The Shoes of the Iceman

Manolo says, behold! The Shoes of the Iceman.

Lined with hay and held together by a net of rough string, the leather shoes look bulky, itchy and downright uncomfortable. But if they were good enough for Oetzi, the 5,300-year-old man found in an alpine glacier in 1991, they’re good enough for the modern foot, insists Petr Hlavacek, a Czech shoe expert who has created replicas, taken them out for a walk and pronounced them far better than most modern footwear.

“These shoes are very comfortable. They are perfectly able to protect your feet against hard terrain, against hot temperatures, against cold temperatures,” he said, showing off the replicas in his office at Tomas Bata University in this eastern Czech town.

Despite their flimsy leather soles, the shoes offer a good grip and superb shock absorption, and are blister-free, Hlavacek said.

It’s like going barefoot, “only better,” he said. “In the Oetzi shoes, you feel something like freedom, flexibility.”

Like going barefeeted, only you look like the dork.

Manolo says, this shoe it could be the bestseller with the hippies of the crunchiness, but only if the hay it is replaced with the hemp.

Simian Fashion

Manolo says, where’s the organ grinder.

Robert Clergerie on the Sale

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Manolo says, here is another round-toed velvet pump, this one from the Robert Clergerie. It, too, is 65% off of the regular price, a savings of over $230 of the American dollars.

Charlotte Church and the False Advertising

Manolo says, she seems ripe for conversion to the Scientology.

Calvin Klein on the Sale

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Manolo says, many months ago, the Manolo he recommended this most attractive shoe, and now it is on the deep discount sale! It is 65% off of the regular price, saving the smart girl over $270 of the American dollars!

London

Manolo says, at this very moment, the thoughts, the prayers, and the hopes of the Manolo they are with the people of London, and with his many internet friends in the UK.

Galliano!!!

Manolo says, nothing makes the Manolo smile like the visit from the funky little fashion troll, John Galliano.

Yes, the Manolo he likes to poke the gentle fun at the Galliano himself, yet at the same of the time, the Manolo he must confess that there is in some of the creations of the Galliano the ridiculous, ethereal, unwearable beauty.

For the example.

Ridiculous! Beautiful!

It is ridiculous! It is beautiful! It is Galliano!

The Manolo he is so confused.

The Flowers of Bronze

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Manolo says, here you see, in the single pretty shoe from the Charles David, the two of the seasons trends–the flowers on the shoe, and the color of the bronze–together.

The Naming of the Shoes

Manolo says, someone other than the Manolo has noticed that the way the designers of the shoes name their particualar shoes, it is frequently more than somewhat ridiculous.

The Manolo himself, he has often been puzzled by this, something he has talked about on more than one of the occasions.

Tighty Whities

Manolo says, Ayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy! El Diablo Blanco!!!!

P.S. Many and profuse thanks to the always funny Perez Hilton, and to the many of the Manolo’s internet friends who have emailed the Manolo about these pictures.

What the Manolo is…

Manolo says, it is late on the Tuesday evening, but here is what the Manolo is…

Watching…

Reading…

Watching…

Listening to…

Eagerly Awaiting the Release of…

The talk of the Uncle Kimono it has made the Manolo want to rewatch some of the Manolo’s favorite movies of the John Malkovich. He is, in the humble opinion of the Manolo, the particular sort of the genius, one whose work is always worth the watching.

Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich

Manolo says, Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich, Uncle Kimono?