The original inspiration behind the Guide was from when John was walking to the Fluevog Design Studio for a meeting, and was confronted by a Girl Guide selling cookies. John, feeling generous (and hungry), decided to buy many boxes of the tasty delicious cookies (the number was never confirmed) to bring back to his trusty, hard working employees. On his walk, his hunger got the best of him, and he started munching happily. First the box of chocolate mints... then the box of coconut cookies... then another box... By the time John got to the Design Studio, he realized he had eaten all of the cookies. He discarded the boxes and removed any evidence of what is now referred to as 'The Great Cookie Massacre.' Unfortunately for John, his story came out in the meeting when everyone remarked on his cookie crumb tie.
Chuckling to himself at the invaluable lesson he learned from his experience, John drew up a sexy ladies shoe that featured thick, soft leathers with pebbled surfaces, custom Fluevog buckles, a 3.5" curved heel, and a 1.5" hidden platform of recycled cork, all on a tunite sole with rubber grips. The uber-modern mary jane Guide provides you with a firm foundation for the challenges ahead (like not eating the entire box of cookies at once without a glass of milk). Prepare for the Future, choose well today.
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Karen from our San Francisco (Union Square) store says:
The angle of the toe swoop makes them fit a half size smaller.
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Posted by Cari from Minneapolis:
Happy Birthday to Me!!
I am such a lucky girl!!! For my birthday, I was taken to NYC (which is awesome enough) but then I took myself straight on down to the Fluevog store to buy myself a pair, as a present to myself. I tried these on and fell in love. I bought them in the red/rust color. I wore them to a show while there and got tons of looks - which is hard to get in the Theater District!! My mom bought her first pair too - Happy happy birthday to me :)
Posted by Kristina from DC Metro:
Love these more than my Scouts!
Didn't think it was possible to love my orange Guides more than my brown Scouts, but I do! First day wearing them and I may never take them off. Happy feet, happy me. (Not to get too far ahead of ourselves seasonally, but I'd LOVE these in black suede for winter. Hint.)
Posted by Amanda from Seattle:
Unbelievable Comfort and Style!
By far the most comfortable Vogs I've ever worn straight out of the box. I love them. LOVE LOVE LOVE them. @>- They are so cute and unique and really flatter the foot. I bought the brown because it's practical (LOL) but really want the blue ones. I found they to be true to size, 9.5. I added some foot pads in the front to keep my feet from sliding towards the toes and they are a dream. They are like wearing Danskos or some other orthotic type shoe but so much better. BUY THEM! (But just not the 9.5 in Blue, save 'em for me!)
Posted by Jill S from Philadelphia:
I just got these in blue and, though I own roughly 35 pairs of Fluevogs, these may now be my absolute favorite shoes ever. They are perfect: sexy, bold, and, yes, comfortable. FYI re: sizing, I almost always wear an 8 or 8.5 in Fluevogs, but ended up going with a 9 in this shoe.
Posted by Terri:
Wore them for a Vegas convention. Not only did they look GREAT, they felt like I was in running shoes. I has the added bonus of people asking me where I got my shoes?
Posted by Leah from Toronto:
I love my gorgeous red guides!!
Thanks so much to Brian at the Toronto store for all your help. Didn't have my size so he had to order them from Montreal. Monday the order went out and I had them for the weekend ... I don't think I will take them off, they are so comfy and cute!
Posted by fatmaggot:
Got my blue ones, now I have a pair in blue and brown. Comfy right out of the box. These feel like Dansko clogs but make me 3 inches taller! Sexy, comfortable, unique ... THANKS JOHN FOR FINALLY MAKING HEELS PEOPLE WITH FOOT PROBLEMS CAN WEAR!! LOVE!!!! Please make more platform-based shoes so problem feet can be sexy too!
Posted by fatmaggot:
P-) Omigod, I just got these in brown and ordered another pair in blue. They are super comfy, stable, and super cute! I never wear heels and these were comfy right out of the box. Love the wide mary jane straps.
Posted by melly from Virginia:
The Dutch are jealous
Their sabots have never looked so good! I've been haunting the website, waiting for these beauties to metamorph from drawings on a page to leather on my feet. Got 'em in dark orange and I can barely stand to take them off--actually fell asleep in them one day! They look faboo with skinny jeans and may even entice me to wear a skirt. They are so gorgeous in every small detail, it would be hard to pick just one wonderful thing, but the hot pink edging was an unexpected zing. Now I wanna be unfaithful to them with a pair in blue... hello, John? I sooo wanna see these as boots!
NO PANTS love herself the Guides
There is nothing else I can say but GOOD FANCY MOSES!!! I got these shoes and immediately did the happy dance around my house. They are just fabulous. They look amazing on my feet and are unbelievably comfortable. I wear a 10 normally and in these pairs of Fluevogs I seem to be most comfortable in a 10.5. The blue is my favorite Dutch Girl blue and I can see them looking awesome with all manners of dresses and skirts for the next 365 days!