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Bata Shoe Museum Shoeperson of the Year

January 2012 - John Fluevog Shoes

After 42 tumultuous years in the shoe industry, John Fluevog is being recognized by The Two/Ten Foundation of Canada as the Canadian Footwear Industry's Shoe Person of the Year. Fluevog will be presented with the award at a gala of the highest order, to be held at The Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto on Tuesday, January 24, 2012. When asked about the recognition Fluevog commented:

I am thankful that I have lived though a time when a small business like mine can be a vehicle for independent expression and can move culture ahead for the good. Putting something together from nothing has not been easy but I would not change it. The challenge has made me push forward. As I get older I look forward to creating a company that is less about me and more about the team. I want to give more people the opportunity to express themselves and become more of how they were created. I hope the company keeps on growing and maintains the spirit of its humble beginnings.

John Fluevog enjoys an international reputation as well as the respect and admiration of his peers, and is a role model for excellence, innovation and support to the footwear industry, as well as the community at large. Today, John Fluevog has gained fans all over the world, affectionately known as “Fluevogers”. Some of those notable fans include Whoopi Goldberg, Jack White, Michaëlle Jean, Woody Harrelson, Scarlet Johanssen, Robin Williams, Madonna and many others.


John Fluevog 2012


John Fluevog is an independent designer and retailer of forward-thinking footwear and accessories. Since 1970 he has been steadfast in creating unique soles for unique souls that have been seen everywhere from the feet of Madonna and Jack White to the runways of high fashion. John Fluevog Shoes were recently named one of the world's most innovative companies in the fashion industry by creative business experts FastCompany, and have been voted Shoes of the Year too many times to mention. Recently, New York's Museum of Modern Art showcased an image of Fluevog's footwear on both a calendar and postcard.

John Fluevog est un designer indépendant et un détaillant de chaussures qui se démarquent. Depuis 1970 il crée des chaussures uniques qui ajoutent de la personnalité à celui ou celle qui les porte, et ce, de façon constante. Ses créations ont été vues partout - allant des pieds de Madonna et des membres du groupe Scissor Sisters aux défilés de la haute couture. La revue Wired Magazine a d'ailleurs récemment donné la mention «WIRED» aux chaussures Fluevogs! De plus, John a récemment été invité au Festival international de la mode l'Oréal de Melbourne et au Salon de l'habitation et du design de Vancouver.

The Two/Ten Foundation of Canada is a philanthropic organization unique to the footwear industry community. Its primary goal is to provide services to the members of the footwear and related industries by building a spirit of generosity among industry members. The funds raised at the gala and other activities throughout the years allows the Foundation to pursue its goals which include awarding bursaries to well-deserving students whose parents work in the footwear and donating over 40,000 pairs of new winter boots and shoes to front line charities across Canada each November. Additionally the Foundation responds to urgent requests amongst those working in the footwear industry who are facing dire circumstances.

Press-ready photos available upon request. For more information or to talk to John contact:
Photos de presse disponibles. Pour plus d'informations ou pour une entrevue avec John Fluevog :

Stephen Fluevog
phone 604-688-2879 x226
email stephen@fluevog.com
Two Ten Foundation
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