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The Red Shoes | Manolo's Shoe Blog

The Red Shoes

Manolo says, one of the Manolo’s internet friends has asked him the question.

I am in a quandary re. red shoes. I can find amazing evening ones, but not respectable daytime ones. I know red is hardly respectable, but it seems to give a nice jolt to a day outfit, if only one can find the right pair. Any thoughts or suggestions? Or should I just stick with red evening shoes? Thank you!


Since the Manolo does not know whether these hypothetical shoes of the daytime jolt are to be worn casually or professionally, the Manolo will make the three suggestions to cover the range of possibilities.

Petra by Donald J. Pliner

This is Petra from Donald J. Pliner, the wonderfully tomato red casual loafer of reputed comfort that would undoubtedly look good at the bottom of your legs, which could be wearing either the pants, the shorts, or the sporty skirt.

Lacross from Stuart Weitzman

If the red shoes of the Pliner are too sportif, and not enough joltif, then perhaps these flame colored patent leather wedges, the Lacross from the Stuart Weitzman, would be more to your liking. Not only are they sufficiently attention gathering, but they are also on the sale, reduced more than $130 of American dollars.

Peep-toe Pumps from Marc by Marc Jacobs

Finally, if your intentions are to perhaps stun your officemates into the state of heightened alertness, the Manolo would recommend these peep-toe pumps from the Marc by Marc Jacobs (also currently on the sale) as being suitable for wearing to the place of employment.

Of the course, as everyone knows, red shoes have the complicated history of dangerousness. They have long been the symbol of excessive vanity and frivolity, and yet, they are also irresistible to those of us who have eyes to see.

The Red Shoes, one of the Manolo’s favorite movies.

3 Responses to “The Red Shoes”

  1. Nancy August 5, 2010 at 3:43 pm #

    Dear Manolo,

    I so love reading the comments on your blog but now they seem to have been taken over by a bunch of spambots! Is this something you can fix?

    Your friend,

  2. Manolo the Shoeblogger August 5, 2010 at 6:15 pm #

    Hello to the Nancy!

    Many thanks for your kind words and your concern. Yes, it is true that the spamming has grown out of control over the past few months. It is the most vexing problem, one that occupies much of the Manolo’s time in the combating.

    But, assured you must rest, as the Manolo will eventually find the way to conquer the spammers.


  3. Dani August 5, 2010 at 6:48 pm #

    These shoes are sigh-inducing examples of red loveliness. I adore red, all shades of red. It’s the not-so-neutral neutral color that goes with almost anything. (Well, I think it does, anyway!).