I was recently promoted to an important job that requires I be presentable for the public. Because I work in a place with long hallways, can you recommend shoes that allow me to walk about comfortably while still looking professional?Allison

Manolo says, oh how well the Manolo remembers that day at the shoe shop of the Mercurio Albornoz y Bahamonde when he was finally allowed to interact with the public.

The Manolo had begun his career in the back room of the shop, as the Second Assistant to the Associate Boot Black, working 10 hours each day keeping the shoeshine rags in good order, and handing the Associate Boot Black his brushes.

After only seven months the Manolo was promoted to the Sub-Director of Tissue Paper, responsible for helping the Director of the Boxing and Re-Boxing oversee the placement of the shoes into the boxes. It was in this role the Manolo finally encountered the customers.

The Manolo felt confident as he carried the bundles of fresh tissue paper to the stock boys in the front, because he knew all of the customers were admiring the beautiful two-tone, black-and-white spectator oxfords that the Manolo wore on that first day in his new position.

Such is the power of handsome and appropriate shoes!

Here is the Camelia from the Taryn Rose ($299, Zappos), the smart, comfortable pump with the little flowery cutout details.