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fall 2017: faith and clique

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Hopefuls | Faith. Size 10. Surprisingly, I still do not own anything from this family. How in the world have I managed to not have any Hopefuls? How?! (Note: Dorothy swears by the Rosy and Kanawa.) With its low sturdy heel and roomy toe box, this is one of my personal top picks for the season. Since purple is my favorite color, this is even more appetizing to me. I sized up to a 10 in these. In truth, settling on a size was tricky for me. (Many thanks to Keith at Haight Street for his help!) It was a toss between size 10 and 10.5. I settled on 10 because I had to consider the kind of socks I’d wear with these, and how the fit would change when the leather stretched after usage. I love the color combo as well as buckle detail. This is definitely on my wish list!

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Check it: Keith R. Photobomb!

Mega Munster | Clique. Size 9. (Available in whole sizes only. Size 9 was a good fit.) When I think about my freshman year in college, I think about Deee-Lite’s World Clique album. (One of my favorite tracks is: Try Me On, I’m Very You. Admittedly, this plays in my head when I try on Fluevogs!) I played that CD on repeat in the wee hours of the night as I wrote dozens of papers and very bad slam poetry. Oh 90s, how I *heart* thee!

Naturally, anything from the Mega Munster family has a special place in my heart. Previously, I raved over Deee because the ultra high heel is stable and wearable. With that, I expected Clique to fit the same way. While these seem to be slightly more comfy than my grey 40th anniversary Munsters, they’re not the same as the beloved Deee. Clique was a little pinchy on the outer toe for me, which is the same issue I have with the 40th anniversary Munsters. While I do believe that these are worthy of adding to your collection, they’re not really meant for my feet.

For the love of vogs,
j-ro

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. 

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fall 2017: Mitchell

Fall is slowly trickling in. As promised, we’re bringing you the FlueReviews you love so much. See something you like? We recommend that you call a store directly for the best customer service, and a guarantee that your item(s) will be stocked and shipped directly to you. Enjoy!
img_2389 Ruth | Mitchell. Size 10 (they’re narrow, so size up if you’ve got Flintstones). As a seasoned Vogger, I’ve learned that you never know how you’re going to feel about a Vog unless you try it on. Mitchell is the reason why I learn this over and over again. You all know I’m not a fan of pointed toes and narrow cuts. Looking at these, I thought they were just meh.

Luckily, FlueDaddy Denny was smart enough to bring me the right size because the moment I put these on my feet, I felt like a cowgirl rockstar. (cue Bon Jovi’s “Dead or Alive”) At first, Mitchell doesn’t look like much, especially if worn with pants. But when you take a closer look….

img_2391 Yeah. That’s why this unsung hero deserved his own post. The straps are fastened by an embossed buckle, accented with studs at the top. Mitchell comes in two colors, the red (as photographed) and black with red detailing. This is an edgy, gorgeous Vog. It’s definitely a surprise pick in my book!

For the love of Vogs,

j-ro

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. 


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I have declared this a thousand times: I am and will always be a HUGE Minis fan. My heart is still hurting from their departure. At times, I feel sorry for my current Minis because if they were small children, I’d be one of those moms who clung on to her kids for dear life and never let them out of the house. Luckily, Fluevog released the Enneagram family some time ago. Boasting a lower, flatter heel, they are even more comfortable than my beloved Minis. While I still do not own anything from the Enneagram family (still waiting for the perfect color combo), I do love gazing at them when I’m in a store. img_2075

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Please forgive the wonky lighting on these purple patent Enthusiasts. The top image with the side view is probably the more accurate color.

Enneagram | Enthusiast. Size 9.5 (need size 10). Confession: I tried the blue pair on almost a year ago. The purple patent color is part of the current fall collection. Again, I’m in love with these and am holding out for the perfect color combo. The contrast stitching is so cute and the low heel is so comfy. I love the whimsical look of these and can’t wait to add this family to my collection. Since I tried them on in the two colors, I will say that I’m not big on the patent leather ones. I love the color, I’m just not into patent leather itself.

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Enneagram | Optimist. Size 9.5 Many years ago I invested in a pair of Hotcakes. Since living in Arizona for the last five years, those babies haven’t received the love she rightfully deserves. Hotcakes are something I will NEVER let go of because finding a knee high boot that fits around my calves is IMPOSSIBLE in the Fluevog world. For those of you who have the same issue, let me tell you this: you in danger, girl! In this season’s early releases, there are two styles that are large calf friendly. TWO!

The first is the Optimist (the other is the Compass). I’d hate to admit it: the Optimist is a lot more comfy than my beloved Hotcakes. With a lower heel and buttery leather, these are simply divine. As Keith at #VogHaightSt says, folks in colder climates are really going to love these! For me, the purple (my favorite color) is the cherry on top. Unlike the Hotcakes, the Optimist does not have the zipper (which means you’ll have to lace them up each time you wear them). The tongue isn’t super long (a problem I have with both the Hotcakes and the Compass). For those of you with heartier calves, you may need to purchase longer laces to get to the top. In terms of fit, the size 9.5 was perfect for me. These feel like a flat, so if you’re a knee high boots person, I’m sure you’ll wear these all the time! Though chances are slim (tight budget here), I’m still putting these on my wish list.

For the love of Vogs,
j-ro

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.