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Shoe Personalities: Zuden-6 from Miss Me?

N.B. Psychologists have proven what we already know, shoes tell us much about the wearer

Zuden-6 from Miss Me

The Zuden-6 from Miss Me?, $39.99.

Manolo says, hi, you’re Courtney, and you are originally from Alabama, from like this little town halfway between Cullman and Gadsden, and you were the salutatorian of your high school class, but now, at Vandy, that doesn’t really count for much.

You know, it is just these sorority girls from Atlanta, who all have the blonde hair and drive BMWs. That, or acerbic Northern girls with dark hair, from places you’ve never heard of in New Jersey and Connecticut, who always seem despondent but aren’t.

You really, really, really tried to fit in last year, but it was super hard. Let me tell you, those sorority girls spend money. When the Nordstroms opened at Green Hills, the Tri-Delts were lined up around the block, like it was the new cupcake store, or something.

So, in November, you saved up the little bit from what Momma and Daddy send you each month, and you bought some new clothes for the Rush Week, this sort of reddish patterned dress from Forever 21, and these shoes, which look vaguely like what some of the girls were wearing last fall.

You knew weren’t going to get into TriDelt or Kappa Kappa Gamma, because, you know, that’s crazy talk. A) Daddy is the soybean farmer, not the banker, and B) despite what your PawPaw says, you are not “the most beautiful sugar lump in the whole wide world,” especially not since you put on ten of the freshman fifteen.

But, you thought you had the good chance at one of the other houses.

You didn’t, not really.

It was probably the shoes, you know, they weren’t that comfortable, and they actually weren’t what the other girls were wearing by January.

Strangely, you were not as upset about not being asked back as you thought you would be. Your classes went really well last year, and you had the great summer back home. You lost some weight, and two weeks at the Gulf Shoes put highlights in your hair and freckles on your face, which you think look cute.

This year should be great, right?

6 Responses to “Shoe Personalities: Zuden-6 from Miss Me?”

  1. Livia July 10, 2012 at 6:52 pm #

    These shoes are nothing like what the sorority Barbies will be wearing. These are the shoes of a serious girl, a girl with a fine mind who is busy discovering who she is. Not only do they add interest and style to her ensemble, they stay securely on the foot and even serve for self-defense should it be necessary. I want these shoes.

    • Manolo the Shoeblogger July 10, 2012 at 7:45 pm #

      Darling, you do not want these shoes. You want shoes that look like these shoes, but are made out of the real leather, and are are not produced in China.

      • Livia July 11, 2012 at 5:52 pm #

        Of course you are correct!

  2. Dana July 10, 2012 at 9:56 pm #

    That has to be one of the saddest Manolo posts I’ve ever read!

    But the soybean farmer’s daughter is no doubt there on a scholarship, which bodes well for her future long after her classmates have failed at figuring out how to hold on to Daddy’s money.

    Thank goodness my kid is going off to school in California next fall where they mostly wear flip-flops, and the sororities are not all that!

  3. Marcy July 10, 2012 at 10:15 pm #

    Oh, The Manolo knows Nashville! Spot on!

  4. Livia July 12, 2012 at 8:56 pm #

    By the way, LOVE the new photo of Manolo!