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Sarah Palin's debate shoes take center stage

October 3, 2008 | 10:32 am

83096265_2When Sarah Palin was spotted in Naughty Monkey red patent leather peep-toe pumps last month, the shoe blogs went ape. The $89.95 pumps also sold out fast. The WSJ reported that sales jumped by 50% for the brand known to be a fave among club kids and Paris Hilton.  Now, the bloggers who report breathlessly on arches and toe boxes have put out a plaintive plea for identification on Palin's shoes from Thursday's debate.

Over at Shoe Minx, they are imploring readers to name the designer behind Palin's oxblood patent pumps. (If you look closely, you'll see that Palin buys her shoes a 1/2 size too big, because there is a gap between her heel and the lip of the back of the shoe.) BlackBook is convinced that Palin's footwear is designed by Sergio Rossi.  But they don't think that the shoes are from the current season. Even Reuters has a close up of the shoes posted on Yahoo.

Did anyone capture Joe Biden's wingtips? Of course not.

-- Monica Corcoran

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