Flats! Fast!

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

My dearest Manolo,

It seems that my daily run combined with “excessive” (according to my doctor) wearing of stilettos have given me both a heel spur and plantar fascitis, which makes walking feel very much like there is a very sharp dagger stabbing me in the heel. I am prohibited from wearing anything but flats for (gasp!) at least a YEAR. To make matters worse, I have to wear an orthotic heel cup, so anything that doesn’t cover the Cold War Era Soviet utilitarianistic hideousness of said cup, is out of the question. I should be somewhat excited to be shopping for an entirely new shoe wardrobe, but I feel so limited.

I need flats for every occasion/ensemble (ie. cocktails, barbeque, lunch with the girls, running errands, semi-formal occasions, night on the town, etc.) and I need them fast. Style-wise, I’m very much into classics with a twist of attitude. I am currently wearing tennis shoes with everything, and it makes me feel very housefrau. Please, please, please help. Please. Please. (This is me, with the begging.)

Your faithful,


Ayyyyyyy! To be limited by the painful circumstances to only wearing the flats would truly be the fashion emergency. Happily, the Manolo stands ready to make the few suggestions to ease his friend’s trauma. You can always do the TOMS free shipping, as well as these trendy flats.

Albany by Pedro Garcia    Manolo Likes!  Click!
Here is the attitudinous satin flat from the Pedro Garcia in the color called “pewter”, which would be good for the wearing during the evening, either dressed up or dressed down.

7045 by Sigerson Morrison    Manolo Likes!  Click!
Three words: Red Patent Leather!


Prada Flair City Drivin Mocassin  Manolo Likes!  Click!
For the more casual times the Manolo likes this driving moccasin from the Prada.

And, finally, for the barbeques, the Manolo gives you the perfect shoe…

For-Real by Beverly Feldman   Manolo Likes!  Click!
These from the inimitable Beverly Feldman are so cutesy with the raffia and the gingham fabric and the cloth berries. Are they not exactly what you would wish to wear with the the capri pants while enjoying the afternoon out in the backyard?


Riding Boots for the Short Girl

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

Dear Manolo,

I’m really short, about 5’1”. Is it better for me to wear boots with a bit of heels? I’ve had my eyes on a pair of classic riding boots from Prada. Please let me know what you think of it. Thanks.



What is there to think about? These are emphatically handsome boots in the very classic shape. They would be the good addition to any wardrobe, and you would get much use of them over the coming decades.

Perhaps the Peggy is worried that her lower leg is too short to carry off the knee-high boot. The Manolo thinks that unless she is exceptionally short legged, this will not be the the case. But, only the trying them on will tell, as the boots should not go over her knee, rather should stop just below the knee.

Of the course, what the Peggy really wants from the Manolo is reassurance about purchasing that which she already powerfully desires. To which the Manolo can only say go for it! He commends her on her good taste and knows that she will get much pleasure from wearing these boots.


Prada Spring

Manolo says, it is February and the Manolo is tired and sick of the winter, and so to hasten the arrival of the better weather he has decided to give you the early Prada Spring.

Prada Womens Shoes Spring - Summer 2007Prada Womens Shoes Spring-Summer 2007 - BALLETS - COME WITH PRADA MATCHING BOX

Prada Womens Shoes - Spring-Summer 2007 - BALLETS - COME WITH PRADA MATCHING BOXPrada Womens Shoes Spring - Summer 2007

Ayyyyyy! The colors, they are so pretty!

Prada Leopard for the Fall

Prada Mini Leopard Clog  Manolo Loves!  Click!

Manolo says, this shoe, the mini leopard clog from the Prada, the Manolo absolutely loves. It is the very definition of the super fantastic!


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.

Prada Pumps

Prada Shoes Fall 2005     Manolo Likes! Click!Prada Shoes Fall 2005 - seen on vogue magazine!!

Manolo says, this is how it is with the Manolo: sometimes he wakes up in the middle of the night wanting to see the Prada pumps.

The Smart Bargains

Manolo says, one of the places of the online that the Manolo he has recently discovered for the bargain shoe shopping is the SmartBargains.com. This place it often has the beautiful designer shoes at the inexpensive prices.

For the example, this pair of the classic Prada riding boots, they are over 50% off of the usual price.

US 7 / EUR 37  Prada Women's Brown Leather Riding Boot   Manolo Likes! Click!

Yes, as with many of the interent shoe bargains, the selection of the sizes it is limited. In the case of these boots to only the size six or the size seven, but if this it is your size, this it is the quality item that will long be the part of your wardrobe.

Here is another of the shoe bargains, this one for the big-feeted girl.
YSL Rive Gauche Open Toe Pump   Manolo Likes!  Click!

This open toe pump from the Yves Saint Laurent Rive Guache, it is only available in the size eleven, but this shoe it is selling for 65% off of the regular price.

The selection of the shoes at the SmartBargains.com it is not especially wide, however, the prices they cannot be bested, and until the end of the month of the May, if you purchase more than the $300 of the American dollars worth of the goods, the SmartBargains they will give you the additional $30 off of the purchase price! This it is indeed the most super fantastic and super smart bargain.

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Prada for the 8 1/2 Size Foots

Prada White Leather Slides    Manolo Likes!   Click!

Manolo says, these beautiful slides from the Prada, they are only available in the size 8 1/2, however, they are on deep discount sale at the LoveMyBag.com, where they are selling for only $140 of the American dollars!

Truly, if you are the size 8 1/2 this is indeed the super fantastic bargain.

Of the course, if you are not the size 8 1/2, the Manolo he can only offer you the shoulder of consolation, and the wry look of knowing comisseration.


Prada Fish For Summer

Prada Womens Shoes Spring - Summer 2005    Manolo Likes!  Click!Prada Womens Shoes Spring - Summer 2005   Manolo Likes!   Click!Prada Womens Shoes Spring - Summer 2005   Manolo Likes!  Click!Prada Womens Shoes Spring - Summer 2005  Manolo Likes!  Click!

Manolo says, the weather it is warm, and so the Manolo he has begun to think of the beach. These whimsical and somewhat rustic sandals from the Prada, they bring the beach to your feet.


Prada Sneakers

Prada gold leather lace-up sneakers.   Manolo Likes!  Click!Prada silver leather lace-up sneakers.  Manolo Likes! Click!

Manolo says, the Manolo he has recommended these sneakers from the Prada on many of the occasions before. Now, they are on the sale at the deep discount at the Bluefly.

Yes, they are of the last season, but they remain very attractive, especially at the price.

The Boots of the Prada

Prada Womens Shoes Fall - Winter 2004/05  Manolo Loves!  Click!

Manolo says, it is no secret that the Manolo he loves the Prada. Nor would it be the secret that the Manolo he loved these boots from the Prada at the first sight.