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post #16006 of 20253
Beautiful shoes! Good choice
post #16007 of 20253
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My first pair of Vass has arrived lately Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


Great pickup. What color are those?
post #16008 of 20253
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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.

Vass can make some adjustments to their last. There is a picture demonstrating adjustments on a StC and Vass said they can do something similar.

Here you go:

post #16009 of 20253
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Great pickup. What color are those?

Vass noted "Ilcea gold +8 (dark gold)". They are a tad darker than they appear on the image.

post #16010 of 20253
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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.

Good to know from your direct experience too (I/the cobbler dampened the whole shoe in/out with B4).

post #16011 of 20253
Congrats very nice shoes & love the color.
post #16012 of 20253
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Vass can make some adjustments to their last. There is a picture demonstrating adjustments on a StC and Vass said they can do something similar.

Here you go:


also easy adjustment and makes a world of difference: have one shoe made a little wider/narrower, shorter/longer. wish i had done this on my earlier pairs
post #16013 of 20253
Very good info to know. That's for sure.
post #16014 of 20253

^^^Just so it's clear, the modifications that Vass does to the last similar to Saint Crispin's is what they call bespoke (semi bespoke is the name others normally use). Don't remember exactly, but I think it starts at €650 or something like that. And the thing is that Vass prefers that you both get measured by them, and that you come to try the final shoes at them (this is that if there's modifications that needs to be done, which is quite common, they can see it in person and correct it much more easily). So basically you have to do two trips to Budapest (or one to Stockholm for the Shoegazing Super Trunk Show, which I think is the only trunk show they does nowadays, and one to Budapest). 

post #16015 of 20253

Interesting make up. May I know why you opted for the 4 eyelet model instead of the regular 5?

 

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My first pair of Vass has arrived lately

 

post #16016 of 20253
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^^^Just so it's clear, the modifications that Vass does to the last similar to Saint Crispin's is what they call bespoke (semi bespoke is the name others normally use). Don't remember exactly, but I think it starts at €650 or something like that. And the thing is that Vass prefers that you both get measured by them, and that you come to try the final shoes at them (this is that if there's modifications that needs to be done, which is quite common, they can see it in person and correct it much more easily). So basically you have to do two trips to Budapest (or one to Stockholm for the Shoegazing Super Trunk Show, which I think is the only trunk show they does nowadays, and one to Budapest). 

That makes sense to me.  Thanks for clarifications.

post #16017 of 20253
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That makes sense to me.  Thanks for clarifications.
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post #16018 of 20253
Has anyone had success in ordering two different size shoes without going the MTM route? I think my feet may be 1/4 - 1/2 different sizes. I will going to Budapest in person soon but wanted to know what to expect.
post #16019 of 20253
No. Only mto
post #16020 of 20253
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Has anyone had success in ordering two different size shoes without going the MTM route? I think my feet may be 1/4 - 1/2 different sizes. I will going to Budapest in person soon but wanted to know what to expect.

Afaik, it's not allowed. I was in the store and asked this, Mrs Vass said I could not order 2 different sizes shoes, and these were mtm. It's possible didn't widths were available, but I don't have this issue.

Others may have a different experience.
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