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post #17116 of 20276

UPS is even worse! :fu:

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Looking for sizing advice 

 

Brannock - 8EEE US

Length - 25.8cm

Ball - 26.3

Instep - 26

Heel - 33.8 

 

Apparently popular lasts include 3636, P2, and F. Along with H widths - is this the case for other triple E sfers?

 

Also looking for recommended proxy buyers. I live in Boston - can return home to Hong Kong for Christmas.

post #17118 of 20276

Depending on the shape of your foot, I doubt you'd need an H width on the P2.  There is a lot of room, especially across the toes, and if you are going for a Budapester/derby then you needn't worry about instep either.  Try a 41 G width (their "E") for starters - it will probably be enough.  It wouldn't surprise me if the standard width were workable after some wearing in - as 41 is already a fraction larger than a US 8.  

 

If you're in the US, try these from NMWA: standard width, but with free US shipping and returns, it's the fastest way to find out if you need to go up a size or width at all.  And I suspect you might want to keep them.

post #17119 of 20276

Vass Theresian Derby in Red Cognac with a military shine.

This beautiful MTO pair is inbound from my good friends at @Ascotshoes ... can't wait !

 

PS. 4th image shows two other available versions

 

 

 

 

post #17120 of 20276
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Vass Theresian Derby in Red Cognac with a military shine.

This beautiful MTO pair is inbound from my good friends at @Ascotshoes ... can't wait !

 

PS. 4th image shows two other available versions

 

 

 

 

 

I reckon you got the best of the three. Nice one!!

post #17121 of 20276
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I reckon you got the best of the three. Nice one!!


Thank you MonteCarlo; I think so too :)

post #17122 of 20276
I am thinking of getting some dark brown suede chukkas and would like to get some views:

1. Do people take the same size in chukkas as in regular (non-boot) shoes?

2. Danite or leather sole?

3. Thinking F last; bad/good idea?

4. Thinking rubber toe taps; bad/good idea?

5. Anything else I should consider?
post #17123 of 20276
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Originally Posted by TheTukker View Post

I am thinking of getting some dark brown suede chukkas and would like to get some views:

1. Do people take the same size in chukkas as in regular (non-boot) shoes?

2. Danite or leather sole?

3. Thinking F last; bad/good idea?

4. Thinking rubber toe taps; bad/good idea?

5. Anything else I should consider?

I would do Dainite personally, since its a fall sort of shoe/ boot, but leather works well too. F last looks good for that Chukka, but take a look at the new SP last as I think the chukka looks really good on it.

post #17124 of 20276
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Originally Posted by TheTukker View Post

I am thinking of getting some dark brown suede chukkas and would like to get some views:

1. Do people take the same size in chukkas as in regular (non-boot) shoes?

2. Danite or leather sole?

3. Thinking F last; bad/good idea?

4. Thinking rubber toe taps; bad/good idea?

5. Anything else I should consider?

 

1.  Yes.  At least this people does.

 

2.  Depends - do you value all-weather versatility and exceptionally long wear, or are you all caught up in the over-hyped romance of "traditional" sole choices?  Bottom line get what you like here.  I'd go Dainite, but they are not my shoes.

 

3.  F is a great choice if you are going for elegant and dressy.  P2 is a lovely choice if you want something a bit more casual.

 

4.  Pointless if you go Dainite.  I generally prefer steel taps combined with leather soles, but rubber taps are better than none at all if, like me, you otherwise wear out the toes quickly.

 

5. Nothing springs to mind.

post #17125 of 20276
Time for some pr0n! Took delivery (yes, finally) of my lovely U last dubmonks in oxblood calf.

The U last in H fitting is very well designed for my foot: wide enough at the ball, slim at the waist and heel, shallow in the instep. The only area of concern is I'm getting some toe rub with my left big toe. But I suspect it'll stretch out a bit to be perfectly comfortable just like my Bonafe 946 last boots and AE monks on the 3 last. It's a common issue I have with chiseled lasts that usually ends up solving itself.

Anyway. I'm nevertheless very pleased with this footwear. The swapped out the metal toe taps for rubber ones for me, thank goodness!

Gotta love Vass shoes. Incredible artisanship.

(PS, I won't be wearing these with jeans. Just trying them on!)



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^^^ Terrific!

post #17127 of 20276
Looks even better in H width than normal
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Great DM!!.  Yeah, the shape on the G width looks perfect. :satisfied:They look like dark brown in those pics.

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Nice, @peppercorn78! What size do you take in EB 946? What about other Vass lasts (F, P2)?

Oxblood is so beautiful. I need two pairs of long wings in P2 last, one Oxblood and one dark cognac. Ugh.
post #17130 of 20276
@rogerp and @bdavro23: many thanks for weighing in - much appreciated! If anyone has any other views/insights on chukkas, please don't hold back.
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