Tune in, turn on, and Vog Out! Named after the extremely informative and fun Public Broadcast System that every kid grew up watching, the PBS boots are based off of a classic chukka design, but tweaked for the hip, contemporary man. Clean,
yet casual, the PBS ankle boots feature roomy bump toes, thick grainy leathers, stacked leather heels, and leather soles with natural gum rubber soleplates and heel lifts. Buffed at the toe for an aged finish, the PBS includes subtle details such as a contrasting tan-coloured tongue, thick cross stitching, and they come with both leather and cotton laces. A receptive heart is the key to staying connected.
6 reviews so far... write yours!
Posted by Roscoe P Cltrane from T-Dot, son:
Nice boots, very comfy, pretty light as well.
I'm writing this review to share my opinion on the colour -- it says grey but its really a dark brown with a grey undertone. It looks to be very versatile in terms of matching with different jeans.
Staff was very very helpful in the Queen St store -- super friendly, knowledgable and they shared a lot of good tips on maintaining the boots and when to re sole them etc.
Posted by Nigel Edwards from Vancouver:
PBS Television soaked
Great pair of shoes given to me two Christmases ago. Had similar problems with the stitching coming apart. They have a hole between the leather and the sole. I was so excited when I got them, but was sadly unimpressed as to how long they lasted for. My father bought the same pair and is having the same problems arise.
Posted by Jay from Vancouver:
great boots but...
These boots look great and are comfortable but they leak.... alot. Just walking on wet pavement for 10 mins is enough and the insides will be wet. Water comes right up through the sole into the boot. Doesnt take much and your feet will be wet.
Posted by Clint from Seattle:
It's all about customer service and Fluevog totally gets it! After leaving a comment/review [see below] a month ago regarding my pair of Television PBS that were beginning to fall apart, I was promptly emailed by a very friendly representative at my local Fluevog store. She asked that I bring my shoes in to the store. I did, and in a matter of a few short days, I had my shoes back--sturdier than the day I bought them. You win customers with service just as much as product, and Fluevog is set to win a lot of customers. Thanks, Fluevog!
Posted by Clint from Seattle:
Incredibly Handsome... but falling apart
Purchased from the Seattle store. Helpful staff.
Very handsome and simple. They've broken in wonderfully. Very comfortable. The aforementioned comment about buying a size small is spot-on.
Unfortunately, I've been disappointed with aspects of the craftsmanship. The stitching on soles immediately frayed and came undone within two months. Therefore, the sole has gaps. This results in the bottom of my socks becoming soaked merely by walking on wet concrete--something rather common in Seattle.
Now, a little over three months in and some of the stitching on the top of the boot that holds the pieces of leather together is unraveling. At this rate, the shoes will be in pieces in a few more months.
Posted by Christopher:
Great, great boot
Bought this boot a few days ago from the Seattle store (where the staff was very helpful and amazing) -- and am already in love with them.
They fit me perfectly -- I have a wider foot, and many boots are too slender and thin, and since I am usually wear a size 12, most boots look too big and clunky. These look sleek, slender, and fit like a dream. MAKE SURE to order a size smaller than you normally where (I usually where a size 12, but got an 11), since they run about a size bigger. The leather is of incredible quality, so they will stretch where needed and will keep put where not.
Looks great with jeans, but also classy enough for a casual-formal wear. Perfect boot to walk around in a city with. I'm looking forward to YEARS of wearing these.