Have any Canadian's here ordered directly from Vass? If so, may I ask what you paid for shipping/duty/taxes?
I have used a proxy 4 times and been quite happy. I presumed the slight upcharge was reasonable compared to paying the 18% shoe duty plus 5% GST plus Fedex Fee plus whateer handling fee Fedex/DHL added.
If VASS consistently values the shoe at $90, the 18% would not sting nearly as much.