L'inspiration originale derrière la chaussure Guide vient de la fois où John se dirigeait au studio de conception Fluevog pour une réunion et fut confronté par une Guide cherchant à vendre ses biscuits. John, se sentant généreux (et affamé), décida d'acheter plusieurs boîtes de ces délicieux biscuits (on ne connaît toujours pas le chiffre exact), pour les offrir à ses employés dévoués et travaillant. Pendant sa marche, la faim le vainquit, et il a commencé à manger joyeusement. En premier, la boîte menthe et chocolat... ensuite celle des biscuits à la noix de coco... et puis une autre boîte... Par le temps où John arriva au studio, il constata qu'il avait mangé tous les biscuits. Il jeta les boîtes et détruisit toute évidence de ce qui s'appelle désormais « Le grand massacre des biscuits ». Malheureusement pour John, l'histoire fut dévoilée pendant la réunion où tous remarquent sa cravate remplie de miettes de biscuit.
Souriant en pensant à la leçon inestimable qu'il a apprise ce jour-là, John dessina une chaussure pour femme séduisante avec un cuir épais et souple d'une surface perlée, des boucles signées Fluevog, une plateforme cachée faite de liège recyclé, le tout sur une semelle tunite avec une adhérence en caoutchouc. Cette chaussure de style Charles IX version hyper moderne vous offrira une fondation solide pour les défis qui se pointeront (comme ne pas manger tous les biscuits d'un coup sans verre de lait.) Prepare for the Future, choose well today. (Préparez-vous pour l'avenir, faites le bon choix aujourd'hui.)
Karen from our San Francisco (Union Square) store says:
The angle of the toe swoop makes them fit a half size small.
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Posted by Heather from Edmonton, Alberta:
day one, walk blocks!
Walked 10 blocks downtown in my brand new blues and no blisters! These are fabulous and better yet no pain with my bunions. Highly recommend these as your weigh shifts back rather than on to the balls of the feet.
Posted by Anna from Santa Monica, CA:
I just worked an 11 hour day in my turquoise Guides. I ran around a lot. I moved furniture. I ran up and down stairs. My feet don't hurt a bit.
Posted by Debra from New York:
I have these shoes in red, black and blue and the boots. I'm now buying the turquoise. They are crazy comfortable, add extra height and are so awesome looking! I get compliments every time I wear them. They fit true to size, I am a 7 and purchased a 7. They fit perfectly. I also have the one with the closed back and love them too!
Posted by O.C. from Seattle:
Loooove these shoes
I bought these in yellow and wore them as a contrast color to black. I got so many great comments on my shoes. This is my 3rd pair of Vogs ad I'm completely in love. Yes, they are pricey but well worth it. Next will be the navy or turquoise
Posted by Kim J from Riverside, IL:
dead & buried
My kids and hubby have been advised that when I die I want to be buried in these shoes! They are the cutest, most comfortable, and sexiest shoes I have ever owned. I would marry them if I wasn't married already.
Posted by Ginty from Port Credit:
I have these in the denim and they are quite the funniest shoes I've ever bought. Just recently, within five minutes of each other, I had someone say "I hope you won't be offended, but those are the ugliest shoes I've ever seen" and another say "Those shoes are AMAZING!" Both comments pleased me very much indeed, and I agree with both views. They're very comfortable and downright weird - I love them.
(8.5 to 9 in most shoe sizes with fairly wide feet, I bought these in a 9.)
Posted by Lizzy from New York:
I just bought the yellow and pink Prepare. That makes number 6 and 7. These shoes are the best. I teach in them all day. My students think they are cool too. I was so happy to see the new colors! Would love to see a deep green color and a whitish suede pair would be great too. I can also imagine a purplish paisley pair too. Keep dreaming up new colors. :
Posted by Jezebelle from Los Angeles:
I must suggest that heeled boots would be a fall/winter dream for us Voggers in the Turquoise shade of the Prepare Guides. Those shoes sold out so quickly in that colour, and nothing brightens up a cold day like a happy & bright pair of aqua boots!
Posted by Miskitta from Canada:
I live far far away from any store and take risks with ordering shoes. I have had some not-quites happen, but this shoe nailed it out of the park.
It perfectly fits my criteria: comfortable, unique (without having that trying-too-hard-to-be-cool look), flexible with different wardrobe, and a little bit sexy.
Posted by Hazel from New Mexico:
I went into the Haight St. store in SF, while on holiday, to try on another pair of shoes I'd had my eye on forever but walked out in these pieces of sorcery. I have very narrow, very long (size 11) feet and when I saw these on-line I thought they would look clunky on me. In store, Monika said I had to try them on, and they looked just dishy, I felt like a Goddess (as usual when in Fluevogs). The turquoise color is just divine, goes perfect with jeans, bright dresses, and puts that bold spot of color into a black ensemble. They are also way more comfortable than they look (I can wear them through the work day) and I would tell anyone with larger feet to go for these shoes, you will be enchanted by them.