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Charming yet sophisticated, this leather mary jane-style shoe from John Fluevog blends contemporary with vintage flair. The Malibran's decorative stitching around the toe, criss-cross design straps, and 2.5-inch heel complement both skirts and pants, while the padded insole and treaded rubber bottom provide your feet with all-day comfort.
John and his longtime friend and ex-partner, Peter Fox, go waaaaay back. Before they founded Fox & Fluevog in 1970, they worked at Sheppard's, a venerable Vancouver shoe emporium, albeit a tad on the conventional side. As you can imagine, John and Peter felt a wee bit constrained, selling brogues all day to businessmen in suits and servicing only the occasional hipster. Then one day the miraculous happened, and it was followed by the inevitable: an old warehouse full of turn-of-the-century footwear (men's & women's, in mint condition, no less) became available at a ridiculously low price. In a nanosecond, John and Peter were out the door and into their own store, fully stocked with brand new fifty-year-old shoes that, in 1969, were right in style. Fox & Fluevog immediately became the very coolest place to treat the feet, and has remained so ever since. Around 1980, Peter heard the siren song of New York City and moved there to open his own store, specializing in design of ladies' (particularly wedding) shoes. John took over the business and built it into the multinational mega corporation it is today, along the way forging his undaunted reputation for the world's most distinctive shoes.
I purchased my first Fluevogs ever over the summer and was highly disappointed that they were about a size too small. I wear an 11 and ordered my size. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Sylvia Polk
I own many pairs of John Fluevog shoes, but this was my first acquisition from the Operetta family. The leather is beautiful—high gloss but not patent and the contrast white... Read morePublished 9 months ago by ms_truthseeker
I've worn these quite a bit, and they're perfect for work. I'm usually an EU 40/US 9 and had to go for my usual Fluevog 10 in these. Read morePublished 12 months ago by MissKnitty
We ordered these shoes for our adult daughter for Christmas. She had tried them on in a store, LOVED them, but really could not afford them. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Colette
You *can* walk miles in these heels. Secure balance with good traction, the profile is practical and alluring at the same time. Read morePublished 13 months ago by jenn
As a Fluevog collector, I have numerous pairs in this shoe family. The Malibrans are incredibly versatile, easy to dress up or down. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Angela in Chicago
I'm so sad to have to send them back. They're stunning, funky, but not outrageous. They've got a big round wide toe box that manages to look feminine. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Sheila M.
I was looking for red mary jane shoes for my wedding outfit, and I've ordered over a dozen over the internet to find the right one. Read morePublished 15 months ago by J. Lam