Le Derby Swirl est un modèle classique de Fluevog qui possède vraiment du style. De cuir tanné, avec ses six oeillets, cette chaussure est menue de la semelle angélique originale; 100% naturelle, biodégradable, qui se ressemelle, qui résiste à l'alcali, l'eau, l'acide, la fatigue et à Satan.
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Posted by Mehron from Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA:
These are adorable, easy to wear, and the swirl has been described as a "mustache". Good shoe? Or BEST shoe?
Posted by Nicola from New York City:
Incredibly Disappointed in Poor Quality
My last pair of Derby Swirls held up through thick and thin for three years, and I absolutely adored them. When they started to get too beat up to wear anymore, I knew I had to invest in a new pair just the same. Apparently, the new boots are being manufactured in Asia, rather than Poland, and the quality is just horrible. I feel like I could have gotten better boots for $30 at PayLess. The first pair I got had the toe cap crushed irreparably after only two weeks of wear. The great folks at Fluevog replaced them for me, and I was so happy. Then, after only a couple weeks, the lining of the new pair started to tear. The insoles are coming apart, and don't even seem to be made of leather. The leather on the outside is very heavily lined and creased, as though the leather was extremely cheap, poor quality, and it looks horrible. I am so disappointed with these boots. Fluevog, PLEASE go back to making high-quality, durable boots in Poland! I spent three years encouraged everyone I knew to buy your boots, and now I'm embarrassed. If you'd go back to making the same quality boots I'd go back to being an enthusiastic and loyal Fluevogger. Until then- since I blew $180 on these cheap boots, I'm going to have to go to PayLess to find something better.
Posted by Christopher from Vancouver:
Paid an undisclosed amount for a gently-used pair of size 5 black derby swirls from a Salvation Army Thrift Store. Unbelievable! Fit nicely; Already broken in of course!
Angel Derby Swirls Fit Has Changed...
... a couple of times in their history. My most comfortable ones were made in Poland way back in the late 90's.... then I bought a pair made in Mexico around 2003 and even though I had to go a size larger, the fit was different, too short to adjust to fit me in the heel area, so always catching me at the back of the heel even though I had plenty of width and room up front. So I gave them away. I LOVED my first pair, and mourn them deeply - I would love to get another pair if they felt good!
Reply from Greg at Fluevog:
Actually the Angels were made in Mexico until 2000, when we moved them to Poland. In 2006 we moved the production, for quality issues, to China. The fit and leathers hasn't changed much in the 19 years we have been making them (next year is 20!).
Posted by Lucy from State College, Pennsylvania:
I'm in love with an inanimate object...
Thinking about the ancient Egyptians, if there were similar situations now, I would request that these shoes be in my tomb to be the only pair of shoes I would need in the eternal hereafter. I purchased my pair over 11 years ago. The angel soles have taken a beating from me and they continue to live up to their claims. I LOVE THEM!! And they look better and better as they age.
Posted by M from Vancouver, BC, Canada:
Most loved boot ever!
I've had my Derby Swirl boots for about 6 years. They are the most comfortable boot that I've ever worn. They look amazingly new even after years of wear. So far, I have only replaced the laces once. Currently, I'm thinking about replacing the sole. My only complaint was the breaking in period...my feet hurt for a while but once broken in, they're my own little slice of heaven. Thanks, John.
Posted by ubernef from oakland:
sad change of vog
Ah the fluevog dilemma has shifted for me: they've started making their shoes in china. Now, its not ABOUT CHINA per se, its about the quality of the craftsmanship. sure, I totally dug looking into my vogs and seeing MADE IN POLAND, who wouldn't? but when I dropped into the NYC store and considered treating myself to some new boots, lo, the shoes looked... different and...kind of cheapish. I asked "Is it true these aren't made in Poland anymore?" The lovely man said, yes, many of their styles were now made in China. And Mexico. Call me snobby, but at least call me snobby FOR A REASON. I recommend buying in store so you can check the stamp.
Posted by linnea from bay area:
I had the knee high version 10 years ago and LOVED them. I can't go into why they're gone, but I've missed them. I've never found a more comfortable boot in my life. THANK YOU SO MUCH for bringing back the Derby Swirl! I'm going to buy these right now so I can relive the awesome.
Posted by Jay Kay from Calgary:
Love my Fluevogs!
After 13 years the only thing I've had to do is change the sole and get some new laces! I get as much wear out of them today as I did way back in the day! Thanks Fluevog! :-D
Posted by carla from edmonton:
thank you, John Fluevog and designers
I was in Vancouver and went to Fluevog out of desperation. My feet are size 8EE and I wear orthotics. I was thrilled to find that these boots accommodated my feet, and that I wore them out of the store on the streets of Van in the rain for three hours afterward with not too much trouble. The uppers are a bit stiff (they are easing after each wearing) but the soles are cushy. The leather lining feels deluxe - I've looked at boots from Harley, Wolverine, etc. and none compare at this price. And I have always loved this design. Now I'm back in Edmonton. and these boots are easily handling the snow and ice. I am so, so happy. They are super cool and I'll look fantastic riding my 1988 Harley FXR next spring. Can't wait, but I have these lovely tough boots to remind me that underneath the snow and ice is indeed 'an invincible summer.' You know, as a child in the 70's, I remember going to the Fox and Fluevog shop with Mom. The styles and quality made an impression even then. I think these boots are a Canadian classic, much like Docs in England, or Blundstones in AUS. Keep them coming off the line. I think every citizen, rural or urban, would find these a tremendous boot. Love Carla