40th Anniversary Reissues |
For his 40th Anniversary, John is re-issuing his favourite styles from each decade, for a limited time, to celebrate with the world 40 years of Unique Soles for Unique Souls. A super pointy-toed, buckled tea-strap loafer with stitched wrinkled leather on the instep, the Pilgrim shoe was one of John's first women's designs which took its initial inspiration from the Victoria era. The updated design includes a rubber sole plate, 1.25" leather wrapped heel, gold lining, and features "white-waxed" leathers that will darken and age gracefully. The Pilgrim is an ode to John's humble beginnings, his values which he still aspires to, and a great testament to the genius we celebrate. "Truth and integrity since 1970"
58 reviews so far... write yours!
Posted by Stephanie from Pennsylvania:
These arrived today (my fourth pair of Fluevogs), I put them on, didn't even need to be broken in! Ordered half a size larger than my normal 8 1/2 due to the pointed toe, the size 9 was a perfect fit! Wore them for about eight hours straight without any issue. I love the worn in look of the brown leather, they looked great with jeans and less casual work attire. Might have to get these in a second color. :-D Thank you to the Boston store for once again sending me an amazing pair of shoes!
Posted by Theresa Shelton from Fort Worth, TX:
A friend recommended your shoes for their durability and I blindly listened and purchased a pair of the pilgrims.I want to thank you for teaching me a valuable lesson, the hard way. The heel lasted 4 months. Next time may I recommend a true wood heel on a Victorian boot shoe.
I should have paid more attention but I won’t make the mistake twice (with your company). There it is, plain as day, leather wrapped (plastic) heel. Thankfully, Victorians didn't use plastic for their shoes.
Reply from Greg at Fluevog:
Bummer you feel this way. please contact a Fluevog store and they can send you a heel replacement quite easily. Wooden heels split and chip rather quickly, especially in wet and dramatic climates.
Posted by Crystal from North Las Vegas:
With jeans, they're like cowboy boots. With skirts they're pilgrim shoes. They're magick!
I call these my Wicked shoes because I bought them in San Francisco on a trip to see Wicked. In fact, I walked about a mile in them on my way to the show, and another mile on the way back.
They are comfortable and beautiful. I like the way the heels sound on the floor. And I have noticed that the more I wear them, the more I love these shoes. They get softer and the creases become more purple.
If you are thinking about buying these shoes, you should. I saved up for these for my birthday, and they are worth every penny.
Posted by Kami from Austin, TX:
Buying pair two!
I bought the lilac pilgrims and absolutely adore them. Comfy, sleek, totally unusual - I get tons of compliments! I usually wear a 9.5 or 10 - got these in a 10 due to the pointy toe. I've just ordered them in black and can't wait!
Posted by Risa Gardner from Tampa:
I just got these shoes in yellow & grey. I also have the original swordfish shoes and the short swordfish boot! They must be 18 years old and inside it says "patent pending" ]:o)
I saw these at the Fluevog store in Chicago and saved up for them, squealing with glee when I purchased them a few months later at the Newbury Street store in Boston. I got the mauve/purple color with is just smashing; a really lovely neutral and not at all like the pinky color depicted on the web site.
The shoes did require some breaking in. I wore them with moleskin to protect myself from blisters a few times and now they're totally comfortable and perfect. It's just getting chilly now and I'm looking forward to wearing these with tights.
My third pair of 'Vogs. I love his work so much.
Posted by Pook from Calgary, AB:
Funky & fun, but...
I bought these in the lovely lilac color. They are the most comfortable shoes I have ever owned, straight out of the box. The "distressed" color is really unique and so pretty on this funky retro style. The only issue I have is the leather covering the wood-look heel. I drove my car for 15 minutes and in that short time of resting my heel on the car floor mat the back of the heel was all scuffed and the color rubbed off. The heels are very cheaply done IMO and a big disappointment as Fluevogs are usually top quality shoes.
Posted by Joan from saskatoon:
I got these shoes 3 days ago. I had worn them for 3 hours and had already had 4 people ask me where I got them. They are very comfortable. I wore them for more than 8 hours continuously with no problem. I love these shoes!! :-)
Posted by R. Toor from Canada:
Fabulous shoes with one small warning
I love, love, love these shoes. Wanted them in the purple but got the black to be practical. Only negative is the heel - if you scrape it against something the covering can come off and you'll see the white heel material beneath and try getting that fixed - not easy. Still love the shoes but am sad that the material covering the heel isn't sturdier.
Posted by Melissa from Alberta:
Thank John for the reissue of these
Well it only took a trip to Toronto to finally get me into a Fluevog store... now I am a fluevogaddict!! Please oh Please say there may someday be an Edmonton Location!!!! I absolutely love my Truth:Pilgrims... I bought a half size larger than normal because of the point... let me say though this is my first pair of pointed wonders; man are they comfy!!!! And even in a 9.5 they don't look like flippers!!!