The original inspiration behind the Guide was from when John was walking to the Fluevog Design Studio for a meeting, and was confronted by a Girl Guide selling cookies. John, feeling generous (and hungry), decided to buy many boxes of the tasty delicious cookies (the number was never confirmed) to bring back to his trusty, hard working employees. On his walk, his hunger got the best of him, and he started munching happily. First the box of chocolate mints... then the box of coconut cookies... then another box... By the time John got to the Design Studio, he realized he had eaten all of the cookies. He discarded the boxes and removed any evidence of what is now referred to as 'The Great Cookie Massacre.' Unfortunately for John, his story came out in the meeting when everyone remarked on his cookie crumb tie.
Chuckling to himself at the invaluable lesson he learned from his experience, John drew up a sexy ladies shoe that featured thick, soft leathers with pebbled surfaces, custom Fluevog buckles, a 3.5" curved heel, and a 1.5" hidden platform of recycled cork, all on a tunite sole with rubber grips. The uber-modern mary jane Guide provides you with a firm foundation for the challenges ahead (like not eating the entire box of cookies at once without a glass of milk). Prepare for the Future, choose well today.
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Karen from our San Francisco (Union Square) store says:
The angle of the toe swoop makes them fit a half size smaller.
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Posted by Kat from Edmonton:
Another beautiful shoe!
I saw these on the website and thought they looked pretty interesting, then on Fluevog Day, I went to the local Gravity Pope and decided to give them a try when another pair I was after wasn't available in my size. Boy, am I ever glad I did!
These babies are awesome! Not at all clunky-looking as I thought they might be, and they make you sooo tall! Completely comfy right out of the box, these are a dream. I usually wear a 7.5 or 8 in Fluevogs, and the 8 fits perfectly.
I really debated between the brown and the blue, but went for the blue. The brown is even nicer in person than it looks on the computer, and the blue is pretty accurate.
Thanks for another great shoe, and for extending the benefits of International Fluevog Day to those not fortunate enough to be near a store.
Posted by ValVeda from DC:
These shoes are perfection.
My feet are the antithesis of the feet-made-for-Fluevogs but three Fluevog stores, numerous calls and emails and the Size 11 in the blue came home to me for my 54th b-day. (last year it was the blood orange Ask Response).
I absolutely wear these shoes all day in pure comfort and joy. I can no longer wear heels as my back has been damaged by youthful shenanigans...these are absolutely no problem.
I tower over 6' in them and enthusiastically GUIDE all the women who ask to your website.
I have a feeling John Fluevog will opt to keep this family around for quite a while. I hope so. I would like a little ankle boot clog in olive.
Posted by Sandy from Bergen, Norway:
I love these shoes. I was a little nervous since I live so far away but I followed the advice I got from the NYC store and ordered the recommended size. I have never had a pair of shoes that fit me better. In fact..I have now noticed how my other shoes DON'T fit as well. Thank goodness I am planning a trip to NYC! Maybe this is WHY I am planning that trip.. @>-
Posted by Amanda from Seattle:
Got the Blue Ones!!
Oh boy, I am still giddy with excitment that I got the last pair of Blue Guides in my size... Thanks so much to the Seattle store for putting them on hold. Wearing them today right out of the box and they are delightful. LOVE LOVE LOVE these! I bought the brown ones a while back and they are a staple. Get 'em before they are GONE GONE GONE
Posted by Linda Bea from Vancouver USA:
Dancing around the house!
They're here! Delivered at 9a by UPS and thank you thank you to Anthony in the LA store for fast shipping. And Crystal in Portland for finding my size. They fit like a glove, no break in and just perfect. I would wear them today but it's raining (of course) and I need to treat them. LOVE LOVE LOVE...... :-D
Posted by Linda Bea from Portland:
Oh my word! Thanks to the MOST wonderful Crystal at Portland Fluevog, I have just scored the last blue pair of blue "Guides" in my size. They little beauties are being shipped as we speak. We will be united in love this weekend. Cannot say enough wonderful things about the shoe and Crystal..... :-D
Posted by Dany from Edmonton:
best shoes ever!
I just got them yesterday,thanks to Phil from Fluevog Toronto,I folloowed his recommendation and got them in 7.5,so they are true to size for me. Very comfortable right out the box,super soft leather,specially inside.Very nice blue colour, I can see me wearing them with dresses,jeans,skirts or shorts.I'm glad I got them as I didn't want them to be the ones that got away, like it happened with the Coffee Arabica which I'm still desperately looking for. These are MINE ha ha >-)
Posted by Cari from Minneapolis:
Happy Birthday to Me!!
I am such a lucky girl!!! For my birthday, I was taken to NYC (which is awesome enough) but then I took myself straight on down to the Fluevog store to buy myself a pair, as a present to myself. I tried these on and fell in love. I bought them in the red/rust color. I wore them to a show while there and got tons of looks - which is hard to get in the Theater District!! My mom bought her first pair too - Happy happy birthday to me :)
Posted by Kristina from DC Metro:
Love these more than my Scouts!
Didn't think it was possible to love my orange Guides more than my brown Scouts, but I do! First day wearing them and I may never take them off. Happy feet, happy me. (Not to get too far ahead of ourselves seasonally, but I'd LOVE these in black suede for winter. Hint.)
Posted by Amanda from Seattle:
Unbelievable Comfort and Style!
By far the most comfortable Vogs I've ever worn straight out of the box. I love them. LOVE LOVE LOVE them. @>- They are so cute and unique and really flatter the foot. I bought the brown because it's practical (LOL) but really want the blue ones. I found they to be true to size, 9.5. I added some foot pads in the front to keep my feet from sliding towards the toes and they are a dream. They are like wearing Danskos or some other orthotic type shoe but so much better. BUY THEM! (But just not the 9.5 in Blue, save 'em for me!)