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IFD 2017: Iris

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Attic | Iris. Size 10. As I have mentioned before, I’m not much of a pumps person. I just don’t like wearing anything that makes me feel like I’m mostly on the balls of my feet. Blame it on my extremely wide, flat-footed nature. (Seriously, Fred Flitstone is my feet twin!) When I do wear something with a heel, it will likely have a platform and a wider cut. Given that, Iris isn’t for me. However, there are a number of things that are great about her. For example, if you’re a pump person, these are great because the toe box is roomier than I had expected. Like a true Fluevog, the details are gorgeous. I love the dark burgundy embossed leather with contrasting yellow patent leather toe, pink trim, and red heel. Before Fluevogs, I mostly stuck to black and brown footwear, with the occasional red if I was feeling adventurous. The color is definitely bold, and the various textures add interest. Plus, it’s just so pretty! Again, if pumps are for you and you’re looking for something that work suit some pizazz, Iris is a great pick. For the spring and summer months, she’s go great with dresses and skirts!

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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