SPRING 2011- John Fluevog Shoes
Canadian Shoe Designer and "awesome guy of the century" John Fluevog announces the release of some gorgeous new lines, colours & colors for the Spring 2011 season.
ADRIAN Allison & Amanda
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. (Allison $205 US/ $225 CDN, Amanda $205 US/ $225 CDN).
ATTENTION Gwen & Paris
There are times when you want to walk into a room, and stun everyone so they stop chatting to turn their heads to look you up and down. Then the whispering starts, wondering who is this vixen who just walked in? Is she a movie star, a rockstar, a model? So you confidently walk across the room, leaving a trail of heat and jealousy, knowing no one in the room looks as hot as you do in your Fluevog Attention heels. The Attention Family has a 4" curvy leather wrapped heel - the vivacious and sophisticated big sister to the teapot and coffee heels - with a small platform for comfort and confidence. (Gwen $279 US/ $319 CDN, Paris $255 US/ $235 CDN).
For the spontaneous hitchhikers and wine spilled poets looking for that ideal shoe, 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. (Duncan $215 US/ $249 CDN)
BEGIN Bolero & Swing
Get into the groove with your new Fluevog kicks! Designed to imitate the ease and comfort of a ballet flat, John stepped up the Begin Family with a slouchy slip-on casual fit on a soft rubber sole and stacked tunite heel. Made of soft pliable vegetable-tanned leathers, that are twisted and scrunched when dyed to achieve a crinkled textured appearance, the Begins also feature diamond shaped laser cut outs with nonfunctional eyelets for that rebellious Ballerina look. Let the Dance Begin. (Bolero $249 US/ $279 CDN, Swing $209 US/ $229 CDN).
BELLEVUE DeVere, Pearl Hart, & Belle Starr
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 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. (DeVere $279 US/ $325 CDN, Pearl Hart $229 US/ $259 CDN, Belle Starr $229 US/ $ 255 CDN).
COFFEE Breva & Macchiato
While working on designs for a new family, John accidentally sipped from the wrong mug containing an Americano instead of his usual Cappuccino. The drawings John was working on were instantaneously bolder, sharper, blacker.. resulting in the new 3" Coffee heel. Combining the proper aspects of the Teapots (teapot modified heel) with the naughtiness of the Body Parts (modified last), the Coffee family is about to be your new addiction. Take the time and do it right. (Breva $229 US/ $ 249 CDN, Macchiato $275 US/ $255 CDN).
A truly exquisite line - ultra slick, ultra elegant, ultra dressy with a hint of mod - the Executors feature a slightly rounded pointy toe allowing for more comfort across the width of the foot, while the stacked leather heel and tunite soles are both durable and tenacious. The dark leather, painstakingly treated to get that uneven unique rubbed off finish, oozes with suavity and sex appeal. Execute your Will. (Opus $279 US/ $329 CDN).
FELLOWSHIP Erika & Sandra
After getting cornered by an old friend at his high school reunion, John realized that some things never change, and true friendship has no boundaries. Inspired by this revelation, John designed the Fellowship family to stand the test of time, being both reliable and refined. Featuring a natural toe shape with soft rubber soles & heels, this shoe is perfect for everyday wear. Old Friends are Good Friends. (Erika $245 US/ $ 265 CDN, Sandra $239 US/ $259 CDN).
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 leather sole. Produced in a Vietnamese factory, which is owned by Japanese shoe-makers, who were trained in England using 19th century traditional methods, the Gateways are some of the most classically fabricated (and international) shoes we have made in recent years. The Gateways will give you your Fluevog fix during those conservative occasions when you still need to kick Satan's ass. (Brandenberg $249 US/ $ 269 CDN)
GET UP Cobalt & Swift Creek
Using water-based adhesives, gold finish hardware, and vegetable-tanned, pebbled leathers (chromate free), the Get Up family is a sleek modern design with a Fluevogian twist. Combining style and comfort, the Get Ups feature leather wrapped 2.5" wedge heels in a finish reminiscent of sun bleached driftwood. Named after towns created during the Gold Rush, the Get Ups are such a treasure to wear you might think you've stumbled upon something more precious than gold. (Cobalt $229 US/ $249 CDN, Swift Creek $255 US/ $279 CDN).
HEADLINERS Gable & March
Featuring soft Italian leather uppers, a rounded toe with a decent toe spring, and long leather laces that wraparound the sole and instep numerous times, The Headliners provide an entirely unique look. Being a fashion cross between rock'n'roll and ultra-chic, the Headliners are named after silver screen legends (preferably with sweet 'staches) that had a profound effect on mens fashion. Headliners come and go, solid foundations last a lifetime. (Gable $229 US/ $259 CDN, March $289 US/ $319 CDN).
HOPE Aspire & 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. (Aspire $315 US/ $345 CDN, Promise $299 US/ $325 CDN).
