The story of John Fluevog shoes reads rather like an inventor’s. Early on, John was challenged by what he saw as a monochromatic aesthetic. He and a fellow employee of Vancouver’s Sheppard’s shoe store jumped to acquire a warehouse of turn-of-the-century footwear. Their store, Fox & Fluevog, remained open until 1980, when John’s co-owner parted and John began creating his own very new take on vintage. And every savory boot, every sweet-and-sour pump, is tastefully handmade under fair practices.