The White Wedges of Prada

Prada White Wedges Spring-Summer 2006    Manolo Likes!  Click!

Manolo says, it is now official, the Manolo has gone mad for the wedges, especially the cute, summery wedges like these from the Prada.


Shoes for the Tess Harding

Cynthia Rowley - Runway Wedge (Brown)   Manolo Likes!  Click!

Manolo says, this wedge from the Cynthia Rowley with its deep, subdued brown color and rich leather, it brings to the mind of the Manolo the sort of shoe worn by the Katherine Hepburn in the 1940s; handsome, strong, and yet still feminine and very alluring.

This, it could be worn with the retro wide-leg trousers and the short jacket to great effect.

Celebrity Podiatrist?

Manolo says, one of the Manolo’s many internet friends has sent the Manolo the link to the article about the wedges.

They’re edgy. They’re wedgy. And they’re sending fashion-forward women tipping and toppling like Star Skater Barbie.

The “wedge” — with cork, wood or woven bamboo elevated soles — is the height of summer footwear. Wedges range from $58 at Nine West to designer Isabel Fiore’s $300 straw platform sandal, which measures in at a staggering 5 inches tall. Women falling for the fad are suffering from sprained ankles and other injuries.

“I’ve had two patients in the last 10 days who have slipped off their wedges,” said Dr. Rock G. Positano, a celebrity podiatrist in New York.

The doctor said both patients were young women who had sustained twisted ankles. He is advising patients who wear the wedge heels to do so for short periods of time, at a pool party or the beach, and not to attempt to stroll for blocks in them.

“And I’m afraid, with vacation time coming up, many women are going to take them for sightseeing. They’re just asking for trouble,” Dr. Positano said. “These shoes affect a person’s ability to know where the ground is. They don’t have that mechanism anymore. There’s no stability.”

“Ayyyyyy!” the media scream, “the beautiful shoes they are too high! The womens they will fall off of their shoes and will break their dangerously fashion-obsessed heads, and all the “celebrity podiatrists” in the world, they will not be able to mend the damage!”

Pah! says the Manolo. Once again, the groundless panic about the shoes of style it has invaded the brains of the reporters during the period of the slow news.

It is obvious to the Manolo that the reporter she does not know the shoes well if she thinks the $300 wedge is most expensive. Here, for the counter example is the slightly more pricey wedge from the Giuseppe Zanotti.
Giuseppe Zanotti 5051 Wedge   Click!  It's Expensive!

P.S. Manolo says, many thanks to the Manolo’s internet friend the Victor for the link.


The Coach Wedge

Coach  Tatianna Wedge Sandal    Manolo Likes!  Click!

Manolo says, this beautiful, simple, rich-looking wedge, it is on the sale at the Gotham City Online, the sad part is that it is only available in the limited sizes.


The Rowley Wedge

Cynthia Rowley - Trade (Espresso Suede/Natural Linen)     Manolo Likes!  Click!

Manolo says, the Manolo he woke up this morning in the mood for the wedge. This one from the Cynthia Rowley, with the rich suede, it is more elegant than the usual sort of the wedge sandal, no?


The Wedges

Manolo says, that one of the Manolo’s many internet friends has asked the Manolo the question.

I, like everyone and her sister, am looking for a pair of wedge sandals to wear this spring and summer that won’t make my delicate little feet look like the Queen Mary I & II. I don’t much go for espadrilles; they get so ratty and stinky after the first rainfall. But I do really, really like wedges with cork heels. And I’d be especially excited if you knew of any done up in metallic or beige leather, and positively orgasmic if they also had an ankle strap. Oh, and since these shoes are so trendy, I’d like to stay under $100. Yes, I’m also a picky eater.

Manolo says, the wedges they are indeed “in” this season. Here are the pair of the wedges from the Anne Klein that are slightly more than $100 American dollars, but are indeed most pleasing to the Manolo.
Anne Klein New York - Skip (Aqua/Gold Multi) - Women's

Anne Klein New York - Skip (Black Satin) - Women's

If these they are not to your liking than perhaps you be would more interested in these shoes from the Coach.

Manolo says, these shoes from the Coach, they have a charming simplicity that the Manolo finds appealing.