Drawing on invaluable lessons he learned from his cartography days, John sketched up a lace-up boot that features soft leathers with pebbled surfaces, 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 Map provides you with safety and illumination while on your off-beaten path. Prepare for the Future, choose well today.
Rebecca & Dustin from our Chicago store says:
These boots are very true to size. I would recommend half a size up if you have longer feet/toes. The boots are incredibly well balanced, comfortable, easy and fun to wear. They give an illusion of heels without putting stress on your feet. Be sure to put care with the leather laces as they are more delicate than the nylon ones.
20 reviews so far... write yours!
Posted by Joan from Saskatoon:
I love these boots! I bought them in black, lusted after the brown/yellow but practicality ruled the day! I switched out the leather laces with a lace ribbon. I have had many compliments, love the height gain as well. I was in Dallas TX running a marathon. My feet were sore after the race. I tried a pair of flats, but they weren't working so I switched to these and my feet said, thank you! I may still get the other color! Fluevogs are addictive!
Posted by Shawna from Abbotsford, B.C.:
Another great pair...
I am a true, blue Vogger and have been for many years. My first pair from this shoe family were the Prepare...and I have had the Maps saved on my bookmark for quite some time...looking at them and longing for them...sigh! I get stopped on the street when I wear my Prepares! Well today I had a Voglicious experience in the Vancouver store and made away with this latest Vogian Obsession. They are AWESOME and sure to catch the eyes of the public. I must add...instant comfort factor, like I've owned them forever. I'm turning into quite the Fluevogs hoarder! I do have discerning taste P-) and John and the crew haven't failed me yet!! Vog on friends!!
Posted by shannon from Iowa:
Buy these already!!
OMG - I have had my eye on Fluevogs for a while now and when I made my way to NYC I marched myself right into the store on Mulberry Street. After a panic attack at realizing I could only buy(afford)one pair I settled on these. The salesperson swore they would be comfy right off the bat and she is no liar. I put them to the test on Black Friday and wore them from 7:45am until 11:30 pm....still comfy! I wore them the next day too...all day. For those of you wondering if you should buy them the answer is YES, your feet deserve them!!!!!
Posted by Sassin from Maui:
After literally walking the heels off of my Merits I was due for another amazing opportunity in my life. I am now infatuated with my Maps in black, they are perfect with just about everything. Fit delicious from the very first day out, so marvelously wicked and smart. Many thanks to Anthony @ the Melrose shop for humoring my yearly trip to a Fluevog storefront, and offering some heel repair pieces so that I am always Prepared.
Posted by Lesley Menzies from Calgary:
Another FABULOUS pair of Fluevogs...
Well, yes, these are fantastic! Jodie from the Calgary store emailed just to say "Hi" because she is just that wonderful, and so I naturally had to go in to see her and all the other fabulous people at the store AND maybe, just maybe (okay, maybe wasn't even a consideration) buy a pair of boots. I was thinking of another pair of I believe High Simon's in black when the wonderful super helpful staff suggested I try these instead - same eyelets, but different look! (I love my Simons) Yes, they are fantastic, yes, they are super comfy, yes, they are ME. YAY to the wonderful friends at the store whose style advice is incredible, YAY to these boots, YAY to Fluevog! Thanks for everything you all - it's super fun just to hang out there! LOVE these
Posted by ina:
I Love these shoes. Super comfy and Oh, So, Cute. I wear a size 6 1/2 in other shoes but a 6 in Fluevogs. I purchased these in the SF Melrose store and the staff was Awesome!!! Very friendly & helpful.
Thank You, Fluevog!
Posted by Leslee Larsen from Sudbury:
dance baby dance...
I honestly had my most fun dancing experience ever in these boots my first night out with them. Threw together a little steam punk get up and they were perfect. Next time out in jeans and they were just as hot... Perfect fit, true to size. I have had no trouble with the laces (except going through airport security where the hardware was freaking out the scanners!) Cant wait to fancy them up with some lace.
Posted by Stephanie from Philadelphia, PA:
My new Favorite
This shoe family is my new favorite. I was worried about falling on my back side with the height of these but they are quite sturdy and I had no problem strutting these around. I buy online so sometimes when trying a new shoe family it can be puzzling deciding what size to choose. My normal size is 8 1/2 and these fit snug. I got the 8 1/2 for tights and loved them so much I came back for the black in a 9 for thicker socks in the winter. The yellow lace on one boot snapped twice but was easily replaced for a few pennies from my trusty cobbler. Hugs to Monica at the Haight store for the great tips about using different materials like ribbons to tie the black boots. And thanks for the wonderful laugh I got when I opened the box and saw the message regarding the shipper!!! :-D
Posted by Secure Fluevogger from Innsifail, Alberta:
Great Boots, Bummer about the laces
These boots fit like a dream and go with almost anything, though a skirt shows them off to best effect. Now the sad bit: today was the second time (-( I wore these wonder boots, don't know why since they're not black but I feel a little like Wonder Woman in them ()-) , and the laces on the left boot, broke. Determinedly I tied them together, snap another break..I tied that one together...snap, egads - four breaks in all by the time I tried to tie a bow with naught but the metal nub. Clearly the lace was rotten.I have sent an email to the store where I purchased them & if their support is anything like when I order online I have no fears, but we shall see. Love Love Love my boots, so spectacular. I am secure in the knowledge that I have always had great response from Fluevog so suspect I will have new laces, though I live no where near the store. My helpful Fluvogger suggestion if I may: throw a spare set of laces in the box for this design, its a small cost to save a voggers day.
Posted by Jo Mason from Toronto:
Actually my first pair of 'Vogs. Shout out to Tanya at Toronto store for excellent service: not only super-friendly and patient but - odd as this may sound - made finding the right pair of shoes feel like a fun game!
So: I have pretty wide feet and these definitely accomodate. I love the cork insert, making them look like fab high heels on the outside, but feel only a low rise inside - and good for shock absorption. Did get a bit of rubbing on my fourth toes, but that's par for the course with me and "breaking in" new shoes.
My second time ever wearing them was a day walking around at the Brookfield Zoo in Chicago, and really, my feet were only slightly more unhappy than they would have been after the same number of hours in old, worn-in Docs.
On a style note, I found the double skinny-leather laces to be annoying even when trying them on in the store, and immediately went out and bought wide ribbon to lace them with instead, which I think also makes them very pretty! Totally recommend it to anyone buying these boots.(However I got the black ones; it might not look so cute with the brown and yellow).