[Bleu & Gris]
Un style angélique classique avec des tourbillons bien détaillés sur les côtés combiné aux rayures sur la pointe. La languette rembourrée et le cuir dont elles sont faites assurent un confort et une excellente durabilité. 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 Alias Burk from vancouver:
WEAK store policy. No sale!!
same issue as another poster - wanted to buy supervogs but they didn't have my size in, they had them at another store and wanted me to pay the shipping. In a word, WEAK!
Posted by Ian Pugh from Columbus, Ohio (and everywhere else):
I have also owned these great shoes in several colours over the last two decades, and they have been amazing, durable shoes. But my last two pairs have been a disappointment. I had to buy the second because the previous pair wore out in less than a year - seams falling apart, leather tearing along seams...I use to wear my vogs every day and anywhere. With my current pair I wear them seldom, and they too are looking aged beyond their year. I love this company and it makes me sad that I may have bought my last pair of these shoes. I even wrote a heartfelt email about the destruction of my penultimate pair to the store I bought them from, asking what had happened - but I never even got a reply...Anyway, at least I have my memories...
Posted by Mark from Kitchener, ON:
Love these shoes, but...
I love these shoes! They look great, and now that they're a little "aged" they look even better. I wear them daily for work and nightly for... well... whatever! On stage or in the office, they are the perfect match to whatever I'm doing!
They took a couple weeks to break in, but after that were awesome, until recently...... they're only 6 or 7 months old and already the inside liner at the heel, and inside by my big and little toe is worn through. I'm a little concerned about the quality that would indicate. I was hoping to get more than the warranty period out of these beauties...
Posted by David Eppert from Delta, BC, Canada:
Sorry, no sale
I've owned a few pairs of Angels over the last ten years but not recently. I decided to treat myself to another pair of the best shoes I have ever had but was told that the stores here had none in stock and that I would have to pay to have them shipped in. The staff at both stores I went to today were very cold. Now I am reading that the shoes are made in China and fall apart. Sad. No more Fleuvogs for me I guess.
Posted by Richard from Victoria BC:
I want to love my Supervogs...
... but right now, I just can't! I bought burgundy/gray ones in February on a trip to Seattle, and they were perfect right out of the box.
Over the last month, though, the crease in the left one has shifted back onto the knuckle of my big toe, and it's EXCRUCIATING to wear it. I got my cobbler to stretch the spot out, but it turns out that it's not a space/roominess issue. There's kind of a box in the front, and for some reason everything around has softened up, but not the one patch where it bends.
What should I do? I can barely wear them right now, and only if I'm not walking around!
Posted by No longer a customer to be... from Seattle:
I was about to buy some of these shoes for my upcoming wedding, but now I hear the shoes are being made in China? I'd write a long note about how much that sucks, but I think I'll let my money do the talking. :/
Posted by Jane from PA:
For years I have worn Fluevog shoes. The best were made in Poland. Then they were made in Portugal - OK. The ones Made in China are just not up to your high standards of 5-10 years ago. I think people would pay a little extra for you to go back to better made shoes. Now I am looking for a new shoe company, but none compares with your formerly high standards. HElp? :-(
Posted by Brent from Portland:
China made shoes
I have been loyal to the Supervog's for close to two decades having owned more than 10 pairs. It saddens me to say that the quality of the one's made in China don't hold a flame to one's I have made in Poland. Please please please consider increasing the quality control of your Supervog's so I can continue to buy more. :-)
Posted by Ken from Vancouver:
Love these shoes but not new blue colour
O managed to get one of the last pairs of darker blue for this line and I am so glad I did, they are the most comfortable shows I have ever owned. I was so impressed I bought 2 more pairs of Fluevogs (Different styles). I was so depressed when I noticed teh new brigther blue. ( Iagree with teh other person who commented and called them Clown Blue) Please bring back the original colour blue!!!!
Posted by Jerry from Bozeman:
My Angel Supervogs (Cobalt Blue w/ Gray rub-off) have reached a state of severe decrepitude. The stitching has pulled away, the well-cared for leather has cracked, etc. All of this wear and tear has resulted from nearly daily use for many years.
"So what's your problem they gave you good service--just buy some new ones", you might think.
My problem is, I tried to buy new ones and failed--I stopped in at Fluevog SF on Haight on Memorial Day to try on a new pair and to my utter dismay the new Angel Supervog Blue w/Gray rub-off is not even close the original shoes that I own, or more importantly, to the color of my hair--in fact, the new ones are for lack of a more polite way to say it, clown blue. I told the salesman I was not interested and he said "Why not?" At which point I took my old shoes off and held them up next to my hair and the salesman looked at me and said "What's your point, lots of people like the new color?"
As a supreme purveyor of style, you can surely understand that I cannot wear clown blue shoes with midnight blue/lapis lazuli hair. Nor for that matter can I wear clown blue hair. Moreover for the rest of your beloved customers, the old shoe color goes, in my opinion far better with black than the new. I own about 50 black shirts so, I am rather heavily committed.
If you would be willing to restore/recreate my most beloved shoes, I would be most grateful.
This following may refresh your memory regarding how we met:
My household of three collectively owns more than a dozen pairs of Fluevog shoes. As we like them so much, and I was so impressed with your unique approach, I set out to learn more. A few years ago, I drove all the way from Montana to Vancouver to meet you.
Upon arriving at your store, I introduced myself to your staff and let them know that I had sent a few emails as advance notice to see if you might be around when I arrived. Their initial response was of the form "Are you kidding?" I said "Do I look like the kind of cat who kids around?" They said they would see if you were in and lo and behold you were. You came over to the store, cup of coffee in hand, and said to me "Nice blue hair" at which point I pointed to my matching Fluevogs and you smiled. I then asked you about the inception of the business and your unique approach to shoes. You leaned in quite a bit (I am rather a bit shorter than you are), looked over your glasses and said "I'll tell you if you really want to know." You paused, peered intently and then said, "You look like you really want to know!" You then began to tell me about the business, the tough days in shoe retail and the vision that led you to create your own company. We talked for about 30 minutes. I found our conversation fascinating, because I believe that there are no coincidental meetings, and came home to Bozeman to tell all my friends (who, not coincidentally, all wear Fluevogs) about our meeting. Sadly, the store in our town that sold Fluevogs, no longer does so.
I submit this long request, because I believe that of all the shoemakers in the world, only you would understand or perhaps undertake the style challenge presented herein.
The pictures attached to this email may help clarify my dilemma.
P.S. Don't think I can put pictures in you web thingee--email me and I will send them.
Reply from Greg at Fluevog:
Thanks Jerry, we sent your note to John. :)