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 Gretchen from South Carolina:
I'm in love...
I just got my first Fluevogs! Though I was already in love with them at first site, I love them 100x more in person. Then I tried them on. My feet feel better in them. It's magic. I'm in heaven. I can see why they're so addicting. No shoes compare. I believe I'll be a fluevog collector/addict soon too.
Posted by craige from US:
I have the same problem as Vancouver Shoe Girl. My foot slides forward and my big toe gets sore. I love shoes with a strap and usually the strap holds my foot in place so that this doesn't happen. Maybe these are wider than most shoes? It makes me so sad because I love them and they were a splurge and for some odd reason, they go for barely anything on eBay. So, what to do?
Reply from Greg at Fluevog:
Try a half-toe pad in the ball of the footbed to keep from slipping, and perhaps an extra hole in the strap. Hopefully that will work :)
Posted by Carley from Seattle, WA:
I celebrated International Fluevog Day this year by purchasing my second pair of Vogs, the orange Malibrans. So cute! So comfy! So funky! Nice, roomy toe box, true-to-size fit... my only slight-complaint is that putting them on is a wee bit tight, given that the bottom strap has only a bit of give to it. You'll definitely want to unbuckle them each time you take 'em off.
I've been wanting to break into the heel scene for a while, but let's face it, most heels aren't very comfortable. Fluevogs have changed my life. I love these so much that I ordered them in yellow a few days ago. :>
Posted by Cris from Los Angeles, CA:
My 2nd Pair in less than 2 months!
I just bought these in grey and white in a 7.5. It's my 2nd pair of Malibrans and Fluevogs in 2 months. I love this shoe. I am usually between a 7-7.5, my foot is long and thin and measures around 9.5 inches. The shoe length is perfect, wide for my skinny foot, but thick socks or a heel/toe insert does the trick. These were shipped to me from the San Francisco store, and thank you wonderful FV employees. You sent me a sticker and 2 cute FV buttons not to mention the nice personal note. You just got to love these people. I do. @>-
Posted by isadg from Canada:
New to Fluevog but in love
I'd seen these shoes in a friend's pictures. Then I saw this bag someone picked up at a sample sale...had to run to the nearest store immediately...
I now own these in Wine. Just loving them. :)
Posted by Ky:
This was my first (surely not last) pair of Fluevogs. My fairy godmother/auntie bought the turquoise ones for me, for my wedding shoes. They were perfect with my Betsey Johnson dress- and it was short, so they were shown off properly. :)
I wore them for over 12 hours and barely sat down and I tell you, my feet were only sore because I was standing for that long, not because I was in heels. They are, without a doubt, the very best shoes my feet have ever encountered. I have worn them six days out of the last 12 since the wedding.
I usually take a 6.5 or 7 US and I got these in a 7 and they were perfect. Momo and Wyatt-- look out! You're coming home next.
Posted by Allie:
Fit bigger than expected
I have the Fiorenza in a 5 and the fit is absolutely perfect, so I bought these in a 5 (online). They're 1/2-1 size too big. It's weird because when I compare the 2 they have the exact same size sole. 5's are hard enough to find so I guess I'm going to have to make it work. I wish I could try all the different styles that come in 5's on locally, but the stores that carry Fluevogs never get in the 5's. (:`(
Posted by Cristina Valle from Los Angeles:
I just received my first ever pair of Fluevog's yesterday. Shipping took 1 day because these awesome people sent them from their Los Angeles store. I chose the wine color heels and they are the most gorgeous pair of shoes I own. The sizing was perfect. I am normally a 7, but when I looked at their size chart and converted from the EU shoes and UK shoes I have in my closet, I determined to go with a 7 1/2. Good choice.
I received fast witty and helpful emails from Fluevog and the store in LA. These will definitely NOT be my first pair. :-D
Posted by Audrey-Jane from USA:
The BEST shoes EVER
I now own 3 pairs of Malibrans. Before I discovered them I never wore heels. I have a short wide (size 6 1/2) foot, plus a bunion. I was stuck with soft, flat BORING shoes. Then a friend of mine gave me a pair of Wherever Obrigadas that didn't fit her. I tried them on and I couldn't believe it. They were comfortable from the first moment and SO cute. Well that was it. I hit the Fluevog website and was astounded. Where had these been all my life? I went to the store in NYC, tried on the Malibrans and I was hooked. Bought them in turquoise. Then a couple of months later, red. Then yellow. Black will be next. I wear them with everything...jeans, skirts (especially cute with colored tights). Everywhere I go people comment on them. Old, young, male, female. Every time I look down at my feet I feel good. These shoes are worth every penny, very well made. The wide toe box does not hurt my bunion at all. They do run a little large, normally I wear a 6 1/2 but got these in a 6. Oh yes, my husband loves them, too, says they are are adorable. My only complaint is that I wish each strap had a buckle to allow for more adjustment, mine gap a little. But who cares, they are so great. I buff them with plain shoe cream after each wearing and they look like new. BTW, I am 56 years old...these shoes are ageless and timeless. They have great style but are not trendy in the least. They look good today and will still look good for years to come. Thank you, John!!!
Posted by Shoe Girl from Vancouver:
Operetta Malibran fit problems
Beautiful shoe, seemed comfy in the store. But my foot slides down the slope of the sole & my big toe bangs the toebox, causing great pain after about an hour. I have fiddled with various insoles but nothing really fixes it. I can tighten up the strap but then that cuts into my foot. My sister has the same problem with hers. We both have lots of other high heels that fit OK. This has made me wary of buying any other cute round-toe Fluevogs.