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Bottega Veneta Lace and Patent Leather Ankle Boots For the Tuesday | Manolo's Shoe Blog

Bottega Veneta Lace and Patent Leather Ankle Boots For the Tuesday

Manolo says, it is Tuesday and you are back at your office, wondering what has happened to the summer. You had such fun plans for the season, including the minor remodeling of the patio.

And then, in the first week of June, these plans was thrown into chaos by the sudden heatwave, when the triple-digit temperatures and the outrageous humidities kept you in the doors next to the air conditioner, watching televised golf and thinking about relocating to Seattle.

It was during this period of forced inactivity, when the plans for the patio metastasized into something much grander. (Let us stipulate that ordinary peoples should not be allowed access to graph paper and back issues of Sunset.)

Finally, when the weather cooled slightly, you began work on the new version of your outdoor living space.

And, so how has it gone?

Let us just say that the pile of bricks, bags of concrete mix, and the half-finished, combination outdoor-kitchen-and-adobe-pizza-oven-and-argentine-parilla which occupies much of the backyard are testimony to your pharaonic ambitions.

Who could have predicted that the bricklaying and the concrete-pouring would require such intense physical labor? Indeed, you have learned that such difficult things are best broken into manageable portions, which is why, at your current rate of production, the new patio should be completed sometime in July of 2044.

Ayyyy! What better way to wash away the bitter taste of failed home improvement projects than with beautiful and refined shoes?

Bottega Veneta Lace and Patent Leather Ankle Boots

Here is the lace and patent leather ankle booties from the Bottega Veneta, the sort of shoe that can only exist in the world in which skilled craftsmen can be hired to do and/or undo the things which we thought we could accomplish on our own!

8 Responses to “Bottega Veneta Lace and Patent Leather Ankle Boots For the Tuesday”

  1. Cat August 16, 2011 at 1:35 pm #

    Manolo, have you been eavesdropping in my office? My boss has spent the past couple of weeks hard at work on laying a huge new patio in his back yard and has been regaling me with horror stories about it — the digging up of the (drought-hardened) Texas earth, the pouring of the sand and gravel, the laying of the stones in the triple-digit temperatures. Sadly, I don’t think the shoes are going to cheer him up.

  2. Livia August 16, 2011 at 3:20 pm #

    They are beautiful! But wouldn’t that beauty be ruined by having naked feet inside them? Perhaps if they were worn with the right opaque tights.

  3. Klee August 16, 2011 at 7:53 pm #

    Ohhhh, I am in love with those shoes. Damn you, Bottega Venata, why did you make the heels so high?!

  4. Lisa from SoCal August 16, 2011 at 11:58 pm #

    How did the Manolo get into the backyard of the Lisa from SoCal? These half-finished projects, they are everywhere!

  5. Victor August 17, 2011 at 3:59 pm #


  6. Andyshoes August 18, 2011 at 5:40 pm #

    Oh my! Those as positively yummy!

    I agree with Livia that bare feet in those would be a sin. Either opaque tights or sheer hose would be in order – I am undecided.

  7. Grace & Company August 24, 2011 at 1:01 pm #

    Absolutely stunning!

  8. Jane shoes September 5, 2011 at 5:33 am #

    Wow!!this shoe is so very pretty and yes guys it would look even more stunning with that opaque tights or hose…loved it..thanks for sharing :)