I love Fluevog shoes. If you’re unfamiliar with John Fluevog and you love shoes, you need to acquaint yourself with this artist. He creates the most amazing shoes: unique, quirky, statement pieces that you can spot a mile away.
This past summer, Bard on the Beach put on a production of “As You Like It”, set in the 60s in Vancouver. The female characters were all wearing Fluevogs and all the women in the audience knew it – you could hear them discussing the shoes!
John Fluevog is a Vancouver shoemaker but his shoes are sold all over the world. They are amazingly comfortable. I love that he includes little messages on the soles of all his shoes, words to remind you of good things. I visited their flagship store in Gastown, Vancouver, several years ago just to try a pair on. It felt like I’d been wearing them for years. Oh my.
Here’s the thing, though; as with all good art, his shoes cost a fortune. (Insert heavy sigh here). For years I’ve said, “I’m waiting for a pair of Fluevogs to come into a thrift shop in my size.”
Well this past Friday (the 23rd of November) half of that wish came true. I was at the MCC Thrift Shop in Abbotsford and Liane, the boutique lady, approached me and said “Guess what came in? Fluevogs!” Alas, they were not in my size – they are a size 9 – but they’re in great shape and I love the message on the bottom of each boot. There was a time when I might have bought them to resell them but I’m not that interested in the resale side of thrifting anymore. So, if you’re a size 9 and you want a chance at a deal on Fluevogs, go check them out – they might still be there!
Anyone out there ever found a pair of ‘vogs at a thrift shop?