40th Anniversary Reissues |
For his 40th Anniversary, John is re-issuing his favourite styles from each decade, for a limited time, to celebrate with the world 40 years of Unique Soles for Unique Souls. A super pointy-toed, buckled tea-strap loafer with stitched wrinkled leather on the instep, the Pilgrim shoe was one of John's first women's designs which took its initial inspiration from the Victoria era. The updated design includes a rubber sole plate, 1.25" leather wrapped heel, gold lining, and features "white-waxed" leathers that will darken and age gracefully. The Pilgrim is an ode to John's humble beginnings, his values which he still aspires to, and a great testament to the genius we celebrate. "Truth and integrity since 1970"
58 reviews so far... write yours!
Posted by Hilary from Boston:
You may want to sleep in them
Received these in black as a lovely gift from a shoe savvy giver. Boy, are they terrific. The witchy style and the total comfort keeps me cheerful all day long.
Posted by gigi:
these make a lot of noise as you walk and the purple color fades but i was informed of this by John Fluevog's wife (who was with him in the store!) and has a pair herself. I love the style of these shoes and wear them any time i get fancy
Posted by onikenbai from Toronto:
Love the shoes... heels not so much
So many Fluevogs are a little too high for me to wear as an every day shoe, so the Pilgrims are a brilliant mix of awesome and practical. I too found the leather wrapped heels showed damage very quickly, even from resting them on the floor mat of the car while driving. I don't dare walk across gravel in these babies. When the heels kick the bucket, I think I will be finding myself a local crafter to make some solid wood replacements. In the meantime, I waxed my heels to give them a bit more protection from the elements and from snags when they brush up against something. Seems to be working as they got more damaged during the one or two wears before waxing them than in all the wearings since. Be warned though, it will make the leather significantly darker so if you like the colour you've got, leave well alone. Heel problems aside, I still lust after the brown ones and someday hope to make them my own.
Posted by Carmen from BC:
Burgundy not Red
The very first thing I said when I opened the box was "That is not very red". Looking on the website you get the idea they are going to be a bright loud red. They are in fact quite dark and more akin to the color of the burgundy suede Munsters. That is not to say that I do not like them. I still love them; they were just not quite what I was expecting.
I have wide feet and was skeptical that these would fit width ways even after ordering a half size up. I was surprised when I put them on that they had alot of give. They are a bit snug on my right foot, but that will go away once they break in. Beautiful shoes <3
Posted by Elizabeth from NY:
Purchased these today. Love them. They are uber comfy and look fantastic. I went for the black first. I love the lilac but thought I would get more use out of the black....going back for the lilac
Posted by Christine from Seattle:
One of my favorite pair of Vogs! These look fantastic with pants or a skirt for work - and they look incredible with a pair of jeans on the weekend. Love the pointy toe! :-D
Posted by Marestir from Kohler:
Hot AND Sweet
My gosh, where do I begin. These kick hiney. SUPER comfortable and stylin. I'm a true 8, and this 8 is great, I do state. Speaking of fit...because I like to fit in (I'm lying): these are my 5th pair. Go, JF! Go!
Posted by A. Brisebois from Redmond, WA:
LOVE these shoes
I bought the grey pair of these last summer and I wear them more than all my other Fluevogs combined. They are so incredibly comfortable, I don't think there is high enough praise for these lovelies.
Now that a red pair has been issued I think I'm going to have to acquire them as well, can't get enough of the Truth: Pilgrims. :-B
Posted by Cynthia from Vancouver:
These are my 9th pair of Vogs and the ones that I wear the most. I'm on my feet all day (hairstylist) and never have sore/tired feet at end of day when wearing these. Went looking for brown flats and instead came home with Pilgrims in black... now that they come in brown I'll have to get them as well.
Fit well - I normally wear a 6 or 6.5 and got these in a 6.5. I did blister a bit on the sides the first couple of wears but then they stretched out a bit and haven't had any more issues.
Posted by Tam
from Mansfield, VT
If you've only seen Fluvogs online (forum member recommendation) it is essential you develop a relationship with one of the stores and a staffer. Pete in Boston? Fantastic. Nailed the fit of these shoes perfectly.. my first Vog purchase the shoes went back and forth 3x before I gave up.
As for these shoes specifically? To get your hands on them you will have to tear them off my cold dead feet. They are shockingly comfortable.. full support if you're on your feet all day. And as Pete said "just a bit Witchy." He described the sole as non-skid, and he was right. I feel solid and stable in these shoes, look like a million bucks, and can say with authority to Mr. Gunn.. fashion does not have to be uncomfortable. Mr. Gunn is obviously walking around in the wrong shoes.