ZOMG SHOEZ Blogaround

One of the more common blogging traditions appears to be Friday cat blogging. Or dog blogging! Or on some other day. The point is to A) show the world your beloved beasty and maybe B) share something more from your life (this is particularly true of political blogs).ย  I’ve always enjoyed beasty blogging on socio-political blogs as it fleshes out the online persona of the blogger, giving us more of an idea of who they are. Even the political blogs will do this, eg Shakesville! *waves at Liss* I also like it because regular readers will often comment about their own beasties, thus aiding in the creation of a sense of community. And this is why so many of us are on these blogs, isn’t it? Not only to stretch our minds and join in various analyzes, but to create community while we do it. How I long to actually live in a radical (preferably mostly lesbian) feminist community! Hell, for many of us, just finding people who are reasonably lefty would be grand. So beastie blogging has its value, apart from being a cute tradition – it also brings us closer together.

In a similar vein to Beasty Blogging, I would like to follow in the esteemed Ms. McEwan’s footsteps *ahem* and blog about shoes. Not just any ol’ shoes, my kittens, no. I’m talking John Fluevog of Vancouver Canada. The star of many a goth’s shoe fantasies let me tell you. They are funky and whimsical and often very comfortable, and I think I could buy a couple of thousand dollars worth of his shoes – and if you check out the prices in the links you’ll see that that would mean about… 6 pairs. Yeah, being all Mr. Designer, his stuff is expensive.

However! Just look!

also gorgeous in red!

also gorgeous in red!

*drools* gorgeous, unusual, a touch of the goth still evident (maybe more steampunk now? I’m so out of the loop) but still not grossly pornulated. Oh he’s got those too – like theseย  stiletto-heeled Oxfords. These are beautiful to look at but I could never walk in them. I couldn’t even wear them, my feet would cry. I’m going to resist the desire to rant about the Foot Binding 101 that is 4″ stiletto heels, heh. I do love them in as pure design, the architecture of them. The arch of the foot bed always reminds me of flying buttresses.

But Fluevog also makes men’s shoes, boys, have no fear! In fact, if any of you are regular readers of Shakesville you’ll likely remember Petulant blogging about his Fluevog wedding shoes. Here’s one in a similar vein (at least shape-wise):

Iggy can't have them anymore

These aren’t wedding shoes (well, ok, I’d want to wear them to a wedding, though maybe not my own) but they are gorgeous! I want these so bad! And yes, I do like to wear men’s shoes sometimes. No squished toes and a reasonable heel (particularly if you get a Cuban heel like this one!) Men’s shoes allow room for your actual feet, rather than what the designer thinks a woman’s foot is like.

If you’re desiring something more clompy, something to wear with your motorcycle, you could try these:

excellent for those ass-kicking days

excellent for those ass-kicking days

WANT! Dear Maude I WANT THESE SHOES. They also come in black ๐Ÿ˜€

And these babies below I could wear all day, and to work!

look Ma, no heels!

look Ma, no heels!

Fluevog has several variations on a similar low heeled women’s shoes that, judging from the comments left by buyers are still amazingly comfortable.

Oh lordy there are too many to show you!! I just love his shoes! So much character and quirky flare, and so many that aren’t foot-binding-like crazy heels. But this one is my current favourite and I WANT IT SO BAD.

3 3 3 3

โค โค โค โค

And hey, only about $300 after tax. Easy peasy.

Leave your shoe love in the comments! ๐Ÿ˜€

*HA. I only linked to one site. That’s not much of a blogaround! :-p


11 Responses to ZOMG SHOEZ Blogaround

  1. Drache says:

    I’m not usually much of a fan of shoes (I know, blasphemy coming from a girl), but these are rather interesting. I like how they have a lot of character to them. Your best bet is to buy the ones on sale >.>. These prices are impressively high.

    • Crowfoot says:

      blasphemy coming from a girl

      Ha! No doubt :-p

      It is the character that appeals to me. It seems like there is a degree of individuality that can be obtained in shoes that’s harder with just shirts and pants? I don’t know if that’s accurate but it’s how it feels? Maybe it’s how shoes, which are kind of unobtrusive, can be these little ways of showing flare and personality, kind of under the radar? I admit I fit the stereotype, shoes and scarves and hats. Can’t have too many ๐Ÿ™‚

      Re: sale – even the ones that are sale are still over $200. Yeowch!

