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 is no fashion like old fashion.
22 reviews so far... write yours!
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.
Posted by erin from boston:
little black boots from bean-town!
P-) Thoughts on The Shoes:
These are my first pair of Fluevog Shoes, but they most certainly won't be my last! Before going into a store I perused the website--I thought these were interesting, but I had no idea they would be so lovely--they are 20x better in person. Comfortable in both the heal and the toe, they are a fantastic combination of leather, sued, and they have a patent leather heal (not to mention the eye catching heal shape!). They look great with capris (I was wearing jean ones when I bought mine) and they looked equally as nice with my little black dress when I got them home. They have a hint of a steampunk/goth/Victorian look to them which I adore. I also had someone actually stop to tell me they loved my style today when i was wearing them with my capris. I expect these to be a very versatile shoe.
:-) A shout out to the Boston store:
I was in SF a few weeks ago and spied the Haight St. Store and fell in love! Unfortunately, the store was closed by the time I was in the neighborhood and I was only able to gaze longingly through the window. I did however take down the website so I could peruse the lovely shoes from my own home. And lo and behold--there is a Boston Store! Today was my first day off since my trip and Rachel at the Newbury St store let me try on lovely shoe after lovely shoe. I had such a great in-store experience! The atmosphere and interior-design aesthetic compliments the shoes perfectly; everything from the fantastic location, to spectacular customer service (not just for myself, but they treated everyone while I was there tremendously well). :-D
Even more beautiful in person!
I bought these today in celebration of good news and they are SOoooo gorgeous! I did not know till I saw them that the heels are black patent leather. They look great and they feel great! @>-