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last sale post (we promise!)

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Hello Everyone!
By now, I hope you’ve all checked out the current sale. The awesome folks at Fluevog just gave us more reasons to shop: an additional 15% off all sale shoes this weekend (ends Sunday, July 30th. See the site for details). Savings on top of savings?! Yes!!

I finally got around to perusing my phone to sort out all the photos I’ve taken during various trips to Haight Street. (Can I just say that I’m so happy to be home?!) Guess what? I have even MORE pix (and quick reviews) to share! Here it goes!

Summer of Love | Amor. Size 8.5 I love tribute shoes and I can’t wait to go to the Summer of Love exhibit! To celebrate, Fluevog released these special edition Vogs. (I also hear that they’re part of the exhibit!) The dealers say these run big, which is why I opted for size 8.5. Though these are really cute (love the vibrant blue and the center buckle), clogs are simply not for me. The fit was really off for my feet. The sole was hard and the leather kept digging the back of my foot. Sadly, these went straight to the no bueno pile:(
Ishshoes | Quiver. Size 10 (I needed 9.5). I was very hesitant to try these because I don’t like heels that typically dent in like these. Plus, pointy toes are a no-go for me. These, however we’re a surprise  because the footbed felt really spongy. For a heel like this and the pointy toe (which I do not typically like), it was very comfy and stable.
Entrance | Room 213. Size 10 (The 9.5 also fit, but I wanted extra wiggle room for an insole to maximize comfort). I would have NEVER batted an eyelash for these. The high heel along with the pointy toes are an automatic no-no for me. In fact, the only reason I tried them on is because my friend Glenys expressed interest and asked me if I knew anything about them. Since I was at the store, I told her I’d try them on and give her my honest opinion about them. Let’s just say that after tried them on, I gave Glenys my approval to dive in to her first Fluevog purchase. (She has since purchased a second pair in her growing collection. YAY!) The pitch on these lavender/blue lovelies is very friendly to my Flintstones (my flat feet), and the toe box is surprisingly roomy. Finally, the “dragon” leather along with the center buckle are beautiful details.

Kickback | Type 1. I’m always sad that we can’t do much for the men’s collection by way of reviews. We can, however, simply provide pix that the Huz kindly modeled for us. This is a simple sneaker that’s currently on a deep discount. I say you act fast!!
Modvogs | Ace Face. I’d like to thank the Huz (top photo) and Dorothy’s Manpanion (bottom photo) for entertaining my request to try these on. Though hesitant at first, the Huz found these incredibly comfortable and was surprised at how much he liked the color on these. If you look closely at the heel, the orange detail is brilliant!

Whew! Alright. You have about a day or so left to take advantage of the additional 15% off sale Fluevogs. If you know what’s good for you, you’ll head over to your nearest store or log on to the site ASAP! Not interested in the sale stuff? No worries. Fall 2017 is slowly trickling in and OMG some of these will bring tears to you eyes. Seriously!! Happy shopping!

For the love of Vogs,


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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