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when you make it this obvious, then yeah youre getting reported for spamming thread with your own listing
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post #13232 of 20252
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You think?  I've worn two, nominally identical, 43G goyser welted shoes from new on consecutive days.  They might as well be completely different sizes - yesterday's was massive over the instep and generous around the toes, today's rather close on both counts.  They also have slightly different sole and heel arrangements, though supposed to be the same.  And neither what I actually asked for.

The joys of hand-made shoes and Vass communication...but damn, I love them!
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these look great! regarding goyser, i would def recommend sizing down, especially if going with shell which is also lasted a little looser it appears. just ime, both shell and goyser contribute to a loose foot. exactly how much is anyones guess, but in my experience i would say each element adds atleast about 1/4 sizes to the shoe size
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Sorry - I honestly didn't intend to spam the thread. I have edited the original post to remove the reference.
post #13234 of 20252
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these look great! regarding goyser, i would def recommend sizing down, especially if going with shell which is also lasted a little looser it appears. just ime, both shell and goyser contribute to a loose foot. exactly how much is anyones guess, but in my experience i would say each element adds atleast about 1/4 sizes to the shoe size

 

They are  both calf,  both goyser, and both supposed to be the same size...just one is bigger!  The annoying thing is that I don't know which one is "right" in order to guess for my next order on this last!  

post #13235 of 20252
? one pair is a full size bigger? the whaaaa?
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Not a full size, no.  Maybe about a half size...or only in places!  But...yeah.  Having asked for a wider fitting, I'm not sure if I've got one wide and two standard, or if it's just variations in how they've been lasted.

post #13237 of 20252
oh man, i feel for you its very frustrating. i recently sold my goyser vass u cap shell boot at a big loss simply because they were too big. and when i mentioned to vass they sent me their full leather insole but they werent thick enough. and after trying to make it work for a few months i eventually sold them to a friend. its disappointing to see so many good shoes being sold - most at a loss to the buyer - simply because this little sizing caveat is overlooked, especially by vass themselves. but yeah, did i mention they make incredible shoes? looking forward to next pair already
post #13238 of 20252
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Can anyone comment on Osloer insulating properties? In comparison with standard trekking shoes? Thanks 

It's a dressy casual boot with leather uppers and lining. There's no insulation that would make it better than trekking shoes, though you can always ask the folks at Vass for a Thermolite/felt/alpaca/lambskin layer to be added between the upper and lining. Commando rubber soles will also help.
post #13239 of 20252
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

 

You think?  I've worn two, nominally identical, 43G goyser welted shoes from new on consecutive days.  They might as well be completely different sizes - yesterday's was massive over the instep and generous around the toes, today's rather close on both counts.  They also have slightly different sole and heel arrangements, though supposed to be the same.  And neither what I actually asked for.

 

The joys of hand-made shoes and Vass communication...but damn, I love them!

 

 



Those are just gorgeous. I feel for my fellow forumites and sizing frustration - I have been lucky in that all my U-last shoes - like, 4 or 5 pairs - have been bang on consistent in terms of fit.
post #13240 of 20252

Can Vass make the V cap more pronounced/sharper? I swear I saw that on a pair of OEII on MTO Paris.

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Sad to see my V caps go but pleased they're off to a good home!

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Speaking of sizing....

 

I would have presumed one would the same size for both the F last and the 3636 last. However my 3636 last is at least 1/2 size too large compared to the F-last, which is why I'm selling my 3636 pair in the market at a loss. 

 

Like what everyone has said, they're so awesome though! 

post #13243 of 20252
absolutely ridiculous the number of (new) vass shoes get resold because of size being off by 1/2 size. unbelievable really
post #13244 of 20252
In this case, though, is it Vass' fault? There is often a half size difference between lasts for a given wearer with any manufacturer.

Now, two shoes, same size, same last, different fit = different story.

But part of what we are seeing is a lot of new Vass customers trying the brand for the first time, or new lasts for the first time, and getting stuff wrong.

On the flip side, I think we are also seeing the manufacturer coping with the growing pains of increased popularity and making a greater number of mistakes in delivering the requested specs.
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absolutely ridiculous the number of (new) vass shoes get resold because of size being off by 1/2 size. unbelievable really

That's the combination of low prices and purchasing shoes online without showrooming.
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