The original inspiration behind the Guide was from when John was walking to the Fluevog Design Studio for a meeting, and was confronted by a Girl Guide selling cookies. John, feeling generous (and hungry), decided to buy many boxes of the tasty delicious cookies (the number was never confirmed) to bring back to his trusty, hard working employees. On his walk, his hunger got the best of him, and he started munching happily. First the box of chocolate mints... then the box of coconut cookies... then another box... By the time John got to the Design Studio, he realized he had eaten all of the cookies. He discarded the boxes and removed any evidence of what is now referred to as 'The Great Cookie Massacre.' Unfortunately for John, his story came out in the meeting when everyone remarked on his cookie crumb tie.
Chuckling to himself at the invaluable lesson he learned from his experience, John drew up a sexy ladies shoe that featured thick, soft leathers with pebbled surfaces, 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. The uber-modern mary jane Guide provides you with a firm foundation for the challenges ahead (like not eating the entire box of cookies at once without a glass of milk). Prepare for the Future, choose well today.
Please note the denim Guide is the Vegan option in this style.
Karen from our San Francisco (Union Square) store says:
The angle of the toe swoop makes them fit a half size small.
95 reviews so far... write yours!
Posted by Michele S. from San Jose, CA:
Cinnamon Colored Love
I saw these on the website a couple of weeks ago and fell in love. Such a gorgeous and high heel in beautiful colors which will go well being worn with pants or skirts - regardless of length. I knew they were coming home with me the minute I slipped my foot in - they run true to size and the leather is SO soft. I ended up wearing them while I walked around Haight St. for the next few hours and they were incredibly comfortable the entire time. I can't recommend these enough, out of all my pairs of 'Vogs, these are probably in the top 3. ()-)
Posted by Carolyn from Berkeley, CA:
While in Boston last week, I escaped to the Fluevog store and fell in LOVE with the orange-red Guide shoes. When I got them home (back in California), I just put them on and stared at my feet in the mirror - my feet never looked so good! I've got feet with issues, but these shoes have changed EVERYTHING. I wore them out in San Francisco yesterday and swear I was mobbed by women wanting to know where I got these shoes. I've been grinnin' ever since... :-D
Posted by Carmen from BC:
Fun to look at
I got these shoes in the blue in the mail today and I just can't stop starring at them on my feet. They just make your feet interesting to look at. I can't properly describe it but they embellish the shape of your foot to look like something drawn from a comic (I mean this in a good way). I can't gush enough about how fun these are to wear. They are probably my most favorite shoe that I have ever owned <3
P.S I have a wide foot and the toe does feel a bit snug width ways. But the leather is soft so I imagine they will break-in and stretch to fit better in no time.
Posted by Megan from Halifax:
These arrived today and it's love at first sight. The colour (blue) is so pretty and the heel is so graceful. Can't wait to wear these with jeans, skirts and summer dresses.
Posted by Su from Vancouver:
What can I say? I fell in love with their blue awesomeness. Bonus: My feet love them. Another bonus: They look amazing with jeans. My goal: to own one in every colour.