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's no fashion like old fashion.
Emilie, Dominique, and Samuel from our Quebec City store says:
The Rubens fit true to size and have adjustable straps, which make them perfect for any foot!
33 reviews so far... write yours!
Posted by Veronica from Sydney:
Beautiful navy blue velvet comfortable shoes!
I bought the blue velvet recently during my trip to Washington DC for a wedding. I have been looking for a mid heel navy shoes for quite a while. Viola, I found them very comfortable with true size and broader fitting. I am a sz 7 with C fitting. Can't wait to wear them with dress, skirt or pants! This is my 6th pair since I discovered this brand only this year! Looking forward to a new Fluevog store in Sydney!
Posted by Marian from Victoria, BC:
Sexy, cute, comfortable, burgundy lusciousness. Buying these was pure indulgence, but I don't regret it for a moment. Who could not be giddy wearing these gorgeous works of art?
I'm a 7.5 in non-Vogs, but consistently a 7 in Vogs, and the Rubens are no exception. As others have noted, no need to worry about fussing with the buckles. Once you set them to fit your foot, you can (gently) wiggle your foot right in without undoing them. They look equally great with dresses or jeans, tights or bare legged. I think they're destined to become a Fluevog classic.
Posted by Dana:
These shoes are breathtaking
I went into the Georgetown store today meaning to exchange my black Vermeer boot for the maroon boot. Then I was shown the maroon Vermeer shoe....when I put them on my breath was taken away. These shoes are stunning. They are, as another reviewer put it, astonishing. All four colors are gorgeous; it was hard to decide which to buy!
Posted by Sunita:
I had been admiring these for months and finally pounced when I saw them in blue. They are stunning! The blue velvet with the blue-black accents is an astounding combination. I can't stop bringing them out of my closet just to admire them. Not only are they breathtakingly beautiful, but they are comfortable as well. I wore these lovelies for the first time for almost 6 hours with no problems. They fit true to size. And Catherine at the DC store was fabulous. She was so helpful, cheerful and enthusiastic.
Posted by Sarah from Chicago:
These are quite honestly some of the best shoes I've ever owned. I bought these in black as my first pair of Fluevogs, and it's started an obsession! I'm an 8.5 with a somewhat wide foot/high arches and these are incredibly comfortable. I wear them to work and definitely do not ever get the urge to take my shoes off and kick my feet up like I do with other heels. The height is high enough to add a little flair and show off that awesomely shaped heel, but not so high that they're difficult to walk in. I'm having a hard time not going back and buying the boot versions of this shoe!
Posted by Brenna from Vancouver, BC:
I visited Fluevog for the first time and walked out with three pairs of shoes, including the burgundy Rubens. These immediately caught my eye, but I almost didn't try them on because I've never been able to wear heels. I'm so very glad I did give them a chance - they're comfy and sturdy as well as being utterly gorgeous! My usual size 6.5 fit perfectly, and even after a 10-hr shift I was reluctant to take them off.
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.