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"
59 reviews so far... write yours!
Posted by Melissa from Alberta:
Thank John for the reissue of these
Well it only took a trip to Toronto to finally get me into a Fluevog store... now I am a fluevogaddict!! Please oh Please say there may someday be an Edmonton Location!!!! I absolutely love my Truth:Pilgrims... I bought a half size larger than normal because of the point... let me say though this is my first pair of pointed wonders; man are they comfy!!!! And even in a 9.5 they don't look like flippers!!!
In 1989, when I was just a wee little thing still figuring out my style, I found a pair of shoes in a discount store (ahem) that looked at lot like these. (At the time I'd never even heard of Fluevog.) They were tough, they were rustic, they were dangerous, and yet they are were also somehow feminine and classic and period-style, all at the same time, and they seemed just about perfect for my style. I bought those discount shoes, and wore them until they literally fell to pieces.
And now it's a couple of decades later and I don't have to shop at discount shoe stores anymore. So when these appeared, there was no question that I would have to have them, to reflect the style I found all those years ago in a pair of, shall we say, tribute shoes. And I love them even more than I loved that discount pair. They're almost ridiculously comfortable, and I wear them with everything from jeans to pirate outfits to Victorian skirts--they match it all. And I'm really glad I found my way to them.
Posted by Heather from Vancouver:
When I first saw these shoes I KNEW I had to have them. Finally made my way to the Granville store and purchased them in black. They fit like they were custom made for me. I absolutely LOVE these shoes. Because I bought them in the summer, I've been patiently waiting for a 'pant' day to wear them to work. Well, I'm wearing them today, and nothing can go wrong. Now I see they are available in brown, guess I'll have to save up for those.
Posted by Barbara Derrick from North York, Ontario:
The shoe with everything!
I own this shoe in the lavender shade. I love the colour and wasn't sure when I bought it, but it goes with everything! Smashing with brown or black as an accent to a monotone outfit. I own many Fluvog shoes and boots, but this is by far one of the most comfortable pair of those or any other brand I own. The retro style and hot fashion colour make it a stand-by that I go to over and over again. I'd had many compliments on them, all across Canada this summer and would love to add the new brown colour to my collection. @>-
Posted by Sera from Oroville, Washington:
I wear these shoes whenever I know it's going to be a long day...mentally, emotionally, or physically. These are the MOST comfortable shoes ever! Buy them!
Posted by Kristin from Vancouver:
I wanted these shoes the second they appeared on the website. Once my Fluevog Fund (yes, I have one) had been replenished after my last purchase, I went to the Granville store and there they were, pretty as ever. I was relieved to see that the lilac pair were in fact purple, not pinkish like the picture on the website. The black pair were nice, but the lilac pair are really special. As with most Fluevogs, they fit a half size small. They looked narrow, but when I tried them on they fit perfectly on my B-width feet. The pointy toe is surprisingly comfortable and my toes are still happy after a full day of wear. Love them!
Posted by Emmanuelle Fournier from montréal:
I bought some black pelgrim shoes in Montreal in May and i got a problem with the heels 3 hours after wearing them the first time! I brought them back to the shore two times to get it fix, to my suprise a employe gave me some sh... because i was complaining after the second repair, who still wasn't done correctly There's still a problem with the shoes but i left the store, i don't want to be scream at when i'm buying some thinks at a store, and i don't care how much i'm paying. But i would like to mention, it's gonna be my 4th pairs in less than a year. I don't think there's that much good custumers in Montreal for 300.00$ shoes. PLease contact me, i don't no what to do anymore, the heels of the shoes look terrible. Drawn in desperation in Montreal.
Posted by Angela B from Redmond, WA:
Amazing is too small a word.
Fluevogs make me feel like the prettiest girl in the room, especially these incredible Prilgrim Truths.
Posted by irene:
Love, love, love these shoes! These shoes are unique in every way, from the buckle to the weathered look of the leather, and the wooden heel. The super pointy toes adds to the allure. I love to pair these with wide leg jeans. It doesn't take long to break them in (a few days), and they're surprisingly roomy for such pointy shoes.
Posted by Jen from Athabasca, Alberta (sadly):
You know the scenario... you walk into a room and everyone looks - not at you but at your shoes. These shoes are a room looker. True to size- I am a 7.5 and the 7.5 fits perfect. Again, hats off to Wesley at the Gastown store for gently nudging the Pilgrims my way... oh and that screaming you hear... my friends are still gasping. Happy 40th indeed!!