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post #6721 of 13113
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Originally Posted by Belligero View Post

Yes, that's exactly the problem. They just peel off way too easily; evidently the rubber and the glue are not friends. I've asked to have the toe end notched and a steel plate installed to prevent this, but no go, and it probably fail and really mess things up when coming apart anyway.

Thanks for the reply. You also mentioned that Vass would begin to use dainite instead of vibram. Is that for topies as well, or just for a complete dainite sole?
post #6722 of 13113
I never had any problems with Vass topy, but the vibram soles are quite thick and they are glued, my walking is clumsy and I keep hitting the front part of the sole with everything possible including the pavement, one of those times it came right off on the front about 1.5 inches. I don't know which cement the cobbler used but it worked very well.
post #6723 of 13113
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Originally Posted by TehBunny View Post

Hi,
I'm under the impression that it is possible to send measurements of your foot to Vass so as to get the best possible RTW fit that they can provide; I recall someone using a particular measurement method to do this. I would also like to do this if anyone has an accurate way to measure one's feet for this purpose please do tell.

In general my feet are short and wide at the waist and forefoot while my heel is very slim around the ankle; thus I find it hard to find a shoe which fits my forefoot while still being snug around the heel/ankle (not sure how to express this part of the foot).
P.S.
Sorry if this is un-understandable rubbish to you :P

 

Yes it is possible, although I haven't seen the result yet.

Recently I've sent Vass my measurements made by another cobbler and now waiting for the shoes.

post #6724 of 13113
I am currently in contact with vass working out my sizing and appropriate last, but something surprised me. I was told that the 3636 last was wide (not surprising), but also that the budapest last was "narrower than the others" (surprised). I was under the impression that this was Vass's widest last?
post #6725 of 13113
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Originally Posted by Gauss17 View Post

I am currently in contact with vass working out my sizing and appropriate last, but something surprised me. I was told that the 3636 last was wide (not surprising), but also that the budapest last was "narrower than the others" (surprised). I was under the impression that this was Vass's widest last?

 

 

You need to clarify 2 things.

 

1) Oxford Budapest Model

 

or

 

2) The Budapest Last

 

They are 2 different shoes.

post #6726 of 13113
I was told the same thing about the Budapest last when asking for advice on sizing based on my New Peter sizing.

In re. sending measurements. Does this result in a custom fit of a given last or is the purpose to eliminate the guessing game of what standard size will fit in the various lasts and which lasts are best suited for a given pair of feet?
post #6727 of 13113
I mean the last, and based on Mr. Kuti's reply. He fully understood me.

Sending measurements (as per my understanding) helps them pick the best size for you in a given last. For custom fit or "semi-bespoke" I believe you need to visit the store. I personally told them which lasts I liked, and then asked which ones would fit best. I have a wider foot, so I asked only about the P2, 3636, and budapest.
post #6728 of 13113
I think dealings with Mr. Kuti should be kept private, or by pm. At least that's the way I see it.
post #6729 of 13113
The Budapest last fits me very, very well and my feet are on the narrow side. It allows good wiggle room for your toes, but it contours around the foot nicely and naturally. Photos online make it appear much more bulbous than it actually is. In real life it's quite elegant.
post #6730 of 13113
I'll confirm that Budapest last is narrow and less clunky than it appears. There is good toe space, but be advised that the forefoot area is low in both height and volume, and so is the instep. I might have been better off going up half a size from P2 but mine are still at the getting-to-know stage.
post #6731 of 13113
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Originally Posted by rikod View Post

I think dealings with Mr. Kuti should be kept private, or by pm. At least that's the way I see it.

I see no reason that the way a last fits cannot be discussed on the forums. If Paul Grangaard said the AE 5 last fits narrow, do you think it would be strange to repeat that information?
post #6732 of 13113
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Originally Posted by Gauss17 View Post


I see no reason that the way a last fits cannot be discussed on the forums. If Paul Grangaard said the AE 5 last fits narrow, do you think it would be strange to repeat that information?

 

Whatever conversation with venders should stay private.  Unless the vender acknowledges and agrees that the conversation should be published on the Internet.

 

Just common courtesy.  You don't want your private conversation being recorded and published as public knowledge, do you?

post #6733 of 13113
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Originally Posted by chogall View Post

Whatever conversation with venders should stay private.  Unless the vender acknowledges and agrees that the conversation should be published on the Internet.

Just common courtesy.  You don't want your private conversation being recorded and published as public knowledge, do you?

As a general rule, I agree. However, when the information probably useful to the public, not business sensitive, and probably been repeated many times to a customer base, I don't see an issue. Lots of people on SF do this. For example, someone wants to know if a sport coat is fully canvassed, and someone reports, associate from Brooks Brothers (we will call him Steve) says that yes, it is, it is helpful information and may boost business.

If it were say, where they sourced their leather, maybe they would prefer it if you didn't spread that information around. However, for the fitting of their lasts? This is critical information for buyers that they will without a doubt, share anyhow.
post #6734 of 13113
Vass topy is nailed to the sole. I don't see the point in getting vibram, especially in terms of aesthetics and durability. Unless you intend to trek around the woods in your Vass...
post #6735 of 13113
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Originally Posted by archangle13 View Post

Vass topy is nailed to the sole. I don't see the point in getting vibram, especially in terms of aesthetics and durability. Unless you intend to trek around the woods in your Vass...
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It's mostly above the treeline, but I've done the Preikestolen hike on a dry day in their Goyser-stitched high boots and they didn't complain::

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I was feeling extra-Scottish that day for some reason.

It snows here sometimes and it rains frequently; the Vibram is handy for the Norwegian climate, but I think Dainite would be a better choice for a normal person who wants a more wet-country-compatible sole.

While I agree with the point about durability, the aesthetics are fine by me:

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(Ms. Belligero's boots; cuffs turned up for photo, obviously)
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