Platform Mary Jane Heel



Platform Mary Jane Heel

COLOUR: Red Orange

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The original inspiration behind the Guide was from when John was walking to the Fluevog Design Studio for a meeting, and was confronted by a Girl Guide selling cookies. John, feeling generous (and hungry), decided to buy many boxes of the tasty delicious cookies (the number was never confirmed) to bring back to his trusty, hard working employees. On his walk, his hunger got the best of him, and he started munching happily. First the box of chocolate mints... then the box of coconut cookies... then another box... By the time John got to the Design Studio, he realized he had eaten all of the cookies. He discarded the boxes and removed any evidence of what is now referred to as 'The Great Cookie Massacre.' Unfortunately for John, his story came out in the meeting when everyone remarked on his cookie crumb tie.

Chuckling to himself at the invaluable lesson he learned from his experience, John drew up a sexy ladies shoe that featured thick, soft leathers with pebbled surfaces, custom Fluevog buckles, a 3.5" curved heel, and a 1.5" hidden platform of recycled cork, all on a tunite sole with rubber grips. The uber-modern mary jane, Guide provides you with a firm foundation for the challenges ahead (like not eating the entire box of cookies at once without a glass of milk). Prepare for the Future, choose well today.

Check out #vog_guide to see them in the wild!


The original inspiration behind the Guide was from when John was walking to the Fluevog Design Studio for a meeting, and was confronted by a Girl Guide selling cookies. John, feeling generous (and hungry), decided to buy many boxes of the tasty delicious cookies (the number was never confirmed) to bring back to his trusty, hard working employees. On his walk, his hunger got the best of him, and he started munching happily. First the box of chocolate mints... then the box of coconut cookies... then another box... By the time John got to the Design Studio, he realized he had eaten all of the cookies. He discarded the boxes and removed any evidence of what is now referred to as 'The Great Cookie Massacre.' Unfortunately for John, his story came out in the meeting when everyone remarked on his cookie crumb tie.

Chuckling to himself at the invaluable lesson he learned from his experience, John drew up a sexy ladies shoe that featured thick, soft leathers with pebbled surfaces, custom Fluevog buckles, a 3.5" curved heel, and a 1.5" hidden platform of recycled cork, all on a tunite sole with rubber grips. The uber-modern mary jane, Guide provides you with a firm foundation for the challenges ahead (like not eating the entire box of cookies at once without a glass of milk). Prepare for the Future, choose well today.

Check out #vog_guide to see them in the wild!

150 Reviews

  • I LOVE these shoes

    So comfortable - I wore them to the grocery store with denim capris, I have worn them out to dinner with black dress pants - these shoes look amazing on my feet and feel even better. The thicker sole and stable heel have me looking for more outfits so I can show them off!

    Suzanne Langdon (Kitchener)

    June 20, 2022

  • I absolutely love the Paisley print. These shoes are actually very comfortable. We own probably too many Fluevog shoes.

    However the Paisly fabric bleeds when wet. Waterproofing doesn't work. I live in Vancouver so needless to say these were ruined quickly.

    Big thanks to Trasie for trying to find replacement parts, to no avail.

    Buy if you live in San Diego, but not elsewhere on the wet coast.

    Meg Guenther (Vancouver)

    January 23, 2022

  • How can they possibly be THIS comfortable?

    I love the paisley print, it's so mad it's a neutral and goes with everything.

    The shoes were comfortable straight out of the box, I wore them all day around the house just because they are so special (not that I have anywhere to go in lockdown anyway).

    I didn't need to size up, I have a perfectly average 9 1/2 foot and these fit me perfectly, also thanks to Petrea and the team in Amsterdam for the amazing service, as always!

    In fact, I've just ordered a second pair, Prepares this time and am anxiously waiting for them to arrive in the next day or so!

    Nerissa Muijs (Amsterdam)

    March 12, 2021

  • I’m in love.....

    These were my first Fluevog’s and just like you’re first love, you never forget. These beauties are super comfy and a dream to walk in. They get tons of looks and compliments and well, they just make you smile. Fabulous.

    Lisa (Calgary)

    June 4, 2020

  • Seriously- when the box arrives in the mail I get so excited! Patrick packs them with such special luv and individuality- and all the little signed notes and stickers & shoe bag.... luv luv this about Fluevog!! I wear a seven and have a bunion on my right but these size 7 Prepare Guides are a cinderella fit for me! The yellow dot is more a subtle chartreuse and so much more beautiful in person! Now to make the perfect dress to match!

    Deb (Niagara,Ontario)

    February 1, 2020

  • What are you waiting for?

    How do you describe complete and utter joy? Well, I will tell you my friend, it is when you first open up that blue box upon its arrival, then this wave of elation hits as you peel back the tissue paper and you hold that unicorn in your hands with awe. But that is only the beginning as you slip your foot into your first pair of Fluevog’s. Yeah, now you know what I’m talking about… Not only are these glorious to look at with their incredible vibrant colour combination and sexy gold buckle but they are sooooooo comfortable! Talk about style and foot joy coming together. Wow, you won’t be disappointed. Now for the meat of this review, sizing, as I sure benefited from all you wonderful Voggers’ review comments. In general, I’m a standard 8M in street shoes but purchased my Guide’s in a size 9. I may have been able to go with an 8 ½ which I did purchase my stunning Rigel’s in that fit like Cinderella’s glass slipper, but I’m glad I went up the full size in these. I live on the East Coast where the humidity is high and by the end of the day, my feet swell. Even with this condition, these shoes are like slippers on your feet! What more can I say expect that I love my Fluevogs!!!

    Cynthia (Dartmouth)

    June 29, 2019

  • Love these!

    I bought the Prepare Find (green/black/white print) ones as my first pair of Fluevogs. Just got the raffia ones last month. They are super comfortable and lovely for summer. Really, they go with mostly everything!


    June 4, 2019

  • Dye Run

    I have the black and white paisley pair. They got soaked in the rain and the black/white turned into a grey-ish blue. Honestly, I like them more now. They're durable and I always get compliments.

    Anna Thompson (Alabama)

    June 3, 2019

  • In LOVE!

    I bought the yellow dots in this shoe family as part of my first fluevog purchase. I went in for another pair entirely (the red malibrans) and walked out with both pairs. I fell in love as soon as I put these lovelies on my feet. I would disagree with the fit expert's take on fit, however. I fit these in a 6 1/2, which seems to be the fit that is best for me in all fluevogs. They do fit tight across the top of my foot, however, so I had them stretched out in store. They are so comfortable I can walk forever in them. I always get compliments on them when I wear them and want to work them into all of my outfits. I could live in these gorgeous little shoes for the rest of my life! I am planning on buying my fourth pair of fluevogs in another style in the same shoe family, I love them so much. These shoes made me a true fluevog convert!

    Lyne (Ottawa)

    May 18, 2019

  • adore these. so comfortable. Run small

    These were my first "prepare-family" shoe and I am in love! They are so comfortable that for the first couple of weeks I just wore on days I worked from on (and I think they added to my productivity!) The floral patent is gorgeous but it is slightly "wrinkly" (but I really don't care). Don't hesitate with these!

    Jessica (calgary)

    March 24, 2019

  • Prepares Guide

    I have always admired and loved the Fluevog style. These are the first pair I actually bought! And WOW is all I can say. Luv luv luv them. Easiest heel I have ever walked in and stylin to boot!!! I read the reviews and listened and sized up a half size which are perfect. These masterpieces are great from daytime to evening. Jeans to a dress. Can’t go wrong with these girls!! If u love funky and comfort ... these are it!! Thank you so much Fluevog team.. you have a new groupie!

    Marie Power (Nfld)

    March 9, 2019

  • Perfect wedding shoe!

    I chose the Guide in White/Raffia for my wedding for its' comfort, height, and whimsy, and it was perfect, went incredibly well with my Blush Pink Fluffy gown! The leather is gorgeous, a very well-made and designed shoe, indeed. I wanted a high, but stable shoe that I could wear for hours without discomfort. Right after our outdoor rooftop ceremony in Santa Fe Sept 14th, we had a big Mariachi Parade around the downtown plaza with 105 people trailing behind us, and I wanted to be able to run and jump and express the physical joy of the entire experience. I don't think I'll be able to use the shoe again because it's white, but it was perfect for the big wedding day. Would love to share photos, but don't know how it works, and site doesn't seem to allow photo posting with review...

    Laura (Santa Fe)

    November 19, 2018

  • My First Vogs - HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY

    My floral Guides arrived today and they are fabulous! They are immediately comfortable and incredibly easy to wear, and walk in, for a shoe with a platform. I have to thank all the Fluevogologists who helped me by answering all my questions about size because I have ended up with a perfect fit. I'm a UK 6 and the US 9 fits beautifully over mid-weight tights. My heel sits so well in the shoe that it looks like it was made for me.

    I'm looking forward to showing them off!

