Daily Miracles |
Mastering skills is not easy, especially when one is a young upstart shoe salesman. But a true prodigy can emerge with a little coaching and lots of practice, and a young lad can turn into a unique and celebrated shoe designer. Inspired by a shoe drawing John did in his early 20s recently found in his mother's attic, John has created a simple and versatile slingback with a gorgeous silhouette. Handcrafted in Peru, The Prodigy features leather soles and a leather wrapped 3.25" heel, with an x-shaped leather interlace for accentuation on two youthful leathers: a cool, grey glossy patent leather, and a floral pattern printed on dry leather giving the slingback a time-faded feel harking back to the Fox & Fluevog days. Practice the Daily Miracle of Giving.
7 reviews so far... write yours!
Posted by Cat from Vancouver:
Getting to know each other...
The floral Prodigies are my 5th pair of 'Vogs, and I know I will grow to love them as much as all the others (shhhhh, don't tell them). I typically wear a size 9 due to my wide, wide flipper feet, so I that's the size I bought. The toe box is definitely on the narrow side and quite rigid, but I think it will soften up with more wear, like all my other 'Vogs have done. My heel slipped out of the slingback at first, but the good folks at the Gastown store kindly sent them out to be tightened up. Beyond the toe pinching, the slight platform makes these beauties wonderfully comfortable and supportive, and the gorgeous print spreads cheer wherever I go. :-)
Posted by Aesha from Victoria:
Love, love, love
These new beauties were added to my growing (gulp) fluevog collection.... They fit beautifully and are amazingly comfortable. I am typically a size 7, but got them in a 7.5 due to the narrow toe box and my square feet. They are glorious! Thank you John!
Posted by Sarah from Vancouver:
I will add my voice to those who found these narrow. In my case, that's not a good thing. Anyone know how I can get these to stretch width-wise? Already tried multiple socks, the ziploc freezer trick, and lots of wear. `:O
Posted by Catherine from North carolina:
Love the floral
Love the floral on these shoes. The length fit, but the toebox is very narrow. The heel is a nice height even for an older lady like me.
Maybe it will stretch. Would be fine now if I didn't have a little toe.
These shoes were made in Peru-- feet are much smaller there., I guess, but we need wider toeboxes here.
Please, please, please.
Posted by Maria:
I got these as"work shoes", I can usually go the whole day in them, and I am on my feet a lot. They are a little high for long walks for me though. Other then the hight, they are very comfortable, and fit true to size, mine are 8.5, and that's my size in all the shoes. In terms of the look, they are just as beautiful and unique as my other Fluevogs, and I love them. Thank you, Fluevogs, for bringing me so much happiness with your beautiful creations, I 've never felt this way about shoes!
Posted by Gina from Los Angeles:
I just bought these today and I looooooooove them! Can't wait to wear them to work! Have been looking for a good neutral, and I always seem to come home with the funkiest of the bunch when I go to Fluevog, but this time I held fast and boy am I glad I did. These are so comfortable, I can't believe they are a 4" heel. These are true to size too. PS And no matter who I talk to when I'm there, I always walk away amazed at how nice they are! Love this store!
Posted by Michelle from California:
I absolutely adore these shoes! They are absolutely gorgeous! Each pair is unique -the pair I have has more red. They can be casual with jeans or more dressed up. They are comfortable and fit my different sized feet. They run on the bigger size -I usually wear 6.5-7 and I bought a size 6.