By Manolo the Shoeblogger

Manolo says, the Manolo is worried about the person who has purchased this eBay item.


17 Responses to “Ick!”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    L.M.A.O!!!! How disgusting! She even has another similarly atrocious item listed,

    For Sale:

    Men’s USED Rainbow Sandals in Size L. The shoes has plenty of wear but still going strong. Soles do curve up as noted in picture. Tan Sandal.

  2. Jennifer Says:

    Yes, those more than likely were purchased by a foot fetishist. There are many more being sold on Ebay like that and quite a few of the listings have many pictures of the former owner wearing them, like up close and personal shots. To me it’s very strange and quite creepy, but I guess whatever floats your boat :/

  3. jelodi97 Says:

    Yuckadoo! I guess Kynlee’s mom doesn’t care if folks on the internets see her manky flip flops.

    *The poster’s handle was “momtokynlee”.

  4. Angela Says:


  5. LeighB Says:

    It almost makes me feel better to think a fetishist purchased those than that a “normal” person paid eight dollars, plus shipping, for those disgusting flops with the intent to wear them.

  6. Manolo the Shoeblogger Says:

    As one would imagine, the Manolo counts many shoe fetishists among his internet friends, and yet, as far as he knows, none of them would be the least bit interested in these.

    Indeed, the Manolo likes to think that his shoe fetishist friends are of the better sort, more interested in pristine Blahniks and Louboutains, than grotty, used flip-flops.

  7. Lori Says:

    Now that so many women wear shoes without stockings, I’d think twice before buying any pair of used shoes.

  8. daisyj. Says:

    Aside from the fetish possibility (which, I admit, didn’t even occur to me), the best explanations I can come up with are:
    1. The seller is setting up phony sales, of things that no one would ever bid on, in order to falsely drive up his or her seller rating.
    2. This is some kind of cover for online drug-dealing.

    Anything else makes me question my faith in the universe as a rational place.

  9. wildflower Says:

    Well, good thing it’s from a smoke-free home! :)

  10. Jennifer Says:

    Well there is a difference between a SHOE fetishist, which I consider myself as well, and a FOOT fetishist. Among the last mentioned group, there are a few who like to purchase very grotty and disgusting used pairs of shoes. I don’t know why someone would want them, I just found all this out after seeing similar auctions on ebay and then doing a search for them elsewhere, let’s just say my curiosity got the better of me and I found out way more info than I needed to know :/. There are whole other websites dedicated to selling worn out and sweated in shoes. Gross, I know. Makes me wanna erp just thinking about it :(

  11. long island Says:

    Buttttt those sandals are from a smoke free house. Doesn’t make it all better.

    “Yes, those more than likely were purchased by a foot fetishist.”

    Boy did I once get an education looking for used riding boots for my son.

  12. Miss Janey Says:

    Someone bring smelling salts. Miss J is about to faint.

  13. Sarah Says:

    oh dear oh dear. And how did the Manolo come across these?

    as for the drug cover idea: interesting, but $7.99 cannot buy much drug…

  14. Miss New Money Says:

    Effects of the recession, eh? Shipping probably cost more than those are worth! But hey, if you’re buying I’m selling! Didn’t you hear? We’re in a recession! :)

  15. theDiva Says:

    well, that’ll put you off your chowder, won’t it. Yeesh.

  16. CHICKDOWNTOWN.COM Danielle Says:

    I don’t like used shoes in general let alone a pair that clearly has the previous owner’s foot print on it! This really grosses me out! haha

  17. shoegal Says:

    but what do they DO with them?????

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