Twin Turbines |
211 Carrall Street
In 1970, John joined forces with fellow Sheppards co-worker Peter Fox to start up their own shoe store in historic Gastown, Vancouver. At first Fox & Fluevog only carried men's shoes, but after a few successful years, the pair opened a second location selling ladies heels and clogs right around the corner at 211 Carrall Street. Continuing the Fluevog heritage by using classic partial blake construction with soles and uppers made from high-grain Italian leathers, the 1611 First Ave is a sleek and simple formal shoe for the classiest vintage suits.
*These particular leather soles can be slippery. If you find this to be the case, we advise adding a topy as a safety precaution.
3 reviews so far... write yours!
Posted by Matthew Godfrey from Calgary:
They looked great but...
I purchased these fine looking shoes in mid-may and fell in love with them. Incredibly comfortable and sharp looking. The downside is that the finish on the leather only lasted until mid july. I paid $280 for shoes that lasted two months. The customer service I received was deplorable and I was left on my own with my ruined shoes. I would love to continue wearing Fluevog's but based upon my experience with these I will never purchase anything else from Fluevog. (:`(
Posted by Edward Skipka from Boston, MA:
Classic/Comfortable "Dressy" shoe
Having already owned 2 other pairs of Fluevogs I knew where to go when I needed a brown pair of dress shoes. The friendly, attentive staff at Fluevog Boston are always amazing in helping or even just for conversation and witty banter.
I really like the classic silhouette of the shoe. It is sleek and refined both from the side and front. I like my shoes to run a little wide but these only took less than a week to break in. It will go great with any suit that you decide to pair it with.
That being said it can also be a very classy show piece for casual wear. I was given the turquoise laces to put in. The color combination between the cognac brown and the bright pop of turquoise, that is so apparent around Fluevog, is far from subtle but strangely perfect . I have gotten many enthusiastic compliments while wearing these with both jeans and cords.
The little details are what make something great. The full leather sole with only a rubber cap on the back, the exposed brass rivets in the heel, the craftsmanship, and the ability to wear these with both jeans and slacks, both dressy and funky are what make this a no brainer.
Posted by Ryan from VIctoria:
How can you not?
I had been eyeing these shoes up for a while and figured I had to make a move when I noticed there was only 1 pair left. I can't believe it took me that long! Comfortable. Sharp.Stylish. What more could you ask for?