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Prada Suede Platform Sandals for the Monday | Manolo's Shoe Blog

Prada Suede Platform Sandals for the Monday

Manolo says, it is Monday and you are frankly stressing out over the impending Thanksgiving-o-pocalypse which is now barreling toward you like the runaway trainload of the free-range heirloom turkeys.

Normally, Thanksgiving does not cause such excessive stress, but then, normally, you do the Thanksgiving at your home. Normally, you do not agree to get on the plane and travel to your in-laws on the other side of the country for the long weekend of family togetherness.

Of the course, you are not worried about the weekend, as it will undoubtedly be pleasant enough, filled with turkey, football, and the ordinary frictions of family visits.

No, what is worrying you is the strong potential for disaster as you pass through the security checkpoint at the airport, because your husband Gary, the normally level-headed person, has vowed that his junk shall go untouched.

“You’ve been listening to talk radio again, haven’t you?”

“Only Michael Savage,” he answers, the strange glint in his eye, “but I heard Amy Goodman say the same things this morning on Pacifica Radio.”

“You were listening to Pacifica Radio?”

“Fight the power, honey,” he says, as he gives you the clenched fist salute, whether ironically or not, you cannot tell.

And so now you are worried that your man will do something stupid at the TSA checkpoint, like making the offensive wisecracking about amateur proctology or not getting the romantic dinner before going to third base with the screener.

Worse, last night you woke up in the sweat picturing the airport crowds cheering as your husband is led away in handcuffs, wearing nothing but his underclothing, shouting loudly about the “intrusive fingers of the federal government”.

So this morning at breakfast, you confronted him over the cornflakes.

“Gary, promise me you won’t act up at the airport on Wednesday.”

“What do you mean by ‘act-up’?”

This evasiveness is not the good sign. What you need now are shoes…

Prada Suede Platform Sandals

Look! Elegant suede platform sandals from Prada!

Not even the knowledge that your husband might be intent on becoming the folk hero of resistance can reduce the sublime beauty of such shoes.

11 Responses to “Prada Suede Platform Sandals for the Monday”

  1. theDiva November 22, 2010 at 3:23 pm #

    Gary and I both know that things gonna be different come the revolution.

  2. Victor November 22, 2010 at 3:23 pm #

    Wow. That’s a really beautiful shoe, sir!

  3. daisyj November 22, 2010 at 4:05 pm #

    Fight the power, Gary! This is America, where the colors do not run and the junk is not grabbed!

  4. Astra November 22, 2010 at 4:32 pm #

    Go Gary go!

  5. klee November 22, 2010 at 4:51 pm #

    I’m not normally a fan of either suede or platforms, but those are some beautiful shoes.

    and Gary- the TSA agents, I assure you, are not thrilled either

  6. Indie November 22, 2010 at 5:06 pm #

    Lovely! But I would worry about someone taking a ten-toe discount of these lovely Prada shoes that sit lonely on the conveyor belt whilst you are held at the security gate waiting on Gary. Crocs on a plane are the only way to go.

  7. NDC November 22, 2010 at 7:42 pm #

    I won’t go so far as to endorse Crocs for the germ-laden walk of the security chute – how many cases of athlete’s foot and other fungi have been spawned by the shoeless shuffle at American airport security areas? – but I did think that these Prada confections would be pearls before the unappreciative. What! The shoes went into the X-ray machine but they didn’t come out?!? A TSA kerfuffle that would put Gary and his gonads in the shade.

    All the best,


  8. Erik Nabler November 22, 2010 at 8:37 pm #

    Power to the Peep (toed shoes)!

  9. Phyllis November 22, 2010 at 10:50 pm #

    This is Classic Manolo!

  10. linda November 23, 2010 at 6:53 am #

    these shoes wil keep heads turning..they are lovely and sweet.

  11. raincoaster November 24, 2010 at 5:09 am #

    There is no amount of money in the world that could persuade me to be a TSA screener over this holiday season. None. Imagine if that were your job. You’d need shoes like this to come home to and cuddle while crying yourself to sleep watching old Harry Potter movies. Oh wait, that’s my life NOW!