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post #10936 of 20242
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Originally Posted by sstomcat View Post

Tell Vass not me I'm not a vendor.

 

Fair point.    Though I am not telling you (I would send you a PM for that) - I am posting a public message on the topic, for everyone who reads.

post #10937 of 20242
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Originally Posted by JubeiSpiegel View Post

You have a point (which I think you made a while ago as well). Might have to abandon my U last ambitions if I plan to try VASS again.

How much more toe room can I expect on a same size F last, would be my question.

@NAMOR this pair would only be wearable for a limited time, as there is no extra space in the toe box. Would agitate my toes after a few hours...

I have mostly U lasts, 1 pair of K last which I just got a few weeks ago, and 1 F last which Vass had accidentally made for me. What I can say is (all of them same size):

Toe box room:
F > U > K

Instep:
K > U = F

I have a relatively high instep and medium width. U last fits me perfectly (snug), F last loose in the toe box, and K last tight in the toe box (instep very comfortable in K last though)

What you have to remember is that if you size up in width, the whole shoe gets wider (not just the forefoot, but also the heels). Hence, depending on the shape of your feet, sizing up on width may solve the front width, but you may end up with heel slip.

At the end of the day, it all boils down to finding the last shape that best matches the shape of your feet I guess.
post #10938 of 20242
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

Fair point.    Though I am not telling you (I would send you a PM for that) - I am posting a public message on the topic, for everyone who reads.

While we are on it, this comes directly from Mr Lazlo Vass, and there is no one who will know more about his own shoes that the person who makes them.

Take it for what it is worth.
post #10939 of 20242
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Originally Posted by sstomcat View Post

what are you trying to say here?
Vass recommends the same size in F and U

I take the same size for both lasts, and providing a photo comparison
post #10940 of 20242
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Originally Posted by agedashidofu View Post

I have mostly U lasts, 1 pair of K last which I just got a few weeks ago, and 1 F last which Vass had accidentally made for me. What I can say is (all of them same size):

Toe box room:
F > U > K

Instep:
K > U = F

I have a relatively high instep and medium width. U last fits me perfectly (snug), F last loose in the toe box, and K last tight in the toe box (instep very comfortable in K last though)

What you have to remember is that if you size up in width, the whole shoe gets wider (not just the forefoot, but also the heels). Hence, depending on the shape of your feet, sizing up on width may solve the front width, but you may end up with heel slip.

At the end of the day, it all boils down to finding the last shape that best matches the shape of your feet I guess.

well said icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #10941 of 20242
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Originally Posted by sstomcat View Post

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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

Fair point.    Though I am not telling you (I would send you a PM for that) - I am posting a public message on the topic, for everyone who reads.

While we are on it, this comes directly from Mr Lazlo Vass, and there is no one who will know more about his own shoes that the person who makes them.

Take it for what it is worth.

Yes, Vass does recommend taking the same size for F, U, and K lastes
post #10942 of 20242
It really boils down to the shape of your own feet. Personally, I have ample toe room in my H width F last where I feel I could easily go to U last in the same size in that regard. My issue is instep width/girth is tight in my size on f last. So technically if K last has more room in the instep, I could see actually going up a .5 size for F last compared to K.
post #10943 of 20242
post #10944 of 20242

Brave man posting a photo of black oxfords with khakis.

post #10945 of 20242
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Originally Posted by jssdc View Post

Brave man posting a photo of black oxfords with khakis.

yes Sir, funky day in the office.
post #10946 of 20242
I take the same size in K, U and F.
post #10947 of 20242
What I am really interested to know is sizing on the loafer in U last. Should you size down 0.5 from your regular oxford U last?

Have been putting this off forever because loafer sizing has to be perfect
post #10948 of 20242
So, with a little stretching, it has improved the fit, so at least I can see them as being wearable in the future. It's not something I want to have to do again, and so I will give up on the U last. I will stick with GG for my chiseled last needs smile.gif

I don't know if I should even bother to give the F last a try. I feel like I would have to order a 45 H width just to be safe, but don't feel like blowing money on another failed attempt.

Damn, and I really wanted VASS to work for me...
post #10949 of 20242
so are ya going to muscle through? they wearable? i will say they look really good for chiseled last. better than G&G tg73 G width tbh. Really impressed how well Vass can maintain the proportion of their italian lasts in wide fitting. would have guessed your u-last pair was f width at most
post #10950 of 20242
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

so are ya going to muscle through? they wearable? i will say they look really good for chiseled last. better than G&G tg73 G width tbh. Really impressed how well Vass can maintain the proportion of their italian lasts in wide fitting. would have guessed your u-last pair was f width at most

 

Agree completely - that is a seriously sleek-looking shoe for a wide fitting.  Beautiful proportions.  I hope they work out for you, Jubei.

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