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post #9436 of 20566
Evening! I've always had issues with finding proper sizing, since the width at the ball of my feet, as well as the toes, is quite big. Would Vass be able to use a trace of my foot to recommend a size and width, and perhaps even modify one after my need? I realize I would probably get a better answer posing the question to them directly, but I figured I could check here first before so as to not bother them all too much. Thanks!
post #9437 of 20566
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Originally Posted by Enthusiasm View Post

Evening! I've always had issues with finding proper sizing, since the width at the ball of my feet, as well as the toes, is quite big. Would Vass be able to use a trace of my foot to recommend a size and width, and perhaps even modify one after my need? I realize I would probably get a better answer posing the question to them directly, but I figured I could check here first before so as to not bother them all too much. Thanks!

While its possible, its really hard to get an accurate recommendation without also knowing instep height. Why don't you give us some examples of shoes your currently wear and sizes and see if anyone here can help you with some comparisons.
post #9438 of 20566
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Originally Posted by Enthusiasm View Post

Evening! I've always had issues with finding proper sizing, since the width at the ball of my feet, as well as the toes, is quite big. Would Vass be able to use a trace of my foot to recommend a size and width, and perhaps even modify one after my need? I realize I would probably get a better answer posing the question to them directly, but I figured I could check here first before so as to not bother them all too much. Thanks!

Vass have a "semi-bespoke" service where they will measure your feet and adjust a last according to your needs, think it's €620 per pair. This does require a visit to Budapest though! 

post #9439 of 20566
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Originally Posted by rc121 View Post

While its possible, its really hard to get an accurate recommendation without also knowing instep height. Why don't you give us some examples of shoes your currently wear and sizes and see if anyone here can help you with some comparisons.

Thank you so much!

TL;DR: Carmina Soller size 9(UK) best so far, but slightly too tight. Also Herring 026 size 9G. Pinkie toes bulging on both.
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The main issue though is that I have none that I'm entirely pleased with. I have a pair of Herring in size 9G, last 026. My pinkie toe is bulging out, yet the heel is quite loose and the lacing is practically completely closed with even my thinnest socks. I also have a pair of Carmina Soller chuckas, in size 9, and they seem to be of a better shape. They fit uniform across all of my foot, and yet they fit too tight both over the toes, the ball, as well as the lacing. They're good in the heel though, and I can wear them more or less comfortably with my thinnest wool socks. I've tried the Rain last as well, and they seem very similar.

I also have experience with Loake, as well as C&J, none of which fit me well at the store. They're both far too slim at the toe. Funny story regarding the last one, the cobbler chuckled a bit when I told him I doubted he'd have a pair that could fit me. Well, seeing as he started laughing when I took my shoes off, I'd say I showed him. wink.gif

In all, the Soller where my latest purchase, and I am quite happy with them, compared to other. Yet I'm not at ease while wearing them, I can't wear most of my socks with them, and neither could I size up. When doing so I noticed no difference at the toe box, but the heel got a bit looser.
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Originally Posted by dlind View Post

Vass have a "semi-bespoke" service where they will measure your feet and adjust a last according to your needs, think it's €620 per pair. This does require a visit to Budapest though! 

Indeed, that would be the dream. Unfortunately, even though I live in Europe, as a student I can't really go on a trip to Hungary like that, even for a new shoe wardrobe... Maybe I can convince the girlfriend we should start saving for a romantic weekend...
post #9440 of 20566
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Originally Posted by Enthusiasm View Post

Thank you so much!

TL;DR: Carmina Soller size 9(UK) best so far, but slightly too tight. Also Herring 026 size 9G. Pinkie toes bulging on both.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
The main issue though is that I have none that I'm entirely pleased with. I have a pair of Herring in size 9G, last 026. My pinkie toe is bulging out, yet the heel is quite loose and the lacing is practically completely closed with even my thinnest socks. I also have a pair of Carmina Soller chuckas, in size 9, and they seem to be of a better shape. They fit uniform across all of my foot, and yet they fit too tight both over the toes, the ball, as well as the lacing. They're good in the heel though, and I can wear them more or less comfortably with my thinnest wool socks. I've tried the Rain last as well, and they seem very similar.

I also have experience with Loake, as well as C&J, none of which fit me well at the store. They're both far too slim at the toe. Funny story regarding the last one, the cobbler chuckled a bit when I told him I doubted he'd have a pair that could fit me. Well, seeing as he started laughing when I took my shoes off, I'd say I showed him. wink.gif

In all, the Soller where my latest purchase, and I am quite happy with them, compared to other. Yet I'm not at ease while wearing them, I can't wear most of my socks with them, and neither could I size up. When doing so I noticed no difference at the toe box, but the heel got a bit looser.
Indeed, that would be the dream. Unfortunately, even though I live in Europe, as a student I can't really go on a trip to Hungary like that, even for a new shoe wardrobe... Maybe I can convince the girlfriend we should start saving for a romantic weekend...

Based on that, I'd try 42 wide in P2 or Banana last (if they do G width in banana). If you have a high instep, then 3636 is for you, same size.
post #9441 of 20566
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Originally Posted by Roguls View Post

Based on that, I'd try 42 wide in P2 or Banana last (if they do G width in banana). If you have a high instep, then 3636 is for you, same size.

Roguls, I think you mean 43 wide (since he said he's a uk9 in Herring and Carmina which is analogous to 43 in Vass P2 last). If you actually meant 42, then I can't say I agree
post #9442 of 20566

Also, I have two pairs of shoes on the 26 last - an oxford and a derby boot.  It's a Loake last, actually, not Herring's own, and I find it a generous G.  I suspect this might require a 43H, but I'd also suggest an EasyJet or similar day trip to Budapest - I'm thinking the same for myself!

post #9443 of 20566

9 UK JL 7000, Loake 1880 capital, Mermin Hiro. What size would you guys recommend for the F-last? I'm thinking about the 8.5 UK.

post #9444 of 20566
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Originally Posted by Robs89 View Post

9 UK JL 7000, Loake 1880 capital, Mermin Hiro. What size would you guys recommend for the F-last? I'm thinking about the 8.5 UK.

Size 43.
post #9445 of 20566
If low instep, 42-5, if high, 43.
post #9446 of 20566

Dear Sirs,

 

If I wear a 41.5 in the F-last, do you think a 42 in the U-last would fit well?

Referring to standard widths here, thank you.

post #9447 of 20566
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Originally Posted by stgrim View Post

Dear Sirs,

If I wear a 41.5 in the F-last, do you think a 42 in the U-last would fit well?
Referring to standard widths here, thank you.

general consensus is that U last is only a little tighter in the toe box, so if you have enough wiggle room in the F last then you would probably be fine sticking to the same size.
post #9448 of 20566

How about UK9E in EG 202 last & UK9F in G&G MH71?

Which size shall I stick with Vass last? Thanks very much!

post #9449 of 20566
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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post

If low instep, 42-5, if high, 43.

Thanks. I have a pretty low instep so it sounds like the 42.5 will do good. 

post #9450 of 20566
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Originally Posted by stgrim View Post

Dear Sirs,

If I wear a 41.5 in the F-last, do you think a 42 in the U-last would fit well?
Referring to standard widths here, thank you.
Mr Vass himself recommended same size in F and U if you don't have widish feet.
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