    Nicola (Didcot)

    September 13, 2018

  • Seasonal

    I love these shoes but even with sealant and careful wear they have slight running on the lovely perfect paisley pattern. I want to wear them in the fall,winter,spring here in Minnesota but the melting and snowing are not helping with the runing pattern issue. Comfort and fit they are spot on and easy to wear all day long. Please make a more durable paisley in these fantastic shoes or the darlings... for those of us in the moist regions of the world.

    Jenn (Saint Paul, MN)

    December 26, 2017

  • Silver Guides

    I bought these locally [online] from NZ's only Fluevog seller. I got the 6.5 for my 23.3cm [bare] foot and the fit is perfect. The silver is dazzling and very sparkly. I am loving how they fit -height plus comfort- this is a great shoe family. Highly recommended!

    Jane (New Zealand)

    November 3, 2017

  • My New Favorite Shoes

    I love these shoes so much! I got them in silver (on sale, yay!) I wear an 8 in shoes where I'll be barefoot or wearing tights, and an 8.5 when I'll be wearing socks. Since I figured I would mostly be wearing tights with these, I got an 8.5 since most folks were recommending to size up a half size. They fit perfectly! I could probably get a thin sock in there, too. I can't tell you how cool the silver is, as well. Just a super cool, funky shoe that is super comfortable! They are chunky, but not overly so.

    Kristina (SF Bay Area)

    July 24, 2017

  • Don't let them get wet!!

    I'm a huge Fluezie and I have many pairs of Vogs. These shoes are GAAAWJUS!!! They are comfortable and certainly unique. But there is one drawback.

    My cat got out as I was leaving for work and I ended up chasing her across three yards through wet grass. The black and white started to turn dark grey. I was hoping that it was just because the shoes were wet and that when they dried, everything would be back to normal.

    They didn't go back to normal.

    My heart is broken. I should have used a suede protector... silly, SILLY Angie.... I am currently oscillating between buying another pair, (and doing a better job of protecting them,) and not buying another pair because I'm so disheartened and I'm worried that I'm going to expose them to a little water and have another pair of wrecked paisley Guides.

    In the meantime, I'm not sure what I'm going to do with my shoes. I might dye them. I might take a paint brush and some water and even out the water marks.

    I just don't know.... :S Sigh... they were so perfect....

    Angela (Nipawin)

    July 15, 2017

  • Fantastic Platforms

    These shoes are incredible, funky and totally, incomparably cool. I've worn them all day and not had a problem and you feel ten feet tall wearing them. I have them in paisley and black and am eyeing the turqoise ones as well. I find them a sturdy, well made shoe that look hard to wear but definitely are not, and they look sensational with a dress, skirt, jeans or even shorts. Love them, they're definitely Guides to a great day!

    Terri (Toronto)

    April 12, 2017

  • Shoe build: A+, Paisley Leather D-

    Want to love these and wear them, but only one trip out on a dry day and fronts and sides already smudged and blurred pattern looking seriously worn. I have sealed them with water proofer for suede and they're usable but definitely not sturdy or something I can wear regularly. Too bad because chassis is incredible and shoe gorgeous.

    Hannah C (Concord)

    October 10, 2016

  • best

    I have these in floral pink and have just bought them in silver. They are the best shoes. I have eight pairs of 'vogs but these are the ones I wear over and over. They start out comfortable and stay that way. I can't recommend them highly enough. Best shoes in the world.

    Kim (Straya)

    July 3, 2016

  • Shoe: A+, Leathers: Anywhere from A-F.

    The Prepare family is the only Fluevog family I can consistently trust for sizing and comfort. At the moment I own 2 pairs of Leaders with a third on order :-) But I ordered the silver Guides on IFD, and when they arrived, there was a big almond-shaped patch on the top of the right shoe where all the silver had worn off. It looked bad. I contacted Portland and they told me this was how the leather was supposed to wear, but it looked so distracting that I sent it back.

    So, beware of the various funky finishes! But...this family is hands down my favorite shoe ever (of any brand).

    Donna (Redmond)

    June 6, 2016

  • Super Comfy!!!!

    I now have these in two colors as well as the Leaders which are almost the same shoe, just with a full back on them. DO size up a half size. These are so so comfy, I can walk for days. Be careful with the Paisley ones though, they MUST be kept dry. I spray them constantly along with my Murillo's so they won't smudge. These are beautiful shoes!!!!!

    Sarah (king twp)

    May 21, 2016

  • Best Shoes of Life

    I purchased the aqua-colored Guides and am now lusting for the silver ones.

    I do want to say, right off the bat, please take to heart all of the reviews below that note sizing up 1/2 size! I fluctuate between an 11-11.5, so I sized up to the size 12 in this shoe and I am so grateful I did. They fit beautifully! They are like walking on a cloud of deliciousness. My feet are very narrow, so they did slide a tad, shoving my toes into that point part of the shoe. This was rectified by a nice little thing-a-majig pad under the ball of the foot.

    I also want to say to my fellow gloriously tall women, do not be afraid of the 3.5" heel - you are beautiful and divine and you can totally rock this shoe! I'm a 48-year-old 6' tall woman and my inner drag queen shined in these shoes. I got loads of compliments (and threats of shoe theft) on not just my shoes, but me in my shoes. So, be an amazon. Love that tall body - and love it while grooving in these magnificent mary janes. In fact, the brighter the shoe, the better!!

    OK. Keep making the large sizes, John Fluevog, and us large and in charge chicks will keep on buying them. You might even think of going to a size 13 for those even more well-endowed (in the feet) ladies. Why not share all this love?!

    Ann (Turlock, CA)

    April 13, 2016

  • the love affair continues - SILVER!!!

    The SILVER Guides are the BOMB! They are my 4th pair of Guides (I also have paisley, yellow "snakeskin," and tomato). The silver is almost chameleon-like in the way they reflect the light. The leather is surprisingly supple, and these will be really versatile. RUN and get them!

    Karen (Boston)

    January 27, 2016

  • Super-Comfortable Shoes But...

    I love paisley, and I love these shoes. But beware. The pattern on the paisley shoe runs and smears if it gets even a little bit wet. I went to a cocktail party on a dry summer day wearing these for the first time. Someone spilled water near me and when I got home, I noticed that the black ink had smeared all over the outside of my right shoe. I have not been able to repair it, or worn the shoes since. After discussion at the Gastown Fluevog store I discovered that it is a known issue (probably not at the time they were designed and ordered, but still). I also have this design in the laser-cut boot style. I had not sprayed the Guides when the pattern ran, but it was a dry day and I didn't anticipate that I needed to. It's disappointing to say the least. I've sprayed both pairs now but I won't be wearing them except inside. That's a lot of money for footwear that has such a limited use. I wasn't offered a refund of any kind. So...take heed. They are beautiful but totally impractical unless you like wearing smeared suede shoes and paying a lot for the privilege.

    V. Gregory (North Vancouver, BC)

    September 29, 2015

  • My 8hours Shoe

    You would forget you are wearing an elegant shoe due to its comfort but people will always remind you, you got 've elegance at your feet from their complement. I wore it for 8hours like I would wear a snickers.

    modupeola safiat borokinni (Lagos Nigeria)

    September 12, 2015

  • Addictive

    Perhaps the most comfortable and commented on shoes I have ever owned!! I can't stop buying them and am on my third pair with a fourth likely around the corner...

    They fit my wide feet and this makes my heart sing. Normally I am a size 8 but in Fluevogs of any style I wear between a 9.5 to 10.

    Melanie (Edmonton)

    August 7, 2015

  • Bet you can't just have one (pair)!

    I may need an intervention. I just bought my third pair of Guides; this time in "tomato," and they are the most vibrant shade of orangey red. They're adorable, they make me happy just looking at them. If you haven't tried these babies yet, you MUST! Although I have to warn you, they are addictive.

    Karen (Boston)

    July 15, 2015

  • I'm in love

    Chic, clever, cute, and comfortable. What more could a gal ask from a pair of shoes? I got my first pair of Guides in Paisley last month and will very likely get a pair in another colour. They are fantastic for walking (and trust me, I walk everywhere), super flattering on the leg, and perfect for my narrow feet. Plus I get nothing but compliments when I wear them, and who couldn't like that? If you're shy, be forewarned: these shoes will attract strangers. :)

    Susan (Vancouver)

    July 13, 2015

  • I was right!

    I predicted that my Paisleys were my first - but would not be my last - pair of Guides. I lasted 6 weeks! I just got the LE yellow "dragon skin" Guides - it was love at first sight, and I couldn't resist. When I wear them "I am strong, I am invincible."

    (If you have long toes, I suggest going up ½ size).

    Karen (Boston)

    May 16, 2015

  • oh no.....

    I came in and tried the paisley beauties in March at the Gastown store and the lovely Andrea W told me that yes, I could walk in these. However, the limited edition Hopeful Saddle shoes came home with me since I was convinced I would break my neck in these shoes. However, these beautiful shoes kept invading my dreams. I phoned the equally delightful Tamara and she also told me that I could in fact walk in these shoes. Oh no!! I can, and I do, and I LOVE THEM!! As my sixth pair of Vogs, I have to say that these shoes make me feel Fierce!

    leian (british columbia)

    April 30, 2015

  • My first pair of Guides.. but not my last!

