Twin Turbines |
1611 First Avenue
In 1985 John opened his first US store, steps away from the Seattle Pike Place Market. Among the antique dealers, comic book sellers, fishmongers, local farmers, and small family-owned head shops operating in the covered arcades, John felt right at home in his new store. With just enough money to refit the space, John had to sell his car (a 1973 periwinkle blue E-type Jaguar) to stock his new location with fabulous Fluevogs. And with that, 1161 1st Avenue (and its stockroom across the street!) became the first John Fluevog store in the US and later paved the way for many more. 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 spats inspired boot for the classiest vintage look.
*These particular leather soles can be slippery. If you find this to be the case, we advise adding a topy as a safety precaution.
8 reviews so far... write yours!
Posted by Ben from Calgary:
Great boots with a couple minor heel issues (big feet)
I got these boots in brown last year and they have been my go-to boots when I want something a little different! The patina on them after a while looks awesome and I get compliments on them all the time! I have had a couple issues with the soles of the heel peeling off but just taking them into the shop they fix it for free. (though it seems to start peeling off again right away, I might take them to a cobbler to get real soles nailed on there) The only thing I would change would be to have the option of a wider heel. My heel actually extends over the sides of the sole, it isn't an issue for short term but for prolonged standing it can get a little sore. Overall though they're great boots and I'd recommend them to anyone with that caveat.
Posted by Rick Schubert from toronto:
Love the boots but the fabric loop which one uses to pull the boot on came off after only about 10 uses. It appears to be only glued in rather than sewn in like my Blundstones (which I've had for about 15 years without the loop ever letting go). This just seems like a real design flaw to me.
Posted by sabrina t. from dallas:
my favorite shoe
So happy these are available again in the smaller sizes. Just ordered my 2nd and 3rd pair of this shoe (black & brown). I already own a black pair and wear them almost every day. with everything. I get compliments on them all the time.
Posted by Stuart H from Vancouver:
Heaven on the Westcoast III
Love this shoe, my third Fluevog. Dressed up with dress pants or down with straight jeans or cuffed looks awesome. Great sleek look, nice length for a person with smaller feet. Fits like a glove as with all FV shoes.
Many thanks to the manager who let me stay after closing. I just arrived in SFO and made it to the store 5 min to closing not knowing the store hours on a Thursday.
Posted by Patrick from Kelowna:
I picked up a pair of these amazing boots in Seattle while there on a visit. My wife cant help staring at me every time I put them on. Needless to say I am very pleased!
I added rubber soles to keep from sliding around and to protect my investment.
Sweet boots! My first Fluevog's, but not my last.
Posted by Jessica Pettitt from Melrose, LA, CA:
YES! in every way!
I had these boots in black for one week and immediatly bought the brown one's.
I have lots of foot problems, high arches, skinny feet, perscribed orthodics, etc.
The horror oof finding shoes!
I LOVE shoes.
I am a professional speaker so am on my feet all the time, running through airports and on stage.
These shoes are P E R F E C T!
Thanks to Shaun for AMAZING customer service too!
Posted by James from Victoria, BC:
My latest love...
These boots are wow! I love the discreet red stitching and I second the skinny jeans motion - gives a great profile. My buddy lifted my pant leg to see what was going on; that's the kind of boot I like.
Posted by Garett from Edmonton, Ab.:
as soon as i saw them!
i knew i had to have them. beautiful leather & i enjoy the side split in the ankle, it allows for a lot more freedom of mobility which is good because they're a nice snug fit around the ankle. this my 5th pair of Fluevog's & i think the best fit so far! my 1611's seem to be very suitable for narrow flat feet like mine. this is my ideal versatile black boot as it can be dressed up or down but right now i favour them with my skinny jeans! i am going to have a rubber sole put on to protect them but also because the smooth leather soles are extremely slippery. thank you Mr.Fluevog for designing the black boot i always visualized for myself!