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Manolo the Columnist: Cage from Kate Spade | Manolo's Shoe Blog

Manolo the Columnist: Cage from Kate Spade

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

Dear Manolo

Recent times have not been good to me in the love/life department and I’ve decided it’s time to brush myself off and start anew. I have a summer of many events coming up and would like to look superfabulous to turn the boys heads. I’ve never put the investment into a particularly fabulous shoe and I’m wondering if you have any suggestions.


Manolo says, many of the Manolo’s friends are under the misapprehension that young men pay attention to the shoes of the young ladies.

This is not the case.

Unless the young man is the shoe fetishist, or the differently persuaded fancy lad (who would in no case be interested in you romantically) it is unlikely that any young man would even notice your shoes. Indeed, asked to choose good shoes for their girlfriends, most young men would pick the red plastic stripper shoes, with the lucite platforms, and the six inch spike heels.

And, yet the beautiful, sexy, super fantastic shoes are vitally important, because when you wear the beautiful shoes you feel better about yourself, more confident and self-assured. You stand taller and walk straighter, which is exactly what the boys do respond to. In the other words, most men cannot distinguish between the t-strap and the ankle-strap and yet, if your beautiful shoes make you feel more beautiful, you will be more beautiful to others.

Here is the Cage from Kate Spade, the sexy, sophisticated sandals guaranteed to make you feel good about yourself.

Cage Sandals from Kate Spade

7 Responses to “Manolo the Columnist: Cage from Kate Spade”

  1. Jenifersf May 14, 2010 at 1:28 pm #

    Spot on, Manolo! Thank you for saying that so well.

  2. Sarah May 14, 2010 at 1:58 pm #

    An astute observation about the boys- my fiancee consistently asks me to buy shoes that match that exact description.

  3. Randy May 17, 2010 at 6:13 am #

    I don’t know, Manolo. Most men love to look at a woman in a great pair of shoes like these. Maybe not joe six-pack, but any guy with a thimblefull of sophistication will immediately look at these. Just observe us in the office or at a restaurant the next time a woman with great shoes walks by. Our eyes go to her shoes and legs first off. If shoes were for the exclusive benefit of weirdos women wouldn’t by high heels by the boatload.

  4. Nora Charles May 17, 2010 at 7:30 am #

    Thank you for the defence of heterosexual male shoe lovers Randy. My husband of 16 years, loves shoes and takes an interest in fashion.

    He’s also my favourite person to go clothes shopping with.

  5. Anna @ShoeHunting May 17, 2010 at 3:49 pm #

    Good choice, and great observation! Guys who might be interested in you won’t notice what shoes you’re wearing as much as they will notice how confident and sexy you feel and act.

  6. Dani May 17, 2010 at 7:03 pm #

    I’m reminded of the scene in Legally Blonde where Elle figures out the witness is differently persuaded:

    Enrique Salvatore: “Don’t stomp your little last season Prada shoes at me, honey”.

    Elle quickly asks Warner what kind of shoes she’s wearing, and he replies:

    “Uh- black ones?”

    Thus proving Salvatore was lying about the affair with her client. Saved by the shoe!

  7. Stan May 19, 2010 at 11:43 am #

    I’m not a fetishist, but shoes do complete a woman’s outfit / look and I do notice the whole package.