Dear Manolo: Not only is weather here abominable, but worse, my boyfriend won’t be able to get back from Atlanta in time for Valentine’s Day. Can you please, please suggest some shoes that will cheer me up? —Monica
Dear Manolo, Valentine’s Day is coming up and it also happens to be my nephew’s birthday. My sister is throwing a big bash in his honor and said the attire is “whimsical yet casual.” I like wedges but have small feet. What do you suggest? — Liz
Dear Manolo, this series of polar vortexes has left me very disgruntled and cold footed. I need a pair of winter boots, and I need them right now. Can you please recommend something serious but with a little flair? —Shanna
Dear Manolo, I’m tall, 5’11” to be specific, and for most of my life (I’m now 29) I’ve avoided wearing heels so that I don’t tower over others in the crowd. However, I’ve decided that I’m now confident enough to try to look a little more glamorous when I go out. What would you recommend? How high is too high a heel? —Michelle
Dear Manolo, It’s the middle of January. The weather is abominable, and my job is dreary. I feel like I’m slogging through a gray fog. Can you show me a super-fantastic shoe to cheer me up until the sun returns? —Sarah
Dear Manolo: I have been lusting after Robert Clergerie shoes, but have some misgivings. They’re so expensive and often look so high I might die wearing them (and then I won’t be able to work to pay for them!) What do you recommend? I’d like some basic black ones for an upcoming Puerto Rico trip. — Carol
Dear Manolo, For 2014, I’ve resolved to become more stylish. I’m not interested in chasing trends, instead, I’m aiming for sophisticated-downtown -artsy. Please recommend a pair of shoes that will help me achieve this. — Audrey
Can you recommend some fantastic winter footwear for someone who lives in NYC and has to be able to run a mile in them on a daily basis?
Dear Manolo, My husband just announced that we’re going to Miami Beach right after Christmas for a couple of weeks of fun. I need some new sandals that will work in an upscale resort sort of way.
Dear Manolo, Holiday season is here again, and I don’t have a pair of shoes for dressy parties. My feet are of average size but a bit flat. I would love a pair of stylish shoes that won’t leave me soaking my sore feet for days after the event.