John Fluevog Just Designed a Shoe Inspired by BC Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry

John Fluevog Just Designed a Shoe Inspired by BC Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry

Picture courtesy John Fluevog

“At instances like these, we’re so lucky to have somebody who’s calm and comforting however direct, and optimistic however reasonable, informing and educating us daily.”

Canadian shoe designer John Fluevog, identified for his whimsical, eye-catching sneakers, is launching a brand new model later this month honouring Dr. Bonnie Henry, one of many many Canadian heroes on the forefront of the battle towards COVID-19. Named the ‘Dr. Henry shoe’ after British Columbia’s provincial well being officer, the two-toned pink Mary Janes have been “designed along with her blessing.”

100% of pre-sale earnings from the restricted version shoe will go in the direction of Meals Banks BC, which helps essentially the most weak in our group throughout this difficult time. A part of Fluevog’s ‘Operetta’ sequence of sneakers, the particular model options patent leather-based accents, interlacing, and Dr. Henry’s personal sensible phrases stamped onto the footsock: “Be sort, be calm and be protected.”

Sketch courtesy John Fluevog

Dr Henry is a famous fan of the Vancouver shoe model and according to CTV, “has typically been seen sporting John Fluevog footwear throughout her each day information conferences.” After the information broke concerning the collaboration, Dr. Henry told Postmedia Information that it was “essentially the most thrilling factor, in my complete life, that’s ever occurred to me. I simply assume he makes stunning sneakers.”

The admiration runs each methods. Over the previous a number of weeks, Dr. Henry has emerged as an essential supply of knowledge on the coronavirus pandemic and somebody Fluevog says he’s grateful for throughout this time of disaster.

“At instances like these, we’re so lucky to have somebody who’s calm and comforting however direct, and optimistic however reasonable, informing and educating us daily,” stated Fluevog in a press launch. “We all the time like to seek out methods to assist, and to spotlight those that are doing good in our world. To listen to about and see that our admiration for Dr. Henry was mutual was only a stunning cherry on prime of an already nice thought sundae.”

John Fluevog isn’t the one model honouring Canada’s medical and well being consultants. Final month, Calgary manufacturers SophieGrace and Madame Premier joined forces on a line of t-shirts celebrating Dr. Deena Hinshaw, the chief medical officer of Alberta; Dr. Theresa Tam, the chief public well being officer of Canada; and Dr. Bonnie Henry.

The worth and pre-sale launch date for the Fluevog Dr. Henry sneakers has not but been confirmed so keep tuned for extra particulars.

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