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Cadillac, Cadillac, Long and Dark, Shiny and Black | Manolo's Shoe Blog

Cadillac, Cadillac, Long and Dark, Shiny and Black

Prada Tail Fin Wedge SandalPrada Tail Fin Wedge Sandal

Manolo says, Ayyyy! it is the hot-rodding Prada Tail Fin Wedge sandals! Clearly our muse Miuccia has had the very specific influence: the 1959 Cadillac, with the bullet taillights!

1959 Cadillac Tail Fins, inspiration for Prada Shoes

The Apotheosis of Tail Fin!

7 Responses to “Cadillac, Cadillac, Long and Dark, Shiny and Black”

  1. Sherry April 16, 2012 at 6:40 pm #

    The Manolo knows Springsteen! Seriously cannot imagine wearing shoes like this, but they are striking. So striking, I can’t tell how I respond to them as shoes, but I do kind of like them as modern sculpture.

  2. Victor April 16, 2012 at 7:43 pm #

    I’m with Sherry. One can’t help but stare at them, but I also think of them as something that should be on a pedestal, not on a foot. Sherry also picks the right adjective: They are indeed striking.

  3. Klee April 16, 2012 at 9:46 pm #


  4. apopofpurple April 17, 2012 at 4:25 am #

    I love shoes like you!!

    Love this pair – they look so cool! I don’t mind having them and rocking the trotters with a neon color bodycon! ; )

    more shoes and outfits at my blog at http://apopofpurple.wordpress.com/ and do feel free to “like” me on facebook too!

    thanks, Jenn

  5. rach3 April 17, 2012 at 9:12 am #

    If only these shoes had tiny concealed jetpacks, enabling the wearer to cruise along. Maybe a couple of inches off the ground, for extra effect!

    • marvel April 17, 2012 at 12:07 pm #

      I was thinking it would be cool just if little flames would shoot out of the “tail lights” with each step. Like kids’ blinking tennis shoes, only with fire.

  6. Bronwyn April 17, 2012 at 6:02 pm #

    I would absolutely wear these shoes.