The Kanawa is a luscious calf-high boot in the Hopeful Family: a hybrid family using the last, fit, and soles of The Hope Family, the leathers of The Prepare Family, and the 2.25" leather wrapped heels of The Thanks Family - talk about a threesome! Featuring a soft rubber sole, pebbled Portuguese leathers, YKK inside zippers, and a natural footshape, The Kanawa sings songs softly for the entire World. F is for all things Hope.
Ali from our New York store says:
Runs pretty short; most people bump up a 1/2 size. The calf runs mostly true to narrow.
21 reviews so far... write yours!
Posted by Libby from Columbia, MO:
Best boots ever
I bought the last pair of these lovelies in green and I feel a little guilty about that, having deprived the rest of you of such a wonderful experience. That said, I feel certain that the black Kawanas are just as amazing. I ordered a half size up (7.5) and they fit perfectly. I don't have particularly large calves (14.25 inches) and I am just barely in them with tight jeans underneath. I think they will probably stretch a little bit with wear, but it you have even moderately large calves, you should probably be careful. All in all, they are some of the most beautiful, comfortable, high quality boots I've ever owned.
Posted by Senia from Sydney, Australia:
These were just delivered at my door step and I am once again in love with the quality and style! The green is gorgeous, the boots fit my slightly chunkier calves and they are very very comfortable to walk in. I didn't have to size up so I snapped the last size 7. This is Fluevog pair number 4 in my shoe collection and I am sure there's going to be many many more to come! Also, I never bought online from fluevog before but the customer service is so fabulous - I just love the emails and the card in the box. We need a store in Sydney!!!!!
Posted by Teresa from Brooklyn, NY:
They're still on my feet
I was searching high and low for a pair of comfortable yet fashionable calf-height boots when I stumbled on these lovelies. I needed something versatile for my life and upcoming trip to Europe. Being somewhat short, the lower shaft height actually lengthens my legs and the little heel gives just enough height without being cumbersome to walk in. I was expecting two weeks for these beauties to arrive, but somehow they ended up on my doorstep the very next day. It's been a few hours since I first tried them on and simply love them so much I haven't taken them off. I will wear them around the house (not that they need breaking in) until I have to put socks on under them and actually leave the house. Fantastic shock absorption, super comfortable for my (longish) toes, but ordering half a size up is essential.
Posted by Carla from pittsburgh:
I bought these in black (they didn't have green in my size) in November in Georgetown. I was nervous since I had never spent so much on a single pair of footware! But now I think they were worth every penny, I wear them ALL THE TIME (as long as the weather isn't messy). I even wore them with a black dress to a dressy party for a more funky look! They are so comfortable, sturdy, well-made, soft and unusual, chances are you won't see anyone with the same boots. I call them my shar-pei boots due to their loose leather folds around the ankle. I have a hard time finding boots that aren't too big around the calf and these are just perfect. Gee, maybe I should buy another pair in green now???
Posted by Lyn from Australia:
hi there, can you tell me the height of the shaft? thanks. They look gorgeous, Guidiesque for a 1/4 of the price. Love em!
Posted by Lana from Melbourne, Aus.:
Lovely boots but unfortunately not for those with curvy legs. Couldn't get them zipped up (I have a 15 1/2 inch wide calf). Disappointed that I had to send them back (-(
Posted by Beth from Boston:
you can't but love them....
i mean, come one: they make your ankle look tiny and sexy, they're beautifully constructed of gorgeous leather, they feel divine, they don't slip in the snow, they get you compliments from perfect strangers, they keep you warm..... aaaaaand they make everything you wear them with effortlessly more stylish.
they are just the perfect boots (except for that very-true get-a-half-size-up thing). you seriously will not want to take them off.
Posted by Lisa P. from San Rafael, CA:
Just had to have them!
Went to the SF Grant St store to find holiday shoes (Queen Transcendents Elizabeth Burgundy <3) and tried these on too. They only had my size in the green so I had to pass, even though it's a great color it just doesn't work for me. I kept visiting them on the website and then a friend told me she needed boots post-Christmas so I took her to the store. By then, another shipment of Kanawa's had arrived and there was one pair left in my size. It was just meant to be. I've never found a boot to fit my calves and just absolutely love these. Great heel height and rubber soles makes for great comfort. The leather draping is such a work of art. Thank you JF!
Posted by Gina:
Bought these in green and I can say with confidence they are the most beautiful boots I have ever owned; I fell in love with them online & found them in Toronto store & there was no way I was leaving them behind. I'm usually a 7.5 and the 8 fits perfectly.
Do not doubt these boots...they will not disappoint.
Posted by Kim from Northern Virginia:
I was so excited when the Washington DC store opened, but alas, the location is difficult for me to get to. Thankfully, your website is still super easy to use! My dearest husband bought me a Fluevog gift card for a Christmas, and I couldn't wait to put it to good use. I had been looking for a great pair of black boots to go with jeans and skirts, and I hit the jackpot with the Kanawas from the Hopeful family. I have rather athletic calves, and although they were snug to zip at first, the leather is loosening nicely. I wear a size 8 in the Soprano and Stop It families, and the 8 fits perfectly in these boots as well. There is plenty of room in the toe box and the heel is just right for all-day comfort.. Really, who could ask for a better boot? @>-