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Manolo the Columnist: Cole Haan Carma OT Air Pump

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

Dear Manolo,

I’ve just moved from the Midwest to Washington to take a job as a junior aide to a newly elected member of congress. I’m finding that this job requires me to do a lot more running from place to place than I expected. Can you please recommend some comfortable but good-looking work shoes?


Manolo says, every two years it is the same thing: the new crop of the congress beings is harvested in the American heartland and delivered shiny-faced, fresh and eager to the Capitol.

Each one of these civil servants assures us that he or she will “stand up to the interests of specialness, and do the business of the people,” as if they were the reincarnation of Franklin Mahatma Reagan-Washington.

And, every two years, the new group of idealistic aides arrives to lend assistance to these newly-elected, incorruptible men and women of civic-minded integrity. And for the first couple of the months, all goes well.

But then, one evening, the young aide is out with friends at the hidden bar in the Adams Morgan when in walks Mr. Integrity, arm-in-the-arm with the two notorious toxic waste lobbyists, one the tall square-jawed, fellow with the low golf handicap and the pocket full of cash-money campaign contributions, and the other, the very young woman with the impressively well-developed and well-displayed bosom, who cannot keep her busy hands off of your congress person.

Ayyy! It is like catching your boyfriend in the secret assignation!

Happily, there is one thing that will never let you down in this way, shoes. Shoes such as these Cole Haan Carma OT Air Pump, the lovely and practical comfort shoe with the unlovely name.

Cole Haan Carma OT Air Pump

4 Responses to “Manolo the Columnist: Cole Haan Carma OT Air Pump”

  1. deja pseu January 7, 2011 at 2:30 pm #

    I can vouch for these shoes as both comfortable and attractive. They dress up, they dress down…great shoes!

  2. amoly10 January 7, 2011 at 4:41 pm #

    I am naming my first child, Franklin Mahatma Reagan-Washington.

  3. jojo.k January 8, 2011 at 6:41 pm #

    I really like Cole Hahn, but I’ve also had really good experiences with Sofft.
    I’m a customer support engineer, so I’m constantly running from customer office to meeting, to another building, and comfortable shoes save my feet and my back.

    Here’s Sofft’s variation on the patent leather peep toe pump – http://www.zappos.com/product/7756087/color/90
    The main difference from the Cole Hahn in my eyes is the slightly thicker heel.
    I believe the Sofft Avant is their closed toe version, which I am off to buy in the Mocha Python print.

  4. Angelina January 12, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    I just bought those Cole Haan shoes last week! How overjoyed I am to learn that they have the approval of the Manolo. They are definitely comfortable and stylish.