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streets of gold


Does anyone remember this Spandau Ballet song?

Whenever I see members of the new Streets of Gold collection, this song automatically enters my head:)

If you haven’t seen this collection, the Streets of Gold is meant to be a high-end, signature collection – something made by the gods in heaven’s factory. These are rare stand-outs that are not for the faint of heart. If you own something from this collection, be prepared to turn heads. Don’t believe me? Check them out:


The first pair I tried on were the Queen of the Skies | Dionysus. In truth, I was really hesitant about this collection because the heels – though absolutely stunning – are 4″ high. However, Queen of the Skies | Dionysus was a lot more wearable than I was anticipating. While they’re not an all-day heel, they’re definitely more than just a sitting-around-looking-pretty kind of shoe. Queen of the Skies | Dionysus is quite stable and has a slight platform. I really love the shade of gold on this one because it’s really classy. They’re not something I could put to good use, but I’m sure heel lovers will add this to their collection. Besides, it’s on SALE!


The Streets of Gold collection also has a men’s offering: Imperial | Ian. These are brand new and super sharp looking! Many thanks to FlueDaddy Denny for modeling these. I know a lot of men are looking for something classy that turns heads and Imperial | Ian really fits that need. The black buttery leather is accented with gold near the top and outside the uniquely-shaped heel. Even the most conservative men would give these a try. Below you can see them with the other member of the Streets of Gold, the Queen of the Skies | Midas.




Admittedly, I didn’t like the fit of Queen of the Skies | Midas. It wasn’t as stable and because my feet are so wide, these were a bit pinchy. Then again, I’m not much of a high heels or pumps person. However, for the right person, these are gorgeous. Did you notice the toe cleavage?! Super hot! These are also on SALE!

Our friends at Haight Street shared a few things about this collection. One of the signature things about the Streets of Gold are the soles. The gold you see leaves subtle flecks wherever you walk. It’s how the shoes leave its mark wherever you go. Cool, huh?


I should note that the red you’re seeing on the photos above are reflections of Madame Shirley’s top:) So… Have any of you checked out the Streets of Gold? If so, what are some of your impressions? What would you like to see added to this line? Please post to comments.

For the love of pretty, gold, shiny things,



Author: jlrondilla

Joanne L. Rondilla, is a scholar, writer, and educator (not necessarily in that order). She received her Ph.D. at UC Berkeley in Ethnic Studies and her B.A. in Art Studio and Asian American Studies at UC Santa Barbara. Her research focuses on beauty, race, gender, the body, and colonialism. She is the co-author of "Is Lighter Better? Skin Tone Discrimination Among Asian Americans" (with Paul Spickard) and the co-editor of "Pacific Diaspora: Island Peoples in the United States and Across the Pacific" (with Paul Spickard and Debbie Hippolite-Wright). Born and raised in Dededo, Guam, Joanne considers the San Francisco Bay area home. Outside of the academy, she has more than twelve years of work experience in the cosmetics industry as a skincare specialist and make-up artist. While she's not an Imelda Marcos fan, Joanne does love her Fluevogs!

9 thoughts on “streets of gold

  1. Rachel, Dee and I had loads of fun trying on the Midas. While they are very high they felt quite stable to us. It’s definitely a trophy shoe. Not sure I could wear them for a night out.

  2. DAYYYYUM!!!….

    sorry, i’m still a bit speechless after looking at these photos…..

    incredible. works of art. definitely intimidated by the looks of these (but in a good way). i can see them on the red carpet among other places. aren’t the attentions 4″ as well? i like my paris so i might be able to swing these, but yeah i don’t have a place to wear these out (unless i suddenly got invited to a super luxe hollywood party? ahahahahahah!).

    you and denny modeling together should be a thing (sorry, jose!).

  3. Yes. They’re definitely trophy/red carpet shoes. Unfortunately, my life isn’t quite so glamorous. I’m surprised that some of the fashion magazines haven’t featured them because they’re total celebrity shoes!

    I have to give credit to Madame Shirley because she was the one who took the pix and directed the poses and such. It was pretty fun!

  4. Hello! I have a question regarding Dionysus. I contacted the store and the person said “it’s narrow it’s really narrow”. Did you feel this shoe was a narrow pair? I really love it. But obviously this worker gave me no answers for me to buy this pair. I usually have a size larger because I feel my feet aren’t narrow. Slightly on a wider size. But then my feet do diy into most vintage shoes…
    I have no access to fluevog other than buying it on website! Your answer will be much helpful for me to get the answer for this shoes!!,!

    • I liked Dionysus more than Midas and I found both of them narrow – but my feet are super wide. I did size up a full size and this was fine on Dionysus. The best advice I could give you is to call the Haight Street store regarding sizing. They are really great and since Denny and Monika have been with the company for years, I find they give sound advice. This is evidenced by the store’s low return rate. Please let us know what you decide!

      • Thanks for your quick reply!
        Yeah. I thought so. I thought if I buy one size larger, it should be fine. I live in Canada, so if I have a chance, I’ll call the store you have mentioned. 🙂
        Yeah. Usually, I have really good fluevog people. But this one from Vancouver really wasn’t the best worker!! She totally gave me no answer or even try to give me a solution! Gees… Thank you.
        I’ll let you know, what I decide!!!

        • I’ve decided not to buy it. With shipping and tax it was $50 extra. And I don’t know how often I’d wear it… I love the look but for $240 (even though it’s on great sale). I don’t know if it’s worth it… There will be another amazing shoes from him when I have more money… Sucks to be broke. Thanks for your blog. I’ll keep checking on this page. Pits so helpful!!

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