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Fluevog shoes inspired by Dr. Bonnie Henry are sold out

Last Updated Apr 23, 2020 at 11:45 pm PDT

John Fluevog's Dr. Bonnie Henry shoes were sold out not long after going on sale Thursday, April 23. (Courtesy: fluevog.com)

Dr. Bonnie Henry shoes that went on sale Thursday afternoon are sold out

Designer John Fluevog says he had no idea how popular the shoe was going to be

The pink pumps are going for $339

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — If you want Fluevog-designed Dr. Bonnie Henry shoes, you’re out of luck, for now.

They’re sold out.

The shoe went on sale at 4 p.m. Thursday, but as shoppers clamoured to make their purchases, the website crashed.

When the website was up and running again, eager buyers were met with a “Sold Out:Thank You for Your Support!” message.

The man behind the famous shoes, John Fluevog, says he’s thrilled by the response.

“I feel overwhelmed … we’re just not prepared for the volume,” he says.

“We tried to prepare for it, but it was a larger response than we could have imagined,” he tells NEWS 1130.

“We first thought we’d do 200 pairs because we thought that would be a good number. But the responses kept pouring on social media, poking at us. The phones were ringing of the hook in stores.”

The shoes will be made in Portugal and are retailing for $339.

“The heel-maker heard about the cause and he’s donating heels. So this is a world-wide effort,” notes Fluevog.

He says after the factory costs are paid, the rest of the proceeds are going to Food Banks BC.