Rubens was a prolific Flemish Baroque painter whose paintings, centuries before R. Crumb would draw the same, emphasized the erotic and sensuality of plus sized women. 'Rubenesque' is a term used even today, to lovingly describe full-figured women. Built on an exquisite and decadent Louis the 14th hexagonal heel, the Rubens mary jane pump uses a contrapposto of soft stamped royal suedes with robust patent straps & tips, and finished with ornate buckles. The Rubens provides your wardrobe with the palette and curves to create your own masterpiece. There is no fashion like old fashion.
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Posted by Christine from Quebec city:
After so many months drooling over the website, I bought my first pair of Fluevog shoes, the Rubens. They needed a little break in; my toes needed a bit of space, but now they are just fine. I am not used to heels, but these are not too high, I can walk a lot with them. I have the black ones and I wear them with everything. They are so stylish! :-B
Posted by Beth from outside Toronto:
I wear these shoes to work because they're still comfortable after an entire day walking around the office (yeah, my job is sort of sedentary, but still!).
What I really like about these shoes is that not only are they comfortable, but they're versatile. I wear them to work with pants, but I can also wear them with a nice dress.
I have a narrow foot, and wear a 7 in many stores, but the 6.5 fits me perfectly.
Posted by Natal from Saskatoon:
I have had so many people say: "I love those shoes!"
Super comfortable heel height, and stable heel.
Worth every penny.
Posted by Gabrielle from Pittsburgh:
I am a 7.5 with high arches and I went with 8. These are really nice. I got the red which is red in the lighter suede part, wine in the dark areas. On my computer they look slightly more red when they are actually slightly on the purple hue.
I love them :-D
Posted by Virginia from Portland, OR:
These make me so happy!
Best shoes ever. I usually wear an 8 in Fluevog and a 7 1/2 in other brands' heels, and the 7 1/2 in this shoe fit very well. I have slender feet, so I don't even have to unbuckle-- they just slip on. I am traditionally very anti-heel and have bad knees, but these shoes really are comfortable and sturdy. The red color is great and matches everything; much darker than pictured. I make a little happy noise every time I put these on.
Posted by Ellen from North Vancouver:
Worth every penny!
Have these in burgundy and they're stunning. It's a very rich, dark colour. I'm an impatient person so thought I'd be annoyed by the buckles, but alas, they're fine as they're easy to do up. They're a welcome change from the boring pumps I normally wear with suits. ]:o)
Posted by Margot from Philadelphia, PA:
I got the Rubens in black and they are beautiful! Love them!!!! I almost always wear a size 11 in Vogs (and in everything else! Buying Fluevogs, my narrow feet are a blessing for the first time in my life) and these fit like a dream. I picked these shoes because they're pretty but also because I can wear them to work (I work in a courtroom and wear a suit most days). At first glance, they seem like nothing more than nice, stylish shoes... then you notice the hand-tooled leather (yum!) and the buckles (super yum!) and the insanely awesome architectural heel (YUM!!!) and realize they are truly unique! They are insanely comfortable throughout a whole day of work and I get so many compliments on them!
Posted by Elizabeth M. from Austin, Texas:
I ordered these shoes in the Burgundy, and they are just gorgeous, a lovely deep burgundy-wine colour. Incredibly comfortable, I feel like I am wearing slippers, and so distinctive and unique, I have received many compliments.
Sizing: I ordered 1/2 size larger than I normally wear, and they fit very well.
Posted by Jocelyn from US:
These were a completely unexpected gift for Christmas this year - what a lucky girl I am! They are beautiful and comfortable like all my Fluevogs. I have feet that are on the wide side. When I saw these I expected them to be tight width wise, but they are just right. I wlked around San Francisco in them without a single sore spot on my feet.
Putting them on puts a smile on my face every time :)
Posted by Jessica from Las Vegas:
Even prettier in person!
I don't buy things I can wear online unless I can try them on, especially shoes, as I have a wide ball, narrow heel and very high instep, so I've been drooling over the shoes and the boots on the website for at least a year and a half before I had the opportunity to make it to one of the stores. Shawn at the Melrose store took fantastic care of me and brought out half the store for me to try on, once the first two or three that I'd asked for didn't fit perfectly. When I tried these on, however, I was sold. They fit nearly perfectly, though I did have to add a hole for the buckles. They barely needed any breaking in at all, and you have no idea how unusual that is for me. I ended up walking out with these in the burgundy, (though I do agree that the suede color is very nearly purple in person, and the leather is a gorgeous ox blood), and another pair, (a friend who was also shopping with me that day also bought a different pair) and I couldn't be happier. I may or may not be pondering already which will be my next pair...