Reed Krakoff Asymmetrical Mirrored Sandals For the Monday

Manolo says, it is Monday and you are back at your desk doing that thing that you do to make that money that you need to stave off the ravages of the modern world (such as having only the basic cable and eating the Helper of the Hamburger).

Yes, you must trade one third of each working day for the monthly notice that some electronic bits representing the medium of exchange known as “dollars” (or “pounds”) have been deposited into your account at the regional mega bank.

It is not like back in the day, when each Friday afternoon your grandfather trooped down to the pay office, lunch bucket in hand, to receive the actual physical monies, the fraction of which he would then spend on the glass of beer and the onion sandwich, shared with his friends on their way home (their reward for the week of hard physical labor).

And now, our labor mostly consists of electronically wrangling with peoples in distant parts of the world over niggling matters punctilious nonsense. We are less likely than our grandfathers to lose our fingers in the machinery of production, but the price we pay is that our Friday afternoon onion sandwiches are less flavorful, and our relationships more attenuated.

How unusual to think that we “know” hundreds of peoples we have never even spoken to on the telephone, much less met in person. It is the situation beyond imagining for our ancestors, to live and work in such majestic comfort and safety, and yet be so distant from others.

Sigh.

Life is joy and sorrow, work and play, doubt and faith, jumbled together in the most vexing and glorious stew. Eat and live!

Your cellphone buzzes with the continual text messages, y

Here is the Lizard and Mirrored Asymmetrical Sandal from Reed Krakoff, something that should make even the grimmest days more bearable.

9 Responses to “Reed Krakoff Asymmetrical Mirrored Sandals For the Monday”

  1. Dani May 16, 2011 at 2:52 pm #

    Those are absolutely lovely- elegant and yet very modern. I suppose I lean toward the traditional when it comes to footwear, but these strike me as something I could wear over & over. Wonderful.

  2. Anonymous May 16, 2011 at 3:01 pm #

    RAVAGES, not “ravishes”

    • Manolo the Shoeblogger May 16, 2011 at 3:18 pm #

      Ayy! The English, she is the foreign tongue to the Manolo.

      Many thanks for pointing this out. The Manolo has corrected it.

    • The gold digger May 17, 2011 at 6:01 pm #

      Perhaps one is working for the head of the IMF?

  3. Rachel of Cyberia May 16, 2011 at 6:14 pm #

    Are mirrored shoes really a good idea?

    • La Larson May 16, 2011 at 7:32 pm #

      With pants! (or clean underwear!)

  4. katkova May 16, 2011 at 6:44 pm #

    Stunning shoes! And lovely, thoughtful prose.

  5. "The shoe-obsessed" Wayne May 16, 2011 at 9:06 pm #

    It makes me envious that I can not wear shoes as beautiful as these…

  6. speasummerlin May 20, 2011 at 6:45 am #

    Yum!
    Now where is that”like” button?