Shoes for the Short Girl in Vegas

By Manolo the Shoeblogger

Manolo says, one of the Manolo’s internet friends has asked the Manolo the question.

Precious Manolo,

As a dedicated fan of your blog since near inception, I’m usually able to solve my shoe dilemmas due to your super fantastic guidance. However, I’ve hit a snag…

A week and a half from now, a group of my favorite blogger gal pals are having a meet-up in Las Vegas (a location which, as you probably know, always requires a great deal of walking) and as I gaze through my wardrobe to plan ahead, I realize that I don’t own shoes with the right balance of comfort and style for this venue.

To make matters worse, I’m a shorter gal (5’1″) who always compensates with skyscraper heels, so all the trousers I’ll be packing are hemmed to require a heel of 3″ or more. Most of the clothing I’ll be packing is from Anthropologie, so their mix-and-match style could easily accommodate fun colored or patterned shoes without much of a concern for clashing.

While I realize that you’re extremely busy (and I won’t be offended if you’re unable to help) I would be extremely grateful if you could provide some appropriate footwear recommendations. After spending all day searching and coming up empty-handed, I’m starting to worry that I’ll simply have to endure the pain of wearing my usual “non-sensible” shoes as I traverse many miles through casinos… HELP!



Manolo shouts, Viva The Las Vegas!

What happens in the Las Vegas stays in the Las Vegas, no?

Or, at the least, one hopes that what happens in the Las Vegas does not cause unnecessary complications outside of that jurisdiction, complications which may well involve lawyers and doctors and parole officers and various religious figures trained in last-ditch negotiations.

Query: Does the special immunity granted for actions committed in Las Vegas apply to governors of New York?

Somehow the Manolo doubts that it does.

As for the shoes one should wear, the Manolo suggests packing several pairs. Some for walking during the day, some for boogieing during the night hours, and some that look good while sitting on the bar stools at twilight.

Of the course, if you need the high heels that are both comfortable and stylish for the daytime wearing, then you must look for something like this…

Wanda Nike Air Slingback from Cole Haan    Manolo Likes!  Click!

Here is the Wanda Air Slingback from Cole Haan, which the Manolo thinks is quite smart. Even better, thanks to the Nike Air Technology which Cole Haan has incorporated into the shoe, it is reputedly very comfortable.

And, now, if you need the nighttime boogieing Vegas shoes, and you have won much money at the roulette wheel, then the Manolo recommends this, the Candence from the mistress of comfortable shoes, Taryn Rose.

Candence by Taryn Rose   Manolo Likes!  Click!

Glittery, gaudy, somewhat tacky, completely over-the-toppy, and expensive. It is just like Las Vegas, itself!


11 Responses to “Shoes for the Short Girl in Vegas”

  1. Julie Says:

    brrrrrr I’m sorry but that’s just ugly !!! PLEASE try Chie Mihara, well-known to be VERY comfortable. Before becoming a shoe designer, Chie learned about orthopeadic shoes, so she knows a lot about foots and its problems. Now she designs terrific shoes, everybody wants it in Paris

  2. Atomic Bombshell Says:

    Manolo, I could kiss you! Thanks for the wonderful advice.
    I’ll be sure to have a great time in Vegas your honor
    …without torturing my tootsies! XOXOX

  3. Princess Poochie Says:

    What about some cute espadrilles for day. She could get the height but if they are platforms they would be less high for the foot.

    At night, don’t worry about the height as much. Wear something you can dance in. That’s what’s really important. You don’t want your new pedicure stepped on and no once can see your feet on a crowded floor anyways.


  4. Princess Poochie Says:

    What about some cute espadrilles for day. She could get the height but if they are platforms they would be less high for the foot.

    At night, don’t worry about the height as much. Wear something you can dance in. That’s what’s really important. You don’t want your new pedicure stepped on and no one can see your feet on a crowded floor anyways.


  5. Running With Heels Says:

    I’m a fan of the black pair. Very classy with just a hint of flashy

  6. jj Says:

    Girl, you need some good platform wedges! Comfy enough to walk drunk in, nice classic vintage-y look to go with that whole anthropologie does vegas vibe, and lots of fun.

    Though I do like those Taryn Rose sandals for going out… if you’re going dancing, ankle straps are good so that you don’t break an ankle.

  7. oakling Says:

    Platform wedges are good idea. And I think both those shoes are very cute.
    But I don’t care how comfortable a three-inch heel is: nothing in a heel is going to be comfortable enough to walk around Vegas all day and night, unless you have already killed all your nerve endings or something. I say you have nothing to compensate for – it’s time to get down off the stilts and love your body where it is!

  8. Christina Says:

    I walked around Vegas for three days and nights in last year’s version of this sandal, which I bought my first day there (so not broken in ahead of time). And they were wonderful! Although I’m not as fond of this one, with the suede. Mine were strappier, and sort of a croc-embossed leather.

  9. Mandy Says:

    Those second shoes are more like very skanky with a hint of stripper! Ugh…

  10. raincoaster Says:

    Yes, that’s what makes them so Charo-worthy!

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