Roberto Cavalli Wedge, Ugly and Expensive

By Manolo the Shoeblogger

The Back of the Ugly Cavalli Shoes

Manolo says, this is the sort of atrocity that makes the Manolo waver between anger and despair, while the price leaves him gasping.

P.S. Many thanks to the Manolo’s shoe-obsessed friend Wayne.


18 Responses to “Roberto Cavalli Wedge, Ugly and Expensive”

  1. Nancy (nanflan) Says:

    Yuck. They look like something you’d find at Pay-Less.

  2. Chloe Says:

    I’m not quite sure where to start… Mad Max meets the old west? Tranny hookers at a motorcycle rodeo? Yikes!

  3. Phyllis Says:

    And I bet they weigh 4 lbs apiece too.

  4. jen Says:

    Im gonna avoid those shoes, not a hooker, not a tranny, and i’m definitely not ghetto fab haha!!

  5. deirdre Says:

    Grills for shoes, now, huh? Nice.

  6. Livia Says:

    Do they justify the price by claiming them as “vintage” 70s?

  7. Victor Says:

    Livia, crap has no vintage :) And I think it’s not insignificant the ‘model’ on the page where those shoes are displayed is a mannequin.

  8. deja pseu Says:


  9. Rachel of Cyberia Says:

    Does that nut-spur-looking thing on the back of the heel spin around?

  10. enc Says:

    Oy vey como va.


  11. enc Says:

    I don’t speak Spanish, but I tried. Sorry if it was incorrect!

  12. CP Says:

    Well, at least those heels could be used to cage small animals if nothing else.

  13. savvy gal Says:

    My gosh, they are really ugly. What happened to sexy???

  14. texasexile Says:

    Oh, no no no. Ugly shoes and the price is insulting.

    Dearest Manolo, I am interested to find out your position on the exhorbitant prices being charged by retailers for designer shoes. I recently received an email from Saks that featured a flat thong sandal that was . . gulp . . .$695. We are talking three strips of leather and a sole here. The shoes were beautiful and appeared to be well made but the I did not feel that the price was warranted. What gives?

  15. Fred the Fourth Says:

    I immediately though “horse hooves”. Now, why do you suppose that happened?

  16. Kat Says:

    Straight out from the wild wild west, but I doubt even the lady gunslingers would dare be caught wearing these!

  17. Laura Says:

    Unless you’re some punk rock star, everyone should be avoiding these.

  18. Nariya Says:

    With a price like that, the little gear on the back had better spin!

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