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post #9226 of 20267
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Originally Posted by FrankCowperwood View Post


R last is quite a bit roomier than F. Wider forefoot and heel and, I think, higher instep. In the same size R and F, the F is a snug it and the lacing closes to a V. For the R, there's more room all around and the lacing closes pretty much all the way unless I have on thicker socks. Jury's still out on whether one is ultimately more comfortable than the other. Both seem nicely wearable at the moment.

 

That's a bummer for me. I had hoped R last to have a lower instep. F and U both are too roomy for me across the vamp. Or is the toe box that much wider so I could size down?

 

Thanks for your reflections...

post #9227 of 20267
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Originally Posted by FrankCowperwood View Post

R last is quite a bit roomier than F. Wider forefoot and heel and, I think, higher instep. In the same size R and F, the F is a snug it and the lacing closes to a V. For the R, there's more room all around and the lacing closes pretty much all the way unless I have on thicker socks. Jury's still out on whether one is ultimately more comfortable than the other. Both seem nicely wearable at the moment.

hmmm, if the R has a higher instep, wouldn't it have less volume under the laces? or is it just wider overall in that area? I am curious as the one spot that is a little too snug on my F last OE II is the midfoot/laces area. So if the R is more accommodating, I might go to that last for my next pair.
post #9228 of 20267

If I'm a 9.5D US, what size am I for the F-last? 

post #9229 of 20267
43 worked for me in F last and I am slightly wider than 9.5D.
post #9230 of 20267

Well for comparison. 

 

I'm a 9.5D in the 5-last (AE) and 8.5UK in the simpson/rain last (Carmina) 

post #9231 of 20267
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Originally Posted by JezeC View Post
 

Well for comparison. 

 

I'm a 9.5D in the 5-last (AE) and 8.5UK in the simpson/rain last (Carmina) 

 

Of the last you mention, I have only tried Carmina Rain and 8.5UK fit me perfectly for a loafer (meaning comfortably snug).  I believe you will find slightly more room in the Vass 43 F last than the 8.5UK Carmina Rain.  

post #9232 of 20267
I'm starting to wonder if I should just give up trying to obtain a pair of Vass. I've read page after page on Vass last fittings and i'm still apprehensive about ordering a pair. There seems to be much debate on the U-last and since Vass does half sizes I feel like I can't take any chances.

Is there anyone here that wears a US9D? Do you wear a EU42 or 42.5 on the U-last? What about the F last? I'm starting to think I like the F last better because it has a more rounded toe. I don't know if my feet can take punishment from a tapered toe box on the U last.
post #9233 of 20267
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Originally Posted by gaseousclay View Post

I'm starting to wonder if I should just give up trying to obtain a pair of Vass. I've read page after page on Vass last fittings and i'm still apprehensive about ordering a pair. There seems to be much debate on the U-last and since Vass does half sizes I feel like I can't take any chances.



Is there anyone here that wears a US9D? Do you wear a EU42 or 42.5 on the U-last? What about the F last? I'm starting to think I like the F last better because it has a more rounded toe. I don't know if my feet can take punishment from a tapered toe box on the U last.

 




I have't tried on a pair of Vass, but from what i was told from a reputable retailer, a typical 9.5D should fit nicely in the 42.5 F-last. There are places that offer free shipping and returns if you live in the U.S so the buyer can get the sizing correct without any hassles.
post #9234 of 20267
If you're in the US. AV No man walks alone has various F last shoes at cheaper prices than I got mine for dealing direct with Vass. (I did have to pay Vat tho) if you're a US9D I reckon you'd be good with 42 in F or U last. And if they don't fit, just exchange them
post #9235 of 20267
Ok, I am US9 and I take U last in 42.5 and I am told I should be 42 in the F last (though I don't have a pair in F last to confirm).
post #9236 of 20267
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Originally Posted by Omega Man View Post

Ok, I am US9 and I take U last in 42.5 and I am told I should be 42 in the F last (though I don't have a pair in F last to confirm).
F last are slightly wider in the toe box I believe
post #9237 of 20267
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Originally Posted by OzzyJones View Post


F last are slightly wider in the toe box I believe

 

Yes, though I do take the same size in F and U.

post #9238 of 20267
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Originally Posted by Omega Man View Post

Ok, I am US9 and I take U last in 42.5 and I am told I should be 42 in the F last (though I don't have a pair in F last to confirm).

how would you describe the fit? comfortable? roomy in the toe box or just right? Or have you experienced any discomfort with the U last?
post #9239 of 20267
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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post

Yes, though I do take the same size in F and U.
The U last in 42.5 is a little narrow in the toe box but pretty spot on everywhere else. I'm a UK 8.5. Rezso told me going to a wide fitting wouldn't fix this so I'll likely switch to F or the classic lasts in future
post #9240 of 20267
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Originally Posted by OzzyJones View Post

The U last in 42.5 is a little narrow in the toe box but pretty spot on everywhere else. I'm a UK 8.5. Rezso told me going to a wide fitting wouldn't fix this so I'll likely switch to F or the classic lasts in future

If the U fits you well everywhere but the toe box, I would not size down going to F, because the toe box is the only meaningful fit difference between the two.
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