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Oh, Aquatalia by Marvin K. Such a gorgeous shoe; such a wackaloon name.
Meet the Flubby. It’s available in platinum metallic calf or black patent leather. It retails for $290. And its name evokes … what?
A rubber-like, super-bouncy substance?
“Transdimensional messengers who bring outrageous packages to out of the world places”?
“To botch or bungle”?
Very flubby (and fugly) Crocs.
More oddly named shoes: the Aquatalia by Marvin K “Smirk” (yes, Aquatalia is a repeat offender); the Naturalizer “Weirda”; the Wolky “Rodentia”; the Arche “Stupa”; and the Elle “Nervous.”
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Aquatalia's a good name, though, Nancy? I see they are on an X roll with the Xube, Xylo, Xact- which sound more like dental office supplies than desirable spring shoes.
February 18, 2011 at 10:00 AM
@Duchesse: I'm neutral on Aquatalia, a portmanteau of "aqua" (because the original line was waterproof boots) and "Italia." For a portmanteau, it's graceful and pronounceable, and it has pleasant associations with Eleanor of Aquitaine.
Nancy Friedman |
February 18, 2011 at 12:27 PM
Jon Carroll |
February 18, 2011 at 01:13 PM
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