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Behold the Voltron Vog

September 19, 2007

I have a complex relationship with Shoewawa‘s coverage of Fluevog shoes.

As I linked in a previous post, a Vog has been featured in their Ugly Shoe of the Week, and  when they’ve said nice things, it’s about a shoe I personally find atrocious.

This is the shoe they featured as last week’s Ugly Shoe.  It’s the Manoles Bottine Moccasin Bootie.

Firstly, Shoewawa are right: that’s a damn ugly shoe.  Secondly, what’s with calling it a “moccasin”?  Does having a fold-down qualify?  Because I’m almost positive the Plains Indians weren’t getting around in flashy patent leather with a jaunty velvet bow.  Thirdly, “bootie” is a dumb word.

Fourthly, fifthly and finally, I declare this shoe the inspiration for a new categorisation of footwear: this may not be a Vog, but it’s a Voltron Vog.

Throw a couple of members of the Listen/Listen Up families into the hopper, add a liberal dose of ‘hideous’ and munch well.  Out pops the stupid bootie.


Greetings and Salutations

September 11, 2007

The adage is “Write what you know”.

I’d say that the corollary is “Blog what you love”.

Welcome to my blog about John Fluevog Shoes.