[Black & Ivory]
Inspired by the pure, early days of his childhood helping his father with his ice cream shoppe, John brings you his modernized idea of a saddle shoe. Designed upon the popular Fellowship sole and aniline leather wrapped heel of soft comfortable rubber, this design is sure to be an instant favourite. After all these years, now is the time to bring out those poodle skirts, bobby sox, and Jerry Lee Lewis records. Half sizes available.
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Posted by JVS from BC, Canada:
ERIKA - Nostalgic yet Trendy
,-) 'Was walking at downtown Vancouver when some women stopped me to say how cute my shoes are. I had the mandaring orange & beige which goes so well with black T-shirt and black pants. I could walk for hours cause they're so comfortable. I will get another pair, this time the black & ivory.
This style will always be in.
Brilliant walking shoes
I felt compelled to post a review after spending nearly two weeks walking around Paris in these shoes -- and not having a single blister or memory of discomfort to show for it. It was SUCH a treat to find walking shoes that were actually stylish. I had to knot the laces before putting them in a bow (as per a previous reviewer, they come undone easily if you don't), but they were practically perfect. Thank you! @>-
Sweet everyday shoe..
My first pair of Fluevogs I would describe as an "everyday" shoe.. but my everyday isn't quite like yours. My day starts out in the barn, tending angora rabbits and Icelandic sheep. It's a heck of a shoe that can go from the barnyard to the boardroom without missing a beat. My Wearever Gracias are pretty good at the transition but these are much better. Less chance of the heel catching if you're sprinting after a lamb.
Surefooted and surprisingly cute. I'd definitely consider ordering another pair when these decide they're no longer happy running around a barn.
Posted by Carmen from BC:
Just got these in the mail today. They are so cute. I usually prefer shoes that are not black or brown; I always think they look so boring. But I was quite taken with the black & ivory color combo. They are so kawaii!!!!! *Insert Fangirl Squee*
Even with wide feet my other Fluevogs (inez sexton, prepare guides) have been size 11. With these I went to 11.5 as recommended and the fit is good. I am glad I didn't get 11 or I probably would have had to send them back.
Posted by Jen
from Columbus, OH
Cloud-like dream of a shoe
I was lucky enough to snag a pair of these in the cobalt/brown color combination before my very common size became unavailable. Fresh outta the box, I wore them on a trip to NYC for four days straight. I had no blisters, no sore spots, and TONS of compliments. I love wearing these with scalloped-edge ankle socks and circle skirts; they are a perfect blend of punk rock and bobby socks. The only downside is I'm slightly afraid to polish them because I'm worried about damaging the color! (I did a spot test once and some of the blue dye rubbed off on my cloth.)
Posted by Shannon from Los Angeles:
I got these in the Mandarin, and I love them. This is my third pair of 'Vogs, (Zaza in the purple and orange, and Flagstad in the teal/brown) and so far my favorite. I put a couple miles on them, a few times a week, and wear them with just about anything casual. Jeans, shorts, skirts, you name it.
I also get a lot of random compliments on my shoes, which is fun. :D
My other Fluevogs are 10s, but I went up to a 10 1/2 in these. I've got moderately wide feet, which was the deciding factor for me. I love the Alli and Amanda but they just don't match my foot shape very well - the rounder toe and wider cut of these is perfect.
Posted by Pix from Edmonton:
I picked these up in pure black and I now wear them constantly. I can go for 9 hours on my feet and not feel a thing. I'm so happy with the way they feel. My only, teensy complaint is that the material the laces are made of slips really easily and so I'm retying them quite often. I'll have to pick up a new pair of laces soon so I have to keep pausing to tighten them up. Otherwise, the perfect shoe for work, going out, shows - everything!
Posted by Jo
awesome, but the heels are too soft
I have the Erikas, a mary-jane that isn't the Kathy's, and a mid-calf boot that's not listed here. In all three cases, the rubber on the heel is too soft and tends to disconnect from the rest of the heel, which causes damage to the leather wrap. My shoe repair man at UVillage in Seattle put a harder kind of heel on all 3 that looks great and solves the problem--but at $19.95 a pair it kinda sucks.
Posted by Gladys from southern California:
These are darling!
These are my go-to shoes: easy to slip on, comfortable for driving, and absolutely adorable. I have them in cobalt-and-brown (though the cobalt verges on turquoise, which I love). I went up half a size (from 5 to 5 1/2) because they run a bit narrow, but now that they've been broken in they feel a tad loose even with socks. While they are still comfy, I would suggest sticking with your true size and trusting the soft leather to give way after they break in.
Posted by Natalie from Chicago:
I have a wide foot and, because of this, sizes in Fluevogs vary significantly. I typically wear a six, got these in a 6.5 and there is a little (but not too much) room at the toe. The width is just dandy. For reference I wear a 6 in the Wearever style and a 7 in Soprano. I would say if you have an odd foot go to the store. One of the sizes will fit you perfectly!