Shoe Personalities: Super Birki White Flowers

By Manolo the Shoeblogger

N.B. Manolo says, because psychologists have proven what we already know, that shoes reflect the traits of those who wear them, the Manolo challenged his internet friends to say what sort of people would wear three different shoes. This shoe below is the second of three.

Number 2:
The Birki’s Super Birki White Flower Clogs.

Super Birki White Flower Clog

Your name is Joyce, and you are the grandmother of three wonderful “grandbabies”, named Tyler, Braxton, and Kody, by your daughter Linda, the stay-at-home mom/part-time beauty consultant. (Your son, the disappointing Jerry, has not yet settled down at 38, the life of the beer truck driver apparently being unconducive to long term relationships.)

You and your husband Ron are both recently retired. You from 30 years as the relief school bus driver, Ron after 36 years down at the waste treatment facility, where he ended his career as the assistant supervisor.

Now you are ready to really live!

To that end you have purchased the lightly-used, 32 foot, Fleetwood Motorhome which you plan on using to tour this great nation of ours, from the sea to the shining sea! Just you and Ron, and your two Pekinese, Lucy and Ricky.

People do not generally know this about you, but you have the wild-child side, which sadly, now mostly expresses itself in the dishes you take to the potluck church socials, dishes such as Chickpea and Roasted Pepper Salad, and Tater Tot à la Bankok.

P.S. Shoe personality Number 1

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7 Responses to “Shoe Personalities: Super Birki White Flowers”




  1. Anonymous Says:

    These are awesome. Please write them forever.




  2. terry grant Says:

    I know Joyce! She walks her dogs in my neighborhood. She has a tracksuit that exactly matches the purple flower in her flower clogs, which are, according to her “the most comfortable shoes on earth.” They are all she wears since her bunion surgery.




  3. juliemarg Says:

    This is colorful…




  4. maryann Says:

    Oh, the Manolo. I’m delighted to see a reference to the wacky Lucille Ball/Desi Arnaz movie, The Long, Long Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nxx4ijz3aig




  5. Klee Says:

    You have perfectly described my neighbor who, now that I think about it, does indeed own these shoes…..




  6. LIsa from SoCal Says:

    Yum! Tater tots!!




  7. Livia Says:

    Joyce thinks these shoes make her appear quirky and fun, but most people see these shoes coming and quickly plan an escape. On one’s most tolerant and compassionate day, listening to a grandparent carry on and on about grandbabies, especially if there are photos, makes one want to jam an ice pick in one’s eye. It doesn’t matter which one. You know it will be followed by even more stories about the Pekinese, with more photos. Escape is critical to one’s mental health.













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