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Manolo the Columnist: Cate the Great Deco from Sorel

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

Dear Manolo,

This series of polar vortexes has left me very disgruntled and cold footed. I need a pair of winter boots, and I need them right now. Can you please recommend something serious but with a little flair.


Manolo says, the Manolo has noticed that, thanks to the omnipresent hunt for the television ratings, we now live in the era of weather hysteria, when every dip or rise in the temperature, every summer shower or light snowstorm is greeted by the telegenic weather peoples as if it were the impending asteroid strike. The worst of the lot is the Weather Channel, which used to be the boring but sensible provider of climatological information, but is now in the mass panic business, to the point that they are giving names to the ordinary winter storms as if they were the hurricanes.

“Tonight as winter storm Attila the Death-Bringer hammers the area with up to two inches of concentrated white murder, and howling winds of fifteen miles an hours, temperatures will dip into the extinction event zone, falling below the point at which water, itself, ceases to flow, turning the tri-state area into a colorless wasteland of ice and death.”

So, you get up early the next morning, eager to greet the end of the world, only to find that it is 26 degrees, and your neighbor Murry, who is so nice, has already swept the light-dusting of concentrated murder from the sidewalk with the push broom.

Here is the Cate the Great Deco from Sorel, the serious sassy winter boot that, for some reason, makes the Manolo smile.

Cate the Great from SOREL

7 Responses to “Manolo the Columnist: Cate the Great Deco from Sorel”

  1. Sarah February 3, 2014 at 5:40 pm #

    I had this boot and had to return it because it was unbearably painful! It has an abrasive thick wool liner that would buckle inward with every step I took, cutting into my achilles heel. It tore up several pairs of socks and tights and even drew blood. *shudder* Such a shame, as it’s a pretty cute boot.

  2. Andyshoes2 February 4, 2014 at 3:20 pm #

    I have to admire Sorel for trying to have a bit of fun with the boot names. How can you resist “Joan of Arctic” and “Mad Mukluk”?

  3. D'Arcy February 5, 2014 at 10:07 am #

    If this post doesn’t go viral I’ll eat my boots! One of the funniest things I’ve read in a donkeys age!

  4. sale2schoenen February 14, 2014 at 1:52 pm #

    You did it..these Sorel boots make me smile too.

  5. Jamie Holder February 25, 2014 at 5:57 pm #

    Yes!!! love the shoes


  6. Alice February 26, 2014 at 11:24 am #

    I love long boot specialy of LA Canadienne brand..Its very comfortable

  7. Tracy James March 7, 2014 at 12:38 am #

    Those boots are amazing!! My significant other wears Sorels and he raves about them! All that being said can we just leave the Polar Vortexes behind and get to wearing wedges and sundresses? I am so done with this winter!! Spring/Summer cannot get here fast enough.