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Jimmy Choo Quaker Elaphe Snake Sandals For the Monday | Manolo's Shoe Blog

Jimmy Choo Quaker Elaphe Snake Sandals For the Monday

Manolo says, it is Monday, and you are back piloting your desk into the familiar waters of corporate drudgery. But, such is the fate to which you have consigned yourself, certain in the knowledge that you are helping your family, even as you climb the ladder of career satisfaction.

Thankfully, the very computer that has enslaved you to it’s whims and emails, also delivers to you moderately humorous amusements to relieve the pressure, amusements such as the humble shoe blog of the Manolo where you will be able to ponder beautiful conundrums such as these shoes…

Jimmy Choo Quaker Elaphe Snake Sandals

The Quaker Elaphe Snake Sandals from Jimmy Choo.

Quaker? What Quaker?

All of the Friends you know, like that prematurely gray-headed girl down at the health food store, would never wear these shoes, not in the million years. Indeed, these good people, who are ostentatiously, aggressively, humble in dress and manner, have the ability to make you feel guilty because you are not bicycling furiously to weekly social justice meetings where they will serve vegan ginger snaps and kambucha, and show slides about their community recycling efforts in Ecuador.

No, no, these shoes are only suitable for the more enthusiastic religious tradition, such as Semi-Reformed Long Island Russian Judaism, or Nouveau Riche Louisiana Pentecostalism, maybe Americanized Southern California Hinduism, or Nia Vardalos Greek Orthadoxism, the celebratory faith of the people who like to get dressed up and carry on expressively before God, like David in the linen ephod.

And then there is the whole problem of the Elaphe Snake. Who has heard of the elpahe snake? But the quick Googling reveals…

Well, at least that makes sense. Who wants to wear the black rat snake sandals?

9 Responses to “Jimmy Choo Quaker Elaphe Snake Sandals For the Monday”

  1. Ego Scribo June 7, 2010 at 3:54 pm #

    Don’t know many Quakers, do you?

  2. Bronwyn June 7, 2010 at 7:32 pm #

    Maybe the shoe is one in which to quake?

  3. Ann Marie June 7, 2010 at 7:58 pm #

    It may be unQuakerly for me to do so, but I’d gladly wear those!

    Maybe they mean the bright Quaker parrots? Or perhaps the color underneath, the base, can be considered Quaker Grey?

    I dunno, I got nothin’.

  4. Miss Janey June 7, 2010 at 7:58 pm #

    Rat snake, no rat snake… these are shoes to dream about!

  5. liberata June 8, 2010 at 8:43 am #

    It has nothing to do with the snake skin or the fashion claims. I wouldn’t wear these because I’d turn my ankle instantly.

  6. Stasa June 8, 2010 at 1:39 pm #

    I, as well as many other Quakers I know, are having fits of helpless giggles over these. Thank you.

  7. Liz June 8, 2010 at 2:30 pm #

    Perhaps the snakes involved are Quaker. Having a rebuilt ankle I look at these shoes and start to quake. No way!

  8. Lisa June 8, 2010 at 4:27 pm #

    Apparently the fun police have captured many peoples who think every shoe need to be for them personally in order for it to be a pretty thing to look at. Run from the fun police! Ask not what the shoe can do for you or your ankles, ask what you can do for the shoe. Particularly a pretty shoe.

    These confuse me somewhat. I think the are, as always with Jimmy Choo, beautifully and fancifully constructed. I like the interlocking straps very much. Where I rather have my head tilting is the mix of green and blue. I like. I don’t like. I think it works…then I just think the overall effect gets a bit muddy, particularly in the straps. Perhaps that is nice, too. Again, I am confused.

    I have very recently had the gluten-free, vegan ginger snaps. I wish I had not. We should have used them for skeet.

  9. Karen June 9, 2010 at 4:23 am #


    Quaker-skin strappy shoes for snakes.

    Trippy, dude.