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.
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Karen from our San Francisco (Union Square) store says:
The angle of the toe swoop makes them fit a half size smaller.
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Posted by Ter
Went to check out the new Calgary store with some friends, just to look of course. Saw these and fell in love. They fit so well I HAD to buy them! I normally wear a 5 1/2 but the 6 with a nice insole are a dream!! And they stayed comfy all day on the first wearing. I wear them everywhere and I get more compliments on them than anything else in my wardrobe. :-)
Posted by Vessy from Ottawa:
better then ... anything
The Guide happened to be my introduction to Fluevog. OMG, they fit like glove, feel like Nike and attract attention on each corner. I have them in the blue color, and I ride in them my Scooteretti e-bike to work - they are comfy for my ride and very feminine and sexy when I am off the scooter. These two purchases made my summer very special, thank you Fluevog and Scooteretti.
Posted by Cristina from Minnesota:
People chase me down...
...to ask about these shoes. I own many pairs of Fluevogs, and the Prepare Guide is one of my all time favorites. I was lucky to buy a pair in blue before they ran out, but they would look great in any color. They fit true to size, are comfy to walk in, and never fail to get compliments.
Posted by Holly from Seattle:
I LOVE these comfy and super funky shoes. I'm new to the Fluevog sensation and am so happy to have found you! I wasn't able to wear heels comfortably before meeting you. THANK YOU for changing my life! I will never ever wear cute yet uncomfortable shoes again. When I need colorful, fun, special occasion, every day, winter, spring, summer or fall, go- with-anything, comfortable shoes, I'm coming directly to your store and nowhere else. Sorry Nordstrom, I gotta break up with you.
Sizing note...I usually wear an 8, but in yours I wear an 8.5. Had to have the "yeah" shoes in green too. 8.5 worked in those for me as well. Several other pairs are on my wish list. My husband now knows what to get me for any occasion throughout the years.
Thank you for creating such dreamy footwear. xo
Posted by Janice from Calgary:
Not even kidding. Don't hesitate on these babies! Feel like walking on pillows from minute 1, and fit true to size.
Posted by Julienne from State of Jefferson:
A New Classic
I am happy to confirm previous comments...these shoes are really comfy..thanks to Fluevog Portland, I ordered my usual 7.5 and found them to be true to size...perfectly so. Just enough toe-room, but not so much as to be "trippy" and the strap fit perfectly without having to get extra holes punched. An absolutely delightful shoe for anyone who stands a lot. The design is ingenious..these really do not feel like heels at all..more comfortable than some of my flats. Please don't change the design of this shoe..I will buy any color of the "Guide" you decide to make. Without fail, every time I wear these to work a customer will ask where I got the shoe....naturally, they get directed to the website or get the phone # of the Portland store.....
Posted by Heather from Halifax:
Holy hell, best shoes ever! I have a lot of Vogs, and these are my favorites. So comfortable, unspeakably sexy.
Posted by Honey from Toronto:
I can wipe my chin now!
I have literally been drooling over these for months now, and a pair are finally mine, all mine!
I chose the orange-red Guides, which is just a fabulous, stand out colour for them. It's a lovely shade, a bit duller than the online image, but perfect for summer and fall, I think. I tried the 9 first (what I wear in Mini's), but found it a bit tight across my foot, and I was struggling to get the strap done up. Ended up purchasing the 9.5, which was immediately comfortable. They really DO feel like you're wearing running shoes!
My quite muscular legs look shapely and sexy in these, and whether with a skirt or jeans, these are going to be one of my all time favourite pairs of shoes. Thank you, Fluevog Queen W, for being so nice, and such enthusiastic 'Voggers!
Posted by shannon from victoria, bc:
Love my Prepare Guides
I've had my eye on these for many months. Quick trip from the island, hopped Can. Line, tried them on-love at first fit! In and out with my gorgeous shoes in 10 minutes. Knew what I wanted, liked what I saw! A very close favorite to my mini's. Thank you for yet another gorgeous,comfortable and wearable piece of art!
Posted by Sarah-Joy from Victoria,BC:
Fluevog, you've ruined me for any other!
When I first saw these, I thought, "Nahhh, these will never work" and then for some strange reason I tried them on and there was no way that I couldn't own them. Not only do they make me feel like a million bucks but they are crazy comfortable. Wore them out on Thursday night and was walking super speedy in these babies; taught workshops all day Friday and my feet were still purring! Just seeing these shoes sit waiting for my feet makes me smile - such lovely detail with the hand stitching, the leather lining and the perfect fit. Note: I usually take a 9.5/10 in vogs and these fit like a glove in 9. Staff in Granville store are truly over the top amazing. Inspiring example of customer service at it's finest.