Queen Transcendent |
Designed by Fluevoger Jody Elizabeth for John's world-reknown Open Source Footwear Program, The Queen Transcendent Elizabeth features a unique heel inspired by Cabriole legs of 18th century Louis XV furniture, specifically the "ball and claw" foot design. Using a Bellevue last, a 3.5" ornate "ball and claw" heel, a 0.75" comfy platform, and tunite soles, The Elizabeth demands sophistication and class. Smooth and glossy Polido leathers with a rub-off finish give The Queen Transcendent Family an antiqued and timeless look.
39 reviews so far... write yours!
Posted by Elizabeth from Austin, Texas:
I had been eyeing these shoes since they arrived on the website a few months ago, especially as they have such a great name. ;)
Finally, I ordered a pair, after agonizing over colour choice, in green and I am in awe of their beauty. Such an amazing work of art!
Sizing: I am a 9 in most shoes, and usually a 9.5 in Fluevogs. I ordered a 10 in these and I am very glad I did as they *just* fit, but are tight across the top. I will stretch them and they will be fine. Apart from that, they are very comfortable.
Posted by Michelle Watson from Australia:
Thanks Denny @ San Francisco store
I fell in love with these babies from the moment I spotted them- there is such a thing as love at first sight. I'm normally a US 9 and my feet are broad and pudgy and this model does run small- I decided to upsize to a US 10 and kept my fingers firmly crossed that they would fit- alas not to be- they are a tad squishy in the instep- but nothing that a good cobbler can't stretch- problem sorted. Amazing service from Denny at the San Francisco store, all emails from Denny were like a little ray of sunshine- thanks Denny!!! I'm fairly new to this whole fluevog fetish- this is only my second pair- but I plan on grabbing many more ,-)
Posted by tamara from Vancouver:
Thank you Allen & Granville Store!!!
well, I was sooo sad when the 11 of this shoe did not fit me. i was debating requesting a larger model, but turns out the granville store complained before me and voila! they are now made in an 11.5 and a 12 now. big difference in comfort in squishy toes and the cut of the hard patent leather - so go big or go home.
Allen made my day when he mentioned that they come in larger sizes now. The Gastown staff (susie?) secured me my green dream shoe in Toronto...on order. so many other customers commented as i paraded around, even to a tour of tourists outside the window i got to model for! classy, i love that these are customer driven and the postmodern 'furniture' heel got imbedded. just wish is was wood... these shoes are AAAmazing. likely my fave of dozens. ]:o) my friend bought red, looks like we are off to OZ (or to transcend some Christmas function in red and green elizabethans!) Great service all round.
Posted by J:
Loooove these shoes!!! These were a Christmas present and I smile every time I put them on. I did have to stretch them out a bit as they were quite tight across the toes. These are my first pair of 'Vogs and have quickly become my favourite shoes. My only regret is that there is not a Fluevog store anywhere near me! Thank goodness for the Internet!
Posted by Dana from Kentucky:
Worth every cent...
Out of my still quite small (by dedicated Fluevog fan standards, anyway) but growing collection of Fluevogs, these are hands-down the absolute best! I bought them as a birthday/Christmas present for myself and from the moment I lifted them out of the box I was enchanted. Choosing between the green and the burgundy was difficult, but in the end I went with burgundy and while they perfectly match my fave vintage leather trench they also look amazing with black...and probably everything else in my closet, because I never want to take these off! I know there will be more than a few jealous folks in this little town.
Now, to get to the part I know you all want to hear about--sizing. Before I ordered these I read all the reviews saying to size up, but my experience with Fluevogs has been that most run a little too wide for my liking. I have skinny little bony feet with no arch to speak of, so I usually have to buckle 'em tight or lace them as small as they'll go. When the email came from the nice SA in New York wanting to know if I would like to size up from the 6.5 I had requested to a 7, I declined as she had explained that most people were finding these shoes very narrow which was the reason they were going a size up. Well, let me tell you, if you have narrow feet like me, you will be in heaven with these shoes! My usual 6.5 fit perfectly in all the right ways, with no sliding or roominess anywhere, just the way I like them. Finally! I think I heard the Hallelujah chorus in the background as I slipped them on, because this never happens. If you have average to wider feet, then yes, I would say you should consider getting a half or maybe even a full size larger than the one you usually take.
Bottom line: I don't normally shell out full price for shoes, but these were *so* worth it.
Posted by Amy Luna
from Berkeley, California
Things you should know...
First, let me say that I am in passionate love with this shoe. It's not really a pair of shoes, it's a work of performance art when you wear them, lol. But I wanted to say a couple things for potential buyers. First, the shoes are LOUD. Let's just say, people will hear the shoe before they see the shoe, lol. If you are walking on a hard surface, like a hardwood floor, prepare for some noise. I wish they would keep that in mind when choosing the materials for a shoe. Second, people are advising to go up a half size, and that is an option. But I like my shoes to hug my foot and this shoe makes your foot look bigger, so I didn't want to go up in size. The only reason I can see to go up in size is because the toe box has too low of a profile (this is a design flaw, I think). But one solution is to just have it stretched and then it will fit well. So no sense making the whole shoe bigger, just to have more room in the toe. Just stretch the leather at that point. Thanks to the San Fran Union Square store for that suggestion! We actually figured that out because they sent me the wrong color and it fit GREAT in the toe box and then they sent me the right color and it was WAY MORE TIGHT in the toe box (but the shoes were the same size). The guy at the store figured out that the the first pair in the wrong color had been stretched out by someone who had previously tried them on. So I stretched the second pair and they fit like a dream! Hope that helps!
Posted by LC from Chicago:
I love these. They are so unique. I can't wait to wear them to work. Everyone always notices my unique shoes. These are on the top of my list of unique. Love the heels. Also Jack in Chicago was so helpful at the store. I usually wear a size 7 but I did get a 8 in these. The 71/2 fit but was tight, so I went with the 8 since I'll be wearing tights with them.
Posted by rvss from Ottawa, Canada:
These shoes are my most striking ever. I am between a 7 and 7.5 size in Fluevogs and was advised by Montreal store to order the 7.5. They fit well, with a bit of room in the toe area, but I like it - much better than too squished. The size 7 would have fit a bit too perfectly. I wore them first with pants and colleagues remarked they were way toooo beautiful to cover up at all - they need to be showcased, so wear them more with skirts now! They are very comfortable - look higher than they are - they are not high at all. The green is a lovely colour. So happy with these. Would love to have the red... maybe some day... ,->
Posted by Carolyn:
I was pretty disappointed with my first Fluevog purchase. I read all of the reviews and ordered a half size larger. The Queen Transcendent Mary Jane's were tight, small and very uncomfortable. I was also disappointed as there was a box that I checked in the online checkout for someone to call you from the store to ensure you had ordered the correct size. While my shoes arrived promptly, no one called me. I'm not ordering a replacement pair or any more of these shoes. Very disappointed with all I've heard and read about these. They are super-cute shoes, but you would think comfort might be built in for over $300 for a pair of shoes. :-(
Posted by Justine from Vancouver:
Wouldn't it be lovely to receive such a darling pair from Santa John... !!!