Hot to Trot

July 5, 2013
sandals

I took my summer vacation in June, and now that the Fourth of July has come and gone, I realize that I’ve got nothing to look forward to until Labor Day.  Can you recommend some fun sandals to get me through the dog days of summer in D.C.?  —Natalie

Manolo says, it is summer in the District of the Columbia, and you are now paying for all of those glorious spring days filled with the cherry blossoms and the beautiful, clement weather.

As the temperature rises and the humidity soars toward the 100 percent, the days become unbearably long and the tempers fray. It is like living in the sauna except you are not allowed to go about naked unless you are one of the crazy peoples who lives in the Metro stations.

Instead, since you cannot shed your clothing, you must shed your dignity by scurrying like the cockroach from the air-conditioned apartment to the air-conditioned car to the air-conditioned office, and back again in the afternoon.

Happily, there is the consolation, which is that after the first of July, the summery shoes begin to go on the sale, and we may find many bargains that will lesson our suffering.

For the example, here is the neon pink Pedro Garcia flat sandal called the Zuriel that is both wonderfully fun and selling for $200 off the usual price at the zappos.com. Similar deals may be found this time of the year at other online shoe stores. Go look for them!

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