    I stopped into the Soho store yesterday with the intention of purchasing Carey.. but the Paisley Guides caught my eye and I had to try them on. It was LOVE instantly! These are so comfortable and I'm smitten with the paisley suede leather. They'll be worn mainly with ratty baggy boyfriend jeans and tank tops this summer but could hold their own with any outfit! I have my eye on the turquoise pair next, what a gorgeous color. Thank you Paul, you were charming and helpful (unlike most NYC retailers, Fluevog employees are reliably fun to talk to). LOVE these comfy, sexy shoes.

    Laurel (United States)

    April 12, 2015

  • This is the start of a beautiful friendship ...

    WOW, These are so comfortable! After a few weeks of seeing pics of "fluezies" wearing these on Facebook, I became obsessed and had to try them on. I have been nursing a broken toe for a couple of weeks, but I couldn't wait any longer. Believe it or not, I could actually get these on AND walk! I couldn't even do that in sneakers! I'm sure they will be really versatile, LOVE LOVE LOVE. I've been wearing them around the house all day. ... This is my first pair of Guides, but it won't be my last.

    Karen (Boston)

    April 2, 2015

  • OMG!!

    These shoes are SO HOT looking I almost stopped at the firehall.

    Jody at the Granville Street store suggested I try these on after I had asked for a purple pair. I immediately LOVED them and walked out of the store wearing them (yes, I paid for them first BUT they were comfortable enough that I could have run in them if I had forgotten to produce me visa!!!)

    Stephanie (West Vancouver)

    March 13, 2015

  • My love affair continues

    There is no word in the English language to acurately describe these shoes. I own them in every color bar one. The paisley shoes I had firmly decided were not a must have..... That is until I tried them on. Navy blue and off white, they look amazing in person and of course are the most comfortable heels on the planet. The guides are my go to shoes when I have a long day of trudging ahead...... Best shoes EVER!!!!!

    Cheryl (Denver)

    March 1, 2015

  • Perfect for Narrow Feet, Sexy Too

    Purchased the navy version of this shoe and love it. I avoided this style for a year or so thinking that the heel height was too high. But once I tried them on I was stunned to realize how comfortable they really are. This shoe is on par in comfort with the Wearever soles. The paisley is cute, but the solids are nice sturdy leather (instead of suede) and the lovely top stitching stands out better on the solid color version. A very sexy shoe from the ope view, very funky style from the side.

    Crystal Hayes (Seattle)

    February 7, 2015

  • Love my Guides :)

    I ordered my Prepare Guides in the turquoise with the help of Jamie L at the Minneapolis Store who was extremely helpful in sorting out my correct size. Which is always a worry when ordering online. I am usually an 8.5 but took the advice to go up half a size to a 9 and they fit perfectly. They arrived yesterday and I put them on straight away and started smiling :) The did not come off my feet all day and I walked a lot in them straight away with no problems and they are so comfortable. I love the colour and love the shoes. I am still smiling when ever I see them they are definitely happy shoes.

    Tania (New Zland)

    November 13, 2014

  • 2 Years and Still Going Strong

    I bought these shoes as a reward for getting a new job. That was 2 years ago. I have had them resoled several times, but the shoes are still going strong. They are comfortable for all-day wearing and go with anything. I love them so much I bought a second pair in another color.

    Jennifer (Oregon)

    August 13, 2014

  • I love these shoes even more than I thought I would. I read all the reviews and bought them a half size larger, and they are perfect. This is my third pair of Fluevogs and I'm planning on buying more. My only complaint with this order is nobody contacted me to discuss my concern for ordering the wrong size, I received no email to confirm they were on the way, and they were shipped to my home, when I specified they needed to be shipped to my office. Because of that they sat at the post office for three days. Other than that, I'm in love with the shoes, and tell everyone to wear Fluevogs!


    July 28, 2014

  • My love is boundless.

    These were the shoes I was too timid to try on, until the helpful Shoemeister at the Grant Street store nudged me. OH MY. They fit like a dream and were comfortable to walk long distances on the first wearing. I am usually a 9.5. usually get my VOGS at least 1/2 size larger and this worked perfectly. The suede is soft and tamps down the floral pattern a bit - enough that it makes it wear like a neutral, albeit, a very artistic, attention grabbing neutral. Do not fear the large heel or platform as together they make for a stable, rocking type of walk experience. It's easy to glide like a garden gnome in these shoes. Can't wait for the turquoise ones to go on sale eor - dare we hope - a deeper toned floral for the colder months? LOVE LOVE LOVE. Of the dozen pair of Fluevogs in my closet, these are the most comfy, most worn and most commented upon.

    Lady Safeena (Santa Clara CA)

    July 26, 2014

  • The Absolute Best Heels EVER

    On a warm summer morning, I wasn't expecting to buy a pair of Fluevogs, but alas, the universe has its way of making things happen, and I saw these shoes that I have been coveting for some time now, in black, on SALE, with one left in my size!! So I nabbed them online. I have several pairs of Fluevogs, all of which I love, but for heels, these shoes take the cake. I LOVE THEM. I NEVER want to take them off! They are sooooo comfortable! I usually take an 8.5 in non-Vogs, but took a 9 in these, and they are perfect. I think the platform evens out the heels a lot, so you still look and feel like you are quite high up without all the discomfort. They are solid-soled, soft inside and out, and look like absolute works of art on your feet. I love the big buckle and the angle of the heels. They go with anything, and are so unique, which is what I love about Fluevog. I think my black pair needs some friends, so I'm now coveting the floral pair....

    Mary Beth (Ottawa)

    July 20, 2014

  • Finally my first pair of Prepare Guides.

    I've lusted after those shoes for well over a year, but the price was a little out of my budget. Once these Tomato clogs came out, let's just say my heart beat a lot faster. After I saw there was only 1 pair left in my size, damn it, I'm splurging for I knew I would never get it on sale in my size. I bought the very last pair in my size, and they came yesterday. Stunning, and worth it. I'm a size 9.5 but due to wide feet, always go up to 10, and they are a 10, and fit perfectly. A little snug, but a round with my shoe stretchers and shoe stretching spray is making them more roomy. I'm not shy of ruthlessly stretching my shoes to fit comfortably and go for it.

    Can't wait to wear them on my next dress up occasion. Since it is summer and hot, I'll have to wait till cooler weather to wear them more often.

    They are totally worth it.

    Joy (New England)

    July 12, 2014

  • best Vog evah

    I own quite a few pairs of Vogs and these are the most Vogtastic. I strut these pink bad boi's around town, out dancing, and to every single wedding I attend- AS YOU CAN STAND IN THEM FOR HOURS AND HOURS, and still give great leg. They're Vogfection.

    Comfort, beautiful and who doesn't like being showered with compliments all day. Go Vog Go!


    bevanstyle (SF, ca)

    June 26, 2014

  • Can't wear these without getting compliments

    Every time I wear these tomato-colored lovlies, I get compliments from men, women and children. They all smile and tell me how much they love the color and style. I love how comfortable they are. I can wear these all day and still feel like dancing at night. Perhaps the best shoe I've ever bought (and that's saying something since I'm a shoe-a-holic). Definitely need to get them in additional colors.

    Lorriwt (Minneapolis)

    June 26, 2014

  • Sheer lusciousness!

    Denny from the San Francisco store was amazing. I couldn't decide what size (I'm between an 8.5 and a 9) and needed help. He emailed right away and helped me determine that the 9.5 would work best. I had prepared to order the 9 and 9.5 and have them both sent to Nebraska to try on, incurring more expense to ship a pair back. He saved me the hassle and the final decision was perfect. Order up on these girls--they run for me a full size too small. I can't believe how gorgeous they are in person. The color is actually a lot more vibrant and very sassy. I feel so confident in them and already I've received a ton of compliments from both men and women. These are my fourth pair of Fluevogs and they are worth every penny. Thanks for the great shoes and Denny in S.F., you rule!!

    Marvel Maring (Omaha, NE)

    June 13, 2014

  • Gorgeous shoe but didn't fit.

    I have been coveting these shoes for a long time and now that Spring is here and I actually needed a pair of shoes to go with my summer dresses I wanted to splurge. I opted for the navy color because I wear a lot of blue and they would go with everything. I read every single review and most people went up 1/2 size on this shoe so I ordered a 6 1/2. I usually wear a 6 in all my shoes including Fluevogs, but I listened to what most wearers had to say. When I tried them on today they looked fabulous, but sadly they did not feel as fabulous as I had hoped. I wasn't sure if it was a sizing issue and maybe I should have opted for a 6. I called the Seattle store and they had a 6 in Navy and my wonderful husband drove me down to try the 6. It did seem to fit a little better, but it still didn't feel like I would be comfortable walking all day in them. Fortunately, I found a different shoe to replace it. I am now in love with the Luxon! Thank you to the wonderful guys at the Seattle store--great service.

