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post #121 of 283
Hi - I'm trying to lock down my fit in Vass shoes, hoping someone can help. I've had awful luck with the last few shoes that I've bought.

I have a high instep and a wide foot, and I believe that the ball of my foot falls further forward than it should to fit well on a lot of lasts.

The 9.5D in the Grant Last (cordovan boot) is uncomfortable, because there's a gap underneath the middle of my foot and my shoe - there's not enough support. The two G&Gs I've bought have been nightmares from a fit perspective. The GG06 in 9.5E is too tight on the sides, causes pain on the top of my instep, doesn't support the middle of my foot, and the leather creases into my big toe when the shoe flexes, causing blisters on my big toe. A MTO MH71 in 9F is wide enough, but has the other problems with creasing and lack of support over the middle of my foot.

A 9.5D in the Barrie Last fits me pretty well - that's the only RTW shoe I've found that fits me reasonably well. It's a bit loose in the heel, but that's it.

Anyone familiar with these issues who has been able to find a Vass that fits well? I may just need to give up and stick to Alden Barrie Last gunboats...I can't swing full bespoke shoes yet.
post #122 of 283
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Originally Posted by Stone View Post
Hi - I'm trying to lock down my fit in Vass shoes, hoping someone can help. I've had awful luck with the last few shoes that I've bought.

I have a high instep and a wide foot, and I believe that the ball of my foot falls further forward than it should to fit well on a lot of lasts.

The 9.5D in the Grant Last (cordovan boot) is uncomfortable, because there's a gap underneath the middle of my foot and my shoe - there's not enough support. The two G&Gs I've bought have been nightmares from a fit perspective. The GG06 in 9.5E is too tight on the sides, causes pain on the top of my instep, doesn't support the middle of my foot, and the leather creases into my big toe when the shoe flexes, causing blisters on my big toe. A MTO MH71 in 9F is wide enough, but has the other problems with creasing and lack of support over the middle of my foot.

A 9.5D in the Barrie Last fits me pretty well - that's the only RTW shoe I've found that fits me reasonably well. It's a bit loose in the heel, but that's it.

Anyone familiar with these issues who has been able to find a Vass that fits well? I may just need to give up and stick to Alden Barrie Last gunboats...I can't swing full bespoke shoes yet.

Not trying to mess with tiger's business but I'd stick to shoes I can try on if I were you.
post #123 of 283
just use google checkout?
post #124 of 283
Has anyone received their shoes yet?
post #125 of 283
isn't it too soon?
post #126 of 283
never too soon for some new Vass
post #127 of 283
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Originally Posted by ThinkDerm View Post
never too soon for some new Vass

True! However, I was told fourish weeks (which we all know turns to sixish weeks). I paid on 2-23 so we are not even at the fourish point.
post #128 of 283
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Originally Posted by Stone View Post
Hi - I'm trying to lock down my fit in Vass shoes, hoping someone can help. I've had awful luck with the last few shoes that I've bought.

I have a high instep and a wide foot, and I believe that the ball of my foot falls further forward than it should to fit well on a lot of lasts.

Anyone familiar with these issues who has been able to find a Vass that fits well? I may just need to give up and stick to Alden Barrie Last gunboats...I can't swing full bespoke shoes yet.


The 3636 fits me pretty well, and I have some of what you have. That shoe is a shade short, and so looks a bit like duck feet. But it gives excellent support and has room where needed up front.

Budapester last also OK for me, but I thought I'd ease into the Frankenfoot look.
post #129 of 283
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Originally Posted by nmprisons View Post
Has anyone received their shoes yet?
Yes, but up to him whether he wants to post about it or not. The ones I posted earlier, that were available in the shop.
post #130 of 283
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Yes, but up to him whether he wants to post about it or not. The ones I posted earlier, that were available in the shop.

I think someone posted some Budapester he got from you earlier this week
post #131 of 283
I saw the budapesters, they look great. I am getting excited about my pair. It is quite hard to wait!
post #132 of 283
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Originally Posted by tiger02 View Post
Yes, but up to him whether he wants to post about it or not. The ones I posted earlier, that were available in the shop.

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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post
I think someone posted some Budapester he got from you earlier this week

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Originally Posted by nmprisons View Post
I saw the budapesters, they look great. I am getting excited about my pair. It is quite hard to wait!

I got mine on Monday and posted them in the shoe porn thread. Here is the post:
http://www.styleforum.net/showpost.p...postcount=8972

Tom was an absolute pleasure to do business with - excellent communication and I was lucky the shop had exactly what I wanted in stock! The shoes came by courier from Budapest to my little island on the far west coast of Canada in no time at all.
post #133 of 283
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Originally Posted by tattersall View Post
I got mine on Monday and posted them in the shoe porn thread. Here is the post:
http://www.styleforum.net/showpost.p...postcount=8972

Tom was an absolute pleasure to do business with - excellent communication and I was lucky the shop had exactly what I wanted in stock! The shoes came by courier from Budapest to my little island on the far west coast of Canada in no time at all.

Quite handsome.
post #134 of 283
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Originally Posted by tattersall View Post
I got mine on Monday and posted them in the shoe porn thread. Here is the post:
http://www.styleforum.net/showpost.p...postcount=8972

Tom was an absolute pleasure to do business with - excellent communication and I was lucky the shop had exactly what I wanted in stock! The shoes came by courier from Budapest to my little island on the far west coast of Canada in no time at all.


Noice. What's up with the brass knobs on the shoe trees? Aren't they supposed to have the wooden knob?
post #135 of 283
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Originally Posted by r_fine View Post
Noice. What's up with the brass knobs on the shoe trees? Aren't they supposed to have the wooden knob?

My older pair of Vass have the wooden knob but I guess they changed them recently. As far as I can tell, it does not appear to affect the performance of the shoe tree
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