  2. *waves at Liss*

    *waves back*

    I am a serious fan of Fluevog Shoes. I’ve never owned a pair, because they’re out of my price range, but one day I will find a perfect pair in my size in their online sale bin, or a gently used pair on eBay, and I will make them mine and my life will be complete.

    On a related note, I just got Iain his first-ever pair of Doc Martens (!) from eBay. Since I lived in almost nothing but Docs for, like, a decade, it’s impossible for me to believe he’s never owned a pair, but there you go. He’s been excited like a little kid for them to arrive, and they just got here — a stunning black and red Oxford.

    I can’t wait for him to get home and try them on!

    I’ll turn him into a shoe fiend yet, I tells ya.

    • Crowfoot says:

      yay Melissa is here! Welcome! ๐Ÿ˜€

      Ah yes, Fluevog. I remember when his first shop was still called Fox and Fluevog’s (he had partnered with a John Fox at the time). At the time my other goth friends had a tendency to call them “Fox and Fall-aparts”! However, the one’s I’ve had have worn pretty good. Particularly my Jack boots (I want the new version with the cuban heel!). I think they’re worth the money because they are so unique (now whether one can afford to spend that money on just shoes is another issue, basically they’re worth it if you can afford to plop down $300 on one item per year and not cry). I hope you can get that first pair soon ๐Ÿ™‚

      I love Doc Marten’s, but have found them somewhat uncomfortable. I think I generally need more support around the ankle and/or they’re not quite wide enough for my feet (I own two pair – black mary janes and second-hand blue suede 15 hole (abouts? I forget). I do love them though! Do you remember Alexie Sayle’s song Dr Marten Boots? An anthem for the ages. Oh and Iain’s first pair sound so yummy! I have a great weakness for red and black (not an 80s girl, oh no ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

      yinyang those red and navy plaid shoes are adorable! but those sky-high shoes from Dr Isis! eep. too high for me.

  3. yinyang says:

    I like to look at shoes, but I usually don’t like to wear them. (Same thing with most “women’s” clothing, too.) But, after the post on Shakesville with the Nike Mary Janes, I found a pair of shoes that I would buy, if I could and they weren’t a half-size too big.

    Red and Plaid Mary Janes

    Also, pretty much any shoe Dr. Isis posts I am appreciative of aesthetically. I will never ever wear them, but I can see the appeal.

  4. yinyang says:

    *I meant Red and Navy Plaid.

  5. Sady says:

    I have a sad relationship with shoes. I need to tell you about it! I basically only ever want to wear knee-high boots. Ever. And also, my legs are really jacked up because I run without stretching and at this point have injured every major joint in the lower half of my body. WHAT I AM SAYING IS: I want those brown boots more than I have ever wanted any shoe ever. Yet I know they will only cause me pain! Can anyone inform me of their comfort level so that I may take them home and make sweet love to them, by which I mean, wear them on my feet?

    • Crowfoot says:

      oooh Sady! stretching = good! :-/ well I guess you know that now lol. (reigns in daughter-of-coachness)

      Was that the pair that a commenter on Fluevog’s website said they nearly cried because they were so comfortable? I shall see if I can try them on today and let you know! (two of his stores are only a few blocks from my place of work).

      I checked – yes! all three comments gush about how comfortable they are ๐Ÿ˜€ (I hear you on the sad relationship, plantar faciitis and all)

      and I apologize for not having links to each of those shoes (though you can find them all at http://www.fluevog.com) – also the names of the shoes are in the mouse-hover dialogue. thingy. I had thought the links would show? Guess not!

  6. Do you remember Alexie Sayleโ€™s song Dr Marten Boots?

    Possibly nothing has made me feel older today than that blast from the past, lol! ๐Ÿ˜€

    P.S. Por vous!

  7. eloriane says:

    I’m a little late to the game, mostly because as soon as I start looking at shoez it’s hours before I’m capable of productivity again… but I really wanted to share these! They’re kick-ass red boots, named Donna!

    Does it get more awesome than that? ๐Ÿ˜€

    However, seeing as I am a total sucker for buttons (seriously, you can never have too many!) it’s these that I’m going to be lusting after for, possibly, the rest of my life. (Or until I find $400 I don’t really need…)

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