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.
Please note the denim Guide is the Vegan option in this style.
Karen from our San Francisco (Union Square) store says:
The angle of the toe swoop makes them fit a half size small.
95 reviews so far... write yours!
Posted by Hazel from New Mexico:
I went into the Haight St. store in SF, while on holiday, to try on another pair of shoes I'd had my eye on forever but walked out in these pieces of sorcery. I have very narrow, very long (size 11) feet and when I saw these on-line I thought they would look clunky on me. In store, Monika said I had to try them on, and they looked just dishy, I felt like a Goddess (as usual when in Fluevogs). The turquoise color is just divine, goes perfect with jeans, bright dresses, and puts that bold spot of color into a black ensemble. They are also way more comfortable than they look (I can wear them through the work day) and I would tell anyone with larger feet to go for these shoes, you will be enchanted by them.
Posted by Lisa from Orlando, Florida:
I just wrote a review that I got an 8.5 and they fit great although I usually wear a 9. That was wrong! LOL.... I actually got a 9.5 and they fit perfect. So I went up half a size, not down. So sorry! I hope I didn't confuse anyone.
Posted by Lisa from Orlando, Florida:
These shoes are 100% amazing. They don't look like they'd be comfy, but I feel like I'm walking on clouds. It's so wild! Also... I wear a size 9 shoe 95% of the time, but I ordered an 8.5 in these (that's all that was left), and they fit perfect. The 9 would have been too big. Hope that helps when you're shopping. Get these! You won't regret it.
Posted by Lizzy:
I own all the colors of these shoes. I live in them. They go with everything and I always get compliments. I just need them to come in MORE cool colors! :-)
Posted by Mary from Atlanta, GA:
Not for the shy
If you're not comfortable having complete strangers stop you to comment on your shoes then Fluevogs are probably not for you. The vegan Guides are my first non-Mini 'Vogs and I couldn't be happier. I found them to be true to size (I'm a 9.5; 8.5 in Zazas, Elifs) and just funky enough to satisfy my shoe love. The true test for me is comfort, though, and these awesome shoes prove yet again why I keep adding Fluevogs to my closet: they feel great. I'm on my feet for five hours or so a stretch at work and they feel just as great at the end of the day as when I put them on. As eye-catching as these shoes are, they were clearly made to be worn. Yep, another pair is definitely in my future.
Posted by Joanne
from Hobart, Tasmania
First but not the last
Hi, I bought a pair of the Prepare Guide Vegan Shoes- the gorgeous denim/splash ones (can't see them on your site) at your SoHo store this May and it was love at first sight! They are my first Fluevog's but will definitely not be my last. They are so funky, go with lots of different clothes, have a sensible heel and a beautifully cushioned feel. I love them so much I have featured them on my Blog at www.icedvovo.com. The only thing that could make them better is if you open a store in Hobart! :-D
Posted by Kathie Blakeslee from United States:
True to size
OMG, my turquoise Guides just arrived. Put them on and the fit was perfect. The leather is soft as butter and my feet feel like I'm wearing kidskin gloves. What a marvelous feeling. I wear a size 7 and have a high arch, but these shoes were perfect Had to adjust the strap to the first notch. Since leather is so soft I know I'll eventually adjust to second notch. My feet are in LOVE :-D
Posted by Leslie from Amazon:
My favorite shoes
I got the Blue Vegan Prepares and they are my most favorite. They are funky, cute and very comfy. I wear 6.5 and they are true to size. I may have to discard my others to make room for my new Fluevogs. They are just wonderfully comfortable for someone like me who is on my feet all day and not used to wearing high heels. ]:o)
Posted by TonyaK from Austria:
I'm afraid to wear these in public because I don't want to see the jealous stares and be hated because of my fabulous, perfectly fitting shoes. I just received these in blue in an 8.5, and they are comfortable on my wide feet that take an 8 in Operettas and an 8.5 in Together Hi. I have the perfect dress for their debut, but for now I'll just wear them and keep staring at my freakishly cute Fluevogged feet in the privacy of my own home!
Posted by Penny from Berkeley, CA:
After having two people shout out loud today "fabulous shoes!" as I was walking by, I thought that it was time to sign in comment. I never wear heals, but these are so comfortable that I can walk around all day. This is pair #4 for me and they are completely awesome. the burnt orange is mu summer color and is a nice accent to everything. AND! I spilled tea on them this afteroon and wiped it off with a little water and they dried perfectly.