Roberto Cavalli Wedge, Ugly and Expensive

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) April 29, 2008 at 2:04 pm #

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

  2. Chloe April 29, 2008 at 2:17 pm #

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

  3. Phyllis April 29, 2008 at 2:19 pm #

    And I bet they weigh 4 lbs apiece too.

  4. jen April 29, 2008 at 2:21 pm #

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

  5. deirdre April 29, 2008 at 2:23 pm #

    Grills for shoes, now, huh? Nice.

  6. Livia April 29, 2008 at 2:58 pm #

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

  7. Victor April 29, 2008 at 3:46 pm #

    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 April 29, 2008 at 5:24 pm #

    Ick.

  9. Rachel of Cyberia April 29, 2008 at 5:48 pm #

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

  10. enc April 29, 2008 at 9:31 pm #

    Oy vey como va.

    Yikes.

  11. enc April 29, 2008 at 9:32 pm #

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

  12. CP April 29, 2008 at 11:43 pm #

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

  13. savvy gal April 30, 2008 at 7:33 am #

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

  14. texasexile April 30, 2008 at 5:18 pm #

    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 May 1, 2008 at 2:06 am #

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

  16. Kat May 1, 2008 at 8:52 am #

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

  17. Laura May 1, 2008 at 11:49 am #

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

  18. Nariya May 1, 2008 at 10:17 pm #

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