los angeles, California
March 7, 2003
Fleuvogs are exceptionally funky, cool shoes with lovely, unusual details. They're the kind of shoes that guarantee your friends (and strangers) will come up to you and ask you where you got them.
Their flat shoes/low heels are extremely comfortable, not to mention stylish. Their high heels are generally hell on your toes, but they're even more stylish so I buy them anyway.
The funkiest pair of shoes I've seen in the store was a pair of aluminum 8-inch platforms with thong sandals perched at the top. The platform was sort of an x with pierced cutouts and rubber rockers at the bottom. According to their store advertisement, Madonna once bought a pair.
I have nowhere to go in shoes like that, though I did get a pair of eggplant/dark purple and lime green boots.
Once you've finished spending your dimes at Fleuvog, go up the street (towards the park) and stop in at Amoeba records--you'll need some new music to match your shoes.
They sell the shoes on the net at www.fluevog.com, but go to the store instead, it's much more fun.
From journal Alameda Island (a quiet spot on San Francisco Bay)