As part of the exhibition “50 Years of Sole: A History of Fluevog: Honouring a Vancouver Icon,” presented by The David Lam Management Research Library and Canaccord Learning Commons, Rare Books and Special Collections, and the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre at UBC Library, we are delighted to share profiles of Fluevogers at UBC, and some snapshots into their shoe collections.

Charlotte Beck has been a librarian at UBC Libraries for twenty years and is currently a Reference Librarian at Woodward Library. She is specialized in and publishes research guides for occupational science and occupational therapy, physical therapy, audiology and speech sciences, rehabilitation sciences, and history of science and medicine.

 

When did you get your first pair of Fluevogs? What were they?

My first pair were sandals that I bought on sale at Gravity Pope in 2009. I have invested in 1 or 2 pairs each year since then and still wear them all.

What do Fluevogs mean to you?

The world. Comfort, style, happiness, and value for money.

Any interesting stories behind your Fluevogs?

I think they may have the interesting stories to tell. They have attended all special and not so special events and travelled the world with me.

How do you feel when you wear your Fluevogs?

Stylish, comfortable and happy.

Can you tell us how many pairs you own?

Not quite enough! When questioned by significant others it’s easy to say “Hush! I have just a few for each of the 6 seasons” (6=the normal 4 plus special occasions and casual wear).

What is your favourite Fluevog? Why?

That is an impossible question! On any given day a pair is the favourite and it dictates the rest of what I am going to wear.

Photo courtesy of Charlotte Beck

Photo courtesy of Charlotte Beck

As part of the exhibition “50 Years of Sole: A History of Fluevog: Honouring a Vancouver Icon,” presented by The David Lam Management Research Library and Canaccord Learning Commons, Rare Books and Special Collections, and the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre at UBC Library, we are delighted to share profiles of Fluevogers at UBC, and some snapshots into their shoe collections.

Charlotte Beck has been a librarian at UBC Libraries for twenty years and is currently a Reference Librarian at Woodward Library. She is specialized in and publishes research guides for occupational science and occupational therapy, physical therapy, audiology and speech sciences, rehabilitation sciences, and history of science and medicine.

 

When did you get your first pair of Fluevogs? What were they?

My first pair were sandals that I bought on sale at Gravity Pope in 2009. I have invested in 1 or 2 pairs each year since then and still wear them all.

What do Fluevogs mean to you?

The world. Comfort, style, happiness, and value for money.

Any interesting stories behind your Fluevogs?

I think they may have the interesting stories to tell. They have attended all special and not so special events and travelled the world with me.

How do you feel when you wear your Fluevogs?

Stylish, comfortable and happy.

Can you tell us how many pairs you own?

Not quite enough! When questioned by significant others it’s easy to say “Hush! I have just a few for each of the 6 seasons” (6=the normal 4 plus special occasions and casual wear).

What is your favourite Fluevog? Why?

That is an impossible question! On any given day a pair is the favourite and it dictates the rest of what I am going to wear.

Photo courtesy of Charlotte Beck

Photo courtesy of Charlotte Beck

As part of the exhibition “50 Years of Sole: A History of Fluevog: Honouring a Vancouver Icon,” presented by The David Lam Management Research Library and Canaccord Learning Commons, Rare Books and Special Collections, and the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre at UBC Library, we are delighted to share profiles of Fluevogers at UBC, and some snapshots into their shoe collections.

 

Siobhán McPhee is a senior instructor in Geography and conducts educational research in the areas of location-aware technologies, augmented reality, and alternative methods of knowledge mobilization especially with application to the internationalization of pedagogy. Her geography-specific research focuses on experiential learning in the discipline and to labour geography in the context of newly emerging global cities.

 

When did you get your first pair of Fluevogs? What were they? 

I got my first pair of Fluevogs when I first arrived in Vancouver in 2013 and I still wear them at least once a week!

What do Fluevogs mean to you?

I cannot begin to express how much I love Fluevog shoes. The two most important things for me is that they are pieces of art and not just shoes, and the second thing is that they make big sizes for women!

Any interesting stories behind your Fluevogs?

Taking everyone who comes to visit me to see the shoes as if it is an art gallery or museum, and of course some of them have bought their own pair of fluevogs to take back with them.

How do you feel when you wear your Fluevogs?

I feel special like I am giving my feet a treat. I love all the compliments I get.

Can you tell us how many pairs you own?

Seven pairs! More than one for each year I have lived in Vancouver…

What is your favourite Fluevog? Why?

That is an impossible question to answer because each pair is unique and has their own personality. It really depends on how I am feeling and what I am wearing to which pair I choose to wear. I adore them all in different ways.

Photo courtesy of Siobhán McPhee

Photo courtesy of Siobhán McPhee

As part of the exhibition “50 Years of Sole: A History of Fluevog: Honouring a Vancouver Icon,” presented by The David Lam Management Research Library and Canaccord Learning Commons, Rare Books and Special Collections, and the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre at UBC Library, we are delighted to share profiles of Fluevogers at UBC, and some snapshots into their shoe collections.

 

Siobhán McPhee is a senior instructor in Geography and conducts educational research in the areas of location-aware technologies, augmented reality, and alternative methods of knowledge mobilization especially with application to the internationalization of pedagogy. Her geography-specific research focuses on experiential learning in the discipline and to labour geography in the context of newly emerging global cities.

 

When did you get your first pair of Fluevogs? What were they? 

I got my first pair of Fluevogs when I first arrived in Vancouver in 2013 and I still wear them at least once a week!

What do Fluevogs mean to you?

I cannot begin to express how much I love Fluevog shoes. The two most important things for me is that they are pieces of art and not just shoes, and the second thing is that they make big sizes for women!

Any interesting stories behind your Fluevogs?

Taking everyone who comes to visit me to see the shoes as if it is an art gallery or museum, and of course some of them have bought their own pair of fluevogs to take back with them.

How do you feel when you wear your Fluevogs?

I feel special like I am giving my feet a treat. I love all the compliments I get.

Can you tell us how many pairs you own?

Seven pairs! More than one for each year I have lived in Vancouver…

What is your favourite Fluevog? Why?

That is an impossible question to answer because each pair is unique and has their own personality. It really depends on how I am feeling and what I am wearing to which pair I choose to wear. I adore them all in different ways.

Photo courtesy of Siobhán McPhee

Photo courtesy of Siobhán McPhee

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