Angels: Derby Swirl
[Black with Red Sole]
The Derby Swirl is a classic Fluevog Design. A stylish ankle height boot with six eyelets, vegetable tanned leather uppers, leather lining and padded foot sock. Original Angelic Sole, 100% Natural, Biodegradable, Resoleable. Resists alkali, water, acid, fatigue and Satan.
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Posted by Gillian
from Vancouver, bc
Disappointed in my Derbys
I bought my first pr of derby swirls when I was in grade 11 (early 90s) and they lasted me almost 10yrs!! I was sooo happy.
I bought myself a new pr Oct 2009 and within 6 months the inner "leather" lining started to pull up (separated from the sole) and then some seams on the outer leather fell apart too.
I bought them in Seattle and couldn't exchange or return them in Vancouver, so I have a useless pr of sad boots.
I AM SO DISAPPOINTED!
Too much money to have wasted on boots that didn't last 6months. :-(
Reply from Greg at Fluevog:
Hi Gillian, so sorry to hear about this. Someone will be emailing you shortly to find out more, and to help you out. :)
Posted by Lisa from Toronto:
So ... I am cheap. Cheap as they will come and it took a lot of looking and reading for me to decide to even head down to the store to take a look at the Angels ... but I am so happy I did.
The store staff were fantastic to work with, since I have hard to fit feet and once I got these on I was sold, wore them out of the store that day.
They are beautiful, feel perfect from the moment you put them on and durable.I am hard on shoes and I have no doubt that these will last. It is now my second winter with them and with the proper up keep it looks like I bought them yesterday.
If/when these are to fail I will gladly part with my money for a second pair.
Posted by Sarah
from Twin Cities, MN
Can I has more pleez?
I've had my Angel boots for about 15 years now. They've been through hell and back and still feel and look awesome. I've only recently added insoles to plump things back up again. It's hard to believe that their so beat up and I *still* get compliments on them!
I've got several pairs of Fluevogs. The soles are always AMAZING. Even in heels their like walking on buttah. Plus the designs are the hot as hell. Frankly, I wish I could afford to wear *only* Fluevogs. Seriously. They're *that* good.
Posted by chris from ottawa:
i love these boots. i've had mine for years and they are SO comfortable and durable.
Posted by Janes from Vancouver BC:
Scared to be disapointed
Over the years I have bought 2 pairs of Angel boots and they lasted me very very weell. I have been lusting after a new pair but am disapointed that Fluevog has given up the quality of good leather and yet managed to increase the price. I likely will not go with them this time....will turn to Dics :-(
Posted by Andrew from boston:
the most comfortable, dependable, lovely footwear I have ever owned. Once you own a pair you will want to wear them every day. as comfortable as a pair of slippers, seriously! :-)
Posted by Amy:
Ahh... I bought my pair almost 5 years ago, and they're still... well, standing. Yeah, these boots are the best. They fit well, and look kick-butt when you wear loose jeans.
Posted by g1ng3r5n4p from chicago:
I've been waiting to buy these since my birthday in April. I just picked them up 3 days ago, and wore them to work today. I expected a break-in period, blisters, achey feet, so I took my other shoes with me just in case. NADA! I wore my Angels on hard concrete floors for my whole 9 hour shift, still with a spring in my step at the end of the night. w007! this is my 9th pair of Vogs, with 10 and 11 (the Benatars & Nico) coming soon. LOVE Rebecca in the Chicago store!!
Posted by Martin Fichtl from Vancouver:
Not so good anymore - Made in China
My first pair of these boot, made in Mexico, lasted an amazing 7 years of hard use.
I purchased a new pair and noticed they are now made in China. After 2 weeks the sole started to peel off.
To their credit, the staff at the store were great about exchanging the boots for a different model.
The uppers are no longer stitched to the soles. The stitching is purely cosmetic now.
I hate to say it, but making shoes in Asia seems to go against everything wearing a pair of Fluevogs stands for.
Posted by Gil Luna from Portland, Oregon:
I've bought the same pair of derby's, reds, since the mid 90's. I never buy another type of shoe since these seem so perfect for me! I think I've owned at least 10 pair since and I am about to buy another. They last a long time and are plenty worth it.