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IFD 2017: Exene

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Swordfish Womens | Exene. Size 10. For those of you who love pointy toes, and a cool vintage rocker aesthetic, Exene is for you. Cranberry colored with an antiqued texture and asymmetrical buckles, this is definitely made for the person who wants to stand out. These are gorgeous statement shoes that are a comfortable flat. Though I tried them on in size 10, I could have gone down to 9.5. Since I have such a wide foot, I’m not very good with pointy toes. Unfortunately, Exene isn’t for me. If you look at the profile photo above, the point is a bit too long for my short stubby feet. Since I’m super clumsy, I’d likely trip all over the place (or split the pointed area, as I’ve done with Bekkie, a Vog that I still love and wear regularly). However, this is a gorgeous Vog and the rocker in you would love an edgy flat that you can wear 24/7.

For the love of Vogs,


NB: In Fluevogs, I’m a women’s size 9. Depending on the fit and family, I size up or down from there. For example, in most Minis, I’m a size 8.5. In the Fellowships, I’m typically a size 9.5. However, I do have wide, flat feet and Morton’s Toe, which makes sizing a little strange for me. Admittedly, these days, I like a little more wiggle room in the toes and I don’t like to bother with extra stretching. Therefore, I’ve been sizing up in my more recent purchases. 


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!

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