Manolo for the Big Girl Fashion, Lifestyle, and Humor for the Plus Sized Woman.

May 19, 2008

The Triumphant Return of Moon Boot Monday!

Filed under: Boots,Honey. No. — Miss Plumcake @ 10:38 am

Never let it be said that Manolo for the Big Girl doesn’t care about your needs. We know that most if not ALL of you at one time or another have pulled your hair, rent your garments and moaned “O IF ONLY I had a pair of laughably expensive be-logo’ed moon boots conceived from an unholy union between Run DMC’s old Adidas Superstars and the aged and dessicated hide of Snuffleupagus’s notoriously round-heeled great grandmother, Alma Jean! WHY IS LIFE SO HARD?”

Well, here you go:

It’s about YOUR needs, baby

What can I say? We’re givers.



    Comment by Twistie — May 19, 2008 @ 12:01 pm

  2. The link says “grey fur,” not faux fur, so presumably some luckless critter actually died for these things. But whose pelt might it be? Rabbit? Deer? Squirrel? The color suggests a particularly hirsute rat, but perhaps that’s unlikely.

    Comment by Bridey — May 19, 2008 @ 12:16 pm

  3. So retro! Me cavewoman go kill furry thing. Wrap hides on feets. Invent knot. Matches loin cloth Ugh man gave…

    Comment by Jennie — May 19, 2008 @ 12:45 pm

  4. I live in an area with a lot of winter. I could see wearing something like those for tromping about to the grocery store in 2 feet of snow.

    But as fashion? Never.

    Comment by TropicalChrome — May 19, 2008 @ 12:55 pm

  5. Good Lord. If I want mukluks, I’ll get real ones. Real mukluks, BTW are a thousand times better looking than those monstrosities.

    Comment by Geogrrl — May 19, 2008 @ 1:01 pm

  6. And they’re on sale. Wow. Who could resist.

    Oh, wait — I could, for one.

    Comment by Nemtynakht — May 19, 2008 @ 1:39 pm

  7. Ow. My pancreas.

    Comment by Liz B. — May 19, 2008 @ 2:43 pm

  8. Oh my, the weather forecaster on the radio just said that the temp. would reach 112 here today. Just looking at these makes me feel hotter than I already am. That is without including the sizzling of my corneas as they look at those boots. It is like an accident, one cannot help but look with horrified facination.

    Comment by Miss P — May 19, 2008 @ 4:25 pm

  9. These look like someone strapped together some Ewok hides…it’s awful! Their awful!

    Comment by AmazonAngelle — May 20, 2008 @ 12:13 am

  10. AmazonAngelle, I wouldn’t mind the wholesale slaughter of Ewoks…but do they have to actually use the hides?

    Comment by Twistie — May 20, 2008 @ 12:49 am

  11. Hate.

    Comment by Chaser — May 20, 2008 @ 1:48 am

  12. If only this were two summers ago. I’d wear those around New York with a flippy sundress and be the height of fashion.

    Comment by boots — May 20, 2008 @ 8:31 am

  13. I will confess, I own (and love) a pair of moon boots.

    They are pink, Baffins, rated to 20 below, waterproof, comfortable, and positively delightful when I’m going to be out in cold wet weather for an extended time.

    What they are *not* is designer, nearly $300 (on sale from nearly $500!), stylish, or decorated with fur.

    What else they are is “in their box in the storage closet roughly 360 days out of the year.”

    But I do live in snow country, where it isn’t uncommon for temperatures to drop well below zero, or for us to get 8 inches of snow, followed by a long enough thaw for it to turn into two inches of slush, followed by another hard freeze to make it two inches of rough ice, then get another 6 inches of snow on top of that ice. In that case? Moon boots ROCK. These, however, are neither practical nor attractive.

    Seriously, there are times and places for practicality to outweigh style; walking shoes and bad-weather clothing (boots included) are two of them, as far as I’m concerned. During snowy, cold winters, I’m much more concerned with keeping my feet warm and dry, and my footing solid. That means no high or skinny heels, suede or pointy toes, lugged soles, and room for a pair of socks.

    Comment by rabrab — May 20, 2008 @ 1:15 pm

  14. Aren’t Mondays bad enough? This feature does not need to recur.

    Comment by ChaChaHeels — May 21, 2008 @ 9:24 am

  15. Rabrab, I don’t think anyone is mocking these just because they’re moon boots. After all, we all know that extreme weather conditions can require for extreme footwear, and in those cases you just have to make the best of it. If the situation calls for hip waders, then hip waders you must have, and godspeed to you. On the other hand, if Moschino tries to come out with bright-green ostrich skin hip waders with silk tassels and rhinestone detailing and sell them for three thousand dollars, then we mock.

    Comment by daisyj — May 21, 2008 @ 1:17 pm

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    Comment by Maria Shaun — May 22, 2008 @ 7:23 am

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