    Denise (United States)

    June 3, 2014

  • New mama shoes!

    Bought these ladies about a month ago and they are my first pair of Prepares in my collection and I purchased them in floral! I am utterly in love with how well they fit ! Just wanna say thanks to Kristian at the Calgary store, he was an awesome help!

    Now to get my footsies in a turquoise pair :D

    Cassandra (Calgary, Alta)

    May 28, 2014

  • I want to marry these shoes!

    Ok, first of all, I coveted the Prepare Guides for over a year. I knew they were the next pair for my Vog collection. I pined over them on a regular basis. I wanted them in every color but eventually realized that I actually needed black shoes that could go with everything and be casual and dressy if I wanted them to be. I finally got them and when they were out of my size in LA, I had a moment of sadness but knew that my beloved guides would be on my doorstep in no time. And they were. And now I don't ever want to take them off. Ever. They feel like heaven on my feet and added bonus? They make me taller than my son. I will take what I can get. I bought an 8, and they fit beautifully. I am usually a 7.5 but I wear an 8 in all of my Vogs. No different here. Now I shall covet the the teal Guides.....

    Sarit (Los Angeles, CA)

    May 22, 2014

  • New Prepares...

    I love, love, love this shoe family and have several wonderful pair in my closet. I rotate through them regularly and I get stopped every time I have them on, by men and women alike!! They are attention getters!!! I bought these in the flowered pattern and I couldn't be happier. They are beautiful and they fit like slippers. I wore them for two days straight and put many miles on them the second day...with ease!! Unfortunately my Fluevog appetite is insatiable and I'm already searching for a new member for my collection!! Keep 'em coming John...

    Shawna (Abbotsford)

    May 19, 2014

  • Happy day!

    I just tried on my new tomato Guides and they are just as comfy as I had hoped, I don't want to take them off.I wear an 8 in most shoes but, after reading the reviews I got an 81/2 and they are perfect. They are definitely brighter than the photos but, that's not a bad thing. Please make these in a green as I will be needing several colors in these. Fluevog Forever!

    J.W. (Houston)

    May 8, 2014

  • Shoe deserve these

    I love these shoes so much I want to marry them.

    bevanstyle (SF, ca)

    March 17, 2014

  • Best Birthday Ever!

    My husband purchased these for me (after a few hints) and I love them more than I thought I would. They are super sassy and of course comfortable. I typically wear a size 8 but in this Prepare style I need an 8.5. The suede is luxorious and the muted colors are great and will easily be used as a "neutral" with many different outfit options. Mr. Fluevog, you are a mad genuis and I love your shoes! This pair makes #4 for me; another Prepare member and 2 retro 90s styles that I found recently. Thank you for these amazingly beautiful,comfortable, head-turning and funky foot protectors!


    Kim Shannon (Tulsa, OK)

    March 7, 2014

  • Stunning Shoe!

    I just bought my first pair of Fluevogs last week! I've coveted this brand for a while, and always miss getting my size. I saw the tomato colored Guides in the sneak peeks for Spring, and literally stalked the website, purchasing them the day they came online!! I LOVE them. Wore them and got a compliment from almost everyone who passed me! They are literal show-stoppers! And better than that, they're very, very comfortable! I dressed them up, but they will go with everything! I cannot wait to get another pair of Fluevogs! I'm completely sold on this brand! I did go up a 1/2 size in the Guide, and there's very small bit of wiggle room, but I'm afraid if I went down to my natural size, they'd be too tight. Had a great experience purchasing online and speaking with a rep in the NY store. They were so helpful and friendly!

    Erica Wilson (United States)

    February 5, 2014

  • My New Favorite pair!

    These are my new favorite pair! As always the prepares are super comfy to walk all day in with no toe squish. I love this floral line and knew I had to go to the store when I saw it online. I was pleasantly surprised that it is suede and lighter than the regular leather floral. I use a 7 for extra sock room in my other prepares, but bought a 6.5 since I'll be barefoot and the suede is so soft.

    Michelle (Sunnyvale, CA)

    January 27, 2014

  • Awesome Shoes and sooo Comfortable!

    My husband travels over to San Fran every year and has to bring me back a pair of Fluevogs, thats the deal. Last year he returned with this pair for me and they are rarely of my feet! I love these shoes so much, they go with everything too. I always go up 1/2 a size in Fluevogs. Can't wait for this years surprise!!

    Lisa Silver (Australia)

    January 17, 2014

  • Most comfortable sexy shoe I have ever owned

    I am in LOVE with my sexy new red shoes. I bartend and am always on my feet, running around. I was able to wear them for an entire shift. Ordered a 9.5 (am usually a 9) and they fit perfectly. love love love!!!

    Alison (Winnipeg, Manitoba)

    September 18, 2013

  • Fierce!

    OMG OMG OMG!!! I so love these shoes! I've been watching - truthfully, lusting for, a pair of Guides since the first time I saw them... But I've been trying very hard to be fiscally responsible... Enter the fabulous sale! I am the proud owner of a YELLOW pair of Guides - SO INCREDIBLE! Last night I came home to find the red Fluevog box on my porch announcing their arrival. After texting a pic of the box, and another pic these little lovelies nestled inside the box to fellow Fluevog aficionados, I lovingly unpacked them, and began planning an appropriate opening day outfit. Needless to say, they have created a stir! :) And I'm going to have to buy another of Prepares... OH! By the way, very comfortable on my "duck-shaped" wide feet.

    Andrea (Ann Arbor)

    September 6, 2013

  • Caution - will get stopped on the street!

    Do not wear these shoes if you do not want to be late to an appointment! I have them in teal and pink (and 2 other Prepare styles) and get stopped everytime I wear them. I was stopped so many times in the Munich airport, I almost caused an international incident! They are SO comfortable and cute and did not need any breaking in. Def recommend!

    Linda Ruggiero (Philadelphia, PA United States)

    September 4, 2013

  • I now own 4 pairs of prepares, all different family members and every single member is so comfy. From the shoe to the bootie to the boots to the HI. I love love love this family.....did I mention I love them. I am a 6 and for me they all fit true to size. I work 10 hr shifts and I wear them all day with hrs left to spare from my feet. No matter where I go I always get compliments and everybody asks where I got them. I say, haven't u heard about fluevogs????


    August 9, 2013

  • Needs Breaking In

    I have been wanting a pair in the Prepare family for awhile. Last summer I tried on a pair late in the sale period and my colour preference was no longer available in that style. It was my first bite.. and I fell hard for them, but left the store disappointed.

    When the Guides first came out, I was awed by all of the colour choice. At Easter I was in Toronto and tried them on, for quite awhile!, and in the end went for something else because the Guides weren't immediately comfy.

    But when they went on sale in the colour I liked the most (Fuchsia!), I had to get them so I did something uncharacteristic -- ordered them online since I knew the size I needed. Unlike a lot of the commenters here, I've had to wear them at half day intervals at the office to break them in. First day was painful. Waited a couple days and tried again. Better. They keep getting better. But it was not immediate comfort the way a lot of people have claimed.

    Do I regret it?! No way. One of the hottest pairs of 'vogs I own by far (& I own around 10 pairs now)!!! Loads of complements (mostly from other women). Snazzy Sexy Soles.

    (Oh, and they work for my very narrow AAA feet, too).


    August 6, 2013

  • I have a crush on my shoes

    I walked into the store in flip flops and out in my fuchsia guides today. The most comfortable shoes I have ever put on my feet. LOVE. I never thought I would own a pair of fuchsia shoes - so not my color, but these are gorgeous. I also ordered the mini zazas in green/purple from the LA store. I wish I could wear them both at the same time. I doubled my Fluevog collection and I am already obsessing about pair #5.

    Wendy (Washington, DC)

    July 29, 2013

  • Heels comfier than some flats?

    YES! These shoes are comfy enough to traipse around in all day. I work with children and can go non-stop with these on my tootsies.

    Jaclyn T (New Brunswick, Canada)

    July 22, 2013

  • happy feet, happy heart

    I had been eyeing these longingly and succumbed to the sale price. These beautiful shoes make my feet and my heart happy. The fuschia color is definitely a deep, rich fuschia, not a pastel pink. I usually wear an 8.5 or sometimes 9 in other shoes, and usually wear a 9 in Fluevogs. These fit well in a 9. I have wide-ish feet, but these have enough room across the toes. Very comfortable and easy to walk in, like my other pair in the Prepare family. Service from the NYC store was prompt and helpful, and shipping was super-speedy.

    Jean (Pennsylvania)

    July 16, 2013

  • Get noticed everytime

    I got these online and sized up by a half-size (I'm normally 6.5 in my Vogs) Wore them on holiday to San Fran and received lots of love & great comments - even had a lady next to me wearing a yellow one during dinner - we became instant friends!! Managed to do 10 days of walking in them right out from the box... many hours of comfort!

