Monday, June 01, 2009


Today I received an e-mail advertising Tonino Lamborghini driving shoes for men or women in a variety of colors. A virtual steal at only $268. Made in Italy, actual Lamborghini sold separately. I think the gods are toying with me.


The CEO said...

The internet is trying to tell you to buy a Lamborghini. I say save yourself a couple of bucks and reject the shoes and the car and buy a Porsche 911 in any color you like.

On a limb with Claudia said...

Do you drive? At all? ;)

I think my grandfather's 9th wife had a pair of these. Lovely! Knobby! Pink!

meno said...

I'm totally buying a pair in this color for my husband to drive his Porsche with.

heartinsanfrancisco said...


Sounds like a plan. I think probably black, but silver is good, too. Or red. Of course Porsche makes a very nice dark blue. A great yellow. Difficult decision. I'll get back to you.


Do I drive cars? Of course. Drive people crazy? Probably. Drive golf balls? Not if I can help it. Drive a bargain? Obviously. The universe sends me ads for shoes that are so much cheaper than their namesake cars.


What color is the Porsche?

Maria said...

Do they come in green or yellow too?

Melanie said...

i think that I love these shoes too.. do they come in a rocker bottom? :sigh:

heartinsanfrancisco said...


black, white, off-white, red, brown, silver, lt. pink, hot pink, coral, army green, blue, tan, orange, and two other colors that are hidden behind a window ad I can't get rid of. They are not taking any chances.


What's a rocker bottom?

Warty Mammal said...


I'm going to recommend a compromise. A Hot Wheels Lamborghini, and maybe slip over to Ghirardelli Square and mainline some chocolate. Better yet, get a chocolate Lamborghini. To hell with shoes.

heartinsanfrancisco said...


It's no accident that you would come up with such a perfect solution as you are one of the most creative people I know.

nick said...

My God, I don't own a pair. I'll have to lock myself in the house and hide my head in shame. I don't even have the Armani diamond-studded driving gloves either.

the walking man said...

Sans the color they look like a pair of house slippers the old lady bought me for ten bucks...for another two I can by glue my own rubber nibs on them. so when you finally relent and make this Lambo purchase fate is pushing you towards hearts...can I come and drive it?

furiousBall said...

i think these shoes should come with a free bumper sticker that says "screw the homeless"

Mariposa said...

They say the power of suggestion is very powerful, so I'll get the shoes...and hopefully the rest will follow! ;)

heartinsanfrancisco said...


Armani makes diamond-studded driving gloves? Anyone who wears those cannot be up to anything good.


I'm afraid Fate has her limits. Would you like to be my test drive buddy?




Be sure to test drive them first.

Wanderlust Scarlett said...

It is a sign from THE divine being.

Go drive the car.

...or, they've hacked into your computer and are using psychological tricks to pressure you into selling your soul and buying the car.

Scarlett & Viaggiatore

seventh sister said...

You could get a cheap pair of loafers and a can of Krylon.....

Los Angelista said...

I saw a woman driving a Lambo in Beverly Hills just yesterday. My sons said, "Hey, we should get one of those!" Maybe it's a sign that YOU should get the shoes!

heartinsanfrancisco said...


Or maybe the divine being is a computer hack. Who knew?

I'm standing firm.


They look like moccasins without the fringes.

What's next, a Lamborghini travel mug?


There must be many in Beverly Hills.

I think it's a sign that your sons are precocious, or get very large allowances.

meggie said...

Erm??? Recession??

the walking man said...

Sure...We'll make the salesman sit in the boot.

heartinsanfrancisco said...


Yeah, really. Of course anyone who owns a million dollar car is probably recession-proof. (The e-mail to me was definitely misdirected.)


If they don't trust me to test-drive by myself, I'm not going.

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

Rome was not built in a day. Start with the shoes. Save up for one wheel. Before you know it, several decades later you will own an old junked Lamborghini.

heartinsanfrancisco said...


Like Johnny Cash's Cadillac, which he built one part at a time.

Or a squirrel storing nuts for the winter.

I don't really want the shoes or even the car, but I would like to take the latter for a spin on open road.

Anonymous said...

They look wonderful. On the other hand I have a pair of Wal-Mart moccasins that cost me $12.95 and are amazingly comfortable. With a former pair of same I walk miles and miles around Grenoble back in 2006 with no discomfort at all.

PeterAtLarge said...

Curious. Aston Martin was originally designed and manufactured by a tractor company, I believe. The name "Brown" comes to mind, from the distant past. Less romantic than Lamborghini, for sure, but not a bad car. Can Deere be far behind?

Jocelyn said...

The problem is that I feel they're only worth $265, and in this economy, can you afford the extra three dollars?

heartinsanfrancisco said...


I see you have a new name.

When Wal-mart develops a high speed luxury car, we'll talk. (I have a pair of Minnetonka moccasins that are quite comfortable, too.)


The only problem with a luxury sports car made by John Deere is that they would all be bright green and yellow.

(I miss my tractor.)


If I wanted them, which I don't, I could easily rationalize their purchase on the basis of "are they worth $3.00 to me?" It works every time ~ I am the Queen of Rationalization.

The Fool said...

As a Fool for the classic, let me put in my two bits. Save the bucks on the Lamborghini. It's way over-rated. Buy yourself a 1951 Jaguar XK120 for a pittance of the price. You'll have all the class your heart could desire, and with the extra bucks you can buy shoes for every day of the week.

As a vintage car owner, you'll qualify for some really cool insurance plans with loopholes tailored for your advantage (no, not via Allstate).

I followed this plan for 10 years. Never paid more than $100 a year for insurance. I also sold the car for twice what I paid for it when I was done. I'll send you a pic. :)

heartinsanfrancisco said...

No Fool,

I couldn't agree more. The old Jaguars were incredibly beautiful cars. I was my father's passenger when he decided to see if his would really do 120 as the speedometer promised. It did until another vehicle suddenly loomed at his front bumper.

"He's following pretty closely on your front, isn't he, Dad?" I said as he whipped around the other car without breaking stride.

meggie said...

Sorry. All I can say it 'the fuckers'.

heartinsanfrancisco said...


I guess I didn't make myself clear. Cars --- shoes. Two very different things.