7th Heaven |
Derby Swirl (5 Eye)
[Purple with Dots]
Almost 25 years ago John launched the first Angel-soled Fluevogs into the world! Since then Angels have been part of various social and fashion movements, and are often referred to as the most comfortable soles on the planet. The 7th Heaven Angel Soles add rubber to the mix, but you still get that amazing comfort that you're used to and they're still resoleable.
To celebrate the new 7th Heaven Angel Soles, John has produced a small run of the classic Derby Swirl Boot now in a 5 hole version for women, complete with leather lining and padded foot socks, in amazing colourways and patterns. Made in Europe, these 7th Heaven Derby Swirls still "resist alkali, water, acid, fatigue and Satan" and will turn every head along your journey. As it says on the iconic pull tab... DDFT!
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Kate from our Los Angeles store says:
True to size, and incredibly comfortable!
23 reviews so far... write yours!
Posted by Sarah from Calgary:
Super cute but hurt my feet
I bought these boots in the purple polka dots and I just love the way they look. I am having a hard time breaking them in though - I will wear them for the day and by the time I'm on my way home I can barely walk. It's like my heels are on fire. I'm sure it's just because it's a tough leather but they are hurting so much. I don't know how to loosen them up.
Reply from Fluevog at Fluevog:
Hey Sarah! Stop by your closest Fluevog Store with your Derbys and one of our brilliant Fluevogologists will gladly help you. Or give them a call; they're experts at everything Fluevog and they'll know what to do!
Posted by Dee from Thornhill:
Most comfortable sturdy Fluevog boot in my closet now!
I have operettas, minis, friends and rococo all for dressing up....and yes you can run a mile in minis! But being a hair artist I needed a pair of boots to replace an older pair from another brand. Well, let me tell you....these are solid and comfortable....the sole is ridiculously sturdy. I have the acid purple which is a sweet grey tone with pink! Perfect for all the grey in my wardrobe and my jeans! A little lower boot than my other combat worker boots in my wardrobe..but I think they will be an even better height for my 3/4 jeans and shorts too! Love love love them! I have and 8.5 reg width foot but sized up to 9.
Posted by Shannon from Victoria:
My purple polka dot angels arrived this afternoon. Can't wait to brighten the gray rainy skies tomorrow with my bright new boots! Love them love them, love them!
Posted by John M from United States:
Even better looking in person!
I bought a pair of the Derby Swirls (purple with white dots) for my wife and she is practically giddy. They look even more amazing in person than they do in photos, so if you are on the fence about that just go for it. You won't be disappointed.
She says they fit pretty true to size, with good heal-to-toe room, though they are a bit tighter towards the footpad. That will probably get better as the boot is broken in.
What do you suggest she do for weather proofing?
Posted by Elizabeth from St Catharines, ON:
I love the look of these boots and am looking for a practical boots which will help me walk with confidence in winter(ice and snow) and not too heavy. I also have a narrow foot and wear thick socks to compensate. Shall I try a pair?????
Posted by pam riggan from United States:
these shoes make me happy!!!
I'm in love--they are my 9th? pair of fluevogs and by far my favorites yet.
Posted by julie from Granville St Vancouver:
1st pair of angels
I tried on the lace pair in the summer, delayed buying and on Boxing Day was looking for a comfy pair of casual boots because my son had hijacked my converse sneakers. He can have them! I got the black with white dots, walked all day in them, danced all night and wore them again the next day. i am back in the snowy north and they have stood up to the ice and snow and are my new favourites!
Posted by Donna from Seattle Eastside:
Yes, this red is so brilliantly red...imagine the best red that Jane Russell ever wore, the best lipstick red...that's what this 'red pony' is! Walked into the store for Feature Keaton in olive, but left with these and the Vivs instead. I wear an 8 in most non-Vogs and went to an 8.5 for these. Insanely comfy and supremely eye-catching!
Posted by CleverGirl from Ottawa:
I happened to be in Calgary last weekend for a wedding and the groom hooked me up with his Fluevog wearing friend to take me to the Calgary store. The Pony Reds were in the window. I fell immediately in love and just had to try them. They are fabulous! immediately comfy. Although I have very narrow feet, I am hoping that the old sock trick allows me to wear them for years to come. These are my new favourite pair! I do wish I'd asked how to look after them, however, and in-store no advice was volunteered. Do I spray? Can I wear them in the rain? etc. thx.
Reply from Fluevog at Fluevog:
We recommend that you use any weather protector, but only spray your pony hair Derbys with a light coat because too much of the product can leave a "gummy" residue on the fine hairs.
Or, you can leave them as is and let them age naturally!
As for cleaning, our Fluevogologists suggest that you treat the pony hair much like you would your own, and clean it with diluted soap and water, brushing it with the grain (backcombing is out).
We hope this helps!
Posted by Phyllis from United States:
The Essential Fluevog
These are my 8th pair of Fluevogs and I wanted a crepe sole that would stand up to Satan and New England winters as advertised. Rachel in the Boston store steered me towards the purple/black rub off and as usual she knows me better than I know myself! This color is SO GREAT - it looks black but it has a depth and richness that really pops. There is a reason why these shoes have been in production for 20 years: they look good on 20 somethings as well as 50+ somethings like me, they feel good, they are the Essential Fluevog and they can be repaired. While I was in the store a woman brought in her much loved and abused vintage Derby's and they will be made as good as new because JF stocks the soles for repairs and partners with reliable local cobblers. Every Fluevoger needs a pair of Derby Swirls.