Ha ha. Public fora are hilarious. Mob mentality and hype cycles. People have been wearing and posting pics of HAF soled Vass shoes several years before most of the members commenting on them had even seen or heard of the brand. There are literally hundreds of posts and images in his thread alone. All of the sudden, HAF soles are the new grand evil plan on SF. What happened to gemming? It's just funny to watch. Combined with Millimetric Detail Syndrome (an epidemic on the forum for anyone until he reaches maturity), and we have a typical case of "forest for the trees"
Mob mentality, hype circles where do you get that from? Let not generalise what EG, GG others do with their half sole with Vass. Pictures I posted speak for themselves. In my opinion you are no Vass expert, neither am I or pretend to be but with 20+ pairs I will not pretend to deny what is evident. You recommend sizing up for the U last to accomodate width and question Vass's recommendation on same size for both. A big No to both. You dont size up to accomodate width, as this leads to misfit. There is a discussion where DWFII pitches in on that somewhere.
SOS is a man of his word, even though he may sound funny! He knows and has proven his acumen with sound advice based on facts and have backed them up when necessary. He can run circles around most out here to be candid.
Devil lies in the details, you may choose to ignore it, but it doesnt change the obvious.
This is my last on this topic, had enuff.