Over the summer, Colorado fashion lovers fell in love with shoes from John Fluevog located in Larimer Square. John Fluevog creates unique, fashionable shoes for stylish men and women. John will be at the Larimer Square location this Thursday.
John has been in the shoe business for quite some time and has developed a reputation for stylish shoes that are classic yet have a bit of edge. In 1969, John and his longtime friend/ex-partner Peter Fox were able to purchase turn of the century men and women’s shoes in mint-condition from a warehouse at an extremely low price. That was the birth of Fox & Fluevog in 1970. According to his website, “Fox & Fluevog immediately became the very coolest place to treat the feet and has remained so ever since.” Around 1980, Peter moved to New York City and opened a store specializing in women’s shoes, especially wedding shoes and boots. John took over the company and has the reputation for the world’s most distinctive shoes.
Celebrities are a huge fan of John’s shoes including Madonna and Jack White. And now Coloradans are able to come to John’s store in Larimer Square and check out all the incredible shoes. John has a number of locations in the United States along with Canada and he is excited to have the Denver location.
“I like mountains! We've always seen business come from Denver and we've watched it closely, but also because the location was right. Sometimes a city will be on our shortlist, but nothing comes up that's right. You have to love your stores. Also, we like the Wild West.”
When looking at the shoes by John, you can tell each shoes is different and has its own personality. They each have their unique name, too. Even though the company has grown exponentially since opening doors in 1969, John is still very involved.
“Mine come from my soul. Every shoe that we put out comes from me to you, the Fluevoger. A lot of companies lose touch while they grow, but so far we've managed to hold on to the community feel that we feel is important. People would be surprised at how involved I am, and how the shoes still come from me.”