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Manolo the Columnist: Calypso from Ancient Greek Sandals | Manolo's Shoe Blog

Manolo the Columnist: Calypso from Ancient Greek Sandals

Manolo says, here is the Manolo’s latest column for the Express of the Washington Post.

Dear Manolo,

I need a pair of really fun sandals to wear, something to help me get through the DC summer. I should mention that I’ve been told I’m a bit quirky.


Manolo says, ayyyyy! Summer has officially started and it is officially the first big heat wave. How do we know this? Just this morning, on the television, the Manolo saw Al Roker melting into the puddle on the sidewalk outside the NBC studios, screaming over and over, “the fire! It burns, it burns!”

Or, perhaps not.

Every year, the residents of the Washington D.C. go through the same ritual: decrying the first intensely humid and heatful day , calling it “unprecedented”, as if the Washington summers had never before been hot.

“What’s this,” says the average newcomer to the District, “It’s going to be 95 degrees outside? Why was I not informed about this oppressive climate?”

Thankfully, we live in the age of ubiquitous air conditioning, when we can scamper from the house, to the car, to the office with only the few seconds exposure to nature’s blast furnace. And yet, strangely, these few seconds are enough to cause widespread lamentations among the citizenry.

So, what does the quirky girl wear when the weather turns hot? Something Hellenic (it is frequently hot in Greece), such as these marvelously amusing sandals, the Calypso from Ancient Greek Sandals. With these on your feets you would be impervious to fire!

Calypso Sandal from Ancient Greek Sandals

3 Responses to “Manolo the Columnist: Calypso from Ancient Greek Sandals”

  1. 5PastMidnight June 22, 2012 at 10:16 am #

    At last, Manolo, shoes for those who don’t judge by shoes! Crazy, I know.

    • Manolo the Shoeblogger June 22, 2012 at 12:50 pm #

      Yes, perhaps they are the little more Earth Motherish than the Manolo usually recommends, but the Manolo thought them fun and sufficiently quirky.

  2. The formerly shoe-obsessed Wayne June 22, 2012 at 12:24 pm #

    I don’t know if I could justify spending $245 on them.