John recently spent some time enjoying the tropical sunshine of Hawaii, and being a big fan of drawing shoes while listening to public radio, John would frequently listen to the jazz programming on Honolulu Radio KIPO. One afternoon while tanning on the beach and sipping his Piña Colada, John drew up a hybrid vintage motocross/engineer boot that would complete any ass-kicking outfit. Featuring Atlas leathers with a shiny buff in the upturned toe, an inside zipper, motocross pads above the heelcup, adjustable gusset along the topline, stacked tunite heel and sole with soft rubber soleplates, The Radio KIPO is all about the cool airwaves. Tune in, Turn on, and Vog out!
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Sana from our Calgary store says:
It fits better for narrow-footed customers and a true to size boot all around.
14 reviews so far... write yours!
Posted by koren from United States:
I debated purchasing these boots on sale for a few weeks, taking other reviews into consideration. I have wide feet, so was worried about the boots being uncomfortable. I sized up 1/2 size, and they are perfect. I used some tape on the seam near my ankle, and even put kinesio tape on my ankles the first few times I wore them. They are now much looser. These boots are very cute, and even though they are black, the brown accents break it up enough to not be boring.
Posted by Maria Bravo from Puerto Rico:
This boots look awesome, I received many compliments. I love them w skirts. The leather is really thick, but is more durable, it is stiff but still comfortable enough to use them for a whole day. Are strong in the back as well. For me was true to its size. the sole is very comfortable.
Posted by Stephanie from Utah:
Urban warrior chicks dream shoes
I bought one full size larger than I wear normally and it, or should I say they since I bought both colors, fit like a dream! Love the detailing on the back and the industrial zipper and tie on the side. Despite these tough elements the shoe is still quite feminine and slender!
Posted by Rachel from United States:
Great for women who have large calves
These fit me beautifully. The cut is so that they flare out right where the upper calf is largest.
The zippers are sticky, the left doesn't want to zip smoothly, so I may need to lubricate them some but no biggy.
I wear a size 6.5-7 and the 7's in these fit me perfect. They are a slimmer fit across the foot than the few other styles I've tried.
The "yellow" is an astounding butter tan colour, a dash of colour but still neutral for dressing.
These will be replacing my worn out "outdoor work cowboy boots" for being in the field and the range.
Posted by Nebo from Stafford Hamlet, OR:
Better by & by
These gems started off comfy, stylish with just about everything I paired them with, appropriate for (my) work and non-work shoe needs. The magic is that they are still getting better. R side lateral ankle rub, easily soothed by a piece of tape. A week or two of this prophylaxis, and now I am wearing the boots without any tape, no rubs, no blisters, all freshness.
Posted by donna ritchey from Canada:
I was so excited to purchase my boots - had them on layaway and finally brought them home - and like the other posts - they seriously bite into my ankles - I have tried moleskin - cotton - you name it, and it continues to be a problem. Really disappointed :( - especially to learn that others have the same problem Do you have any suggestions to help?
Posted by fluevogger from edmonton:
avoid at all costs
These were my dream boots... in theory. When I got them, they cut into my heels, making it almost impossible to walk without wincing (just the way the leather is cut); the zipper broke after only the third wear; and they were VERY hard to get in and out of. Huge waste of money. Stick to the regular Radios, which are crazy comfy and look just as fab on your feet.
Posted by Carla from Mission Viejo, CA:
I love-love-love me some Fluevogs! I ordered these in yellow along with 2 other pairs of Fleuvogs. These will be my 6th, 7th, and 8th pair if all goes well! I never imagined I would spend this much money on ONE pair of shoes, let alone 8! The comfort and unique styles are what keep me coming back for more. I left it up my San Fran store to send the right size based on my previous purchases, so crossing my fingers and toes. I should receive this order tomorrow, so will post an update then.
Posted by Misty from Edmonton:
I LOVE Fluevogs. In fact, they are the only brand of shoe I wear. Furthermore, I love Radios. So it is with heartbreaking disappointment that I must agree with the previous poster's comment about the boot cutting in at the ankles. In fact, after just two hours of walking, the skin had been broken just below my ankle bone on both feet. *-O Total bummer. I am going to try taping a layer of cotton pads to that area next time to see if it helps. Because pain factor aside, these boots are absolutely breathtaking. I got the yellow and they are, visually, my favourite pair of boots. Proceed with caution, I suppose.
Posted by RC Cola:
I really didn't have my eye on these until I walked into the store the other day. They are so awesome, though! I got the yellow ones, which are really a rich, buttery brown...like a well worm pair of cowboy boots that you've just walked into town on. I am finding that the motorcross detail on the back is forcing the natural crease of the leather into my left ankle bone, which hurts. It's happening on the right, but a little further south so it doesn't bother me. I'm afraid the damamge has been done and that the bend in the leather will always be right where my ankle wants to be. Otherwise, they are comfy, just like all the other radio styles.