L'inspiration originale derrière la chaussure Guide vient de la fois où John se dirigeait au studio de conception Fluevog pour une réunion et fut confronté par une Guide cherchant à vendre ses biscuits. John, se sentant généreux (et affamé), décida d'acheter plusieurs boîtes de ces délicieux biscuits (on ne connaît toujours pas le chiffre exact), pour les offrir à ses employés dévoués et travaillant. Pendant sa marche, la faim le vainquit, et il a commencé à manger joyeusement. En premier, la boîte menthe et chocolat... ensuite celle des biscuits à la noix de coco... et puis une autre boîte... Par le temps où John arriva au studio, il constata qu'il avait mangé tous les biscuits. Il jeta les boîtes et détruisit toute évidence de ce qui s'appelle désormais « Le grand massacre des biscuits ». Malheureusement pour John, l'histoire fut dévoilée pendant la réunion où tous remarquent sa cravate remplie de miettes de biscuit.
Souriant en pensant à la leçon inestimable qu'il a apprise ce jour-là, John dessina une chaussure pour femme séduisante avec un cuir épais et souple d'une surface perlée, des boucles signées Fluevog, une plateforme cachée faite de liège recyclé, le tout sur une semelle tunite avec une adhérence en caoutchouc. Cette chaussure de style Charles IX version hyper moderne vous offrira une fondation solide pour les défis qui se pointeront (comme ne pas manger tous les biscuits d'un coup sans verre de lait.) Prepare for the Future, choose well today. (Préparez-vous pour l'avenir, faites le bon choix aujourd'hui.)
Karen from our San Francisco (Union Square) store says:
The angle of the toe swoop makes them fit a half size small.
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Posted by poetryrox from oregon:
LOVE LOVE LOVE
Have em in turquoise
Jeepers, they're COMFY and quirky and spiffy and amazing. I wear them with black and the shoes are the outfit.
Posted by Terri from Los Angeles:
Color, comfort, and style
I have them in orange. I have them in Klimt blue. And I have the turquoise on layaway. I know that sounds obsessive, but these shoes are great. They make me 4 inches taller, AND I can run in them! They're unfailingly comfortable (and my standards are strict, as I have some toe/pain issues). They're beautiful AND silly. Passers-by love them. They work with jeans, they work with dresses. These are my go-to shoes. They make me feel good, in so many ways. Such a nice creation.
Posted by kym from Seattle:
Just paid off my layaway on these, (been wanting them forever!) and worked 2 days on my feet, standing at least 8 hours each day. (I'm a hairdresser.) NO PROBLEM. I could have probably gone out dancing after work. As usuall, I normally wear a 10 with all shoes, but with Fluevogs a 10 1/2, and this is no different. LOVE!
Posted by Lisabeth from Waitsfield, VT:
Love the Guides
So my daughter is getting married this coming fall. As she is a costume designer, she wanted to know that I was dress appropriately for her special day! She indicated that I was NOT to wear Black, Pants or Clogs [as a chef, that's about all I wear] Found I dress in Gun Metal Pewter. I was happy with it. We went walking on Newbury Street in Boston for Thanksgiving. Tried on some of Fluevog shoes. Love, Love, The New England Yankee in me was a little leary of the price, was walking away.. my girl and her beau bought me a pair of the "Guides" for Christmas. Just wore them for my birthday, first time out in heels in eons..Love Love Love Now I want them un Turquoise!!!! :-D
Posted by Liz Goodstone from New York:
My Dream Shoes
I first saw these maryjanes in Canada, but they didn't have my size. Upon returning home I ordered the blue ones. Once they arrived and I slipped them on, I immediately ordered the orange pair. I can't tell you how many positive comments I get on a daily basis. I just ordered the turquoise color. I would love to see these in black and other cool colors. These are the best shoes. I teach and I can wear these all day and still look cool. The kids love them.
Posted by Bee from Auckland New Zealand:
Thanks for the cool as shoes, these became my third pair of fluevogs. Love the soft smokey pinky red color, Comforty to wear on the first outing so as they soften up more they will be like having nothing on my feet i am sure.
Posted by KT from San Francisco:
Coolest Mary Jane's
I love a good MJ, but this takes the cake. Comfortable, fun and lifts you up, way up. It goes with just about anything - any style jeans (except for maybe mom...), leggings, dress, dressed up or down, with or without socks or tights. I can wear it for hours and still keep walkin'. The construction is solid and I think I'm going to enjoy them for many many years, especially because I take exceptional care of all of my vogs. Thanks JF!
Posted by Gina:
Colour differential ...
To Fluevog lovers who are into really bright shoes: The orange is bright orangey orange on the website but the colour in the box is actually a browny pink ... definitely not an orangey red - more like a pinky brown ... I have a pair of orange Fiorenzas and they are ORANGE! And looked true to type on the website on my monitor when they were there ... I'm so disappointed in the dull colour because these are such amazing shoes (I have the blue & brown)!
Posted by SUSANNAH from TORONTO:
PLEASE GIVE ME REOLACEMENT HEELS!
Upon seeing the new guide colours i am pretty sure i had a joy attack and drooled on myself a little. i have these shoes in brown and blue and will soon own the turquoise and orange ones too. the only problem is the lack of replacemnt heels. i walk the hell out of these things and need easy access to replacement heels! give me my replacement heels! do it now!
Reply from Greg at Fluevog:
Hi Susannah, please contact your local Fluevog store as they will have replacement heel lifts for you. :)
Posted by NC Shoe Lover:
Love these! I wear a 7 in Operettas, and the 7 is perfect in these. They're very comfortable with plenty of width in the toe for my picky feet. The blue is a great color and the style is versatile for dresses, jeans, whatever.