FALL 2010- John Fluevog Shoes
Canadian Shoe Designer and coffee-drinker John Fluevog announces the
release of some gorgeous new lines, colours and colors for the Fall season.
ADRIAN Alli Boot & Alli
A comfortable and reliable woman's family featuring a swing toe last, rubber soles, and tough Bottero pull-up leathers, the Adrian Family has become a go-to style for the academic season. A thankful person is a happy person. (Alli Boot $249 US/ $279 CDN, Alli $185 US/ $209 CDN).
BAROQUE Vermeer & Rubens
Built on an exquisite Louis the 14th hexagonal heel, the Baroques combine soft stamped suedes with robust patent tips and straps, finished with ornate buckles. Perfect for any Gothic evening (harpsichord and candles sold separately). There is no fashion like old fashion. (Vermeer $289 US/ $329 CDN, Rubens $239 US/ $259 CDN).
BEATS Derby Kerouac
For the spontaneous hitchhikers and wine spilled poets looking for that
ideal boot, the Beat Family was made for you. Featuring tunite soles,
stacked leather heels, deep leathers, and tri-colored stitching, this
shoe inspires you to live dangerously. Who knows, you just might inspire
generations to come? Follow the Beat of your Soul. (Derby Kerouac $215 US/ $249 CDN)
BELLEVUE Inez Sexton, Libby Smith, Pearl Hart & Mollie Johnson
While watching a classic spaghetti western, John was inspired by the
feisty, foul-mouthed and fabulous women of the ol' Wild West and started
to draw up designs for the new Bellevue Family. Don't be fooled by the
soft dusty Italian leathers with cute detailing on a 2.5" Fellowship-hi
heel and tunite Bellevue soles, these are dangerously tough shoes. While
we doubt anyone will be wrangling cattle, robbing banks, or working the
saloons in these beauties, you know that they are sturdy enough to make
it through the gauntlet when called upon. Keep pushing west and beyond your imagination. (Inez Sexton $329 US/ $379 CDN, Libby Smith $295 US/ $359 CDN, Pearl Hart $229 US/ $ 259 CDN, Mollie Johnson $255 US/ $275 CDN).
FLYVOG Dubb & Chett
John Fluevog is bringing back the old skool beats with this dope-fresh
sneaker designed as a throwback to when it was unsafe to rock the East
Village. You'll be superstylin' with this soft leather in subtle
colors, molded with a vintage seventies sneaker sole. You'll be the
freshest prince in the hood. (Dubb $229 US/ $ 265 CDN, Chett $195 US/ $225 CDN).
GATEWAY ANGEL Jaffa
Many years ago during a very somber bank meeting where evil forces were
pressing upon him, John wished he had his trusty Angel shoes on him to
offer protection from the Satanic statements thrown against him. After
the now historic arm-wrestling match with the Bank Manager, John
designed a subtle banker's shoe with a trimmed Angel sole. Produced in a
Vietnamese factory, which is owned by Japanese shoe-makers, who were
trained in England using 19th century traditional methods, the Gateway
Angels are some of the most classically fabricated (and international)
shoes we have made in recent years. The Gateway Angels will give you
your Fluevog fix during those conservative occasions when you still need
to kick Satan's ass. (Jaffa $269 US/ $ 309 CDN)
Continuing John's trend of classic men's shoes with an ultra-modern
twist are the Headliners - a simple and eloquent design with faux-exotic
stamped leathers (from faux-exotic endangered species), and hip
wrap-around leather laces. (Gable $229 US/ $259 CDN).
HOPE Cherish & Promise
John continues on the mantra of "Good Soles leave Small Prints (no
matter what your shoe size)" by bringing us soft Spanish leathers on a
1.5", 100% bamboo heel, and a molded sole that extends to the heel for
extra shock absorption. The Hope Family might be the cutest way to save
the world, one step at a time.
F is for all things Hope. (Cherish $349 US/ $399 CDN, Promise $295 US/ $325 CDN).
All rockstars have one thing in common... great shoes. From the deepest
depths of backstage, John brings out the ultimate show-stopper.
Headlining acts feature a slanted 2" Cuban heel of stacked leather,
rubber plates stitched on leather soles, and intricate details of
faux-iguana leathers. Your Vogs are going to steal the spotlight. Hey
Idol, Get Real! (Jagger $389 US/ $449 CDN).
LISTEN UP Paris & Fox
John reintroduces the Listen Up, a favourite classic for high heeled
lovers. Featuring a brand new 4" heel, soft Analine leathers and a
comfortable 1/4" platform, the new Listen Ups will certainly bring some
sass to your strut. Listen Up! (Paris $235 US/ $255 CDN, Fox $275 US/ $315 CDN).
When the Mini heel was first introduced in 2001, John decided all styles
with this heel would be named after lover's nicknames. (Over the years,
the style names have been getting extremely personal!) The Minis feature
contrast piping, soft Analine leathers, a rubber F-Sole, and the iconic
3" hourglass heel for the ultimate traction, durability and comfort. Go
on, fall in love.. we dare you! (Babycake $409 US/ $495 CDN).
