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The Daily Kick: Bitten, not shy | Manolo for the Big Girl

The Daily Kick: Bitten, not shy

They’re Balloafers!


I’m telling you right now I’m a huge, HUGE fan of the elasticized flat. Always have been, always will be, but my problem with them is they’re often SO flat they’re not as comfortable as something with a teensy bit of lift. It looks like these have a split leather sole and I particularly like the curve of the breast of the heel, it’s not just a little stack. The hardware is nice too, it looks like a loose snaffle bit, but not in a way that tries to imitate Gucci, which I appreciate.

snaffle bit

Incidentally, if you can’t afford an Hermes “mors ring” scarf ring (pictured here on the lovely and talented MaiTai, whose blog is nothing short of a delight) do yourself a solid and pick up a pony or miniature horse snaffle bit. You can use it in the same way and even in sterling silver, it will cost you a tenth of what a Mors ring would.


Beautiful, non?

Loafers are available in pink, celery and a lovely sort of azureicon (sizes all limited) they’re from Raparo and are made in Italy, on sale for $79.

3 Responses to “The Daily Kick: Bitten, not shy”

  1. raincoaster August 5, 2009 at 4:49 am #

    I actually did this back in the days … well, the horseless carriage was around then, I guess. Also, double-jointed snaffles make great conversation pieces, because nobody quite knows what it is.

  2. Tina January 17, 2010 at 8:04 pm #

    I took your suggestion and ordered “miniature horse/pony snaffle bits”..they are HUGE, nothing like this small one pictured here in the photo. so I’ve wasted $15 in shipping. Although it could be used to tie sarf like a belt. But never around the neck.

  3. Plumcake January 18, 2010 at 2:39 am #

    I’m sorry to hear that, the one I have works beautifully on the neck.