I have been accepted to study naturopathic medicine. I do have a quandary unrelated to how on earth I will afford the tuition: I want to rock my scrubs with some killer shoes. These shoes must be pretty, practical, comfortable and able to withstand a dissection lab. Oh, and inexpensive enough for my now-student budget. —Sarah

Manolo says, what does the Manolo suggest to the new medical student who wishes to remain sartorially splendid while cutting into the corpses?

Frankly, this is the sort of question that has never crossed the mind of the Manolo, what does one wear to the dissection laboratory? Celine? Gucci? If one wishes to be outrageously lighthearted, maybe the JC de Castelbajac? Though perhaps the best would be the Gareth Pugh, if only for the effect it will produce in other students.

Of the course, this point is moot, because aspiring doctors no longer wear decent clothing underneath their lab coats, but rather choose to dress themselves in the wholly functional, wholly drab, wholly shapeless scrubs, the sort of pajama-looking thingy favored by mental patients everywhere. And yet, as the Manolo’s friend has rightly noted, there is still room for expression below the ankles, in the choice of shoes.

Here is the Callie from Hive & Honey ($80-$90, Piperlime.com), the reasonably priced boot that will look great under the scrubs. Just what the fashion doctor ordered.