John continues on the mantra of "Good Soles leave Small Prints (no matter what the shoe size)" by bringing us the Promise. Featuring soft Italian, veggie-tanned leathers, complete with 'f' pattern etchings, on a 1.5" 100% bamboo heel and a molded sole that extends to the heel for extra shock absorption, the lace-up Promise keeps the fire alight. F is for all things Hope.
"Promise me, you won't let them put out your fire" - Slash
Shawn and Amber from our Washington DC store says:
An amazingly comfortable heel and style. The Hopes Promise can fit short in the toe for people with longer toes/foot.
42 reviews so far... write yours!
Posted by Lynn Lehnert from Grand Rapids, MI:
A Shoe I Would Never Pick Myself
I discovered these Shoes on a Fluevog shopping expedition to the Chicago store with my sister. I told the saleslady I wanted something comfortable and she brought these out. Instant True Love. These shoes fit my feet like a glove and I cannot remember ever having such a comfortable shoe. I swallowed hard and plunked down my credit card. Thanks Fluevog!
Posted by Brooke from Whistler, BC:
Stuck with a squeaker.
These shoes are beautiful and fit great, but the left shoe squeaks with every step I take. I returned them to the store to try and repair them in the spring. They were returned to me looking more worn but I was unable to wear them for several months due to pregnancy. Now that I can wear them again, the shoe still squeaks and I noticed a gouge in the heel. The squeak drives me crazy and I can hardly stand to wear them. I don't think $300+ shoes should squeak and my warranty has ended. Disappointing.
Posted by Koren from United States:
I love these shoes. No, really, I do. As soon as I put them on they fit my foot perfectly. I am normally a 6.5, a 7 in these fit wonderfully.
Posted by stacey from Australia:
size up by half
Just received my new Hope Promise's and i am over the moon with them. A few years ago i broke my ankle in many places an was unsure whether i could handle a little heel height. I am wearing these now and i feel totally supported in the heel area. I normally take a 10 but took a 10.5 in these and they fit perfectly! Thanks again Fluevog i heart u.
Posted by Helen from Toronto:
I was a sworn Bellevue/Fellowship gal until these shoes came into my life. The foot bed fits true to my usual Vog size of 7.5. I'd be about a 7.25 if that actually existed. And by "fits", I mean "allows my foot to completely and utterly relax in a happy cloud of arch support".
The low heel gives a bit of shape but isn't too stumbly-high. The brogue styling and little punched out Fs literally turn heads in the street.
Kinda the perfect everyday city shoe. Dare I say classy, yet casual?
Posted by Vanessa from Chicago:
I have these in the navy and taupe and get comments every single time. One elderly woman even stopped me on the street and told me that she "could tell they are excellent shoes because they have quality leather". These are my 9th pair, and the ones I get asked about the most. And they are so comfortable! Glad I gave them a try in the Chicago store, because they hadn't really caught my eye online.
My favorite Vogs yet!
I've been buying Fluevogs for about 15 years now and these are without a doubt my favorite pair so far. I picked them up on my last visit to the Seattle store, where Willy and Leah treated me like a queen! From the second I put them on, I was dancing and galloping through the store in glee! (No, really - just ask the staff there.) Ever since getting them home, they've stood up to my torture tests with ease and I get asked about where I found them at least once a day.
Posted by Just Me from Vancouver:
I just received my first pair of Fluevog and I'm instantly hooked!! I love my shoes and it's the most comfortable thing I have ever worn. I will definitely get rid of my other shoes and wear nothing but Fluevog. :-D
Posted by christa from alameda, ca:
I'd been wanting the Promise for a while, sorry I missed the orange and petrol blue colorways, so I couldn't wait to get the new blue and cream ones. The blue is a true dark navy and the royal accents add a fun touch of color. Unlike the other colors the saddle isn't solid leather with imprinted Fs, they are actual perforations. This is my 4th pair in the Hope family and they are exceedingly comfortable, I hope there are more styles to come! I'm generally a 7.5 but need an 8 in this family, and in this style if I wanted to wear a thick sock I would have needed an 8.5.
Posted by Janet from Whitehorse:
I purchased these shoes in orange when they first came out (has it been two years already?). They fit my foot perfectly from Day 1 and I have worn them with everything from jeans to vintage/40s style dresses. They remain one of my favorite pairs of shoes, and apart from soon needing new heel lifts, they are still in excellent shape. I'm sorry I didn't also buy a pair of petrol blue ones when I had the chance, but I'm hoping that there might be some new colours on the horizon soon.