Cash for Clogs

Manolo says, since the government is giving away the free money to the car buyers, perhaps it is time for the shoe industry to lobby for their own subsidy.

Thus the Manolo proposes the Cash for Clogs program.

Turn in your old Croc for destruction and receive the $10 gift certificate for the purchase of the new pair of beautiful shoes.

To state in graphic terms…turn in this monstrosity…

Radioactive Orange Crocs

Get this…

Sawbuck

Off of the price of something like this…
Tiara by Charles David   Manolo Likes!  Click!
The Tiara by Charles David. The prefect sort of summery replacement for the odious Croc.

Of the course, the government will have to immediately destroy the Croc, and set very tight restrictions on which shoes will be qualify for this proposed program. And naturally, the Manolo volunteers to do his patriotic duty by helping the bureaucrats set the proper standards of new footwear acceptability and beauty.

So, get to work, shoe industry lobbyists, and have Congress help us make the world the more beautiful place while stimulating the domestic shoe sales.

16 Responses to “Cash for Clogs”

  1. SusanC August 3, 2009 at 4:51 pm #

    And perhaps the turned-in crocs can be recycled into tires or other rubber products. I would fully support this economic and beautification program.

  2. Jennifer August 3, 2009 at 5:29 pm #

    Wow, that’s a really great idea, I’m in full support of it. The material could be used for something much better like gaskets or insulation instead of ugly squishy foot coverings that shouldn’t even be deemed a “shoe”!

    xo

    Jennifer
    http://milliedeel.blogspot.com/

  3. phyllis August 3, 2009 at 7:08 pm #

    Yes but then we have the NCIMBY* problem – far worse then nuclear waste.

    *No Crocs In My Backyard

  4. Mo August 3, 2009 at 9:12 pm #

    First they came for the Crocs, and I did not speak out.
    Then they came for the cheap flip flops, and I did not speak out.
    Then they came for the overpriced and ridiculous platforms.
    Then I said, “Huzzah! We are finally free of all the ugly shoes.”

  5. WomensShoes August 3, 2009 at 11:55 pm #

    Manolo! Just a few years ago, Crocs were the ‘in thing’ and they couldn’t count the money fast enough. Amazing how fast a shoe can crash and burn. Great program idea…Cash for Clogs lol!

  6. alyssa August 4, 2009 at 2:17 am #

    I will totally support this initiative. I think Crocs should have never existed to start with. Where can I sign the petition letter?

  7. gemdiva August 4, 2009 at 11:07 am #

    BRAVO Manolo mio! You have once again struck the perfect balance between superfantastic fashion sense and social responsibility.

  8. koko August 5, 2009 at 4:01 am #

    Never understood the appeal. Sandals and flip-flops, either.

  9. Maddie August 5, 2009 at 8:34 am #

    Best idea evah! My Croc-loving friend (yes, I have one) now wears Crocs disguised as sandals – still ugly and cheap. I have tried to bribe her into giving up these atrocities but she is “addicted to the comfort.” Her words. Argh.

  10. Christine August 5, 2009 at 9:03 am #

    Aw, the Manolo proving once again that love for the shoes is a sign of superior intelligence.

    You should be the Treasury Secretary! Or the Finance Minister in my home country.

  11. Pam Walter August 5, 2009 at 10:43 am #

    Great idea! Both cars and clogs have rubber “meeting the road” so to speak.

  12. Wayne August 6, 2009 at 11:57 pm #

    But what will the kids of Auburn, Alabama wear on their feet?

  13. Bonjour August 20, 2009 at 4:37 pm #

    great idea, crocs are awful!!

  14. Camilla September 16, 2009 at 5:02 pm #

    I am sooooo in support of this!! Or just ban crocs altogether, at least the production of new pairs!

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