven years is no longer being produced, and I’ve been unable to find a suitable replacement. The trouble is that I wear orthotics, and I have exceptionally wide and flat foot, and despite my best efforts I’ve found nothing that’s comfortable. What would you recommend for me that won’t be prohibitively expensive?
Manolo says, in such situations, the Manolo always recommends the custom made shoes, as nothing can compare to the fit of the best handmade shoes. Unfortunately, even the least expensive of these shoes can run to many hundreds of the American dollars.
To the Manolo such costs are justifiable, as nothing makes the Manolo as unhappy as shoes that do not fit well, except perhaps the ugly shoes that do not fit well.
But, others have the more prosaic attitude, and so for these peoples the Manolo would recommend the new Dunham Battery Park Oxford, which are available up to the American size 20 in length, and in the width EEEEEE (that is 6 E’s for those you who have lost count).
This brand Dunham, it is the new sub-brand of the New Balance, whose athletic shoes each morning grace the feets of the Manolo, and so you know they must be good.