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February 2011 - John Fluevog Shoes

After three long years of hunting, John Fluevog Shoes has finally found the perfect retail space and location in Portland to open John Fluevog Portland! Aiming to have the doors open in late March, JF Portland will occupy a space just across West Burnside from The Pearl, very close to their friends at the Ace Hotel, and will actually be the retail space's first ever tenant. The interior was an untouched shell when JF received the keys, complete with exposed cinder block, unfinished concrete floor and not a drop of paint. The space will be completely Fluevogified and many of the fixtures are being handmade as we speak. There is also a rumor that there will be a car involved in the decorating. Portland has long been a target city for John Fluevog Shoes as it has always held a special place.

When John lost the infamous coin toss to William Overton over the name of the new pioneer town at the delta of the Willamette, John admitted defeat and vowed to return one day to the town he almost got to name Vogland. Since John's departure, the small pioneer town grew up into the largest logging and farming port in the Pacific Northwest, growing rich in culture and the arts and becoming the coolest underground city on the West Coast. Everyday for the past two centuries, John would follow the progress of Portland, patiently waiting for the right moment to return and embrace his roots.

Even though he gave them a short break after the holiday season, John's elves are back in the North Pole working busily, carving swirls into furniture and shellacking shoehorns getting ready for the preparations of the new store. The local Burnside Marching Band has been practicing their two-step to "Here comes the Vog" and the crowd pleaser "Can't help falling in love with Flue" while the Stumptown event planners have already contacted the New York Yankee Confetti Enthusiasts, all anxiously awaiting the date that John Fluevog walks into town with great anticipation.


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.

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.

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
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