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post #3616 of 20222
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Thanks. Would having high arches affect anything? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Is these anything else I should know, please?

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post #3617 of 20222
The traditional lasts, the Budapester and 3636 favor high insteps. Any time I've done an oxford in Edward Green special order, they've had to stretch out the bit near the shoelaces-- badly, most of the time. By contrast, Vass oxfords made on 3636 fit me like bespoke in that area. Those twolasts also have their widest point pretty far forward. So if you are undecided between a standard 12, say, and an extra-extra-wide 11, that might be helpful.

By comparison, while I can get into the P2, its instep is too low for major comfort, and the high point of the arch is too far forward. Essentially, to find my width in that last, I've had to go to a longer shoe than is appropriate.

This is all relative, of course. If P2 fits your foot exactly, then you won't want a 3636.
post #3618 of 20222
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Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
The traditional lasts, the Budapester and 3636 favor high insteps. Any time I've done an oxford in Edward Green special order, they've had to stretch out the bit near the shoelaces-- badly, most of the time. By contrast, Vass oxfords made on 3636 fit me like bespoke in that area. Those twolasts also have their widest point pretty far forward. So if you are undecided between a standard 12, say, and an extra-extra-wide 11, that might be helpful.
By comparison, while I can get into the P2, its instep is too low for major comfort, and the high point of the arch is too far forward.
Essentially, to find my width in that last, I've had to go to a longer shoe than is appropriate. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
This is all relative, of course. If P2 fits your foot exactly, then you won't want a 3636.

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post #3619 of 20222
Vass Monkfest. First is dark brown suede on the F last and second is dark brown Chromexcel on P2 last.

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post #3620 of 20222
a blast from the past

navy u-last monkstrap
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post #3621 of 20222
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Originally Posted by Concordia View Post

The traditional lasts, the Budapester and 3636 favor high insteps. Any time I've done an oxford in Edward Green special order, they've had to stretch out the bit near the shoelaces-- badly, most of the time. By contrast, Vass oxfords made on 3636 fit me like bespoke in that area. Those twolasts also have their widest point pretty far forward. So if you are undecided between a standard 12, say, and an extra-extra-wide 11, that might be helpful.
By comparison, while I can get into the P2, its instep is too low for major comfort, and the high point of the arch is too far forward. Essentially, to find my width in that last, I've had to go to a longer shoe than is appropriate.
This is all relative, of course. If P2 fits your foot exactly, then you won't want a 3636.


This is the only part I understand
post #3622 of 20222
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Originally Posted by Dr Nemo View Post

Thanks. Would having high arches affect anything?
Is these anything else I should know, please?

High arches are a definite problem with U and F last balmorals, not a problem with gibsons.
post #3623 of 20222
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Dont be phased by the big timers here post your shoes mate!! Sometimes the one pair that took more effort to obtain overshadows the "volume" others have. Wear them and show them with pride my friend .............



Budapest oxford in calf, U last, red cognac, double sole. (I posted this bad photo before)

Really nice, enjoy!

post #3624 of 20222
It is official now, Vass has raised their prices on the 'normal' lasts such as the 3636 last, New Peter, Peter, R, Budapest... to the same price of their Italian lasts (F,K an U).

They will also be opening a new and 5 times bigger store in June only 50 meters from their current store, where they will have a bigger stock of their Italian lasts. They will keep their traditional lasts in their current shop. They will also have a small atelier in their new shop so you can see how their shoes are made icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

I will be traveling to Budapest in July and will take as many pictures as I can!
post #3625 of 20222
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Originally Posted by Tombrone View Post

It is official now, Vass has raised their prices on the 'normal' lasts such as the 3636 last, New Peter, Peter, R, Budapest... to the same price of their Italian lasts (F,K an U).
They will also be opening a new and 5 times bigger store in June only 50 meters from their current store, where they will have a bigger stock of their Italian lasts. They will keep their traditional lasts in their current shop. They will also have a small atelier in their new shop so you can see how their shoes are made icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
I will be traveling to Budapest in July and will take as many pictures as I can!

lol that opening date has been slipping for months now, typical Hungary smile.gif

Since I'm currently commuting to Budapest, I'll try to be there for the opening so hopefully I can beat you to it wink.gif
post #3626 of 20222
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Originally Posted by CHRK33 View Post

So in trying to come up with my makeup for my first pair of Vass', I have come up with the following specifications for this model (whose name I still don't know):
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Antique cognac leather (with Italian polish - if possible)
Medium brown suede (open to other suggestions of a better complementary color - haven't seen all the available suede colors)
F last (seems like I would be a 43.5)
antique sole edge and welt
Double sole with sunken metal toe and heel taps
Medallion (need to figure out what is available)
Any expert advice is appreciated re: other available options or tweaks that you wish you had know when you first started out with Vass. Or any thoughts generally?
Thanks in advance for everyone's ongoing help.

I don't know but they look really cool :D

post #3627 of 20222
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I don't know but they look really cool biggrin.gif
I like it.302
post #3628 of 20222
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I like it.302

happy.gif same as the toe!

post #3629 of 20222
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post #3630 of 20222
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congrats
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