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post #15991 of 20218
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Originally Posted by ktown View Post
 

After wearing these guys for a couple months I am feeling discomfort still from the right shoe only. It feels too tight, mostly in the toe box. The left shoe feels fine. Can I take these to a cobbler and ask him to stretch the right shoe slightly? Keep in mind these are shell and a wingtip.

 

I dont have much experience with Shell but you might be able to. Shell does stretch, albeit very slowly. You might be able to ask Vass for a slightly larger shoe tree in order to stretch it out.

post #15992 of 20218
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

gorgeous what color was that?


Lol antic cognac.

post #15993 of 20218
you lucky bastard. id kill to figure out a way to get vass to make the light color shell i order
post #15994 of 20218

Funny cause I was hoping to get the darker version you got your U last budapester boot made on.

post #15995 of 20218
oh lawdy now just pouring salt on the wound

next youre going to tell me they built you a proportional looking u last that doesnt appear overly elongated and snoutty
post #15996 of 20218

By the way NAMOR, how many pairs of shoes do you own? You must be a damn millionaire to be buying a pair every week.

post #15997 of 20218
edit - i got more shoes than cents. yeee
post #15998 of 20218
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

i got more shoes than sense

Hahah this hits too close to home.

post #15999 of 20218
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

edit - i got more shoes than cents. yeee

There's many a horse that wish you had more sense. LOL
post #16000 of 20218
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Originally Posted by Nik Telford View Post
 

I dont have much experience with Shell but you might be able to. Shell does stretch, albeit very slowly. You might be able to ask Vass for a slightly larger shoe tree in order to stretch it out.

Shell streches, but if Ktown is having problems in the toe box, there is no solution even from a cobbler (you have the toe stiffener which is impossible to strech)

post #16001 of 20218
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Originally Posted by ktown View Post
 

After wearing these guys for a couple months I am feeling discomfort still from the right shoe only. It feels too tight, mostly in the toe box. The left shoe feels fine. Can I take these to a cobbler and ask him to stretch the right shoe slightly? Keep in mind these are shell and a wingtip.

 

Beautiful shoes.  What a pity.

post #16002 of 20218
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Originally Posted by Zapasman View Post
 

Shell streches, but if Ktown is having problems in the toe box, there is no solution even from a cobbler (you have the toe stiffener which is impossible to strech)

 

Actually this is wrong x2. First of all the problem I assume Ktown has (since it's the U last) it's the pinky toe that hurts, and it's placed pretty far behind the toe stiffener (this goes for all shoes, but then Vass also has shorter stiffener than many, so even more space here), so for the cobbler to stretch that area a bit wouldn't be a problem at all. Secondly, you actually can stretch and/or change the shape a bit on toe stiffeners (or heel stiffeners for that matter) that are made of leather, which they are in the case with Vass. You have to wet it all down quite a bit and it takes some work, and it's always easier if you have access to the original last and can add material to that, but it's perfectly doable. 

post #16003 of 20218
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Originally Posted by j ingevaldsson View Post
 

 

Actually this is wrong x2. First of all the problem I assume Ktown has (since it's the U last) it's the pinky toe that hurts, and it's placed pretty far behind the toe stiffener (this goes for all shoes, but then Vass also has shorter stiffener than many, so even more space here), so for the cobbler to stretch that area a bit wouldn't be a problem at all. Secondly, you actually can stretch and/or change the shape a bit on toe stiffeners (or heel stiffeners for that matter) that are made of leather, which they are in the case with Vass. You have to wet it all down quite a bit and it takes some work, and it's always easier if you have access to the original last and can add material to that, but it's perfectly doable. 

Well, I think you are making an asumption in your first point. Second, I had a problem with a narrow width in a shell 3636 Vass shoe and I wanted to get a bit more of space for my little toe.  I had streched myself the shoe and after some days handing with the issue I even took it to a cobbler for further streching.  The leather stiffener is so hard that it was impossible to scretch from that area (the ball was not a problem).  That was my direct experience with them. But of course he can try and see.

post #16004 of 20218
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Originally Posted by Zapasman View Post
 

Well, I think you are making an asumption in your first point. Second, I had a problem with a narrow width in a shell 3636 Vass shoe and I wanted to get a bit more of space for my little toe.  I had streched myself the shoe and after some days handing with the issue I even took it to a cobbler for further streching.  The leather stiffener is so hard that it was impossible to scretch from that area (the ball was not a problem).  That was my direct experience with them. But of course he can try and see.

 

Yes you're correct, it was an assumption. Still think it's right, but only Ktown knows. I'm not sure how your cobbler did it, but as I described you have to do it in a different way then when you stretch shoes regularly. You basically have to wet the whole shoe through (since if you only wet the toe area it's a big risk for water marks) and the cobbler needs to have stretchers fitting the shoe quite well in the forepart. But yes it can be done, I know since I've had it done myself by my cobbler, and know other's who have as well (not on Vass shoes, but on shoes with leather toe stiffener). Of course you can't stretch the stiffener as much as for example the ball area though, but a little bit of stretching and/or reshaping can be done.

post #16005 of 20218

My first pair of Vass has arrived lately

 

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