Giant Shoe Stolen


Manolo says, please be on the lookout for the giant yellow clog.

Is it the work of a giant burglar, or just mischievous teens?

That’s the question a San Jose, California, baker is asking after someone made off with his giant wooden shoe. Klass Mensonides imported the shoe from Holland eight years ago as an advertising gimmick for his Dutch bakery. The six-foot wooden shoe is valued at five-thousand dollars, which means the thief or thieves could face a felony charge if caught.

Klass said the giant shoe would be hard to hide. “Nobody can miss it. If you put it in a pick-up truck, everybody will see it. It’s unbelievable for me how people can take it,” he said.

Giant burglar or mischievous teens? Ha! The Manolo knows who he suspects.

P.S. Thanks to the Manolo’s internet friend Mageara

7 Responses to “Giant Shoe Stolen”

  1. enc October 27, 2007 at 2:28 pm #

    Genius, Manolo!

    Of course! It MUST be the people of the giant Chinese shoes! How could they resist adding a multi-cultural element to their outsize collection of footwear by nicking that clog! Not only does it round out the lineup, it can also serve as a canoe for summer fun!

    Go—apprehend them now!

  2. Rachel of Cyberia October 27, 2007 at 7:49 pm #

    Does Holland have a Paul Bunyan-type of fellow? Id’ ask him first.

  3. celebrity clothes October 27, 2007 at 9:54 pm #

    That’s a pretty big shoe!

  4. Dani October 28, 2007 at 1:02 am #

    This one won’t get stuck in the escalators, at least.

  5. wannabe/rundeep October 29, 2007 at 1:11 pm #

    Having worked for some Dutch companies, I suspect it’s momentarily been re-purposed. It will be returned once the Hans Brinker festival in Toronto has concluded.

  6. Caitlin October 29, 2007 at 3:39 pm #

    Ha! I was wondering if this story would hit the site. This guy’s shop is about five miles from my house.

  7. raincoaster October 29, 2007 at 8:15 pm #

    You know what they say about big shoes…has anyone questioned Tommy Lee about this?