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  • Here’s Something You Won’t See at Manolo’s Shoe Blog

    Posted by Jonathan on March 31st, 2005 (All posts by )

    Superfantastic blogging shoes confer super blogging powers.

    UPDATE: The Autumn Collection


    31 Responses to “Here’s Something You Won’t See at Manolo’s Shoe Blog

    1. Lex Says:

      Dude. Socks and flip-flops… is that … um …done??

    2. Jonathan Says:

      Dude. Feel the power. Your blogging will improve 1000%. I blog with confidence like never before. Strong, silent men respect me and women cannot resist my aura. Fame and fortune are mine.

      Just toe it.

    3. Lex Says:

      Somehow it doesn’t have the cachet of the Ninja tabi boot.

    4. Jonathan Says:

      Ninja, shminja. Those things are lame. Do you want to follow fashion or lead it? Real men are secure enough to wear their ‘flops with socks. Mark my words: floppin’ & sockin’ is where fashion will be in 6 months, and you heard it here first.

    5. Lex Says:

      Does Manolo know about this development?

    6. Ralf Goergens Says:

      You are posting pictures of thongs now? I thought this was a family blog.

    7. Moira Breen Says:

      I hauled out my wide, colorful selection of classic flip-flops at the first sign of (relatively) warm spring weather. God’s own foot wear. (Looks like you’re wearing the classics in this pic. I don’t approve of flip-flop revisionism.)

      I do not, however, do socks. I match my toe nail polish to my flip-flops.

    8. Lex Says:

      Moira is right. Match your toenail polish and ditch the socks.

    9. Mal Says:

      I, too, prefer the free-ranging foot to the one incarcerated by socks… but, and this is a key factor: Males with furry legs often have equally furry feet. I’m sure Jon wanted to show off his blogging gear without making people wonder where he had found a Sasquatch and how he had convinced it to wear human footwear. ;)

      So, with this information, I am satisfied. Socks w/ flops isn’t really all that comfortable to wear, but it is more comfortable on the eyes. Thanks Jon.

    10. Ken Says:

      “I do not, however, do socks. I match my toe nail polish to my flip-flops.”

      Well, you’re female. I would not want to see the male of my species do such a thing. (Especially the nail polish!)

      Leather boots should still be in style for manly footwear. Or at least sneakers.

    11. Lex Says:

      Beads and Roman sandles won’t be seen.

      GOOD wink there Ken.

    12. Manolo the Shoeblogger Says:

      Manolo says, Ayyyyyyyyyyy!!

      It appears that the many months the Manolo he has spent attempting to educate the blogosphere they were wasted.

      Best of the Wishes,


    13. Jonathan Says:


      I was concerned that my physical beauty would overshadow the elegance of my footwear. Also, ever since a certain ghastly windsurfing incident I am reluctant to expose my feet to light.


      Good point. I have emailed the Manolo.

      BTW, I am thinking that if I remove the toes from my socks I could paint my nails. This could be another new fashion.

    14. Jonathan Says:

      I see that Manolo has responded, for which I am honored. He and I will just have to agree to disagree, I guess.

    15. chel Says:

      The flip-flops and white athletic socks help me place you in time and space.

      I just bought a pair of flip-flops that also speak volumes about what generation I belong to. And once the temperature here in Minnesota goes above 40 degrees, I’ll be rockin’ them every day.

    16. Progressive Reaction Says:


      Jonathan provokes a cry of pain from the Manolo. Warning: first link is to a sartorially shocking photo. Not work…

    17. Tyouth Says:

      jon (assuming the feet are jon’s)….one word for you: anti-dude!

      hmmm, wonder if there might be a market for flip-flop-form-fitting, big-toe-segregated socks.

    18. dgm Says:

      dudes, you all act like socks and flip-flops are mutually exclusive. check out the toeless socks by sanuk, available at many southern california surf shops.


      sometimes the temperature dives below 70 but hovers above 55–it’s too hot for aussie dogs but our insteps, heels, and ankles must be warmed. jonathan, at $9/pair, you can’t afford NOT to wear these.

      hang loose.

    19. Angie Schultz Says:

      Or, you could wear some toe socks. I still have a pair left over from the ’80s, uglier than these. I don’t think I ever wore them.

    20. Jonathan Says:

      Wow. You people are way ahead of me.

    21. Myopist Says:

      Dude. You are, like, so letting down the side, here. :)

    22. Jennaratrix Says:


      Unless you’re being ironic, in which case:


    23. Canadian Headhunter (Michael) Says:

      Dude, what’s a sandle?

    24. JoeB Says:

      The Manolo, he must be respected!

      Do not dare to call down the wrath of the blogging gods upon you. Repent NOW, heathen!

    25. triticale Says:

      Every pair I own is black. The matching nailpolish would be Goth rather than metro, if Goths would leave the house in what I am of the age to call zorries, rather than flip-flops.

    26. starphuck Says:

      There are ninja socks that allow for the big toe only to seperate from the rest of the toes. My friend had a pair in high school, five years ago or so. And this is in middle-of-nowhere Wisconsin.

      Hot look tho. Cheers.

    27. Akagai Says:

      I’m with Manolo on this one.

      Frankly, chaps.. men with nail polish on toes matching the flip flops (though Manolo may not be with me on THIS one I suspect) is EASILY much more likely to be an admired ‘look’ in 6 months than THIS cringeworthy non-effort. I can only hope the ill-advised prediction of imminent trendiness to be a postmoder ironic stunt.. fie on you sir for giving false hope to style-challenged fratboys!

    28. AskMom Says:

      WHY didn’t I get the memo? I’m still wearing my FUZZY BUNNY slippers to blog in! I feel so lost!

    29. Jonathan Says:

      No worries! Keep wearing those bunny slippers. Another few months and they’ll be in fashion again.

    30. Sean Says:

      Well, here’s what I am offering those willing… Sol Socks are fleece socks that are made for flip-flops. I know tabi socks have been around longer than feet but noone else makes them with fleece. I agree that flip-flops are meant to be worn sans socks but when it is below freezing and you want to pretend you’re still living in the summer what can you do?
      (And don’t say put on shoes)

    31. Jonathan Says:

      Sean, thanks!