    Chris (Calgary)

    July 7, 2013

  • Five pair spree

    The second pair in my 5 pair spree in Boston. I wore these immediately, bare feet, all day. Not a rub, not a scrape, not a moments discomfort. Great with pants, great with a dress. I even wore these to a graduation ceremony at which I was presiding. A firm favourite.

    June (Oxford UK)

    July 2, 2013

  • OMG!! Im in shoe love!

    I got my Prepare Guides in black size 10, they are a little tight but are going to stretch out the more I wear them. I got them in the mail on a Thursday night and wore them all day Friday for work.....comfy!

    I will defintaly be getting another pair either the pink or turquiose.

    Thank you John Fluevog for making great shoes, and thank you Jamie in MN for the help!!

    Tina Poncio (Houston, Tx)

    June 21, 2013

  • day one, walk blocks!

    Walked 10 blocks downtown in my brand new blues and no blisters! These are fabulous and better yet no pain with my bunions. Highly recommend these as your weigh shifts back rather than on to the balls of the feet.

    Heather (Edmonton, Alberta)

    May 14, 2013

  • I just worked an 11 hour day in my turquoise Guides. I ran around a lot. I moved furniture. I ran up and down stairs. My feet don't hurt a bit.

    Anna (Santa Monica, CA)

    May 13, 2013

  • Love!

    I have these shoes in red, black and blue and the boots. I'm now buying the turquoise. They are crazy comfortable, add extra height and are so awesome looking! I get compliments every time I wear them. They fit true to size, I am a 7 and purchased a 7. They fit perfectly. I also have the one with the closed back and love them too!

    Debra (New York)

    May 4, 2013

  • Loooove these shoes

    I bought these in yellow and wore them as a contrast color to black. I got so many great comments on my shoes. This is my 3rd pair of Vogs ad I'm completely in love. Yes, they are pricey but well worth it. Next will be the navy or turquoise

    O.C. (Seattle)

    March 31, 2013

  • dead & buried

    My kids and hubby have been advised that when I die I want to be buried in these shoes! They are the cutest, most comfortable, and sexiest shoes I have ever owned. I would marry them if I wasn't married already.

    Kim J (Riverside, IL)

    February 23, 2013

  • Wild Shoes

    I have these in the denim and they are quite the funniest shoes I've ever bought. Just recently, within five minutes of each other, I had someone say "I hope you won't be offended, but those are the ugliest shoes I've ever seen" and another say "Those shoes are AMAZING!" Both comments pleased me very much indeed, and I agree with both views. They're very comfortable and downright weird - I love them.


    (8.5 to 9 in most shoe sizes with fairly wide feet, I bought these in a 9.)

    Ginty (Port Credit)

    February 22, 2013

  • Love Them

    I just bought the yellow and pink Prepare. That makes number 6 and 7. These shoes are the best. I teach in them all day. My students think they are cool too. I was so happy to see the new colors! Would love to see a deep green color and a whitish suede pair would be great too. I can also imagine a purplish paisley pair too. Keep dreaming up new colors. :

    Lizzy (New York)

    February 13, 2013

  • I must suggest that heeled boots would be a fall/winter dream for us Voggers in the Turquoise shade of the Prepare Guides. Those shoes sold out so quickly in that colour, and nothing brightens up a cold day like a happy & bright pair of aqua boots!

    Jezebelle (Los Angeles)

    January 31, 2013

  • Home run!

    I live far far away from any store and take risks with ordering shoes. I have had some not-quites happen, but this shoe nailed it out of the park.

    It perfectly fits my criteria: comfortable, unique (without having that trying-too-hard-to-be-cool look), flexible with different wardrobe, and a little bit sexy.

    Miskitta (Canada)

    January 25, 2013

  • Adore

    I went into the Haight St. store in SF, while on holiday, to try on another pair of shoes I'd had my eye on forever but walked out in these pieces of sorcery. I have very narrow, very long (size 11) feet and when I saw these on-line I thought they would look clunky on me. In store, Monika said I had to try them on, and they looked just dishy, I felt like a Goddess (as usual when in Fluevogs). The turquoise color is just divine, goes perfect with jeans, bright dresses, and puts that bold spot of color into a black ensemble. They are also way more comfortable than they look (I can wear them through the work day) and I would tell anyone with larger feet to go for these shoes, you will be enchanted by them.

    Hazel (New Mexico)

    January 10, 2013

  • I just wrote a review that I got an 8.5 and they fit great although I usually wear a 9. That was wrong! LOL.... I actually got a 9.5 and they fit perfect. So I went up half a size, not down. So sorry! I hope I didn't confuse anyone.

    Lisa (Orlando, Florida)

    January 7, 2013

  • These shoes are 100% amazing. They don't look like they'd be comfy, but I feel like I'm walking on clouds. It's so wild! Also... I wear a size 9 shoe 95% of the time, but I ordered an 8.5 in these (that's all that was left), and they fit perfect. The 9 would have been too big. Hope that helps when you're shopping. Get these! You won't regret it.

    Lisa (Orlando, Florida)

    January 7, 2013


    I own all the colors of these shoes. I live in them. They go with everything and I always get compliments. I just need them to come in MORE cool colors! :-)


    November 23, 2012

  • Not for the shy

    If you're not comfortable having complete strangers stop you to comment on your shoes then Fluevogs are probably not for you. The vegan Guides are my first non-Mini 'Vogs and I couldn't be happier. I found them to be true to size (I'm a 9.5; 8.5 in Zazas, Elifs) and just funky enough to satisfy my shoe love. The true test for me is comfort, though, and these awesome shoes prove yet again why I keep adding Fluevogs to my closet: they feel great. I'm on my feet for five hours or so a stretch at work and they feel just as great at the end of the day as when I put them on. As eye-catching as these shoes are, they were clearly made to be worn. Yep, another pair is definitely in my future.

    Mary (Atlanta, GA)

    October 23, 2012

  • First but not the last

    Hi, I bought a pair of the Prepare Guide Vegan Shoes- the gorgeous denim/splash ones (can't see them on your site) at your SoHo store this May and it was love at first sight! They are my first Fluevog's but will definitely not be my last. They are so funky, go with lots of different clothes, have a sensible heel and a beautifully cushioned feel. I love them so much I have featured them on my Blog at The only thing that could make them better is if you open a store in Hobart! :-D

    Joanne (Hobart, Tasmania)

    September 16, 2012

  • True to size

    OMG, my turquoise Guides just arrived. Put them on and the fit was perfect. The leather is soft as butter and my feet feel like I'm wearing kidskin gloves. What a marvelous feeling. I wear a size 7 and have a high arch, but these shoes were perfect Had to adjust the strap to the first notch. Since leather is so soft I know I'll eventually adjust to second notch. My feet are in LOVE :-D

    Kathie Blakeslee (United States)

    September 13, 2012

  • My favorite shoes

    I got the Blue Vegan Prepares and they are my most favorite. They are funky, cute and very comfy. I wear 6.5 and they are true to size. I may have to discard my others to make room for my new Fluevogs. They are just wonderfully comfortable for someone like me who is on my feet all day and not used to wearing high heels. ]:o)

    Leslie (Amazon)

    August 5, 2012

  • I'm afraid to wear these in public because I don't want to see the jealous stares and be hated because of my fabulous, perfectly fitting shoes. I just received these in blue in an 8.5, and they are comfortable on my wide feet that take an 8 in Operettas and an 8.5 in Together Hi. I have the perfect dress for their debut, but for now I'll just wear them and keep staring at my freakishly cute Fluevogged feet in the privacy of my own home!

    TonyaK (Austria)

    July 17, 2012

  • Penny

    After having two people shout out loud today "fabulous shoes!" as I was walking by, I thought that it was time to sign in comment. I never wear heals, but these are so comfortable that I can walk around all day. This is pair #4 for me and they are completely awesome. the burnt orange is mu summer color and is a nice accent to everything. AND! I spilled tea on them this afteroon and wiped it off with a little water and they dried perfectly.

    Penny (Berkeley, CA)

    June 7, 2012

  • fetish-clogs extraordinaire!

    I bought this pair of shoes at the calgary store about three weeks ago after seeing them on the website a few months ago. i found myself repeatedly hitting the site to look at them and daydream about them. it's been years since i wore fluevogs regularly, but throughout the ninties i owned many pairs of fabulous fluevogs. when i suddenly found myself actually dreaming about the shoes at night, i knew i had to pick them up. i went down to the calgary shop and had a great fluevog experience with the guy working there and picked up the shoes. i will never regret it and will be back for more (more 'vogs and definitely at least one more pair of these sexy little numbers...) these are totally fetish-clog-tastic and wont be able to stop at just one pair...

    tanda chmilovska (calgary)

    May 23, 2012

  • I just got these and LOVE them! I got the turquoise and the color is AMAZING and they're super comfy. Now for the most important of Fluevog reviews... sizing. There are no Fluevog shops near me and so reviews are where I figure out what size I need to order.

    The styles and sizes I wear:

    7's in Bellevues and Wonders.

    8's in Wearevers and Coffees.

    and... 8's in Prepares!

