John Fluevog is a Canadian shoe designer. His shoes are designed in Vancouver, Canada, but are made all over the world, including Portugal, Mexico, Peru, China and Vietnam. In 1970, he joined forces with fellow co-worker Peter Fox to start their own shoestore in Vancouver's Gastown. The partnership, known as "Fox and Fluevog", lasted over ten years before the two split amicably in 1981. In 1985, Fluevog opened his own store in Seattle, financed in part by the sale of his car. During the 1980s, Fluevog was the first to import Dr. Martens shoes into North America. By the 1990s, Fluevog had opened five privately owned and operated stores in Seattle, Vancouver, Boston, Toronto, and New York.