Drawing on invaluable lessons he learned from his cartography days, John sketched up a lace-up boot that features soft leathers with pebbled surfaces, 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 Map provides you with safety and illumination while on your off-beaten path. Prepare for the Future, choose well today.
Rebecca & Dustin from our Chicago store says:
These boots are very true to size. I would recommend half a size up if you have longer feet/toes. The boots are incredibly well balanced, comfortable, easy and fun to wear. They give an illusion of heels without putting stress on your feet. Be sure to put care with the leather laces as they are more delicate than the nylon ones.
20 reviews so far... write yours!
Posted by Amy Luna from Berkeley, California:
Quiet and Cozy
Yes, like everyone else, I cannot rave enough about how comfortable these boots are! I call them my Super Hero Elf boots. I feel powerful, magical and outstandingly stylish when I wear them. They are like slippers on stilts with ankle support! They make no noise at all when you walk, which is awesome for such a stacked and sexy boot. At the same time, they feel like you could run in them like sneakers. No break in period required. Love the muted purple color, which goes with everything. Also like everyone else, I must say that the shoelaces they come with are useless! But that wasn't going to stop me from keeping these beauties! I ordered a pair of black and silver 54" round boot laces on Ebay for $5, including shipping, which look divine and are much easier to lace up strong. I am a solid size 6 in other shoes and the Fluevog 6 fits true to size and like a dream. Plenty of room in the toe box for happy toes, too! Thanks again, John! <3
Posted by NL from Toronto:
Comfy, great shoes!
I love my Prepare Maps! I bought them in Brown/Yellow, and like a few other people, I had a problem with the laces breaking. I bought work-boot laces (also brown and yellow) and they work like a charm. I love the dichotomy of the showy boots and the mundane laces. Insanely comfortable, these are part of my "9-hour" shoe inventory (meaning I can wear them all day without pain!). I walk 35 min. to and from work in them with no issues. Cobblestones, grass, sidewalks, wooden planks, you name it. No problems and no fallen ankles. I'm not great with heels, and these, while they look high, really feel like loafers on a platform. I'm a 6.5 but I normally buy a 7 and add insoles for comfort. Wide feet and a high arch. I bought a 7 and it fits like they were made for me.
Posted by Samantha from California:
Boots - I want black too!!!
I own these in brown/yellow, and they are by far my favorite and most comfortable shoes. Well made, comfortable, and eye-catching. I wanted black in my size, but they are not available - bring them back!!!
Posted by Ashley from Florida:
Boston, DC and beyond!
I ordered my mapps to expand my beloved fluevog collection. I usually take an 8 1/2 but the lovely ladies of the Boston store - by phone - assured me I'd be happy with the 9 and THEN hunted them down for me. The friendly folks at the D.C. store got them on their way.
Upon arrival, I found they fit my small foot perfectly, but that my "big foot" had to do a few hours of work to break them in. Now they are glorious and I would happily walk to the ends of the earth in them. Much love.
Posted by Susan Scherer from Michiga:
Perfect in every way!
I decided to make my first online Fluevog purchase a bit daring. I normally would go for a low heel shoe style, but the minute I saw these (on sale, too) I knew these were it. I am ecstatic! As mentioned in other reviews, the comfort level is amazing, they are a perfect fit for me. I love the double suede laces with the large grommets, it's a gorgeous boot. If your size is available, don't hesitate!
Posted by Connie Elford from Grande Prairie, AB:
These boots are simply amazing. They belong in my Fluevog closet and on my feet. They fit my feet like a glove. No breaking in, no sore feet, and every step I take I feel like I am walking the catwalk.
Posted by Ali from NYC:
Neither rain nor snow nor 5,000 miles can keep me from my Fluevogs!
When the Maps went on sale, I was in Hawaii, almost as far away from the fabulous NYC store as it's possible to be without leaving the U.S. So I called, and they hooked me up via the Chicago store.
Sean recommended going down half a size, and they're perfect. I love the comfortable platform and funky heel, and the grommets are reminiscent of my beloved Hildegards. The only minor issue is that the laces untie themselves, but I'm experimenting with different knotting techniques.
These modern granny/witch boots are to die for!
Posted by Anne from Toronto:
Adore these boots - totally sexy, fun and Vogolicious. Went up a half size from my usual (super wide feet and high arch) .. They fit like a glove and the platform is so comfortable .. Great for all day running around. I'd love to see these in a high boot (like the natural evolution of my sopranos that I still have going in full swing - I'll simply die if I ever have to retire those boots). I upgraded the laces and put in lovely purple and brown ribbon to tie up ... Dresses up the boot and gives you even more opportunity to play with colour ;)
Thanks John for another wonderful show-stopper :)
Posted by tawnya from Utah:
I bought these KINDA on a whim. I LOVE them. They fit perfectly (I'm a non-fluevog 9, got a 9, they are perfect). They are sexy. They are amazing. I bought the brown / yellow and couldn't be happier. I've had them on all day (I can't bear to take them off!) and this might be the most comfortable Fluevogs I own. Which is saying something!
Posted by TeaTime from Portland:
I once stood in front of a storefront having a "WTH??" moment because they were moving a beautiful vintage car inside. That feeling I had was DESTINY. Because last summer in Seattle a co-worker put me on to "a store that sells some really cool shoes". She knew I'd take the bait. I fell in love with so many John Fluevog's but these haunted me. FOR FOUR MONTHS. Well, I returned to that storefront, hyperventilated from not seeing them on display in the black, and they are mine now! Mine I tell you!! And they are crying for their sisters!LOL I'd never break up a family @>-