    L in San Diego (United States)

    May 16, 2012

  • i heart my new fluevogs!

    i bought these in toronto after much research, including reading these reviews. so cute, and comfy, and many compliments already.

    i will say that they fit me a bit small. i have average width feet, and typically wear a 6.5, occasionally a 7. the 6.5 were a little narrow and snug in the front. if you float between sizes, err on the large side.

    i agree with most of the positive comments i've seen, so i won't repeat them. but, i'll add that i love how quiet they are! i have so many shoes that are clopmy. these are better for sneaking!

    Jen (Toronto)

    May 7, 2012

  • I love these shoes, so comfy, and I get compliments everywhere I go from total strangers. I got the turquoise pair at the NYC store. LOVE THEM! :-)

    Liz (NYC)

    May 4, 2012

  • Turquoise Happiness

    How much do I love these shoes? This much!

    I got them at the Gastown store in March. My husband and I make a regular pilgrimage from the Island for our anniversary every year and we buy each other a couple of pairs. These were not a shoe I thought I would like until I saw them on my foot.

    Absolutely love them. I also found them true to size (9.5 for me, although I also have my 2nd toe bump the end), and supremely comfortable. Thank you!

    Sheila (Victoria, BC, Canada)

    May 2, 2012

  • Ok, so I have been wearing Fluevogs for years and have been creeping the reviews for each new pair I buy, but I have never written a review because well, I am not one to put it out there. HOWEVER: these shoes rock. I intially ordered size 9 1/2 which is what I wear in the Operettas. But they were too small. So I ordered the 10. Turquoise. Since they arrived yesterday afternoon, I have only taken them off to sleep. I have horrible feet - bunions, hideous monster feet - and these are so soft and so easy to walk in. The only problem is now I feel like I am cheating on all my Operettas. I think the Guide is my new bff.

    E (Halifax!)

    April 25, 2012

  • Orange ones are not orange- very sad

    I bought the orange/red ones thinking that they would be as orange as the picture.

    Sadly they are not. They are a dull rusty brown- think 70s leather coat. Very funky, but not what is shown on the site.

    Colour aside: holy crap these are a lovely shoe.

    Too bad I have to return them. I may get the blue leather ones as I already own teal minis. (:`( (:`(

    Marcie (Ottawa, Ontario)

    April 24, 2012

  • I got these from the NYC store in turquoise - size 8.5. I hope the toe box will stretch as my second toe keeps hitting the edge. (I had tried on the size 9 but they were loose).

    Anne (Switzerland)

    April 24, 2012

  • These are my hands down favorite Vog shoe so far. I own 3 pairs (3 colors), and the turquoise are my favorite. They are my 'usual' Fluevog size 10 and feel like they were made for my foot, and my foot alone. They loosen up a bit after a few wears, but that just makes it easier to slip them on without undoing the buckle. Perfection! @>-

    Cecilie (Norway)

    April 12, 2012

  • Love, love, love.

    Bought the turquoise in Boston on a whim - so comfortable from the moment I slipped them on I couldn't resist. The 7s (my usual Fluevog size) fit perfectly with tights or thin socks. (Haven't tried them barefoot yet.) Walked a good 3 hours around the city in them the next day, with no rubbing, no blisters, no problems at all (and my feet are finicky, especially in the toe area). Only wish the orange had been in stock. Now I may have to splurge on a second pair....

    Sarah (Madison, WI)

    March 25, 2012


    Have em in turquoise

    Jeepers, they're COMFY and quirky and spiffy and amazing. I wear them with black and the shoes are the outfit.

    poetryrox (oregon)

    March 25, 2012

  • Color, comfort, and style

    I have them in orange. I have them in Klimt blue. And I have the turquoise on layaway. I know that sounds obsessive, but these shoes are great. They make me 4 inches taller, AND I can run in them! They're unfailingly comfortable (and my standards are strict, as I have some toe/pain issues). They're beautiful AND silly. Passers-by love them. They work with jeans, they work with dresses. These are my go-to shoes. They make me feel good, in so many ways. Such a nice creation.

    Terri (Los Angeles)

    March 16, 2012

  • Yummy

    Just paid off my layaway on these, (been wanting them forever!) and worked 2 days on my feet, standing at least 8 hours each day. (I'm a hairdresser.) NO PROBLEM. I could have probably gone out dancing after work. As usuall, I normally wear a 10 with all shoes, but with Fluevogs a 10 1/2, and this is no different. LOVE!

    kym (Seattle)

    March 2, 2012

  • Love the Guides

    So my daughter is getting married this coming fall. As she is a costume designer, she wanted to know that I was dress appropriately for her special day! She indicated that I was NOT to wear Black, Pants or Clogs [as a chef, that's about all I wear] Found I dress in Gun Metal Pewter. I was happy with it. We went walking on Newbury Street in Boston for Thanksgiving. Tried on some of Fluevog shoes. Love, Love, The New England Yankee in me was a little leary of the price, was walking away.. my girl and her beau bought me a pair of the "Guides" for Christmas. Just wore them for my birthday, first time out in heels in eons..Love Love Love Now I want them un Turquoise!!!! :-D

    Lisabeth (Waitsfield, VT)

    February 29, 2012

  • My Dream Shoes

    I first saw these maryjanes in Canada, but they didn't have my size. Upon returning home I ordered the blue ones. Once they arrived and I slipped them on, I immediately ordered the orange pair. I can't tell you how many positive comments I get on a daily basis. I just ordered the turquoise color. I would love to see these in black and other cool colors. These are the best shoes. I teach and I can wear these all day and still look cool. The kids love them.

    Liz Goodstone (New York)

    February 29, 2012

  • Love em

    Thanks for the cool as shoes, these became my third pair of fluevogs. Love the soft smokey pinky red color, Comforty to wear on the first outing so as they soften up more they will be like having nothing on my feet i am sure.

    Bee (Auckland New Zealand)

    February 25, 2012

  • Coolest Mary Jane's

    I love a good MJ, but this takes the cake. Comfortable, fun and lifts you up, way up. It goes with just about anything - any style jeans (except for maybe mom...), leggings, dress, dressed up or down, with or without socks or tights. I can wear it for hours and still keep walkin'. The construction is solid and I think I'm going to enjoy them for many many years, especially because I take exceptional care of all of my vogs. Thanks JF!

    KT (San Francisco)

    February 14, 2012

  • Colour differential ...

    To Fluevog lovers who are into really bright shoes: The orange is bright orangey orange on the website but the colour in the box is actually a browny pink ... definitely not an orangey red - more like a pinky brown ... I have a pair of orange Fiorenzas and they are ORANGE! And looked true to type on the website on my monitor when they were there ... I'm so disappointed in the dull colour because these are such amazing shoes (I have the blue & brown)!

    Gina (Dayton, OH)

    February 10, 2012


    Upon seeing the new guide colours i am pretty sure i had a joy attack and drooled on myself a little. i have these shoes in brown and blue and will soon own the turquoise and orange ones too. the only problem is the lack of replacemnt heels. i walk the hell out of these things and need easy access to replacement heels! give me my replacement heels! do it now!


    January 30, 2012


    Hi Susannah, please contact your local Fluevog store as they will have replacement heel lifts for you. :)

  • Love these! I wear a 7 in Operettas, and the 7 is perfect in these. They're very comfortable with plenty of width in the toe for my picky feet. The blue is a great color and the style is versatile for dresses, jeans, whatever.

    NC Shoe Lover

    January 11, 2012

  • great shoes, but poor quality/service

    These shoes look great, and feel better. I wore them regularly but certainly not exclusively for several weeks, when I noticed that the soft rubber heel caps were already worn down. Seems to me that an expensive shoe like this should not need repair work after so short a period. I called one of the Fluevog shops, and was blithely told that I can get the caps replaced at my local cobbler's, and that the shoes are made to be repaired. Well, yes, eventually, but not after just a few weeks of intermittent use, I would think. I asked about getting replacement caps, as I had for my Minis, and the salesperson said that my local shoemaker would have to supply the caps, as the company only carries caps for heels that have the company logo on them. I pointed out that the heels of the Prepare family DO feature the logo, and are an odd size and shape. But no luck. So buy these shoes and enjoy them, but expect to spend a little extra, in time and money, to keep them going beyond the first weeks.

    midwestern shoe-lover

    September 13, 2011

  • We walk everywhere in NYC and these are the best walking shoes...ever! I bought the blue in a size 6, I'm usually a 6.5 -- the half size down is a perfect fit. Run, don't walk and pick up a pair, you will not be disappointed. All the colors offered are neutral and will go with anything. I want one in every color.


    September 3, 2011

  • a surprise is the best prize

    I went to the new-ish Calgary store to spend my TOP 15 WINNER gift certificate yesterday! The staff there convinced me to try these on, and they actually are so comfortable. The platform makes it seem like there is no heel, and I wore them all day... got lots of comments during the rest of my shopping. My new favorites for sure! Thanks John for making these, AND for the awesome gift certificate! "I'm 31 and single, Fluevogs are all I got". Julie.

