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post #16381 of 20253
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Why did you stop at five?

I figured out my sizing in the lasts that work for my foot, as well. I can always order more in the future wink.gif

I really like the U last and the P2. They obviously fit rather differently but are quite good for my feet.
post #16382 of 20253
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Originally Posted by JSO1 View Post

I figured out my sizing in the lasts that work for my foot, as well. I can always order more in the future wink.gif

I really like the U last and the P2. They obviously fit rather differently but are quite good for my feet.
Haha, yeah, that's a massive haul. Make sure to post pics once they arrive.
post #16383 of 20253
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Haha, yeah, that's a massive haul. Make sure to post pics once they arrive.

Will do. The specs are:

1) Old English II oxford in cognac calf with v tip cap toe, v tip side broguing, beveled waist, leather sole, rubber toe tap, U last

2) French medallion oxford in whiskey cordovan, double to single (HAF) leather sole, rubber toe tap, P2 last

3) Old English II oxford in cognac calf with straight cap toe, straight side broguing, beveled waist, leather sole, P2 last

4) Alt Wien blucher in navy suede, single sole, P2 last

5) Cap toe blucher in chocolate suede, single sole, P2 last

Pairs 3, 4, and 5 are for my father. Pairs 1 and 2 are for me.
post #16384 of 20253
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I'll be sure to post pictures when my five MTOs are made...
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post #16385 of 20253
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Visited the Vass shop today. It's a fantastic place. I'll be sure to post pictures when my five MTOs are made...
Very nice man looking forward to seeing your pics.
post #16386 of 20253
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I'm starting to mentally start putting together a Vass MTO. Does anyone have any feedback WRT to the comfort of a double leather sole which tapers to a single leather sole?

 

Anyone?

post #16387 of 20253

Another question, I have a wide forefoot in general. I've tried on a Vass F lasted chukka in the regular width which seemed to be 'just right' WRT to width. If I want to order a balmoral boot should I go with a wide width or stick w/ the regular width?

post #16388 of 20253
Back in the Vass shop today. After my London derby U I blood last and Oxford River 2 Bordeaux order last week. Now thinking to add some more smart/casual shoes.

Looking to place an order of the following. Thoughts/ other suggestions.

1. London Derby 5 eyelets, single sole in reddish/brown (teracota) suede U last 43.5

2. Double monk box calf Bordeaux F last single leather sole 43.5 (or perhaps better in suede).

3. Chukka box calf green F last dianite sole 43.5

4. Norwegian high boot Bordeaux box calf F last 43.5 8 eyelets (4 speed hooks).

5. Loafers Reddish/brown (teracota) box calf F last 43.5
post #16389 of 20253
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Anyone?
@mimo
post #16390 of 20253
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Anyone?

 

Assuming the overall fit is right they are no more or less comfortable than any other leather sole, save that any double leather sole usually requires a bit more of a break-in period than an equivalent single leather sole.

post #16391 of 20253
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Assuming the overall fit is right they are no more or less comfortable than any other leather sole, save that any double leather sole usually requires a bit more of a break-in period than an equivalent single leather sole.

 

Thanks Roger. 

post #16392 of 20253
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Originally Posted by IGotId View Post
 

Another question, I have a wide forefoot in general. I've tried on a Vass F lasted chukka in the regular width which seemed to be 'just right' WRT to width. If I want to order a balmoral boot should I go with a wide width or stick w/ the regular width?

 

Any opinions?

post #16393 of 20253
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Any opinions?

I do not have an F lasted chukka or boot. But I do have a U lasted chukka and a U lasted balmoral boot. I do not find any significant difference in fit with respect to the forefoot and toebox. So I think if a regular fit F lasted chukka works for you, then I think you need not change it for your balmoral boot. The instep of the balmoral boot is not appreciably tighter as well. But that's just me
post #16394 of 20253
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Originally Posted by IGotId View Post
 

Another question, I have a wide forefoot in general. I've tried on a Vass F lasted chukka in the regular width which seemed to be 'just right' WRT to width. If I want to order a balmoral boot should I go with a wide width or stick w/ the regular width?

 

I haven't tried a tall boot in F, but having just tried on an F last chukka, my inclination would be to go for the same size in a bal boot.  43 F works well in an Oxford and in a chukka - I won't mess with success.  Besides, I am given to understand that Vass makes their tall boots very slightly roomier overall in a given size and last.

post #16395 of 20253

I have an F last ankle boot with closed lacing, and concur with the Rogmeister.  I do take a wider fitting, but same for an oxford/balmoral shoe.

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