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Hi, anyone has any idea about shell MTO with Vass now? I remember it got discussed before that Vass stopped taking order for shell due to quality control issue, not sure if they have resumed business in that front.
post #15767 of 20561
They accept orders for 4 shades (all darker ones: black, #8/oxblood, cigar and dark cognac). All lighter shade hides were rejected and returned to the tannery. No orders accepted for shell balmoral boots (even ankle height).
post #15768 of 20561
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They accept orders for 4 shades (all darker ones: black, #8/oxblood, cigar and dark cognac). All lighter shade hides were rejected and returned to the tannery. No orders accepted for shell balmoral boots (even ankle height).
Thank man, greatly appreciated, was thinking about ordering a pair of 'valway' for fall, but it seems not feasible then
post #15769 of 20561
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Does anybody own Vass Brown and Dark Brown shoes? I'd love to see those 2 in the same pic for comparison's sake.


Hey Jok, as of this afternoon I have zero debt and this is a 3 paycheck month. It's a matter of time before I pay GTA Shoeshine another visit!


Nice! I look forward to seeing you again!

post #15770 of 20561
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Are you sure about your brannock and/or c&j size? Two sizes down seems crazy. My one size down c&j's are easily the smallest shoes I own.

I am going soon to get my foot measure on brannock again. last I checked it was 10.5 - 11.

CJ is for sure as I was just there.
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If truly a 10.5 Brannock, I'd start with 43.5 first. The UK9 Rain must also be snug? Not sure how you fit in a 8.5 CJ. Maybe you're closer to a Brannock 10. 

UK 9 Rain I actually never tried on. SA only had 8.5UK which was very very snug in a captoe oxford. 9.5UK I had heel slippage. 9UK in Rain 2 eyelet chukka seemed okay, but not sure how that translates into other shoes.
post #15772 of 20561
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Well honestly I have no clue how competent the guy was he told me to stand on the scale he looked at it while standing up & gave me round about around size 11. I could be wrong but as a shoe SA he should know about all this. Specially if you are working at Nordstrom shoe department. Or be able to help a person out. My gf ended up getting Nike 5.0 so I didn't feel like I wasted his time. But honest I am not really sure if he knew all that or not.

I wear a 11 to 11.5 in Nike Free 4.
post #15773 of 20561
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It's also quite common to have feet that have 1/2 size difference in a Brannock. My right foot is 1/2 larger than my left on a Brannock. Always be conscious of which is your stronger foot when trying new shoes (often means either opting for one shoe that's slightly loose or one that's slight tight).

Also be mindful of what point of the day you try shoes on - feet are larger in the evening than in the morning, so if a shoe is a big snug at night, it may be the right size ; if snug in the morning, it will get worse over the day.

And Vass can make one shoe smaller than the other as part of an MTO, including quarter sizes.
post #15774 of 20561
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And Vass can make one shoe smaller than the other as part of an MTO, including quarter sizes.
Very nice info to know thx.
Edited by TtownMD - 7/4/15 at 6:18pm
post #15775 of 20561
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And Vass can make one shoe smaller than the other as part of an MTO, including quarter sizes.

Very interesting.  I wonder if you have tested yourself such a  special order and the fit was good in both feet?

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Yes, I have two pairs on the F last with the right shoe being 43.5 and the left being ~43.25. The left still fits a bit large but I'm not yet sure whether to go down to 43 for my next order. I need to wear them a couple more times to get a feel for whether there's some extra length in the left that I can spare if I go down to 43.

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Thanks, very useful info.

post #15778 of 20561
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I wear a 11 to 11.5 in Nike Free 4.
Thank you
post #15779 of 20561

Hi everyone!

 

I've acquired a pair of Vass and, after trying them on, I realised that the lacing of the left shoe has fully closed (with minor heel slip) but the there is still a slight (but nonetheless noticeable) gap for the right shoe. To the best of my knowledge, I neither recall having unevenly sized feet nor have I encountered such an issue (different lacing gaps) for my other pairs of shoes. Is this something to be expected of a "handmade" shoe?

 

I'm just concerned that this discrepancy may escalate into something more serious upon further wear and breaking-in of the shoes. I would greatly appreciate any input from the experts here who have significant experience in dealing with Vass shoes. 

 

Thank you!

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Originally Posted by Meatyowllegs View Post

Hi everyone!

I've acquired a pair of Vass and, after trying them on, I realised that the lacing of the left shoe has fully closed (with minor heel slip) but the there is still a slight (but nonetheless noticeable) gap for the right shoe. To the best of my knowledge, I neither recall having unevenly sized feet nor have I encountered such an issue (different lacing gaps) for my other pairs of shoes. Is this something to be expected of a "handmade" shoe?

I'm just concerned that this discrepancy may escalate into something more serious upon further wear and breaking-in of the shoes. I would greatly appreciate any input from the experts here who have significant experience in dealing with Vass shoes. 

Thank you!


Welcome sir. I would recommend some pictures for sure so we have an exact idea of what to look at. Heel slippage is common when they are new as well as having 2 slightly different sized feet.

I actually didnt know that Vass could do 1/4 size differences between left and right. Pretty awesome
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