    Julie (Edmonton!)

    August 24, 2011

  • happiness is a vog-clog

    I bought the Ask Response in orange last year for my birthday and this year it was the blue Prepare Guide. I love both these shoes...I wear them both to work with my reserved slacks and sweaters. I wear them both with rolled up cargos after work.

    The Guides - I love love these shoes. I had written a suggestion to JF at one point to bring out a winter Prepares bootie. And today I see the Merit and I want it in both colors. I opted for the black first because it's a good basic with skirts and black tights but that burnt orange is calling me for my next purchase. Vaaaalll-irie.

    PS. just had the protective soles replaced on my Ask clogs and even the cobbler admired them.

    Val (Washington DC)

    August 22, 2011


    Thank you for restocking these... They are gorgeous and comfortable and sexy and I cannot get enough of them. I'm going to walk 14 blocks to the Portland store today wearing my orange ones, to pick up my new blue ones.

    Melissa (United States)

    August 19, 2011

  • So comfy!

    Went to check out the new Calgary store with some friends, just to look of course. Saw these and fell in love. They fit so well I HAD to buy them! I normally wear a 5 1/2 but the 6 with a nice insole are a dream!! And they stayed comfy all day on the first wearing. I wear them everywhere and I get more compliments on them than anything else in my wardrobe. :-)

    Ter (Calgary)

    July 29, 2011

  • better then ... anything

    The Guide happened to be my introduction to Fluevog. OMG, they fit like glove, feel like Nike and attract attention on each corner. I have them in the blue color, and I ride in them my Scooteretti e-bike to work - they are comfy for my ride and very feminine and sexy when I am off the scooter. These two purchases made my summer very special, thank you Fluevog and Scooteretti.

    Vessy (Ottawa)

    July 19, 2011

  • People chase me down... ask about these shoes. I own many pairs of Fluevogs, and the Prepare Guide is one of my all time favorites. I was lucky to buy a pair in blue before they ran out, but they would look great in any color. They fit true to size, are comfy to walk in, and never fail to get compliments.

    Cristina (Minnesota)

    July 14, 2011

  • Happy Holly

    I LOVE these comfy and super funky shoes. I'm new to the Fluevog sensation and am so happy to have found you! I wasn't able to wear heels comfortably before meeting you. THANK YOU for changing my life! I will never ever wear cute yet uncomfortable shoes again. When I need colorful, fun, special occasion, every day, winter, spring, summer or fall, go- with-anything, comfortable shoes, I'm coming directly to your store and nowhere else. Sorry Nordstrom, I gotta break up with you.

    Sizing note...I usually wear an 8, but in yours I wear an 8.5. Had to have the "yeah" shoes in green too. 8.5 worked in those for me as well. Several other pairs are on my wish list. My husband now knows what to get me for any occasion throughout the years.

    Thank you for creating such dreamy footwear. xo

    Holly (Seattle)

    July 13, 2011

  • DON'T WAIT!!!

    Not even kidding. Don't hesitate on these babies! Feel like walking on pillows from minute 1, and fit true to size.

    Janice (Calgary)

    July 1, 2011

  • A New Classic

    I am happy to confirm previous comments...these shoes are really comfy..thanks to Fluevog Portland, I ordered my usual 7.5 and found them to be true to size...perfectly so. Just enough toe-room, but not so much as to be "trippy" and the strap fit perfectly without having to get extra holes punched. An absolutely delightful shoe for anyone who stands a lot. The design is ingenious..these really do not feel like heels at all..more comfortable than some of my flats. Please don't change the design of this shoe..I will buy any color of the "Guide" you decide to make. Without fail, every time I wear these to work a customer will ask where I got the shoe....naturally, they get directed to the website or get the phone # of the Portland store.....

    Julienne (State of Jefferson)

    July 1, 2011

  • Holy hell, best shoes ever! I have a lot of Vogs, and these are my favorites. So comfortable, unspeakably sexy.

    Heather (Halifax)

    June 15, 2011

  • I can wipe my chin now!

    I have literally been drooling over these for months now, and a pair are finally mine, all mine!

    I chose the orange-red Guides, which is just a fabulous, stand out colour for them. It's a lovely shade, a bit duller than the online image, but perfect for summer and fall, I think. I tried the 9 first (what I wear in Mini's), but found it a bit tight across my foot, and I was struggling to get the strap done up. Ended up purchasing the 9.5, which was immediately comfortable. They really DO feel like you're wearing running shoes!

    My quite muscular legs look shapely and sexy in these, and whether with a skirt or jeans, these are going to be one of my all time favourite pairs of shoes. Thank you, Fluevog Queen W, for being so nice, and such enthusiastic 'Voggers!


    Honey (Toronto)

    June 6, 2011

  • Love my Prepare Guides

    I've had my eye on these for many months. Quick trip from the island, hopped Can. Line, tried them on-love at first fit! In and out with my gorgeous shoes in 10 minutes. Knew what I wanted, liked what I saw! A very close favorite to my mini's. Thank you for yet another gorgeous,comfortable and wearable piece of art!

    shannon (victoria, bc)

    June 2, 2011

  • Fluevog, you've ruined me for any other!

    When I first saw these, I thought, "Nahhh, these will never work" and then for some strange reason I tried them on and there was no way that I couldn't own them. Not only do they make me feel like a million bucks but they are crazy comfortable. Wore them out on Thursday night and was walking super speedy in these babies; taught workshops all day Friday and my feet were still purring! Just seeing these shoes sit waiting for my feet makes me smile - such lovely detail with the hand stitching, the leather lining and the perfect fit. Note: I usually take a 9.5/10 in vogs and these fit like a glove in 9. Staff in Granville store are truly over the top amazing. Inspiring example of customer service at it's finest.

    Sarah-Joy (Victoria,BC)

    May 21, 2011

  • simply...the best

    i have been collecting these shoes for years. Went into Boston today to buy the black suede munsters... While my munsters were being stretched, Rachel suggested I try these on. They just came in the day before and are flying out of the store!! I tried them on and was sold. They are the MOST comfortable vogs i own. I had a hard time deciding on color...went with the blue. Oh, did I mention that I have purchased 5 pairs of vogs in the last 2 weeks. The munsters are on lay away..Oh my...i am done for a while. The people in the Boston store are the best

    ronni brody (boston)

    May 18, 2011

  • Another beautiful shoe!

    I saw these on the website and thought they looked pretty interesting, then on Fluevog Day, I went to the local Gravity Pope and decided to give them a try when another pair I was after wasn't available in my size. Boy, am I ever glad I did!

    These babies are awesome! Not at all clunky-looking as I thought they might be, and they make you sooo tall! Completely comfy right out of the box, these are a dream. I usually wear a 7.5 or 8 in Fluevogs, and the 8 fits perfectly.

    I really debated between the brown and the blue, but went for the blue. The brown is even nicer in person than it looks on the computer, and the blue is pretty accurate.

    Thanks for another great shoe, and for extending the benefits of International Fluevog Day to those not fortunate enough to be near a store.

    Kat (Edmonton)

    May 16, 2011

  • another hit

    These shoes are perfection.

    My feet are the antithesis of the feet-made-for-Fluevogs but three Fluevog stores, numerous calls and emails and the Size 11 in the blue came home to me for my 54th b-day. (last year it was the blood orange Ask Response).

    I absolutely wear these shoes all day in pure comfort and joy. I can no longer wear heels as my back has been damaged by youthful shenanigans...these are absolutely no problem.

    I tower over 6' in them and enthusiastically GUIDE all the women who ask to your website.

    I have a feeling John Fluevog will opt to keep this family around for quite a while. I hope so. I would like a little ankle boot clog in olive.

    ValVeda (DC)

    May 15, 2011

  • I love these shoes. I was a little nervous since I live so far away but I followed the advice I got from the NYC store and ordered the recommended size. I have never had a pair of shoes that fit me better. In fact..I have now noticed how my other shoes DON'T fit as well. Thank goodness I am planning a trip to NYC! Maybe this is WHY I am planning that trip.. @>-

    Sandy (Bergen, Norway)

    May 11, 2011

  • Got the Blue Ones!!

    Oh boy, I am still giddy with excitment that I got the last pair of Blue Guides in my size... Thanks so much to the Seattle store for putting them on hold. Wearing them today right out of the box and they are delightful. LOVE LOVE LOVE these! I bought the brown ones a while back and they are a staple. Get 'em before they are GONE GONE GONE

    Amanda (Seattle)

    May 4, 2011

  • Dancing around the house!

    They're here! Delivered at 9a by UPS and thank you thank you to Anthony in the LA store for fast shipping. And Crystal in Portland for finding my size. They fit like a glove, no break in and just perfect. I would wear them today but it's raining (of course) and I need to treat them. LOVE LOVE LOVE...... :-D

    Linda Bea (Vancouver USA)

    May 2, 2011

  • Incredible!

