This legendary 2.5 heeled maryjane was inspired by Maria Malibran, one of the most famous opera singers of the 19th century, who was known for her extraordinary flexibility, range, and power. With soft leathers in Baccarat Patent or matte Dragon, soft rubber soles, and a leather wrapped heel, this shoe could possibly be the most functional and comfortable Fluevog ever. The Malibran will be your everyday, dress-up, dress-down, favourite pair of shoes perfect for anything and everything (which is almost impossible). Your Love Makes Me Sing.
Half sizes available.
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Ali from our New York store says:
The Malibran will get you to where you are going with ease and style! This last runs as true as you can get! The toe box can be short on some people with longer toes, so maybe try a half size up if you think you may fit that description.
154 reviews so far... write yours!
Posted by Gillian from Winnipeg:
I read the reviews carefully. In regular shoes, I am an 11 and in Fluevogs have bought many many pairs ranging in size from 10.5 - 11.5. Because I have longer toes (eeek!) and based on reviews, I elected to get a size 12. Was worried they would be too big, but they are PERFECTION! They are hands down my favourite pair of shoes and whenever I am complemented on them I size up my possible kindred spirit and their stock goes up. Yay to interesting shoes! Hell ya!
Posted by Leigh Ann from Los Angeles:
I snatched up a pair in the turquoise as soon as they went on sale. Color wise, these are more green than blue. I would say they are more of a Jade Green. (Just a FYI in case you are like me and have already started planning outfits around them before they arrive, lol.) I already own these in the wine color and they are one of my most worn pairs of shoes. As far as size goes I bought a size 7 which was perfect. I am a 6 1/2-7 in the mini shoes (size 8 in the boots) and have very, very wide feet. These fit like they were custom made for me. They were comfortable enough to walk miles in right out of the box with no break in needed. You really can't go wrong with these shoes.
Posted by france from prince rupert:
an elevating experience
What marvels hid in the famed blue box: Turquoise Operata Malibran in tissue paper sealed by a red heart, candies, shoelaces and even a large,blue pencil! The shoes fit like a dream. I am happy. Thank you Fluevog.
Posted by Becca from Mobile, AL:
Gorgeous but the patent doesn't wear well
I have the black patent leather iteration of this gorgeous shoe. When the pair first arrived, they were lovely--from the rich brown of the leather heel to the elegantly shaped upper with its glossy decorative seams. The finish was interesting. The leather sole was sooo comfortable. Wearing them brought me joy. Together, we pranced through life. Alas, after about seven months of wear a couple times a week, despite my caring for them regularly with appropriate products, the patent finish began to flake off. My once gorgeous shoes are frumpy and peeling. They sit, sad and lonely, at the back of my closet, dreaming of better days. They wore out like Payless shoes, not like vogs.
Posted by Suzi from Burlington, VT:
Just finished up my first day in my new Malibrans, and I can't say enough how much I love them! I bought the turquoise color, which honestly goes with everything and really pops. Not only did I get a ton of compliments, but my feet still feel great! I'm a teacher and do a lot of walking around the school, and I had no problems in these shoes. Most of my 'Vog collection consists of Minis, but these really take the cake for comfort. I find them to be very true to size, as well. Thanks, John!
Posted by Chris from Calgary:
Bought another one!
Addicted to the operettas for life!! This lilac ones are so pretty. Got them in every colour and loving each one. My favs are the Wine coloured ones. True to size & unique.
Posted by Leanna:
Picked up a pair of these lovelies awhile back to wear on upcoming job interviews and they've been my faithful companions ever since. Adorable and comfortable even while following an interviewer over hill and dale on many a campus tour these are definitely my most-worn vogs!
Posted by Elisabeth:
Another Operetta classic, but a little weird in fit
I already had several other Operetta styles, so I knew what I was getting with this family in general, and went for these in the red to celebrate Fluevog Day. The color is absolutely perfect, a luscious glossy cherry, and this family remains the most comfortable style of heels I've ever tried. But these fit super narrow and tight across the top of the foot; my first wearing left welts from the criss-cross straps. This family fits large on me even in my true size in all other ways, so this across-the-top tightness is strange. I imagine they'll loosen up a bit with wear, and they're too gorgeous to give up. Just be aware of that odd quirk of fit for this particular style.
Posted by Melissa Bischoping from Minot AFB, ND:
Needed black heels for work... Fluevog's to my rescue! The gentle rubber sole on these is so nice after a long day on my feet and I don't have to sacrifice fashion for function. l looked At the Gracias at the same time, but the better half said he liked these on me best:) The Gracias maybe just slightly more comfortable, but these are much more "Me". Looking forward to picking up a few more in other colors! my average Vogs are a 10.5 and these Were no exception. Shorter in the toe than some. Very enjoyable shoe to wear- partiers, the office, shopping, jeans... Perfect!
Thanks again, Minneapolis, for always putting up with us! Jamie, Sheri, Samuel, and Brie are basically my shoe heroes!
Posted by Erin from Los Angeles:
Best, Most Beautiful Shoes Ever <3
The Malibran feels like it was made for my wide little foot with short toes. Not the easiest foot to shoe, these little beauties fit me like a glove! True to size! I have the red (the perfect, most gorgeous, rich, shiny red imaginable), and I could wear them with everything. They kind of steal the show, no matter what clothing I wear. I didn't think the straps would look great with my sturdy (not skinny) ankles, but that's a non-issue. They're surprisingly flattering.
Two things that speak volumes:
1. I am über uncomfortable in heels - these are SO COMFY!! (and sexy!! yay, sexy comfy shoes!!!) I can stand/walk in them for hours, no problem.
2. I am super frugal, and the price tag initially freaked me out. However, they fit so perfectly and are so well-made, I have zero regrets about laying down this much cash for them.
So thanks, Fluevog, for making the perfect, beautiful shoe. I wantses more...