The Caravaggio is a heel as lavish as the Italian Baroque painter it was named after. He was famous not just for his dramatic work and use of chiaroscuro lighting, but also for his tumultuous life that included jail, murder, and exile. True to his art, Caravaggio was vulgar, sacrilegious, and always looking for a decent fight - ultimately leading to a murder charge and death warrant on his head by the Pope. Now that is drama. The Caravaggio you see here is built on an exquisite Louis the 14th hexagonal 3" heel with luscious satin bows threaded into the t-strap, and two adjustable buckled straps. This extravagant heel will be your palette on which to merge your dramatic artistic lifestyle. There's no fashion like old fashion. There's no fashion like old fashion.
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Karen from our San Francisco (Union Square) store says:
The Caravaggio runs a bit long and has a generous room around its width.
23 reviews so far... write yours!
Posted by La Taosena from Taos NM:
Ooh La La!
I bought the Baroque Caravaggio's in paisley, (my third pair of Fluevogs), and they are the coolest, most comfortable shoes ever! I ordered them over the phone, and Anthony in Denver advised me to go down a half size - a 6 rather than my normal Fluevog 6 1/2, and he was spot on. I'm wearing them next week to my great nephew's wedding. I'm wearing a short, full, midnight blue dress, and the paisley shoes will be the only print and the focal point. I just hope I don't upstage the bride!
Posted by Sooska Vrabel from Pittsburgh, PA:
Baroque Caravaggio's: FABULOUS, DARLING!
I saw these shoes online and after reading the reviews on various Fluevog styles, I still had no clue what size to buy. I needed Sherlock (Cumberbatch-version.) I was a bit put off by the return policy and rather time shortened guarantee on a designer product, but in the end, though, I couldn't resist the funkiness and was determined to make it work, like Tim demands.
I typically wear an 11 medium width in most non-designer casual or dress styles, or a 41 or 42 in casual Euro styles like Mephisto or Dansko. Even within a brand my size varies. I called the DC store and spoke to someone there who advised that I order the 10.5 since it runs "wide." Since I sometimes find designer shoes are very narrow for my average width foot, I was a little leery of that advice, given the higher heel height. I ordered the 11 and subsequently received an email from the Denver store which had the caramel Caravaggios I ordered. They advised the 11. I bought the 11 and am glad I did. The 10.5 would have been too narrow and too short.
I just received them today after about a 2 week wait. They seem very comfy right out of the box, something that never happens with my shoes. They're slightly loose in the heel, but on the whole they fit beautifully. My toes are slightly cramped when walking or standing, but I am not used to wearing heels higher than 2 inches (these are about 3-3/4) and I rarely do that any more. I am practicing daily to learn to walk in gorgeous heels again.
Just to be thorough regarding sizing, I have to buckle these babies in the 2nd to last (loosest) hole on the 2 straps. Pulling tighter would be too tight.
These could be boxy, or designed to be too pointed but the angled toe box is both comfortable and very flattering. Makes a bigger foot look smaller (remember the big feet on Cinderella's stepsisters? That would be me, except I am nice, despite my big feet, and would never treat anyone like they treated Cinders.)
I will buy more Fluevogs. They are THE very thing I was looking for to go with a very classically styled, but asymmetrically modern dress for my son's wedding in March. The Caravaggio's are feminine with the bows, unique, glamorous, fun and totally different. These are perfect to make a contrast in style in a neutral color. No one else will have these shoes. They are fabulous, Darling! They should have been delivered on a satin pillow by a footman.
Posted by Katie from United States:
I bit the bullet, bought these shoes in burgundy for my wedding, and I love them so much, I can hardly stand it. They're GORGEOUS, they're the perfect heel height, and they're also incredibly comfortable. I love them so much, I sing lullabies to them at night. They're so awesome, I set a place for them at dinner. I'm not one to rave about shoes, but I have a serious crush on them.
Posted by Gina from NSW Australia:
I am an expat Canadian living in NSW Australia. There are no Vog outlets here unless I travel to Melbourne Victoria. So I peruse the Vog site regularly and put an order in with my father. He then goes to either the Gastown or Graville stores, to try these shoes on for me. If they fit him, they will fit me! How AWESOME is my Dad? He was worried a bit about these, but they are a perfect fit! My only complaint is the length of the ankle straps. I have to put in another hole and the strap is gonna be short!
I have a wider foot and these are just beautiful on. I get compliments galore when I wear them. I bought the burgundy colour and they are divine!
Love these Vogs!
Posted by Carissa Parent from Yarmouth, ME:
Love, love, love!
I have been coveting these shoes for a while now, and finally bought them this week. They arrived yesterday and I immediately put them. These are my 5th pair of Fluevogs and true to Fluevog, they are as comfortable as they are stunning. I wear a size 8 and each pair of Fluevogs I own are 8s. I've never had a sizing issue. My only regret was wearing a long pair of jeans that covered too much of the shoe to sufficiently show them off. I love the neutral color of the tan. They are everything I had hoped they would be.
Posted by Katina from California:
I may never take these off. Seriously. I ordered these in tan and am dreaming of all of the places these shoes and I will go! They are sensational -- true to size and absolute perfection. I've got it bad for Fluevogs.
Thank you, Boston and the entire Fluevog family!
Posted by Jenn from Minneapolis:
I got these for my wedding shoes in the tan color. I'm planning to change out the bows to match the bridesmaid dresses. After the wedding I plan to wear them with just about every dress I own. The tan color will go with absolutely everything. I wear a 9 in most non-vogs, have a couple of higher heeled vogs in 10 1/2, but ended up getting these in 8 1/2 (which are snug, but not tight) because my foot was pretty loosy goosy in the 9.
Posted by Naoko from Kelowna, BC:
I got a pink pair. I bought a size bigger. I'm usually around 7, but there only size 8 avilable. Even though, it's little big, I have wide feet. it definately fit better. If I had got size 7, it would've been too tight!
P.S. I only put '6' for whether I'd recommend Fluevog or not to my friend... Because I don't have many friends who'd love Fluevog style...and it's not cheap so that's why! I LOVE THE SHOES.
Posted by StacyK from Toronto, Ontario:
Gorgeous *and* comfy! What a combo!
The first pair of shoes I've owned that have inspired strangers to stop me on the street to take photos of them! I bought these in the pink, which is an antique, dusty peach-pink with a mature but feminine look. They pair nicely with black, ivory, and lots of autumnal tones of green/brown/blue. I have wide feet with bunions (ugh!) so I got these in a half-size up from my usual Vog sizing of 8.5 and was happy I did, as they fit perfectly with just a little stretching by my cobbler. The only downside is that I now want them in *all* the colors!
Posted by Kitku from United States:
Bought my second pair of Caravaggios (have them in burgundy for fall) at the Minneapolis store. They fit true to size and are adorable.