Rubens was a prolific Flemish Baroque painter whose paintings, centuries before R. Crumb would draw the same, emphasized the erotic and sensuality of plus sized women. 'Rubenesque' is a term used even today, to lovingly describe full-figured women. Built on an exquisite and decadent, 3" Louis the 14th hexagonal heel, the Rubens mary jane pump uses a contrapposto of either soft stamped royal suedes or luscious velvet, robust patent straps & tips, and ornate buckles. The Rubens provides your wardrobe with the palette and curves to create your own masterpiece. There's no fashion like old fashion.
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Emilie, Dominique, and Samuel from our Quebec City store says:
The Rubens fit true to size and have adjustable straps, which make them perfect for any foot!
41 reviews so far... write yours!
Posted by Dana:
These shoes are breathtaking
I went into the Georgetown store today meaning to exchange my black Vermeer boot for the maroon boot. Then I was shown the maroon Vermeer shoe....when I put them on my breath was taken away. These shoes are stunning. They are, as another reviewer put it, astonishing. All four colors are gorgeous; it was hard to decide which to buy!
Posted by Sunita:
I had been admiring these for months and finally pounced when I saw them in blue. They are stunning! The blue velvet with the blue-black accents is an astounding combination. I can't stop bringing them out of my closet just to admire them. Not only are they breathtakingly beautiful, but they are comfortable as well. I wore these lovelies for the first time for almost 6 hours with no problems. They fit true to size. And Catherine at the DC store was fabulous. She was so helpful, cheerful and enthusiastic.
Posted by Sarah from Chicago:
These are quite honestly some of the best shoes I've ever owned. I bought these in black as my first pair of Fluevogs, and it's started an obsession! I'm an 8.5 with a somewhat wide foot/high arches and these are incredibly comfortable. I wear them to work and definitely do not ever get the urge to take my shoes off and kick my feet up like I do with other heels. The height is high enough to add a little flair and show off that awesomely shaped heel, but not so high that they're difficult to walk in. I'm having a hard time not going back and buying the boot versions of this shoe!
Posted by Brenna from Vancouver, BC:
I visited Fluevog for the first time and walked out with three pairs of shoes, including the burgundy Rubens. These immediately caught my eye, but I almost didn't try them on because I've never been able to wear heels. I'm so very glad I did give them a chance - they're comfy and sturdy as well as being utterly gorgeous! My usual size 6.5 fit perfectly, and even after a 10-hr shift I was reluctant to take them off.
Posted by Tiffany from Petaluma, CA:
I picked these up in burgundy in my usual size 10. Gorgeous! The color is glorious in person. Pretty comfortable too - the heel is a perfect height.
Posted by Sharon Ryan from Singapore:
Love, love, love
I am doing a happy dance. Chad from the Seattle store slipped in a card with a person note with my Baroque Fluevogs. perfect sizing. personal service. Yay Chad! Platinum star from one happy customer.
Posted by Yasmine Vosper from Newcastle, Australia:
These shoes are sooo comfy. I got them in the mail today and cannot wait to spend Friday night looking gorgeous in them!
Posted by Kate from Burnaby BC:
Own these, love these. Wear them all the time to work. Super comfortable and I regularly get compliments on them. I have the black.
Posted by Denise from Toronto or the UK:
I have never regretted buying these shoes. They are comfortable, interesting, beautiful and easily complement casual or dressy outifts. Rubens, I love you! xoxo
Posted by Michelle Giroux from Toronto:
Love, Love, Love!!
These are my second pair of Fluevog's. I absolutely adore them. Not only are they exquisite to look at, they feel sublime. I was never a great wearer of heels, until I was introduced to Fluevog. Thank heavens we met!! Each time I don this glorious pair of shoes, I am stopped by strangers imploring me to tell them where they can procure a pair of these divine beauties.