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post #8296 of 20233

Thanks.

Pain in the b... unfortunately

post #8297 of 20233

Need to get educated in Vass lasts... recommendations on lasts and sizes appreciated. Wearing:

 

AE-5 last (and basically all AE lasts) US 14 B

Meermin New Rey UK 13.5

Meernin Olfe UK 13

Alfred Sargent last 48, size UK 12.5 D

 

Low instep foot.

 

Recommendations?

post #8298 of 20233
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Isn't there going to be some heel slip just because the shoes aren't broken in?

Because I have two new vass shoes, both closed laces (but I like my shoes snug, so I don't know if it's because of that, one is a derby, one is an oxford).

Otherwise I'll have to join the above poster and sell my shoes.

venividivicibj - I had opinions from a few different members who all own Vass and I made the decision to sell mine and try half a size down
post #8299 of 20233
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venividivicibj - I had opinions from a few different members who all own Vass and I made the decision to sell mine and try half a size down

Yeah... I'm concerned. Because I'm a true ten and got a 43 so it's weird.
post #8300 of 20233
How's that weird, if you're a true 10 US means you're a EU 43 on most shoes
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Yeah... I'm concerned. Because I'm a true ten and got a 43 so it's weird.
post #8301 of 20233
Being a size US 14.5 your journey into Vass shoes will be fascinating. GOOD LUCK.

I know there's a surcharge on anything over size 47.

Your starting point probably a 48
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Originally Posted by konda View Post

Need to get educated in Vass lasts... recommendations on lasts and sizes appreciated. Wearing:

AE-5 last (and basically all AE lasts) US 14 B
Meermin New Rey UK 13.5
Meernin Olfe UK 13
Alfred Sargent last 48, size UK 12.5 D

Low instep foot.

Recommendations?
post #8302 of 20233
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Yeah... I'm concerned. Because I'm a true ten and got a 43 so it's weird.

 

??? True 10 is 43.

post #8303 of 20233
Slight heel slip, but I think it might be just from the shoes not being broken in (and one is a double leather sole). It's the closed laces that concern me most.

I'll try them on again tonight and let you know. Or I'll post them in B&S tonight. We'll see.

Either way, the quality is amazing, and they're beautiful.
post #8304 of 20233
€500 for semi bespoke using the same material that John Lobbs sources is a win win if you're a betting man.



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I have to admit I'm one of them.  Most of my shoes fit reasonably well, of course, but I know quite a few are pretty sloppy or just not quite the right last.  Living in a country where quality shoes are mail order or nothing, the temptation to just make do with "OK" is often there, rather than sending pair after pair back and forth with couriers.
 
One day, rather than buying ten more pairs of reasonably prices shoes just because they're in sales or I like the colour, I'll get organised and go to Budapest for (semi)bespoke...

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Few are those who can appreciate the quality and craftsmanship of a well made pair of shoes. Fewer still are those who know what a properly fitting shoe feels like.
post #8305 of 20233
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€500 for semi bespoke using the same material that John Lobbs sources is a win win if you're a betting man.

Semi bespoke as in last adjustments? Can you do it over email or only in person
post #8306 of 20233
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Semi bespoke as in last adjustments? Can you do it over email or only in person

 

Nope. Standard last.  You get to design your own shoes with what available leathers they have.  

 

Edit:  It's been a while but I read somewhere VASS offers a semi bespoke process where existing last are adjusted like you mentioned.  

post #8307 of 20233
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Nope. Standard last.  You get to design your own shoes.  

Not really semi bespoke then? Just mto in a sense
post #8308 of 20233
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Not really semi bespoke then? Just mto in a sense

They have semi bespoke, but you have to go in person to the store. They tweak an existing last of your choice to your feet. And then they keep it for future reference.
post #8309 of 20233
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Semi bespoke as in last adjustments? Can you do it over email or only in person

 

Only in person.  

 

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Originally Posted by Bonggoy View Post
 

 

Nope. Standard last.  You get to design your own shoes.  

 

As I understand it, if you visit you can get "bespoke", and it's on the price list.  But they don't actually make a last, just add to and/or trim a standard one.  Hence "semi-bespoke" by most definitions.  Using your own design on one of their standard lasts, is their definition of MTO: they don't charge extra if you just want to swap colours and lasts within existing designs.

post #8310 of 20233
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Only in person.  

 

 

As I understand it, if you visit you can get "bespoke", and it's on the price list.  But they don't actually make a last, just add to and/or trim a standard one.  Hence "semi-bespoke" by most definitions.  Using your own design on one of their standard lasts, is their definition of MTO: they don't charge extra if you just want to swap colours and lasts within existing designs.

 

This has changed, nowadays the only shoes that goes as RTW-price (420 euro incl. VAT) is the exact models and make-ups shown on their site. As soon as you change something, eg. double to single sole, or another last or different leather, it's MTO and the price is 520 euro. Still a really good price though. Semi-bespoke is 620 euro, but as mentioned above you have to visit the shop for that.

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