This legendary 2.5 heeled maryjane was inspired by Maria Malibran, one of the most famous opera singers of the 19th century, who was known for her extraordinary flexibility, range, and power. With soft leathers in Baccarat Patent or matte Dragon, soft rubber soles, and a leather wrapped heel, this shoe could possibly be the most functional and comfortable Fluevog ever. The Malibran will be your everyday, dress-up, dress-down, favourite pair of shoes perfect for anything and everything (which is almost impossible). Your Love Makes Me Sing.
Half sizes available.
Ali from our New York store says:
The Malibran will get you to where you are going with ease and style! This last runs as true as you can get! The toe box can be short on some people with longer toes, so maybe try a half size up if you think you may fit that description.
149 reviews so far... write yours!
Posted by Rach from Toronto:
Just received my Malibrans in Red/Wine. I now own three pairs of Vogs and each pair is more beautiful than the last! I keep thinking it can't get any better, then it does! These shoes are amazingly comfortable, really adorable. The red colour is just the right, bright, deep red and very shiny! The toe of the shoe is much squarer than it looks in the pics, but it suits the style wonderfully. I almost caused a pile up in the ladies bathroom of my local pub when I stopped suddenly to admire my new shoes, when catching a passing glimpse in the mirror. I have spent more time staring at my own feet in the past few hours than in most of my life previously! Fab with jeans, yet smart enough to wear with a 'dressy' dress. There are a couple of weddings I am planning to wear these to already! PERFECTION x
Posted by Georgina from New Zealand:
WOW while on a recent trip to Melbourne, Australia I discovered Fluevog's. Where have they been all my life!?? At the risk of TOTALLY blowing the bank account I restrained myself to only one pair. I love my Operetta in red & I have had some incredible comments from very jealous friends:-)
Posted by Heather McRae from calgary:
Discovering Fluevogs a few years ago in Calgary was sweet relief for my feet. So when my beloved labradoodle, Molly, ate my black Operettas, I rushed back to see if I could find a replacement pair! I was horrified to learn that the store was no longer going to carry Fluevogs. Egads - that seemed just wrong. It was only due to this unhappy circumstance that I discovered Fluevogs on-line. Oh - this could be a dangerous discovery! Just ordered my first pair on-line and can't wait to get them!
Posted by suzanne
from Reading, UK
how much do I love you my favourite shoe
I'm a flip flop, boot or sneaker kind of girl but the first time I saw these online they sang to me. I waited and waited (knowing that the import duty and charges would kill me) until friends were on tour in L.A. They shopped for me, brought them back. Everytime I wear them, people comment on them, I am a committed fluevog girl now - the most comfortable heeled shoes ever and they just make me smile
Posted by Laurence from Montreal:
Ok, so I never thought I could spend that much money on a pair of shoes... but, these are the BEST shoes EVER!! They're amazingly cute, super comfy.... I'm in love!!!! ]:o)
Posted by Sandra from Victoria:
Love the shoes-super cute. Gave me quite the blisters when I wore them without stockings. Other than that, easy to walk in. Love the new turquoise colour!
Posted by alysha from san francisco:
Malibran, je t'aime!
This is a bit of a premature review, as I have only worn them once, but holy cow! I wore them out to a party last night. Because of San Francisco's notorious lack of cabs, I ended up walking about .75 mile, up and down hills, to get there. How were my feet? Happy. And cute. Stood around and danced on a concrete floor for a while. How were my feet? Happy. And cute. So happy, in fact, that I didn't even try to get a cab home. Just hoofed it in comfort.
Oh, for Catherine in Ohio — I had the same squeaking problem. In mine, it was my big toe rubbing up against the end of the shoe (my left foot is larger than my right). I found that cutting one of those pads that they will give you at any Fluevog store and putting it on top of my foot worked. I do plan to have them slightly stretched in the hopes of getting rid of it entirely. Hope this helps.
Posted by Stacy Lerner from Elkhorn, NE:
Love these...have 2 pairs!
I bought my first pair of Operetta Malibran (black) in December 2007 and instantly loved them! I get so many compliments and everyone wants to know where I got them. I lived in Chicago and love the store there (just moved 2 months ago)! About 2 weeks after I bought my 1st pair, I got engaged and being a "shoe" person and less of a "dress" person, I decided if I was wearing a wedding dress I might as well have the coolest shoes ever! So, I found I could buy the Operetta Malibran in a cream color with a beige stiching and they were perfect! Compliments abounded and I was able to wear them comfortably from noon - 1030pm without any problems! Highly recommended!
Posted by Manda from Montreal from Canada:
First and not my last
I bought these shoes in NYC. I saw the cherry colour and fell in love. I have never bought anything but black! When I brought them home to show my bf, I proudly announced these were the best shoes (albeit most expensive I've purchased) ever. He thought they were so sexy, he didn't ask how much they were! heh. That first night, I wore them all around the house, 'in bed' ;) and considered sleeping in them too! I didn't want to take them off. I have a store here in Montreal - I'll be visiting soon. I am emptying my closet of all the shoes that don't compare in comfort, so I can make room for more Fluevog's!
Posted by Catherine from Ohio:
These shoes are WONDERFUL but...... why do they squeak so much when I wear them without stockings? I'll answer the question myself - I think these shoes have a lesser grade lining that any of my other Fluevogs - Mini Qtees. :-( It's a real bummer, because half of the fun of wearing in-your-face shoes is wearing them without stockings. I got the gray ones; they seem to fit true to size and the finish on the leather outer is fabulous.
Reply from Greg at Fluevog:
Actually the lining in the Malibrans are exactly the same as the minis. Earlier versions of the Malibrans did not have the half-suede footstock that newer Malibrans have, but any small insole will help prevent foot-sweat squeaking when not wearing socks.