Vermeer was a Dutch Baroque painter who, despite his financial difficulties, worked slowly and with great detail using bright colours and expensive pigments to create only a few paintings in his life. His masterly treatment of light and perspective, obtained by using a camera obscura, was centuries ahead of its time. Built on an exquisite and decadent Louis the 14th hexagonal heel, the Vermeer ankle boot uses a contrapposto of soft stamped royal suedes with robust patent straps & tips, and finished with ornate buckles. The Vermeer provides your wardrobe with the tools to create your own masterpiece. There's no fashion like old fashion.
Tanya from our Calgary store says:
The Vermeer fits slightly generously (that suede is wonderfully forgiving) and we've seen some women go down a half size from what they normally wear.
24 reviews so far... write yours!
Posted by Kiki from Winnipeg:
Had to get these in the grey as soon as I saw them. Thanks to the Calgary store for shipping them to me so quickly.
They are very comfortable - as someone else said the hard heel isn't quite as cushy as some of the other styles but still easy to walk in all day. I think I'll add inserts and then they'll be perfect. And man, are they beautiful; the details on the suede, the cool heel, the buckles...it's all good!
Posted by Elisabeth from Vancouver:
perfect addition to fall wardrobe
Ho boy, these are fantastic. It's finally cool enough to wear them out and about, and I'm discovering that these are even more awesome than I thought. They do a good job of making me substantially taller without feeling like heels, for one thing. Love the toe cap, and the strip of leather up the back, and all those nifty straps and buckles. I like how the straps show up against the gray suede. They're sort of edgy and classy at the same time. And holy handbags, do they ever look good with skinny jeans!
Posted by Ginny from Australia:
Fits like a glove, a true 8.
For the first few steps I missed the Fluevog rubber sole that I'm accustomed to in other styles, but quickly "acclimatised". As always in Fluevogs, they are as comfortable as any flat shoe.
Wore them out last night - in slightly shorter trousers than usual, to show them off - and got several compliments! Because it was "our" first outing together I admit to sneaking the odd peek at my boots under the table during conversation (was I rude?). I had planned to get the black but it wasn't available in my size - "settled" for the grey, but now I think the grey would be my first choice - they are utterly elegant!
Posted by Anne from calgary:
I bought these beauties in maroon from the new fluevog store in calgary, pair #4 of fluevogs for me! Love, love, love these boots - they are super comfortable, super cute, and super stylish. Super versatile, they go great with jeans, skirts and dresses! I usually fit a size 6.5 or 7, and ended up going with a size 6 in these so they fit a little big.
Many thanks to the guy in the calgary store who helped me, he was great! And thanks fluevog for opening a store in Calgary!
Posted by Rhonda Butterfield:
I begged for this boots for Christmas, and lo and behold, I opened the most beautiful pair of boots on Christmas morning! They were a bit big-I usually wear a 9 so I agonized but decided to exchange them for a 8.5. They now fit perfectly and I can dress them up or down. The best part was the service I received-the staff was absolutely awesome! I can honestly say that was the best customer service ever.:)
Posted by suzy:
The photo does not do justice for these shoes. When I tried them on they fit like a glove. Just like heaven. @>- These are my favourite pair by far, and I have many pairs in that shoe closet of mine
Posted by Christine from Vancouver:
Of all my Flues (high double digits, I admit) these are my favorites. They feel like slippers and look like a steampunk dream. Gorgous details of suede, embossed, and buckles, but not over designed.
Boroque Vermeer is a good name, because these are a masterpiece!
Posted by Nancy from Spokane, WA:
12 Step Program For Fluevog Addiction
Yikes - I am getting addicted! The Vermeer is my 5th pair of Vogs, and they don't disappoint. Classy, unique, fun, funky, beautiful, comfortable,... Fluevogs are an experience not to be missed! Evidence that fashion and spirituality can co-exist...
Posted by DLB from NY:
These boots are much cooler in person than the picture, because the picture does not showcase the embossed leather. Very comfortable - have worn them twice now - and the first time went walking - and no issues. I vary in Fluevogs between a 9 and a 9.5, and the 9 was perfect and even slightly roomy.
Posted by DONNA from San Francisco:
I love them ~ my first fluevogs
I bought these babies with two gift certificates given to me by friends. Tried on 12 pairs of boots and shoes in the store. I highly recommend the Haight Street store in SF for customer service. Seriously, I would have driven a less patient man mad but I was determined to get the right pair.
These fit like a glove, no breaking in, soft as butter. I did want to buy the babycakes but my calves (16 inches) are just too big even with the let out. These on the other hand were perfect as the were shorter.
I can't wait to buy my second pair of Fluevogs.