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post #19096 of 20266
^^Fan-freaking-tastic!!^^
post #19097 of 20266
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Hi all!

New member here.
Bought these in the Vass-Store in Budapest last week.
Cap toe derbies on the New Peter-last with patina toes. Very pleased.

//Mattias (Stockholm)

Nice pick-up Mattias!
// RolleFC
post #19098 of 20266

Does it sound like I am excited ?? Happy to add a few pics of recent makeups with our friends at @Ascotshoes

 

Exclusive Ascot Budapest in Navy Museum Calf on the U-Last (in the light morning sun)

 

 

 

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and the Ascot Oxford in Antique Cognac & Reddish Suede also on the U-Last

 

 

 

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post #19099 of 20266
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Originally Posted by andrel42 View Post

Does it sound like I am excited ?? Happy to add a few pics of recent makeups with our friends at @Ascotshoes


Exclusive Ascot Budapest in Navy Museum Calf on the U-Last (in the light morning sun)




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and the Ascot Oxford in Antique Cognac & Reddish Suede also on the U-Last




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Nicely done! I love navy. Also love the suede and calf combination.
post #19100 of 20266
Soliciting people’s views here: I am looking for a pretty dressy model on the U last – like the one in the pic below – but as I would like to do quite a bit of walking, I am considering adding vibram soles, like in the pic below. Good or bad idea?




post #19101 of 20266
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Originally Posted by TheTukker View Post

Soliciting people’s views here: I am looking for a pretty dressy model on the U last – like the one in the pic below – but as I would like to do quite a bit of walking, I am considering adding vibram soles, like in the pic below. Good or bad idea?





I'd go with Dainite instead. Will be water proof, good for walking and a bit dressier. I have U last chukkas with dainite and Vass did a great job, so they look very nice and sleek
post #19102 of 20266
Totally agree! I can't see a lug sole looking right on U last. Dainite meets similar needs while fitting the aesthetic
post #19103 of 20266
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I'd go with Dainite instead. Will be water proof, good for walking and a bit dressier. I have U last chukkas with dainite and Vass did a great job, so they look very nice and sleek

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Totally agree! I can't see a lug sole looking right on U last. Dainite meets similar needs while fitting the aesthetic

I echo the groupthink here. That Vibram lug is amazing and totally bulletproof. I have it on a pair of 4 year old AE boots and it has totally outlasted the uppers. But I would not get it on dress calf Oxford. Dainite is comfortable after the initial 20 wears (during which they feel like golf cleats). I have a budapester with double soles and factory installed rubber sole guard and find it very comfortable.
post #19104 of 20266
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Originally Posted by TheTukker View Post

Soliciting people’s views here: I am looking for a pretty dressy model on the U last – like the one in the pic below – but as I would like to do quite a bit of walking, I am considering adding vibram soles, like in the pic below. Good or bad idea?
 
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I agree with the other posters: Dainite will look dressier than the Vibram commando sole.  Note that when I inquired whether there was an alternative to Dainite (I wanted to have a rubber sole without losing the beveled waist), @jokb pointed out the possibility of having Vass install rubber over soles which completely fit my purpose. This might actually be what @peppercorn78 is referring to,and it might look even dressier than a Dainite. 

 


Edited by cypi2 - 4/13/16 at 7:43am
post #19105 of 20266
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I agree with the other posters: Dainite will look dressier than the Vibram commando sole.  Note that when I inquired whether there was alternative to Dainite (I wanted to have a rubber sole without losing the beveled waist), @jokb pointed out the possibility of having Vass install a rubber over sole which completely fit my purpose. This might actually be what @peppercorn78 is referring to,and it might look even dressier than a Dainite. 

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I was just about to make the same recommendation. rubber over soles are tough and the way Vass does it blends really well with the leather sole. You can also get the waist beveled to preserve the dressy look.

post #19106 of 20266
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I agree with the other posters: Dainite will look dressier than the Vibram commando sole.  Note that when I inquired whether there was alternative to Dainite (I wanted to have a rubber sole without losing the beveled waist), @jokb
pointed out the possibility of having Vass install a rubber over sole which completely fit my purpose. This might actually be what @peppercorn78
is referring to,and it might look even dressier than a Dainite. 



I've had Vass do the same with my shoes (but with rubber toe taps instead) and I can only recommend it as well!
post #19107 of 20266
Agreed, that's the way I do it as well
post #19108 of 20266
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Thanks for this. Will reach out - keen to build the collection and Ascot Shoes seems to have a massive selection.

post #19109 of 20266
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Originally Posted by bc78 View Post

I'd go with Dainite instead. Will be water proof, good for walking and a bit dressier. I have U last chukkas with dainite and Vass did a great job, so they look very nice and sleek

Quote:
Originally Posted by OzzyJones View Post

Totally agree! I can't see a lug sole looking right on U last. Dainite meets similar needs while fitting the aesthetic

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Originally Posted by peppercorn78 View Post


I echo the groupthink here. That Vibram lug is amazing and totally bulletproof. I have it on a pair of 4 year old AE boots and it has totally outlasted the uppers. But I would not get it on dress calf Oxford. Dainite is comfortable after the initial 20 wears (during which they feel like golf cleats). I have a budapester with double soles and factory installed rubber sole guard and find it very comfortable.

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Originally Posted by cypi2 View Post

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I agree with the other posters: Dainite will look dressier than the Vibram commando sole.  Note that when I inquired whether there was an alternative to Dainite (I wanted to have a rubber sole without losing the beveled waist), @jokb
pointed out the possibility of having Vass install rubber over soles which completely fit my purpose. This might actually be what @peppercorn78
is referring to,and it might look even dressier than a Dainite. 



Quote:
Originally Posted by jokb View Post

I was just about to make the same recommendation. rubber over soles are tough and the way Vass does it blends really well with the leather sole. You can also get the waist beveled to preserve the dressy look.

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Originally Posted by hoodog View Post

I've had Vass do the same with my shoes (but with rubber toe taps instead) and I can only recommend it as well!

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Originally Posted by Incitatus View Post

Agreed, that's the way I do it as well

Many thanks for all the helpful responses! SF may have just helped me avoid going the vibram route (very tempting); it seems that the rubber soles installed by Vass may just be what I need.

Follow-up question: I recently got some Vass chukkas with rubber toe taps, but with leather soles. Can I have my local cobbler add rubber soles without covering the toe taps? Anything I should have them avoid doing (assuming they just glue it on)?
post #19110 of 20266
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Originally Posted by TheTukker View Post


Many thanks for all the helpful responses! SF may have just helped me avoid going the vibram route (very tempting); it seems that the rubber soles installed by Vass may just be what I need.

Follow-up question: I recently got some Vass chukkas with rubber toe taps, but with leather soles. Can I have my local cobbler add rubber soles without covering the toe taps? Anything I should have them avoid doing (assuming they just glue it on)?

@TheTukker This is the way my cobbler does it and if the soles already have metal toe taps he has to remove them to add the topy and then add new toe taps. Hope this helps!


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