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The Wisdom of the Manolo: Just Say No to Ugg-ly Footwear - Paging the Russian Valenki! - Regardless of Name, Country of Origin or Latest Incarnation. FASHIONTRIBES SHOE & FASHION BLOG
Here at FT, we have a problem with ugly footwear & skirt combinations - and, yes, cowboy boots generally fall into this category - so you can imagine the conniption fits we have when otherwise attractive fashionistas are still spotted in Ugg-like boots & skirts. Every time you think it's safe, this fashion beast rears its fugg-ly head (or should I say boot) yet again. As the super fantastic Manolo says: Ayyyyyyyyyyy!
Enter the latest threat to the fashion landscape: the Valenki. But thankfully, the Manolo is on the case:
Manolo says, recently the Manolo he has been hearing much talk about the Russian Valenki boot as being the next Ugg, the next ugly boot to be the big trend.
Here, allow the Manolo to nip this in the bud.
If you are the shuffling, toothless, 100 kilogram Russian babushka with the head scarf then by all the means, wear the valenki. If you are not the Russian granny then, in the opinion of the Manolo, you have no business wearing the Valenki.
Trust the Manolo, nothing says, Comrade, I have in my soviet-era apartment stockpiled 500 rolls of the low-quality toilet paper like the valenki.
Do not be the babushka, do not wear the valenkis.
- Lesley Scott
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I just got a pair and I LOVE it.
Uggly — is a realative term. Chances are you guys didn't get it.
Posted by: Alex | Jan 17, 2006 2:06:24 PM
I just got a pair as well...totally not pretentious...simple and very effective for keeping your feet warm...alright with a pair of jeans. A friend (works for a company) told me that a new online store (Vulcan Valenki) is going to be providing a series of authentic valenki (boots and slippers)...more to choose from if you are into it.
Posted by: WarmCanadian | Feb 6, 2006 11:17:10 AM