    Oh my word! Thanks to the MOST wonderful Crystal at Portland Fluevog, I have just scored the last blue pair of blue "Guides" in my size. They little beauties are being shipped as we speak. We will be united in love this weekend. Cannot say enough wonderful things about the shoe and Crystal..... :-D

    Linda Bea (Portland)

    April 23, 2011

  • best shoes ever!

    I just got them yesterday,thanks to Phil from Fluevog Toronto,I folloowed his recommendation and got them in 7.5,so they are true to size for me. Very comfortable right out the box,super soft leather,specially inside.Very nice blue colour, I can see me wearing them with dresses,jeans,skirts or shorts.I'm glad I got them as I didn't want them to be the ones that got away, like it happened with the Coffee Arabica which I'm still desperately looking for. These are MINE ha ha >-)

    Dany (Edmonton)

    April 23, 2011

  • Happy Birthday to Me!!

    I am such a lucky girl!!! For my birthday, I was taken to NYC (which is awesome enough) but then I took myself straight on down to the Fluevog store to buy myself a pair, as a present to myself. I tried these on and fell in love. I bought them in the red/rust color. I wore them to a show while there and got tons of looks - which is hard to get in the Theater District!! My mom bought her first pair too - Happy happy birthday to me :)

    Cari (Minneapolis)

    April 18, 2011

  • Love these more than my Scouts!

    Didn't think it was possible to love my orange Guides more than my brown Scouts, but I do! First day wearing them and I may never take them off. Happy feet, happy me. (Not to get too far ahead of ourselves seasonally, but I'd LOVE these in black suede for winter. Hint.)

    Kristina (DC Metro)

    April 14, 2011

  • Unbelievable Comfort and Style!

    By far the most comfortable Vogs I've ever worn straight out of the box. I love them. LOVE LOVE LOVE them. @>- They are so cute and unique and really flatter the foot. I bought the brown because it's practical (LOL) but really want the blue ones. I found they to be true to size, 9.5. I added some foot pads in the front to keep my feet from sliding towards the toes and they are a dream. They are like wearing Danskos or some other orthotic type shoe but so much better. BUY THEM! (But just not the 9.5 in Blue, save 'em for me!)

    Amanda (Seattle)

    April 12, 2011

  • Best. Ever.

    I just got these in blue and, though I own roughly 35 pairs of Fluevogs, these may now be my absolute favorite shoes ever. They are perfect: sexy, bold, and, yes, comfortable. FYI re: sizing, I almost always wear an 8 or 8.5 in Fluevogs, but ended up going with a 9 in this shoe.

    Jill S (Philadelphia)

    April 9, 2011

  • Vegas

    Wore them for a Vegas convention. Not only did they look GREAT, they felt like I was in running shoes. I has the added bonus of people asking me where I got my shoes?


    April 8, 2011

  • I love my gorgeous red guides!!

    Thanks so much to Brian at the Toronto store for all your help. Didn't have my size so he had to order them from Montreal. Monday the order went out and I had them for the weekend ... I don't think I will take them off, they are so comfy and cute!

    Leah (Toronto)

    April 8, 2011

  • :-D

    Got my blue ones, now I have a pair in blue and brown. Comfy right out of the box. These feel like Dansko clogs but make me 3 inches taller! Sexy, comfortable, unique ... THANKS JOHN FOR FINALLY MAKING HEELS PEOPLE WITH FOOT PROBLEMS CAN WEAR!! LOVE!!!! Please make more platform-based shoes so problem feet can be sexy too!


    April 5, 2011

  • P-) Omigod, I just got these in brown and ordered another pair in blue. They are super comfy, stable, and super cute! I never wear heels and these were comfy right out of the box. Love the wide mary jane straps.


    March 29, 2011

  • The Dutch are jealous

    Their sabots have never looked so good! I've been haunting the website, waiting for these beauties to metamorph from drawings on a page to leather on my feet. Got 'em in dark orange and I can barely stand to take them off--actually fell asleep in them one day! They look faboo with skinny jeans and may even entice me to wear a skirt. They are so gorgeous in every small detail, it would be hard to pick just one wonderful thing, but the hot pink edging was an unexpected zing. Now I wanna be unfaithful to them with a pair in blue... hello, John? I sooo wanna see these as boots!

    melly (Virginia)

    March 28, 2011

  • NO PANTS love herself the Guides

    There is nothing else I can say but GOOD FANCY MOSES!!! I got these shoes and immediately did the happy dance around my house. They are just fabulous. They look amazing on my feet and are unbelievably comfortable. I wear a 10 normally and in these pairs of Fluevogs I seem to be most comfortable in a 10.5. The blue is my favorite Dutch Girl blue and I can see them looking awesome with all manners of dresses and skirts for the next 365 days!

    Amber Clisura (Oakland, CA)

    March 26, 2011

  • Love them! They are so comfortable and funky :-D

    Karen (Naples, Florida)

    March 25, 2011

  • They arrived today

    I ordered them online and was as always exited. I am usually a 9 in Fluevog, and 9 was perfect.

    The leather is soft and there is space above the toes.

    The color surprised me though. I think they are more brick-red, then red orange.

    Not that it matter. I can't take them off. ,-)

    Tove (Oslo)

    March 25, 2011

  • YUM

    Ordered the red ones because you can't have a bad day when you're wearing red shoes. 7 1/2s were a little short, the 8's are perfect if I add a little under-the-ball-of-the-foot pad, but that's just because I have narrow, bony feet. Gorgeous, soft, and they smell so good - like an old shoe shop full of leather and polish. Thanks John!

    Katherine (Washington DC)

    March 22, 2011

  • Killer shoes

    I bought these yesterday, in blue, after trying on half the shoes in the store. I am in love. These shoes are phenomenal! It's hard to find a shoe that is both sturdy and sexy, but these shoes fit the bill. I can't believe how comfortable and unique these babies are. The blood orange is also amazing. I have narrow feet, usually take a 7.5 in Fluevog's but went with the 7. I highly recommend ,-)

    Gaelan (Vancouver)

    March 20, 2011

  • Add me to the ranks of people who bought these fabulous shoes in blue, though I have a feeling I might need them in brown, too. Delightful Monika at the Haight store helped me decide to go with my regular 7.5, saying that in the larger sizes (9 and over)a half size up has been the norm. They fit snugly but perfectly--the leather is just scrumptiously soft yet sturdy, heel very comfy.

    christa (alameda, ca)

    March 18, 2011

  • LOVE!

    I was recently in Vancouver and based on the website had narrowed down my next pair of fluevogs down to 3. That was before I'd seen these beauties. It was love at first sight. In blue.

    Alison (Halifax)

    March 17, 2011

  • Love them!

    I called the Chicago store after seeing these online. Dustin was so nice and helpful! They were out of all colors except the orange red pair in my size and Dustin said if I was going to wear the awesome shoes I should put on the red and they would pop. My daughter picked them up and brought them home on the train and wow..... I cannot say enough... they are amazing! So beautiful and so very sexy on my feet. My husband LOVES them! I will be back for more! :-)

    Holly Woodruff (Quincy, IL)

    March 15, 2011

  • Cinnamon Colored Love

    I saw these on the website a couple of weeks ago and fell in love. Such a gorgeous and high heel in beautiful colors which will go well being worn with pants or skirts - regardless of length. I knew they were coming home with me the minute I slipped my foot in - they run true to size and the leather is SO soft. I ended up wearing them while I walked around Haight St. for the next few hours and they were incredibly comfortable the entire time. I can't recommend these enough, out of all my pairs of 'Vogs, these are probably in the top 3. ()-)

    Michele S. (San Jose, CA)

    March 14, 2011

  • While in Boston last week, I escaped to the Fluevog store and fell in LOVE with the orange-red Guide shoes. When I got them home (back in California), I just put them on and stared at my feet in the mirror - my feet never looked so good! I've got feet with issues, but these shoes have changed EVERYTHING. I wore them out in San Francisco yesterday and swear I was mobbed by women wanting to know where I got these shoes. I've been grinnin' ever since... :-D

    Carolyn (Berkeley, CA)

    March 13, 2011

  • Fun to look at

    I got these shoes in the blue in the mail today and I just can't stop starring at them on my feet. They just make your feet interesting to look at. I can't properly describe it but they embellish the shape of your foot to look like something drawn from a comic (I mean this in a good way). I can't gush enough about how fun these are to wear. They are probably my most favorite shoe that I have ever owned <3

    P.S I have a wide foot and the toe does feel a bit snug width ways. But the leather is soft so I imagine they will break-in and stretch to fit better in no time.

    Carmen (BC)

    March 12, 2011

  • Gorgeous Guides

    These arrived today and it's love at first sight. The colour (blue) is so pretty and the heel is so graceful. Can't wait to wear these with jeans, skirts and summer dresses.

    Megan (Halifax)

    March 9, 2011

  • What can I say? I fell in love with their blue awesomeness. Bonus: My feet love them. Another bonus: They look amazing with jeans. My goal: to own one in every colour.

    Su (Vancouver)

    March 4, 2011

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