Shawn L. Bird

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Fluevog addiction August 22, 2012

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It is no surprise to any of the regular readers of this blog that I’m very fond of beautiful shoes.  I inherited this penchant from my mother, who had a huge shoe collection while I was growing up (and still does, though unfortunately, not my size!).  In the last year or so, I discovered the shoes of Vancouver designer John Fluevog.  The designs are fun and interesting, and they are well made and very comfortable.  Most of my Fluevog collection is shown in Auntie Bright’s Pinterest board.    (Except the Prepare Scout clogs/mules which are not Auntie Bright’s style, but are mine. 🙂  Proof that she’s not exactly like me, no matter what my friends claim).

This lady in Winnipeg, however, leaves me in the dust, and I am rather jealous of her one of a kind samples!  🙂   The way I’m going, I may just have this many eventually.  So far, I have a mere seven pairs of Vogs, but check out Rebecca Harasym’s huge collection of wearable Fluevog art!  My husband is going to quake in his un-Fluevogian boots when he sees this!  🙂  If she started collecting in 2006, it looks like she averaged something like 20 pair each year…  With shoes running $150 to $200 a pair, and boots in the $350 to $400 range, this collection is probably worth $20-30,000.

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9 Responses to “Fluevog addiction”

  1. Roberta MacDonald Says:

    I want to see YOUR collection! 🙂

    • Shawn Bird Says:

      Check the Pinterest link. 🙂 I have some of the United Nude shoes there, as well. I do have as many shoes as this, but I still have some from high school, so it’s taken me much longer to reach triple digits!

  2. […] And how should I celebrate this new adventure? Some would raise a drink with friends, or take their honey out for dinner. I’m celebrating with new Vogs, culled from the collection of the ultimate Vogger, Rebecca in Winnipeg. […]

  3. Waldow Says:

    An old Greek bit about women shoe shopping: http://elfinspell.com/Mimes.html#refchap7
    reader beware the Guy Davenport translation’s better (but not free on the crap web).

    • Shawn Bird Says:

      Ha! That’s awesome! I love “How dogs — and women — devour the substance of the cobbler!” Nothing new under the sun. My dogs sleep in the same room as the majority of my shoe collection, and should they devour any of my Fluevogs or United Nude shoes, the next pair might be made from curly poodle skin! lol

  4. clarissa415 Says:

    Here’s my Pinterest link with my floral combats and black boots. The collection you showed is incredible! http://www.pinterest.com/drabarni1/collections/


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