John continues on the mantra of "Good Soles leave Small Prints (no matter what the shoe size)" by bringing us the Promise. Featuring soft Italian, veggie-tanned leathers, complete with 'f' pattern etchings, on a 1.5" 100% bamboo heel and a molded sole that extends to the heel for extra shock absorption, the lace-up Promise keeps the fire alight. F is for all things Hope.
"Promise me, you won't let them put out your fire" - Slash
Shawn and Amber from our Washington DC store says:
An amazingly comfortable heel and style. The Hopes Promise can fit short in the toe for people with longer toes/foot.
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Posted by Debbies from Seattle:
Help me, I think I may be addicted.
Bought the Dojhes, my first Fluevogs (see complete story in my review of them) at my local shoe boutique store. While I was there, I noticed this shoe, in Petrol Blue. Tried it on - felt like it had been custom made for me. Having just bought the Dojhes, I decided to think it over. Went home, calculated how much overtime it would take to pay for them, realized that I would be able to easily meet that, went back the next day and bought them.
I already have my next pair picked out.
And now I have 2 pairs of shoes that look amazingly cool, and are wonderfully comfortable.
Sole Food only has a few of Fluevog styles, so a visit to the Seattle store is in the works.
Posted by Jennifer from Cleveland:
I had the 8 in blue mailed to me, certain they would fit since the Hope sandals were too wide if anything. While the width was perfect, the length was a tad too short. Here's hoping that they make the blue in half-sizes like they have for the orange ones.
Posted by Michelle from Melbourne, Australia:
My husband came home from a business trip to San Francisco this week with these gorgeous shoes in orange. I don't know whether I was happier that my husband was home or the shoes I got. I put them on straight away and wore them all night. They do run a little narrow so he got a 9 rather than my normal 8.5. Thanks to Karen at the Union Square store for all the help you gave my husband, they are a perfect fit. :-D
Posted by Frances from ottawa, ont.:
Great shoes again ;))
got these shoes yesterday and couldn't wait to wear them. wore them today and had 5 compliments on them. they are incredibly comfortable. the only bad thing i can say is that they are more of a green or teal blue which was a bit of a disappointment as i was hoping for more of a navy blue. that being said, i have no intention of returning them, so will just have to adjust my plans of what to wear with them. this is my 4th pair of fluevogs and i am sure not my last....thanks
Posted by Montserrat from New York:
Today i wore for the first day my new pair of Hope shoes. I have to say they are FANTASTIC.So happy and they work so well with my vintage clothing.
And i have to add the people working at the New York store are Fantastic too.
Thanks so much for making such fun and comfortable shoes.
Posted by Myrna from Edmonton, AB:
I love these shoes. I picked them up at the Gastown store in Vancouver when I was on a Shoe Pilgrimage with my friend. We went to the Fluevog stores, saw the museum exhibit and even got to meet John. These shoes are a perfect reminder of a great weekend and they're comfortable as well as beautiful. The rubber soles are awesome.
Posted by Esther from Chicago:
War bride shoes more than worth the wait
I think I'd been lusting after these babies since the contest to design a poster for them. When they finally became available, I hightailed it down to Wicker Park, ready and willing to pay full price for a brand new pair of 'Vogs, something I'd never done before. Kyle at the Chicago store could not have been more helpful and lovely - definite snaps to him. These shoes have needed no breaking in - they are comfortable enough (with or without socks) for me to wear to work, walk for miles and run around in onstage, plus they go with virtually anything. I was amazed by how the silhouette changes outfit by outfit. I will be happy to wear these babies for the next hundred years, and I'm convinced they'll last that long too. I'm definitely happy to accept the random compliments for that long!
Posted by kate
comfy & cute!
These little cuties came home with me yesterday, at the behest of my bf. They're completely adorable and great for work and play. Yet another Fluevog winner!
Posted by Yvette from Redmond, WA:
My First Fluevogs
After a year of drooling at pictures of Fluevogs, I walked into the Seattle store yesterday to "look around but not buy anything." I walked out with these Hope Promises, which felt amazingly good from the moment I tried them on. I had to go up one size to a 9, but these shoes actually make my feet look like a 6! They wrap around my feet like a lover and make me just as happy. I've been wearing them all day today and I am in love! I have some posture and foot problems and so it is extremely rare for me to find shoes that are both supportive and look so good. Worth every penny. Now the challenge is to keep enough cash to buy food after I buy shoes. ,-)
Posted by Janice from Calgary:
Never would have thought!
So here I am visiting Seattle for my bi-annual stop at the store. I had no intention of even giving these shoes a passing "those are cute" glance, and Willy highly suggested I try them on. I was sold instantly! They were a perfect fit, although I had to go a full size up. I am normally a 10 in "non-Vogs" and usually a 10.5 in most families, but these fit perfectly in 11. They are so versatile- great with jeans, skirts, dresses and I can't wait to pair them with funky tights in the fall! They required no breaking in, and I think these will become some of my most worn Fluevogs yet!