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Big Presence

Desmond

Classic angular pump

Women's (US)
$239$19999USD
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Chad from our Vancouver (Gastown) store says:

These can fit up to a half size large but it's a beautiful shoe and a great heel height.

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Description

On November 8th, 1946 beauty school & salon owner Viola Desmond was arrested for sitting in the white-patron only seating in the segregated Roseland Theatre in Nova Scotia. Viola was forcibly removed from the theatre, jailed overnight, and convicted of tax evasion for not paying the one cent difference for the black seating in the balcony. Viola contested the court decisions and after the Nova Scotian court upheld the decision against her, Viola closed her beauty shop and eventually moved out of Canada. Viola's courageous protest was the first significant step in equal rights for all, and helped spark The Canadian Civil Rights Movement.

We celebrate and honour Viola by naming this striking and confident pump after her - a pump that will walk with you throughout the day and into the night. With options of shiny metallics, glossy patents, supple floral patterns, painted bovine hair leathers, or supersaturated waxy canvas uppers built on foot molding leather soles, The Desmond Pump uses modern materials on a classic style. John gave the super-pointed Big Presence last a little lift with a diamond shaped 2.75" canvas wrapped heel with swooping curves, giving this simple pump an unusually distinctive profile. If you put the Desmond pumps sole-to-sole, and heel-to-heel, John leaves you with a lasting impression straight from his heart. Present yourself well.

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Found in: Heels, Womens

THE FIT EXPERT

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Chad from our Vancouver (Gastown) store says:

These can fit up to a half size large but it's a beautiful shoe and a great heel height.

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2017 Love Pumps in Canvas Black

IslaAnne - Victoria
I walked into the new Victoria store and I tried on these pumps not expecting to make a purchase. But as soon as I started to walk around in these pumps in the store and they were so comfortable that I fell in love with them. I love the canvas Black because they won't scratch/ scuff as much as the smooth. I usually wear size 6.5 in heels and that is what size I bought. The size 7 left a little gap at the back of heels.

Beautiful and mostly comfortable

Sarah - Denver
These are my first pair of Fluevogs. I got them in the store in Venice Beach, CA last summer on a whim. I am typically a 9.5 in most shoes, with a somewhat wider forefoot and narrower heels. I have feet issues and am a runner, so I need to be careful with the width - too tight can cause me problems. I tried on a 9 in these but they were a little too tight, even though I liked the floral pattern on that size more than the 9.5s. But, I bought the 9.5s and love them. I wore them this week at a one day conference and received more than six compliments from complete strangers! They are very comfortable for all-day wear, except for my knuckle on my big toe - they rub a little there by the end of the day and I need to put some moleskin or something on the spot or I will blister. I have only worn them three times now, so I do hope they stretch a little. I also just noticed the last time I wore them, I must have crossed my legs and scratched the shoe because there is a scratch in the leather on one toe, but it's only noticeable up close. I do love the shoes and am now very much a fluestalker; I have a very long wish list, and I am making plans to visit the Denver store soon.... :)

Love ....

Nadia
I got my pair of Floral Desmond's today and it was love at first sight! Fit is dead one (I am consistently 8.5 in most shoes from here). The design is stunning and it's versatile. I plan to wear them with suits to jeans. :)

Perfect spring addition.
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