OPERETTA Mirella, Guilia, Bartoli & Flagstad
With luscious Baccarat leathers, soft rubber soles, and a 2.5" leather
wrapped heel, the Operetta Family could possibly be the most functional
and comfortable Fluevogs ever. Now introducing the VEGAN black velvet
Guilia! Named after extremely dramatic Opera singers, the Operetta
family will be your everyday, dress-up, dress-down, favourite pair of
shoes perfect for skipping and singing. Your love makes me sing. (Mirella $409 US/ $499 CDN, Guilia $289 US/ $345 CDN, Bartoli $289 US/ $349 CDN, Flagstad $275 US/ 299 CDN).
RESIST Chukka Boot
Years ago, during a car rally in the outback, a Fluevogian design
appeared under the bright blue Australian sky, of a classic all-terrain
chukka boot. The Chukka boot is veldt lasted (try saying that 15 times)
on natural crepe, featuring combos of soft durable Italian suedes. A
touch of an old-school Fluevogian design on a classic creeper structure.
Resist conformity - be unique. (Chukka Boot $235 US/ $259 CDN).
RADIO RCI, CBC, & BBC
As a young and gawky teenager, John Fluevog would spend hours working on
his old car while the chatter of his constant companion kept him company
- a portable AM radio. Many years later, John broadcasts style and
comfort via the Radio family. Featuring a teal/royal blue splash of
color on the heel, an upturned toe, a wider footbed, and a tunite heel &
sole, The Radio Family is the soundtrack to your life. Tune in, Turn on, and Vog out! (RCI $225 US/ $269 CDN, CBC $189 US/ $215 CDN, BBC $230 US/ $269 CDN).
Sexy rockin' boots with studs, buckles, and delicious leathers on a 1"
solid inch platform and 4" heel make the Summertime sandals perfect for
those 70's reunion tours that will be rolling through your town soon.
Dust off your 8-track tapes and fringed suede, and rock out! Take it Easy! (Dig $409 US/ $475 CDN).
TOGETHER HI Nico, Avril, and Auf Der Maur
Sometimes it's hard to be in the spotlight. Lately, everyone seems to be
making a fuss, and you have to stop to wonder if its all about you or
your new 3" leather wrapped heeled Fluevogs. The sultry, but
solid-heeled Together Hi Family featuring Ciclone pull-up leathers and
suedes, with strap and buckle details, is going to make a splash on the
scene. (Nico $325 US/ $385 CDN, Avril N/A, Auf Der Maur $405 US/ $465 CDN).
TOKYO Kobe & Sapporo
The Tokyos feature soft leathers with custom JF Angel buckles on a
vintage super-pointy toed last, that was used in the original Tokyos
from the 1990s. Perfect for any Japanese Mod Rockstar with skinny pants
and a giant pompadour. (Kobe $229 US/ $249 CDN, Sapporo $289 US/ $329 CDN).
TRUTH Britta & Melissa
For his 40th Anniversary, John re-issued one of his favourite styles - the uniquely designed Truth Pilgrim shoes from the
1980s, one of John's first
women's shoes which took its initial inspiration from the Victoria
era. Now for Fall 2010, John brings you brand new designs inspired by the super pointy-toed, buckled Pilgrim shoe. The updated designs include a rubber sole plate, 1.25" leather
wrapped heel, and features "white-waxed" faux-snake leathers that will
darken and age gracefully. The Truth family 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. (Britta $255 US/ $275 CDN, Melissa $325 US/ $369 CDN)
TWIN TURBINE 211 Carrall Street & 1611 First Avenue
Named after the addresses of his first stores, John continues the
Fluevog heritage by using classic partial blake construction with
leather soles and tough Italian leathers and suedes, the Twin Turbines
are made in a high end men's factory, inspiring you for another 40 years. (211 Carrall Street $229 US/ $269 CDN, 1611 First Avenue $279 US/ $319 CDN).
The Earls are a prestigious shoe family of unisexy, handmade boots
crafted in one of Mexico's best cowboy boot factories. Using tough
leathers, built upon a thick, sturdy leather sole and a 1" stacked
leather heel, the Earls are named after illustrious nobility from yestervog. (Lancaster $249 US/ $289 CDN)
ABOUT JOHN FLUEVOG:
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 the Scissor Sisters to the runways of high fashion. Fluevogs were recently named one of the world’s most innovative companies in the fashion industry by creative business experts Fast Company, and have been voted Shoes of the Year too many times to mention. Additionally, John recently spoke at the L'Oreal Melbourne International Fashion Festival and has just opened The New Worldwide Flagship John Fluevog Shoes Store and Fluevog Design Offices in Vancouver, Canada.
À PROPOS DE JOHN FLUEVOG :
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.
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