INTEGRITY Lindsay & Danielle
Named in honor of the lovely ladies that bring out the best in their Fluevogian husbands by providing unconditional love and support. With heaps of gratitude, John designed soft slip-on flats of walkable rubber soles and heels, with patterned laser cut outs of reliable vegetable tanned leathers for sophistication and style. Truth and Integrity... Since 1970 (Lindsay $245 US/ $279 CDN, Danielle $209 US/ $229 CDN).
MINI Elif & Zaza
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! (Elif $259 US/ $279 CDN, Zaza $259 US/ $279 CDN).
Believing is the hardest obstacle to overcome, especially when you see it with your own eyes. Designed with delicate swooping curves upon a hand carved wooden last, one has to wonder if John was experiencing Divine Intervention while drawing these lovely shoes. Using a Peruvian factory that has a reputation for outstanding quality and craftsmanship, the Miracles feature 3" suede wrapped heels, delicious soft suedes with patent trim, and foot molding leather soles that will take your feet down your fateful path. Miracles are the surprises of the soul. (Rhon $255 US/ $259 CDN).
OPERETTA Adelina, Viardot, & Malibran
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. 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. (Adelina $289 US/ $349 CDN, Viardot $255 US/ $285 CDN, Malibran $249 US/ $265 CDN).
PINDOWN Raquel & Farrah
Inspired by the lusty, busty pin ups from the '70s, John designed these bombshells for that 'nature knows best' look. Hidden platforms for comfort, custom roller buckles for fit adjustment, tunite heel lifts and soles, and an additional serrated rubber topy for traction provides better support than a unzipped polyester jumpsuit. Full-bodied vegetable tanned leathers with a smooth, slight powdery finish built on a 4.25" cork wrapped wedge heel, the Pindowns are perfect for the babes who feel like letting their hair down in soft feathery winds. Pin Your Dreams to Your Heart. (Raquel $289 US/ $309 CDN, Farrah $319 US/ $349 CDN).
PREPARE Guide & Scout
The original inspiration behind the Prepares happened when John found his trusty, old swiss army knife he had as a young scout. Reminded of the invaluable lessons he learned from his experience, John drew up a ladies' shoe that included a pop-out screwdriver, nail file, whittling knife, and a corkscrew. After the initial wear test failed with clinking metal bits and knifes flopping around with each step, John went back to the drawing board and struck genius in the new swoopy design without the additional arsenal of cutlery. Featuring thick, soft leathers with pebbled surfaces on a hidden platform of recycled cork, tunite soles with rubber grips, and custom Fluevog buckles, the Prepares provide you with a firm foundation for the challenges ahead. Prepare for the Future, choose well today. (Guide $285 US/ $309 CDN, Scout $265 US/ $285 CDN).
RADIO ABC, RAI, 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! (ABC $249 US/ $299 CDN, RAI $255 US/ $189 CDN, CBC $215 US/ $269 CDN, BBC $230 US/ $269 CDN).
Years ago, during a car rally in the outback, a Fluevogian design
appeared under the bright blue Menlo Park sky, of a classic all-terrain
desert boot. The Edison boot is veldt lasted
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. (Edison $235 US/ $259 CDN).
RULES Curie & Galileo
Named after scientists that went against the stream to prove the unproven for the benefit of humanity. Vegetable tanned leathers with a soft pebbled texture built on a 0.75" platform of exposed recycled cork with 4" solid wood heel, John designed the sexy and natural Rules Family for those eco-minded and fashion-forward individuals who like to break the rules, and go with their intuition. Natural Beauty Rules. (Curie $249 US/ $269 CDN, Galileo $315 US/ $345 CDN).
TOKYO Nagoya & Yokohama
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. (Nagoya $219 US/ $249 CDN, Yokohama $245 US/ $295 CDN).
TRUTH Shelagh, Marina, & Pilgrim
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 womens shoes which took its initial inspiration from the Victoria era. Now 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" 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. (Shelagh $285 US/ $299 CDN, Marina $275 US/ $315 CDN, Pilgrim $259 US/ $279 CDN)
TWIN TURBINE 211 Carrall Street
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).
VALUES Wisdom & Gratitude
The simplest values are the more honorable ones, and more challenging to maintain. The Values feature slightly waxy Buttero leathers that age nicely if left alone, or can be renewed by buffing for a eye-catching shine. John designed the Values with a partial blake construction of a low profile rubber sole, painted stacked leather heels, rubber heel lifts, and a sleek updated square toe for a little Fluevog flair and foundation for solid character. Sound values make the man. (Wisdom $229 US/ $249 CDN, Gratitude $249 US/ $289 CDN)
WEAREVER Tav & Chiyao
Crafted on a sturdy 2" heel and soft rubber sole, while using reliable shiraz leathers for an eloquent oblique toe shape, the Wearever family will be your trusty companion on many adventures. Wearever You Go Give Thanks. (Tav $255 US/ $275 CDN, Chiyao $315 US/ $359 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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