Hang them on the fridge

Not often do I see a dismissal of a new shoe quite this absolute:

Mabu by Maria BKLet’s take a closer look, shall we? Please note that this particular style is EXCLUSIVE AT NET-A-PORTER.COM.

Each pair of Mabu by Maria BK’s sandals is unique and has been made by hand in Greece. This sand leather style winds high up your calf and is woven with playful pompoms, glossy beads and coins. They’re reinforced at the sides with geometric embroidered canvas straps.

The price, $200, does not (to me anyway) seem inordinately high, unless you’re inclined to price these things by the pound; it does seem awfully insubstantial, even compared to my standards for inchoateness. I said something about “a six-year-old playing gladiator,” which brought this response: “It does look like a 1st grade art project gone awry.”


  1. fillyjonk »

    26 March 2016 · 6:43 am

    I don’t think I’ve ever paid $200 for a pair of shoes and certainly would not pay for a pair of shoes that looked like THAT.

    Reminds me of those beads-on-tracks toys that seem to populate every waiting room of every doctor’s practice that includes kids…..

  2. McGehee »

    26 March 2016 · 7:42 am

    $200? It doesn’t even have an 11-inch stitched-leather shaft and an inch-high riding heel (fancy painted design normally concealed by boot jeans optional).

  3. CGHill »

    26 March 2016 · 10:18 am

    Never underestimate the value of an 11-inch shaft.

  4. fillyjonk »

    26 March 2016 · 11:10 am

    Shut yo’ mouth.

  5. McGehee »

    26 March 2016 · 11:36 am

    Whoa, what’s this I just walked into? A line with a boxing glove on it?

  6. fillyjonk »

    26 March 2016 · 4:28 pm

    I’m just talkin’ ’bout Shaft.

    (Sorry. My mind goes strange places sometimes.)

  7. CGHill »

    26 March 2016 · 11:16 pm

    And we can dig it.

  8. Jessica Gottlieb »

    1 April 2016 · 10:55 am

    Your commenters are everything!

  9. CGHill »

    1 April 2016 · 8:00 pm

    Some of them have been here for the better part of two decades; their skills have been honed to an edge most of us can barely imagine.

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