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Manolo the Columnist: D Marine 1 from Geox | Manolo's Shoe Blog

Manolo the Columnist: D Marine 1 from Geox

Dear Manolo-

I’ve been searching for a good airport shoe. Something that I can walk far in, that slips on and off easily, and one that I can wear socks with – shoe stores can pretend all they want, I know that panty hose do NOT form an impenetrable barrier against bacteria/fungi/gross foot stuff. It seems impossible to find a chic non-sneaker candidate. I either end up barefoot in the airport (ew) or wearing some incredibly ugly clog-type things (also ew) Can you help?


Manolo says, gone are the days of the Orient Express, when the travelers were politely ushered into luxurious accommodations and conveyed to distant and exotic lands at the leisurely pace,

Now, we are herded down the abattoir chutes like cattle headed for the slaughter, jammed into the metal tubes and flung aloft at tremendous speed, our lives forfeit to the technical competency of peoples we have never met.

In the modern world, being forced to take off the shoes is the least of the indignities we must endure, paling in comparison to the gross indignities of having the federal employees who are paid to do nothing but look at our nudie pictures and touch us in uncomfortable places.

Here is the D Marine 1 from Geox, the ballet flat that is exactly what is required, something comfortable, stylish, and easily removed when the authorities demand to see your toes. Available in black, dark beige, old rose, and the Manolo’s favorite color, smoke grey.

D Marine 1 from Geox

5 Responses to “Manolo the Columnist: D Marine 1 from Geox”

  1. Jacquelyn May 27, 2011 at 6:29 pm #

    Horrors, Manolo! You cannot wear socks with those shoes!

    • igirl99 June 1, 2011 at 3:30 pm #

      But you can wear tights!

  2. marvel May 28, 2011 at 7:40 pm #

    I found these at DSW on clearance and I LOVE them:


    I am not sure they would rate the approval of The Manolo, but they slip on and off easily, they require socks, and they are as comfortable as Dansko clogs without being quite so clog-like. I wear them daily to my on-my-feet-all-day-job. The first time I wore them I walked around thinking “my feet! My feet are so happy! They don’t hurt!” The shoes don’t really work with skinny-anything, is the only drawback. But I’ve avoided the skinny trend for other reasons.

  3. Cone May 29, 2011 at 8:30 am #

    What about a loafer-type shoe? They’re still not ideal with socks but they’re better than a ballet flat…something like this? http://www.naturalizer.com/Shopping/ProductDetails.aspx?p=EC0225896&pg=3007986

  4. Rita June 2, 2011 at 3:14 am #

    That looks quite elegant and decent regardless of socks.