This legendary 2.5 heeled maryjane was inspired by Maria Malibran, one of the most famous opera singers of the 19th century, who was known for her extraordinary flexibility, range, and power. With soft leathers in Baccarat Patent or matte Dragon, soft rubber soles, and a leather wrapped heel, this shoe could possibly be the most functional and comfortable Fluevog ever. The Malibran will be your everyday, dress-up, dress-down, favourite pair of shoes perfect for anything and everything (which is almost impossible). Your Love Makes Me Sing.
Half sizes available.
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Ali from our New York store says:
The Malibran will get you to where you are going with ease and style! This last runs as true as you can get! The toe box can be short on some people with longer toes, so maybe try a half size up if you think you may fit that description.
151 reviews so far... write yours!
Posted by Becca from Mobile, AL:
Gorgeous but the patent doesn't wear well
I have the black patent leather iteration of this gorgeous shoe. When the pair first arrived, they were lovely--from the rich brown of the leather heel to the elegantly shaped upper with its glossy decorative seams. The finish was interesting. The leather sole was sooo comfortable. Wearing them brought me joy. Together, we pranced through life. Alas, after about seven months of wear a couple times a week, despite my caring for them regularly with appropriate products, the patent finish began to flake off. My once gorgeous shoes are frumpy and peeling. They sit, sad and lonely, at the back of my closet, dreaming of better days. They wore out like Payless shoes, not like vogs.
Posted by Suzi from Burlington, VT:
Just finished up my first day in my new Malibrans, and I can't say enough how much I love them! I bought the turquoise color, which honestly goes with everything and really pops. Not only did I get a ton of compliments, but my feet still feel great! I'm a teacher and do a lot of walking around the school, and I had no problems in these shoes. Most of my 'Vog collection consists of Minis, but these really take the cake for comfort. I find them to be very true to size, as well. Thanks, John!
Posted by Chris from Calgary:
Bought another one!
Addicted to the operettas for life!! This lilac ones are so pretty. Got them in every colour and loving each one. My favs are the Wine coloured ones. True to size & unique.
Posted by Leanna:
Picked up a pair of these lovelies awhile back to wear on upcoming job interviews and they've been my faithful companions ever since. Adorable and comfortable even while following an interviewer over hill and dale on many a campus tour these are definitely my most-worn vogs!
Posted by Elisabeth:
Another Operetta classic, but a little weird in fit
I already had several other Operetta styles, so I knew what I was getting with this family in general, and went for these in the red to celebrate Fluevog Day. The color is absolutely perfect, a luscious glossy cherry, and this family remains the most comfortable style of heels I've ever tried. But these fit super narrow and tight across the top of the foot; my first wearing left welts from the criss-cross straps. This family fits large on me even in my true size in all other ways, so this across-the-top tightness is strange. I imagine they'll loosen up a bit with wear, and they're too gorgeous to give up. Just be aware of that odd quirk of fit for this particular style.
Posted by Melissa Bischoping from Minot AFB, ND:
Needed black heels for work... Fluevog's to my rescue! The gentle rubber sole on these is so nice after a long day on my feet and I don't have to sacrifice fashion for function. l looked At the Gracias at the same time, but the better half said he liked these on me best:) The Gracias maybe just slightly more comfortable, but these are much more "Me". Looking forward to picking up a few more in other colors! my average Vogs are a 10.5 and these Were no exception. Shorter in the toe than some. Very enjoyable shoe to wear- partiers, the office, shopping, jeans... Perfect!
Thanks again, Minneapolis, for always putting up with us! Jamie, Sheri, Samuel, and Brie are basically my shoe heroes!
Posted by Erin from Los Angeles:
Best, Most Beautiful Shoes Ever <3
The Malibran feels like it was made for my wide little foot with short toes. Not the easiest foot to shoe, these little beauties fit me like a glove! True to size! I have the red (the perfect, most gorgeous, rich, shiny red imaginable), and I could wear them with everything. They kind of steal the show, no matter what clothing I wear. I didn't think the straps would look great with my sturdy (not skinny) ankles, but that's a non-issue. They're surprisingly flattering.
Two things that speak volumes:
1. I am über uncomfortable in heels - these are SO COMFY!! (and sexy!! yay, sexy comfy shoes!!!) I can stand/walk in them for hours, no problem.
2. I am super frugal, and the price tag initially freaked me out. However, they fit so perfectly and are so well-made, I have zero regrets about laying down this much cash for them.
So thanks, Fluevog, for making the perfect, beautiful shoe. I wantses more...
Posted by Chris from Calgary:
My feet is always happy in the Operettas, they are the perfect shoes - they are the reason I'm addicted to FLuevogs... I got these in Wine. The colour just 'pops' and it's great with my little black dress! True to size and fits right out from the box. Please make them in more colours!!
Posted by Jennifer:
I have wanted these shoes since 2008
When I got married in 2007, I wanted to be married in a pair of Fluevogs. At the time you still had your wedding line, and I chose the Mini Lily Darlings, well, even after much practice walking in them at home, I managed to walk down the isle in them and pose for pictures, that's it. I've never been a heels girl! When these shoes came out shortly after my wedding, I had wished I had these instead! They would have worked perfectly with the deep red in my colour scheme! Only now I'm SUPER grateful that I didn't have them then ... the marriage lasted 21 months and I sold off the other shoes!! I purchased these for myself as my 14th year anniversary as a graphic designer and they are FABULOUS! I've been wearing them practically every day. I can walk in them, and they are so unbelievably cute. I ordered the red, of course. I would love it if you brought back the olive green, that would be perfect ... my two favourite colours!
Posted by Heather from Edmonton, Alberta:
pretty .... comfortable
Have 2 sets of these and love them in a 1/2 size up (recommended). An all-day-long-at-work set of heels max in comfort and cuteness!