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Manolo the Columnist

Manolo says, here is the Manolo’s latest column for the Express of the Washington Post.

Dear Manolo,

I am a college student and I’m looking for a comfortable flat boot, since I will be running around campus this year. My dream boot is knee high, suede, and cheap enough that I can buy it. Please help.


Manolo says, as the long-time readers of the Manolo know, the Manolo always recommends that the poor girl should save up her monies, so as to get the most super fantastic and well-made boots possible, as such feetwear will not only give the wearer more pleasure, but will also be more durable in the long run.

However, the Manolo also knows what it is like to have cold feets and be poor, so poor that you must fashion your own super fantastic snowboots out of the hides you have harvested from the dead animals found alongside the freeway, and which you have laboriously chewed into suppleness, Eskimo-style, and then stitched into shape and stuffed with dry grass for warmth. And which looked most wonderful, even if the smell of marmot lingered.

Look here is the Fauna Tall Boot from Timberland. It is not just cozy warm, reasonably priced, and good-looking, it is also waterproof!

Fauna Tall Boot from Timberland   Manolo Likes!  Click!

11 Responses to “Manolo the Columnist”

  1. belle January 23, 2009 at 12:28 pm #

    I love these boots….perfect for the coming global cooling!

  2. Victor January 23, 2009 at 1:41 pm #

    For boots that will slosh thru rain, hail, sleet, snow, mud, blood, and beer, those are some sharp looking boots.

  3. Angela January 23, 2009 at 1:54 pm #

    you could also recommend la canadienna boots. they’re a little pricier but on sale.

  4. Megan January 24, 2009 at 10:15 am #

    I have these boots and they are great with skirts. Functional yet fashionable.

  5. Imelda Blahnik January 24, 2009 at 12:51 pm #

    “laboriously chewed into suppleness”

    Remind me not to be drinking my morning coffee while reading The Manolo. ROFL!

  6. BarkingDogShoes January 26, 2009 at 12:14 am #

    Love that boot. Have suggested it on my site too as a comfortable, stylish alternative to the ubiquitous Ugg. Look at the sole/footbed–I believe it’s latex/cork that molds to the foot. And I’m not sure why I have a crab hat on in my avatar–must have uploaded it a while ago and not sure how to change at the moment.

  7. Thombeau January 27, 2009 at 2:13 am #

    Manolo, you always crack me up. In the best way!

  8. LRG January 28, 2009 at 1:53 pm #

    I don’t like it!

  9. Jessica Latimer February 4, 2009 at 3:46 pm #

    Hate this winter, but love these boots. Thanks for making this weather a bit more tolerable!

  10. Laura February 4, 2009 at 4:42 pm #

    Dear Manolo,

    I have these exact same boots and I find them amazing! I am still in my first season with them but they have done me well and they are only like $200 and they wont fall apart or get all nasty like Uggs. Let me tell you Uggs are a thing of the past or at least they should be they let the water soak through and not only that but the salt attacks them and they go all nasty!
    Timberland boots all the way! And not only are they amazing but you can go onto the timberland website and customize your boots; make the stitching the colour your want and the laces the colour you want and the suade its fantastic!
    Great post!
    Please visit my blog soon!

  11. Nariya February 4, 2009 at 5:36 pm #

    I live in Wisconsin, and these Sporto Gojos are also extremely weather-resistant and warm, even in -30 degrees farenheit: http://zeta.zappos.com/product/7465627/color/170588

    Additionally, they are very adjustable in terms of calf width and ankle support. I have skinny calves and ankles, and I’m sure they’d fit someone with larger legs just as well.