BC footwear designer creates Dr. Bonnie Henry-inspired shoe to support food banks

BC footwear designer creates Dr. Bonnie Henry-inspired shoe to support food banks
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Vancouver-based footwear designer John Fluevog has announced a limited-edition Dr. Bonnie Henry shoe to help fight COVID-19

Dr. Bonnie Henry has become a major fixture in the daily lives of British Columbians during the COVID-19 pandemic and now, her growing folklore has extended into designer footwear.

Vancouver-based footwear designer, John Fluevog, has announced the release of a limited edition shoe inspired by BC’s provincial health officer.

The shoe is called the ‘Dr. Henry’ and, according to Fluevog, was designed with the top doctor’s blessing – who is described as being an avid “Fluevoger” with impeccable footwear style.

The fashion footwear company has said that the ‘Dr. Henry’ shoe will also aid in the fight against COVID-19 as 100% of the pre-sale proceeds will be going to Food Banks BC.

Dr. Henry may be seen frequently donning a pair of Fluevogs, but the admiration goes both ways. The shoe company refers to Henry as “a constant and outstanding source of knowledge and reassurance” throughout the COVID-19 crisis.

“At times like these, we’re so fortunate to have someone who is calm and comforting but direct, and positive but realistic, informing and educating us day to day. We always like to find ways to help and to highlight those who are doing good in our world,” said Fluevog.

“To hear about and see that our admiration for Dr. Henry was mutual was just a beautiful cherry on top of an already great idea sundae.”

The shoe itself will feature “patent leather accents, interlacing on the uppers” and Dr. Henry’s own saying ‘be kind, be calm and be safe’ stamped into the footsock.

The limited-edition shoe will pre-sell later this month and details can be found on the John Fluevog website.

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