Prada Spring-Summer 2008

By Manolo the Shoeblogger

Manolo says, speaking of the Miuccia and her ways, the Manolo could not help but notice that the latest Prada show in Milan presented shoes that swerved wildly away from the previous look. Remember those beautiful, restrained, and unusual Prada sfumato shoes which we were all so recently praising?

These are emphatically different…

Organic and whimsical, these shoes are not unpleasing, although they have perhaps too much of the Magical Shoe Fairy Cottage about them for the taste of the Manolo.

However, he appreciates the effort.

More to his taste are these colorful shoes below…


You will notice that the Miuccia has attempted to settle the old question, should one wear the stocking with the sandals, by coming out with the free-form-organic-shoe-and-geometric-contrasting-stocking look. It is interesting and compelling in its way, but perhaps somewhat more funky than one may desire.


20 Responses to “Prada Spring-Summer 2008”

  1. RachelH Says:

    While the colors and shoes are original and inspiring, I can’t help but wince for the wearer of the green shoe to the right. While wearing the original and gorgeous Prada design might be worth quite a bit, walking in a heel that high with a shoe that’s got that much space at the back may not be. The ankles and tops of the feet hurt and burn and it is no fun.

    Then again, perhaps that’s the plight of being the model who gets to wear the superfantastic clothing and shoes. Hm.

  2. jj Says:

    Not too far off from the conceptual whimsies of The Fluevog.

  3. ruth Says:

    There’s a lot going on there. Runway: yes; Sunset Blvd: no.

  4. Alell Says:

    We see above all the reasons no one will ever accuse me of being haute. Just…no. Shouldn’t, couldn’t, wouldn’t.

  5. Cristina Says:

    Yay for someone who made wearing socks with heels attractive (though wierd)! I like the protection of socks against that awful chafing you get sometimes in high heels. I think it’s cute. Wouldn’t wear it to work but maybe maybe maybe to dinner with the right outfit. This is what I call a “collection shoe”. Cute enough to collect and preserve.

  6. Isay Says:

    I dunno, ruth, Sunset Blvd maybe….if you are a “working girl”. I think these shoes may be a case of great in concept and poor in execution.

  7. Chloe Says:

    Maybe it’s my training as an artist first, but there is something very appealing about that first pair of shoes. They remind me a little of something the Art Noveau crowd would have produced – I’d wear them :-)

  8. Rachel Says:

    I think the socks distract you from the shoes, which probably would look pretty good on a nude foot.

  9. Meg Says:

    A bit much, I’d say.

  10. me Says:

    Seriously, would anyone be praising these shoes if they weren’t Prada?

  11. Jennie Says:

    Raise the front 2 inches or lower the heel 2 inches… I would wear but must be able to walk. Otherwise…working the Strip shoes….

  12. Poochie Says:

    Whimiscal shoes are the best! I don’t care who makes them! Heck I have pink heeled sandals with butterflies on the back. Bring on the flowers!


  13. Phyllis Says:

    Polly Pocket shoes!

  14. shiloh Says:

    no. just no. even if they are prada.

  15. maryb Says:

    jj is right about the connection to the fluevog. i love the fairy cottage ones and would love to have them (not exactly the same thing as loving to wear them).

  16. amelia Says:

    i love the ones with the tulips on the toe. i’d wear them, collect them and preserve them. they look adorable with the gold spats! can’t wait….

  17. Jennie Says:

    Again I pray…Goddess of the Shoe…I am of the age that I cannot ignore the pain of the ultra high shoe. I am also of the age that I appreciate the beauty of the absurd shoe… So please dearest Goddess of Haute Couture Shodding, Give me quirky shoes in the 2 to 3 inch heel height… I will wear with comfort and pride… and definitely FLAIR!!!!

  18. Bob Says:

    This needs to stop… they are scaring me……

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