Drawing on invaluable lessons he learned from his boyhood camping experiences, John sketched up a sexy lady shoe that featured thick, soft leathers, 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. This uber-modern Mary Jane clog makes sure everyone follows the leader. Prepare for the Future, choose well today.
Denny and Monika from our San Francisco (Haight) store says:
The Leader is a classic style that is true to size!
41 reviews so far... write yours!
Allie at the Boston store got me to try these on some time ago, and at the time I was convinced that they weren't my style. However, the more I saw them the more I liked their unusual shape, and when I saw them in blue I fell totally in love. I wear a 9.5 in my Mini Lovers and Sugars, but a 9 in these fits perfectly. They're crazy comfortable right out of the box, too. I wore them all day after buying them and my feet feel totally fine - no sore spots or rubbing at all.
Thanks Allie! You were so right!
Posted by Leigh
I *just* got these (as in, less than 2 hours ago) at the Gastown store in Vancouver, and I'm in love with them already. They were so comfortable and fun (and made me TALL!) when I put them on in the store that I had to have them. I'm going to have to wait to wear them outside until I spray them, but I'm definitely wearing these around the house tonight after work. Thanks, Fluevog! You make me feel (and look) like a rock star!
Posted by christa from alameda, ca:
Gorgeous shoes & a gnome, too!
Since I have the Guides in blue and brown and love them, I decided I needed to change it up a bit and got this style in reddish-orange. The others fit in my true 7.5 but I needed an 8 in these for real comfort. And I was lucky enough to get a Flue-gnome, surprised there were any left on Christmas eve!
Posted by Julie Morrison from Edmonton:
Picked up another pair of these in black this weekend @ the Calgary store... I wear them so much I had to have a spare. So comfortable! They make me feel like a rock star!
Posted by Phyllis
from Outside Boston
I love these shoes so much I want to wear them every day! The color is gorg (I have the blue), they are so funky-cool looking and they catapult even the most ordinary outfit into fashionforwardland. Like even a down vest, fleece jacket and jeans - seriously. They are are that cool.
Posted by Anne from Toronto:
These shoes are stunning and incredibly comfortable. I can't believe I'm wearing 3 inch heels! (trust me, this is a Very Big Deal for me, since I rarely wear them). Fluevog heels are clearly the only way to go for me. These also have a 70s vibe to them. It's funny, when Tanya first showed them to me, I was underwhelmed. That changed in a hurry when I slipped them on. I got them in blue and I simply love them. Thank you Tanya!
Posted by Melissa from Chattanooga, TN:
Most Original & Fabulously Functional!
Though I absolutely adore my friends knee high boots, my signature body part heels, my operetta malibrans and my wearever mercys, these new prepare leaders are just fabulous! I walk two miles to work in them which I can really only do with my friends and malibrans. The mercys begin to rub a spot on the side of my foot and I wouldn't even consider it with the heels. However, the prepare style is just wonderful. I my size is between a 5.5 and a 6, but I got a 6 in these which is perfect. I put some sheep's wool inserts in them and they are now very warm and cozy. A walk to work in the mid 30's was no problem at all. I'm just in love. Thank you John and contributors for making such a fabulous shoe. I also requested that you consider retailing here in Chattanooga. I'll keep my hopes up. @>-
Posted by shoe junkie from North America:
I have two pairs of the Guides, and was surprised to find that these fit quite differently. The heel is wider than the Guides, and the toebox is more narrow! So sadly these did not work for me. Shoes in the same "family" can vary greatly in fit, so if you can, try them on before purchasing. Great shoes, just not at all consistent sizing.
Posted by Missy from Bay Area:
Love, love, love
I looooooooooooooooove these shoes! I got the blue...which is a great shade that goes with everything. I sized up 1/2 from my normal because of the short toe box. They are comfortable right out of the box and I haven't taken them off my feet since I got them. I'm probably going to have to go get the boots soon.
Posted by Melissa from Chattanooga, TN:
This is my fifth pair of fluevogs and they are just amazingly groovy. They are true to size, but error on the larger if you are between sizes as I wear a 5 in Operettas, 6 in wearevers, and a 6 in these. I live and work in the downtown so I do a lot of walking yet I need very classy and stylish shoes to wear with my suits. These totally fit the bill. Thanks for the comfy shoes John!