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.
27 reviews so far... write yours!
Posted by Tiffany from Petaluma, CA:
I picked these up in burgundy in my usual size 10. Gorgeous! The color is glorious in person. Pretty comfortable too - the heel is a perfect height.
Posted by Sharon Ryan from Singapore:
Love, love, love
I am doing a happy dance. Chad from the Seattle store slipped in a card with a person note with my Baroque Fluevogs. perfect sizing. personal service. Yay Chad! Platinum star from one happy customer.
Posted by Yasmine Vosper from Newcastle, Australia:
These shoes are sooo comfy. I got them in the mail today and cannot wait to spend Friday night looking gorgeous in them!
Posted by Kate from Burnaby BC:
Own these, love these. Wear them all the time to work. Super comfortable and I regularly get compliments on them. I have the black.
Posted by Denise from Toronto or the UK:
I have never regretted buying these shoes. They are comfortable, interesting, beautiful and easily complement casual or dressy outifts. Rubens, I love you! xoxo
Posted by Michelle Giroux from Toronto:
Love, Love, Love!!
These are my second pair of Fluevog's. I absolutely adore them. Not only are they exquisite to look at, they feel sublime. I was never a great wearer of heels, until I was introduced to Fluevog. Thank heavens we met!! Each time I don this glorious pair of shoes, I am stopped by strangers imploring me to tell them where they can procure a pair of these divine beauties.
Posted by Ginny from Melbourne:
True to size
These are so elegant! True to size - marginally snugger than the Malibran 8 on my foot, but the toe is narrower and they are a slightly snugger fit. As I always with Mr Fluevog's shoes, the heel feels way lower than it is, and is perfectly stable. I bought these in the black and would love to have a pair in a green or blue - as I'm burgundy'ed out for now.
Posted by Diana from Chicago:
I'm a size 7.5M usually, but after trying the 7.5 and the 8 in-store I decided on the 8 since the 7.5 felt narrow on my toes. Unfortunately, after wearing them, I realized that my right heel slips off on every step I take. Also, the seams by the ball of the foot on the inside of the shoes really irritate both feet. Hopefully metatarsal pads and mole skin will help. I really just wanted my first pair of 'Vogs to fit perfectly. They are so gorgeous and are perfect for work. The heel is comfy for someone who doesn't like wearing super high heels, too. In short, go with your usual size and have the shoes stretched as needed. And try both the left and the right shoe on.
P.S. Thanks to Dustin in Chicago and SF @ Haight for their awesome service!
Posted by Pat Kight from Albany, OR:
I stopped by the Seattle store this weekend hoping to take advantage of the current sale; alas, they were all out of my size in my preferred sale shoes.
Then I spotted several models in the Baroque line (including some not yet on the Web site), and gasped.
I tried them all on. They fit like a dream. I wound up buying the Rubens, in size 8.5 (I'm an 8 in mass-market shoes) but seem to run a half size larger in all my favorite Fluevogs).
My god, this shoe is gorgeous. And comfortable. Perfect for a vampire, or a Steampunk diva.
The sole is a little more slick than I prefer, but I plan to take it to my local cobbler (everyone should have a local cobbler) and have a nonskid surface applied to the sole.
Posted by Natasha from Los Angeles:
I went to the L.A. store with friends yesterday on a whim, hoping to try on the Promise shoes. I wasn't as in love with them as I thought I'd be, but these little beauties caught my eye. Oh my. They are comfy, incredibly lovely, and fit like a dream. I usually wear a 7.5 in regular heels, and my other Vogs (Paris & Xie Xie) are 7s. The 6.5 fit my wide foot perfectly in these. I have a larger foot on the right side, so I did the buckles on that side one hole looser so both fit me great now. I wore them yesterday evening from a play date and didn't get a single blister, pain, etc. I now need to start saving for the matching purse!