Manolo the Columnist: The Elegant from Annie

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

Dear Manolo,

Prom is approaching, and I’m currently looking for a pair of shoes to fit my wide feet. I’m having the worst time trying to find wide shoes that are HOT. I don’t want to look like a frumpy old lady at my prom now do I? Please help!


Manolo says, ayyyy! How well the Manolo remembers his own prom, the event which in hindsight should best be forgotten. Sadly, the memory of the the Manolo standing alone outside the gymnasium, dressed in his Edwardian finery, glumly making the sarcastic comments about the other students to no one in particular, is forever etched in his brain.

However, just because the Manolo suffered the prom-based psychic disaster does not mean that others should not have the bestest time ever, with their fancy gowns, rented electric blue tuxedos, and stretch Hummer limousines, which will ferry them from the Olive Garden to the gym. Once there, they will shake their groove thang to the latest dance craze, be it the Soldier Boy, or the Hustle, or the Watusi, or the Charleston.

Unfortunately, the Manolo’s high school friend has just learned one of life’s painful little lessons: wide feet and sexy hot shoes, like oil and water, do not readily mix, at least not at the decent price.

Here is the Elegant from the Annie, the very reasonably priced, moderately HOT, satin dress sandal that goes up to the EE size.

The Elegant from Annie for the Big Feets