Manolo the Columnist: Acrea by Tsubo

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

Dear Manolo,

Unfortunately, my summer is almost over. Soon, it will be time for me to go back to standing at the blackboard several hours each day, teaching math to high school students. Can you recommend some affordable, comfortable shoes that might match my style? I consider myself to be a moderately hip, somewhat quirky thirty-year old.


Manolo says, ah, how well the Manolo remembers his own algebra teacher, Sister Benedicta, otherwise know to the children as “The Slide Rule”, not simply for her mastery of the numbers, but also for the manner in which she wielded said instrument as the tool of classroom order.

The Manolo still has the slight dent high on the crown of his head, which may be used, the barber of the Manolo claims, to perform the limited number of logarithmic calculations.

But such stern discipline was always the rule at Our Lady of the Flaming Spleen Country Day School, the institution whose motto remains, “The Wrathful Word Turneth Away Evil.” You may be certain that there were no moderately hip, somewhat quirky personalities among the teaching sisters…well, except for Sister Inocenta, who not only taught the auto shop classes but was also president of the local Frankie Avalon Fan Club.

Here is the Acrea from Tsubo, the quirky and comfortable shoe of moderate price and good looks.

Acrea by Tsubo