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Thanks Roger

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Originally Posted by Jazzmenco View Post

I need some help Vass experts. I am looking at a pair of awesome Vass cordovan shoes in size 43.5 F last.
How does the U last compare to the F last?
I wear size 44 on the U, can I wear 43.5 on the F?

+1 on the variability / uncertainty. I know my size in U last and have 6 pairs. I tried on the F last recently and I would have fit probably a size down but even then it just didn't suit my foot morphology as well.
post #13488 of 20262
The blue in scotch, suede, and calfskin are so swank. If you want a fun pair i suggest those colors. Almost everyone should size up in U because of narrowness
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I'd like to ask for some advice from Vass shoe owners. I'm ready to pull the trigger on Vass monk straps, and since it's MTO, I can choose different widths, sole types etc.

 

The shoes are on F last. My size is 8 and there is not much doubt about it, but I've been offered a choice between F and G widths. AFAIK, F is their standard width, and normally I'd say British G would be a bit wide for me, while F may sometimes be slightly tight initially, but I am not completely sure. For that matter, I am not even sure that Vass uses the same system as most British manufacturers (i.e. F for medium width, G for wider feet etc.), except for C&J and a few others. If it helps as a reference point, one last that fits me perfectly in width is Carmina's Rain. I am also slightly concerned about the effect that G width may have on the appearance of F last shoes.

 

The second question is about the sole. Do you know if the version of Dainite offered by Vass is relatively discreet, or should I just order a leather sole and put a topy later on. For that matter, if Vass offers a truly discreet rubber sole, like Church's Diamond, I guess that would be the best choice.

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Originally Posted by Odd I/O View Post

Thanks, probably just my monitor. Is that what Vass refers to it as, a mid brown? It looks pretty dark which I like.
I sent an email to Vass asking about the color... Rezső says it is deep brown box calf.
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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post

Sorry to tell you, but there's no consensus on that.  Some take a half size bigger in U versus F, others (myself included) comfortably wear the same size in both lasts.  The main fit difference between the two lasts is the toe box - U being narrower and more confining.  If one has chubby or widely-splayed toes, I can well understand sizing up for U, even though I have absolutely no need to do so.

Would it be better to size up or go up in width?
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Going up in width would give you more toe room, but also more room across the forefoot and at the heel. Could be solving one problem and creating two, if the F last otherwise fits you well in those areas.
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Size length 0.5 up, and size down 1 width.

 

e.g. 43F to 43.5E

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Thinking of getting a pair of rubber sole in pebble grain for use in torrential rain.

Would a Vass shoe on a Commando sole be as waterproof as a shoe on a Commando sole made using veldtschoen construction?
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Thinking of getting a pair of rubber sole in pebble grain for use in torrential rain.

Would a Vass shoe on a Commando sole be as waterproof as a shoe on a Commando sole made using veldtschoen construction?

No. Even if it had a stormwelt.
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No. Even if it had a stormwelt.

 

Really?  Goyser welt is less waterproof compare to veldtschoen welt?

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Originally Posted by justsayno View Post

Thinking of getting a pair of rubber sole in pebble grain for use in torrential rain.

Would a Vass shoe on a Commando sole be as waterproof as a shoe on a Commando sole made using veldtschoen construction?

 

There's never been any torrential rain in California for the past two decades... 

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There's never been any torrential rain in California for the past two decades... 

Except two weeks ago. For like 48 hrs.
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Except two weeks ago. For like 48 hrs.

 

Its still nowhere close to El Nino in '98.  Even El Nino feels like nothing compare to monsoon seasons in some parts of the world.

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Originally Posted by chogall View Post
 

 

Really?  Goyser welt is less waterproof compare to veldtschoen welt?

 

Yes, since Goyser (and Norweigan-, Norvegese- and Reverse welted-constructions) has stitching going through the upper leather into the insole, which isn't the case for Veldtschoen. This is what makes the Veldschoen construction so great when it comes to being waterproof.

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