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post #19036 of 20287
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Originally Posted by peppercorn78 View Post

Sadly, Mr. Kuti was interviewed on Reddit and he said it would likely not happen again. He didn't want to say anything further about why.

It didn't seem to run real smoothly to start. If I recall, the drop was supposed to be open for 5-7 days then all of sudden Massdrop closed the drop after 20 pairs were ordered. Appeared there was some miscommunication at minimum between Massdrop and Vass. Wondering if that has led Mr. Kuti to his decision. I believe Vass met the delivery time and the quality and craftsmanship did not suffer IMO.
post #19037 of 20287
I don't know for a fact that Mr. Kuti got an earful from his dealers, I just know it's true.biggrin.gif
post #19038 of 20287
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Originally Posted by CanadaCal View Post

Really hope that makes a return or a variation of a Vass boot. Great deal they were

Not a boot, and not Vass, but Massdrop has a Buday oxford drop ($450) up for another 12 hours.
post #19039 of 20287
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Originally Posted by Jorge View Post

I don't know for a fact that Mr. Kuti got an earful from his dealers, I just know it's true.biggrin.gif

 

Seems shortsighted? Increase interest in Vass during a promotion = more sales for the vendors down the road? 
post #19040 of 20287

more likely is that the price was communicated in euros and massdrop put it up in dollars (hence the unbelievable discount considering free shipping and free trees)

post #19041 of 20287
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Originally Posted by sleepyinsanfran View Post

more likely is that the price was communicated in euros and massdrop put it up in dollars (hence the unbelievable discount considering free shipping and free trees)
I don't think the price was unbelievable, shoe trees are normally included with Vass. Unlikely Vass would of shipped product at a loss, but we'll never know.
(edit) Unless you mean Massdrop took the loss?
post #19042 of 20287
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Originally Posted by Jorge View Post

I don't think the price was unbelievable, shoe trees are normally included with Vass. Unlikely Vass would of shipped product at a loss, but we'll never know.
(edit) Unless you mean Massdrop took the loss?

What was the price?
post #19043 of 20287
$495

This photo is from Massdrop.com
Nice F(left) P2(right) comparison.
post #19044 of 20287
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Originally Posted by sleepyinsanfran View Post
 

more likely is that the price was communicated in euros and massdrop put it up in dollars (hence the unbelievable discount considering free shipping and free trees)

 

 

I don't think that's likely at all. I have a very hard time believing the people at MassDrop didn't convert EUR to USD, or that there was a miscommunication in price. For example, J FitzPatrick shoes were on MD for $300, and normally sell for ~$400 with currency fluctuations. MD gets a lower price and sells a ton. 

 

Buying directly from Vass wouldn't put the price too far from $500 either. 

post #19045 of 20287
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Originally Posted by rbhan12 View Post
 

 

 

I don't think that's likely at all. I have a very hard time believing the people at MassDrop didn't convert EUR to USD, or that there was a miscommunication in price. For example, J FitzPatrick shoes were on MD for $300, and normally sell for ~$400 with currency fluctuations. MD gets a lower price and sells a ton. 

 

Buying directly from Vass wouldn't put the price too far from $500 either. 

 

from vass direct its 550 eur for calf/suede boots plus 40 shipping plus 30 trees (all euros). relatively far from usd 500 I think


Edited by sleepyinsanfran - 3/31/16 at 8:41pm
post #19046 of 20287

anyway, back to pics (with my legacy phone no less!)

 

Last wear on vass saddle shell boots before they're put away for next fall/winter

post #19047 of 20287
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Originally Posted by taxgenius View Post


What was the price?


Ended up $496 and change for me after tax.  Unfortunately the P2 last doesn't work so well for my high instep (although everything else fit fantastic), so mine are now up for grabs.  Really phenomenal boots -- I'll be sad to see them go.

post #19048 of 20287

At $496 these are a steal. I'm sure you can easily find some who'll take them off your hands... or in this case, feet.

post #19049 of 20287
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Originally Posted by jokb View Post
 

At $496 these are a steal. I'm sure you can easily find some who'll take them off your hands... or in this case, feet.


I'm cursing my high instep!


On a side note, does Vass have any lasts which are more accommodating to a high instep? I thought P2 was one of them...

post #19050 of 20287
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Originally Posted by tdes81 View Post
 


I'm cursing my high instep!


On a side note, does Vass have any lasts which are more accommodating to a high instep? I thought P2 was one of them...

I don't have any experience with the P2 last but if you check Vass' MTO page it notes that the F last is narrower than the P2 and has a high instep. Based on the pic comparison, it does look slightly higher. 

 

http://www.vass-shoes.com/en/howtoorder#text-2

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