This legendary 2.5 heeled maryjane was inspired by Maria Malibran, one of the most famous opera singers of the 19th century, who was known for her extraordinary flexibility, range, and power. With soft leathers in Baccarat Patent or matte Dragon, soft rubber soles, and a leather wrapped heel, this shoe could possibly be the most functional and comfortable Fluevog ever. The Malibran will be your everyday, dress-up, dress-down, favourite pair of shoes perfect for anything and everything (which is almost impossible). Your Love Makes Me Sing.
Half sizes available.
Ali from our New York store says:
The Malibran will get you to where you are going with ease and style! This last runs as true as you can get! The toe box can be short on some people with longer toes, so maybe try a half size up if you think you may fit that description.
149 reviews so far... write yours!
Posted by Winki from Idaho:
Love my green ones and was so excited to see the Lilac for Spring! These really are a beautiful soft pastel shade! It delights me to see how Fluevogs shake up my wardrobe! :-)
Posted by Sara from Sweden:
My story of being sent the wrong colour.
So, after eyeing these for a looong time, I eventually had enough money to buy them. I was extremely nervous, since I couldn't try them on before purchasing. (Please start a Fluevog store in Sweden?)
They arrived, everything looked good, except.... they sent me the wrong colour?!!
I contacted the store that sent them to me, and after two months (god damn the snow here in Sweden) I got my deliciously wine red shoes, and I LOVE them. I actually got complimented on them by a stranger, and that's kinda awesome since it takes a LOT for people in my country to randomly talk to strangers.
Might just not buy from Fluevog a second time, not before I get to an IRL store, because I feel like there's too much money at stake...
Posted by Kirsten from Minneapolis:
Gotta say up front: I absolutely love the ladies at the uptown store. Janice, Sheri, Bree and Jamie are the BEST! Fabulous taste, fabulous at matching shoe to personality.
When I first walked into the store in December, Janeine actually pulled out the wine Malibrans for me to try. Alas, I lost my heart to the low heel and library sass of the burgundy Promise. :) However, the ruby red Malibrans haunted me. I finally went back, tried the Elif and Kitchy Kitchy Boom Boom in teal (!!) tonight, but the Malibrans came home with me today!
Bonus: I was wearing rust colored tights. Holy mackerel, the contrasting lace bits matched my tights! John, I don't know how you do it... But keep on working your magic! @>-
Posted by Melissa from Okanagan Valley, BC:
These were my first pair of non-black Fluevogs as well as my first from the Operetta family years ago. The heel and sole needs repair as does the buckle, but I still rock them as they are so comfortable and never fail to get compliments. With each pair of Fluevogs I fall more and more in love and it's so awesome how there's an instant bonding with fellow 'Vogers!
Thanks to a husband who truly gets his woman, I even wore a 40th Anniversary re-issue of the Hi-Choice Vanny in black and white (with the very fitting quote on the sole, "To Love or to hate, the Choice is yours - Choose Love!"). The only challenge is trying to decide my next Fluevog pairs of happiness! Thank you John and the wicked team you have. You never fail to help and inspire!
If you're contemplating buying your first pair of Fluevogs - stop hemming and hawing and just get a pair!!
Posted by Leigh Ann from Los Angeles:
I went to the LA Fluevog store today on a mission to buy a pair red Together Hi Benatars but ended up buying a pair of the Malibrans in the wine color instead. The wine color on these is way more red then the picture looks on the website which I liked since I was hoping for a true red colored shoe. As far as size goes I am a 6 1/2-7 in the mini shoes (size 8 in the boots) and have very, very wide feet. The Mini family are what I usually go far since they are so perfect for a wider foot but these fit well though a bit narrower then the minis. So far I have walked two miles in them to break them in and they do pinch a bit at the pinky toes but I am sure they will stretch beautifully as do all my Fluevogs after a week or so.
Posted by Brenda from Airdrie, AB:
I cannot tell you how much I love these shoes. I have a closet full of beautiful footwear and it is a struggle to not put these on everyday. I generally wear a 9, a 9-1/2 would have been fine but I have high arches and needed a 10 for the stationary strap. They look amazing dressed up and adorable with jeans. They are so comfortable that at the end of the day you don't even notice your feet. Except of course that they look soooo good in those bright red shoes.
Posted by Cat from Vancouver:
This is my second review-Vog for these shoes; that's how much I love them. After more than 3 years, my turquoise Malibrans are still going strong, perfectly suited for my flipper-like duck feet. I wear a 9 in most shoes (including the Calamities and the Prodigies), but managed to get my tootsies into an 8 with these little darlings. Fluevog - please please PUH-LEEEESE bring these back in more colours!!!
Posted by Claudia:
Bring back the orange Malibrans!
I have these in peach, and now I am sorely regretting not picking them up in orange when I had a chance.
Great shoes, I wear them all the time.
Posted by Mia from Australia:
I lurve them!
I totally recommend buying the Malibrans. They fit perfectly! I already bought the Pearl Hearts whilst in Vancouver, so I had something to go from. Also, I emailed the v. helpful staff at the Gastown store for assistance with the sizing. I got a 9 - the fit like a glove.
I am a 8.5-9 Aussie sizes.
The wine colour is so rad. I wear them for work, and as I'm always on my feet they are comfy as. Kinda tempted to purchase in black, too!
Shoes for Life
...I walk hours through the streets of Europe in my wine colored Malibran, they are so comfortable...
...I dance through spring with my yellow colored Malibran, they are so light and steady...
...I got married in my peach colored Malibran, the perfect shoes for the perfect day...