Drawing on invaluable lessons he learned from his cartography days, John sketched up a lace-up boot that features soft leathers with pebbled surfaces, 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 Map provides you with safety and illumination while on your off-beaten path. Prepare for the Future, choose well today.
Rebecca & Dustin from our Chicago store says:
These boots are very true to size. I would recommend half a size up if you have longer feet/toes. The boots are incredibly well balanced, comfortable, easy and fun to wear. They give an illusion of heels without putting stress on your feet. Be sure to put care with the leather laces as they are more delicate than the nylon ones.
23 reviews so far... write yours!
Posted by Andrea:
Hot and sexy boots
I LOVE these boots! I wear them all day and they are sooo comfortbale. Thye look sharp and edgy and fashion-forward and everybody compliments me on them. Love them, absolutely! I also love the laces and found that if I tie the twice they last all day.
Posted by Anne B. from Gatineau, Quebec:
All is true!
ALL comments of happy clients about these boots are TRUE! I own a pair of the Prepare Maps in mustard and brown and I TOTALLY happy with them! They are stylish, well made, confortable like you would not believe, and FUN, FUN, FUN!!!
I have not had any problems with the laces breaking, but i am careful in consideration to all previous comments on the matter. The sizing is also true to the description above. Beau travail John!
Posted by Barb from Nova Scotia:
wanted to cry
So hubby decides to have a one nighter with a trashy Blonde after 13 years of marriage , I wanted to cry tears of joy cause I cant think of anything that pays for infidelity Like my brand new pair of Prepare Map . Thanks to my husband and thanks to J. F. So amazing and comfortable enough to stomp all over his cheating ass for dayzzzzzzz . The only thing now is how can I get more :)Thanks again these shoes are really making it all better .
Posted by Amy Luna from Berkeley, California:
Quiet and Cozy
Yes, like everyone else, I cannot rave enough about how comfortable these boots are! I call them my Super Hero Elf boots. I feel powerful, magical and outstandingly stylish when I wear them. They are like slippers on stilts with ankle support! They make no noise at all when you walk, which is awesome for such a stacked and sexy boot. At the same time, they feel like you could run in them like sneakers. No break in period required. Love the muted purple color, which goes with everything. Also like everyone else, I must say that the shoelaces they come with are useless! But that wasn't going to stop me from keeping these beauties! I ordered a pair of black and silver 54" round boot laces on Ebay for $5, including shipping, which look divine and are much easier to lace up strong. I am a solid size 6 in other shoes and the Fluevog 6 fits true to size and like a dream. Plenty of room in the toe box for happy toes, too! Thanks again, John! <3
Posted by NL from Toronto:
Comfy, great shoes!
I love my Prepare Maps! I bought them in Brown/Yellow, and like a few other people, I had a problem with the laces breaking. I bought work-boot laces (also brown and yellow) and they work like a charm. I love the dichotomy of the showy boots and the mundane laces. Insanely comfortable, these are part of my "9-hour" shoe inventory (meaning I can wear them all day without pain!). I walk 35 min. to and from work in them with no issues. Cobblestones, grass, sidewalks, wooden planks, you name it. No problems and no fallen ankles. I'm not great with heels, and these, while they look high, really feel like loafers on a platform. I'm a 6.5 but I normally buy a 7 and add insoles for comfort. Wide feet and a high arch. I bought a 7 and it fits like they were made for me.
Posted by Samantha from California:
Boots - I want black too!!!
I own these in brown/yellow, and they are by far my favorite and most comfortable shoes. Well made, comfortable, and eye-catching. I wanted black in my size, but they are not available - bring them back!!!
Posted by Ashley from Florida:
Boston, DC and beyond!
I ordered my mapps to expand my beloved fluevog collection. I usually take an 8 1/2 but the lovely ladies of the Boston store - by phone - assured me I'd be happy with the 9 and THEN hunted them down for me. The friendly folks at the D.C. store got them on their way.
Upon arrival, I found they fit my small foot perfectly, but that my "big foot" had to do a few hours of work to break them in. Now they are glorious and I would happily walk to the ends of the earth in them. Much love.
Posted by Susan Scherer from Michiga:
Perfect in every way!
I decided to make my first online Fluevog purchase a bit daring. I normally would go for a low heel shoe style, but the minute I saw these (on sale, too) I knew these were it. I am ecstatic! As mentioned in other reviews, the comfort level is amazing, they are a perfect fit for me. I love the double suede laces with the large grommets, it's a gorgeous boot. If your size is available, don't hesitate!
Posted by Connie Elford from Grande Prairie, AB:
These boots are simply amazing. They belong in my Fluevog closet and on my feet. They fit my feet like a glove. No breaking in, no sore feet, and every step I take I feel like I am walking the catwalk.
Posted by Ali from NYC:
Neither rain nor snow nor 5,000 miles can keep me from my Fluevogs!
When the Maps went on sale, I was in Hawaii, almost as far away from the fabulous NYC store as it's possible to be without leaving the U.S. So I called, and they hooked me up via the Chicago store.
Sean recommended going down half a size, and they're perfect. I love the comfortable platform and funky heel, and the grommets are reminiscent of my beloved Hildegards. The only minor issue is that the laces untie themselves, but I'm experimenting with different knotting techniques.
These modern granny/witch boots are to die for!