Edited by Binny - 10/28/12 at 9:02am
In the event you want to go for the exotics, I was quoted a price of 1300 euros for the caiman leather shoes.
Their belts are 90 euros while their shoe polishing kit that comes in leather bags are 100 euros.
I also managed to inquire about their refurbishing/resoling services. They will resole/refurbish your old Vass shoes for approximately 130-150 euros (Again, I stand to be corrected).
There is no need to be scared. Vass customer service is great. They are willing to exchange the pair; I'm the one who wants to keep it.
I ordered three and they are all beautiful. Rezso has been very helpful. He helped me with size, and the fit is great.
Shoe trees are included in the price list? Based on my experience, thats not the case. I was quoted another 30 euros for it. Same thing happened when I was at their store in Budapest that day.
With regards to the VAT, what I meant was the VAT is around 20% (again I may be wrong). I forgot to state that the prices in the list include VAT. Thanks for highlighting that fact
Prior to VAT being deducted, its 485 euros inclusive of shipping.
But bear in mind that charges like bank transfer fees, FEDEX brokerage fees and also duties may push the total price to more then USD 650 in certain countries like the US. So sometimes it makes more sense to use proxies like Tombrone and Kolecho. Plus from what I have heard, they are very experienced when it comes to sizing advise.
or possibly 44.5. I'm a UK9 in the 337 and 348 (i.e. 43) but a 43.5 in U last ( i.e. size up a half) .
IMO the critical measure in the U is the width, which is a bit narrower than most, certainly narrower than those C&J's, which iMO fit large for their number.
I wouldn't worry too much tho. 1. shoes stretch with wear 2. a leather insert will tighten up a fit and give u extra comfort too.
I hope u enjoy the experience.