The Goodall was named after the scientist who was best known for her study of the social & family interactions of wild chimpanzees, and how those were indications early hominid behaviour. Going against the academic beliefs of the time, Goodall proved that chimpanzees naturally use tools, aren't vegetarians, and have a tendency towards aggression, providing further evidence of the social similarities between humans and chimpanzees, albeit in a much darker manner.
The Goodalls feature vegetable-tanned leathers with a soft pebbled texture, and are built on a 0.75" platform of exposed recycled cork with a 4" solid wood heel. John designed the Goodall as a natural heeled sandal with an ankle strap for those eco-minded, fashion-forward individuals who like to prove the establishment wrong, and tend to go with their strong intuition. Natural Beauty Rules.
11 reviews so far... write yours!
Posted by Kari Homan Shannon from Dallas, TX:
These shoes were oh so comfy, except they dug into the side of my foot on the outside. The top outside part of the toe strap just hurt... so I oiled and stretched them, but when I oiled them they lost that beautiful heather color and now are just plain gray. I love them so much that I came back and bought the next size larger to see if it fits any better, and plan on keeping both pairs... These are awesome. They were my first pair, and I got my second pair a week later, and ordered 3 more pair tonight. Never have I worn heels this comfy!!! Life is good in my Fluevogs!!!
Posted by Cayley from Vancouver/Mexico:
pretty but flimsy
I had drooled over these in the Vancouver stores, and while now temporarily living in Mexico, once I saw they were on sale and in my size, I bought them online and had them shipped to my employer, who dropped them off for me on a recent trip down. The 10.5 worked well for my normally-11 feet. I was so in love - they are indeed an absolutely gorgeous shoe. The dove grey (almost a purple tone) is a great neutral and for heels, they were fairly comfortable off the get-go. My first pair of Fluevogs and I was impressed. My second time wearing them out, however, ended in tragedy. Once I got home I was unstrapping them and discovered that the right side of the heel of my left shoe had ripped right out from the sole. We're talking second wear with minimum impact here - like walking from the taxi to dinner. Be careful with these, they're delicate. Mine are now unwearable after an all-too-brief love affair and between the sale-exchange policy and my location I'm screwed. Guess I'm stuck waiting til I get home to see if my favorite cobbler can help. Not sure how I feel about the shoes now, or the brand.
Posted by Diane Maille from Vancouver Island:
Is in love with John Fluvog.
Just arrived in the mail yesterday. I never thought I would ever say it, but here is a guy who knows what a woman wants and understands her needs! John Fluvog you fit sooo good. Girls when you see me with my John Fluevog, don't hate me. You too can get a pair just don't touch mine!
Posted by SparklePants from Seattle, WA:
Got these in the dove color after a few trips to the store and I am so glad I did. I love wearing them - so comfortable - and I always get lots of comments. These are great with skirts and pants, even skinny jeans. Looking forward to taking these into fall by layering them over tights.
Posted by Nikki from Prince George:
Oh, SO sexy!
My very first pair of fluevogs - bought as an anniversary gift by my husband and do I feel AWESOME in these babies! Fit perfectly, doesn't even seem like I'm walking in a heel! Works with dresses, skirts, pants and jeans. I've never had so many comments regarding a pair of shoes! ,->
Incredible. In love.
These just arrived from the Boston store today and they fit beautifully. In heels I'm a Vog 7 and a non-Vog 6 1/2, so keep that in mind when ordering. I've been looking for a stylish (non-boring) neutral sandal and the Dallas Gray is perfect. I thought the fringe may seem a little Pocahontas, but not at all when you finally put them on. Hesitate no more and welcome these beauties into your life!
Posted by JT from Vancouver, BC:
Hot, but not for narrow feet
These shoes are hot, so fantastic but they couldn't fit my long narrow foot (size 9). These are very wide fitting, good for a high arch perhaps. In order to get these the entire shoe would have to be adjusted for me from the strap to the front. Too bad because I really love these but they don't love my feet. Can you make some shoes for narrow feet too? Thx.
Posted by Jung from Portland, OR:
Runs a bit large.
Totally gorgeous and comfy but runs a tad large. I usually go up half a size for most Vogs but these I actual went down half a size. (I like my sandals snug and without a toebox to get in the way, I usually go down half a size for sandals anyway) A little warning to the wide feet folks - you might run intoa bit of foot muffin top (you know, when you get flesh squeezing out the sides?)
Posted by Jen from Canada:
These shoes are fabulous. The leather is soft, and even though they're tall, they're amazingly comfortable. Shout out to Andrea from the Gastown store for hooking me up with these!
Posted by Angela:
Just received my new pair in grey of these lust-worthy shoes, and they are a perfect fit! LOVE LOVE LOVE what can I say I'm never dissappointed buying 'Vogs - the leather is sooooo supple and they are super comfy! Can't say enough, even my hubby commented on how smokn' hot they are, WOOF!