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post #8281 of 13156
Do the Finger and Thumb test behind the heels - if you can squeeze your thumb, then it's probably to big length wise....

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Originally Posted by Torsion View Post

Going to try them out again tonight - there definitely is prob more than ample toe and vamp space (more than I've been used to if compared to my C&J) so perhaps I do need to half size down..

Arrrrghhhh!

 

post #8282 of 13156
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Originally Posted by Ilovelobbs View Post

Do the Finger and Thumb test behind the heels - if you can squeeze your thumb, then it's probably to big length wise....

Quote:
Originally Posted by Torsion View Post

Going to try them out again tonight - there definitely is prob more than ample toe and vamp space (more than I've been used to if compared to my C&J) so perhaps I do need to half size down..

Arrrrghhhh!

 

You should not be able to stick your finger easily in the shoes behind the heel, this is a sign of a shoe that's too big.
post #8283 of 13156
BeS,

I have seen people who can easily fit 2 thumbs behind their heels and adamant their shoes "fits" perfectly ;-)

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Originally Posted by BeSpiffington View Post



You should not be able to stick your finger easily in the shoes behind the heel, this is a sign of a shoe that's too big.

 

post #8284 of 13156
The U last....or go down half a size...but you risk compromising on the length.

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Originally Posted by velomane View Post



And with all this being said, is there a Vass last that is better suited for those of us with low insteps?

 

post #8285 of 13156
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Originally Posted by Ilovelobbs View Post

BeS,

I have seen people who can easily fit 2 thumbs behind their heels and adamant their shoes "fits" perfectly ;-)

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Originally Posted by BeSpiffington View Post



You should not be able to stick your finger easily in the shoes behind the heel, this is a sign of a shoe that's too big.

 


I highly doubt they know what is fit....
post #8286 of 13156
Thanks all for feedback and opinions - I've checked them out again and they're too big. There's me jumping the gun thinking they were a good fit.

Wurger - I decided on trying 40.5 after extensive research on here and other forums, it's really hard to nail sizing over the internet without access to actually trying pairs on - I've also experienced this with other brands.

To the guy that said from thrilled to gutted - it's an anti-climax indeed but I've learnt patience is the key especially with artisan/handmade products.

Here's to another 6-8 weeks of thumb twiddling and watching paint dry smile.gif

Now the thing is - the general opinion it seems is half sizing up for U/K lasts - so do I stick with 40.5 now based on my current experience with the F last!?
llovelobbs - I know you recommended staying with the same size for U/K as the F...
post #8287 of 13156
Maybe a bit cheeky to ask but why not see if you can visit No man walks alone and try some on?
post #8288 of 13156
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ilovelobbs View Post

BeS,

I have seen people who can easily fit 2 thumbs behind their heels and adamant their shoes "fits" perfectly ;-)

Quote:
Originally Posted by BeSpiffington View Post



You should not be able to stick your finger easily in the shoes behind the heel, this is a sign of a shoe that's too big.

 

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 #8289 of 13156
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Originally Posted by Ilovelobbs View Post

Do the Finger and Thumb test behind the heels - if you can squeeze your thumb, then it's probably to big length wise....

Quote:
Originally Posted by Torsion View Post

Going to try them out again tonight - there definitely is prob more than ample toe and vamp space (more than I've been used to if compared to my C&J) so perhaps I do need to half size down..

Arrrrghhhh!

 


It's too big if you can stick either a finger or a thumb behind the heels.

Lacing completely closed means the shoes instep is too high, width too wide, length too long, or any combination of the above.
post #8290 of 13156
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Originally Posted by chogall View Post

It's too big if you can stick either a finger or a thumb behind the heels.

Lacing completely closed means the shoes instep is too high, width too wide, length too long, or any combination of the above.

Yeh thanks - saw your comments last night Chogall and by that time already felt they were too big. Managed to get a finger in (as the actress said to the bishop) biggrin.gif
post #8291 of 13156
Quote:
Originally Posted by Torsion View Post

Thanks all for feedback and opinions - I've checked them out again and they're too big. There's me jumping the gun thinking they were a good fit.

Wurger - I decided on trying 40.5 after extensive research on here and other forums, it's really hard to nail sizing over the internet without access to actually trying pairs on - I've also experienced this with other brands.

To the guy that said from thrilled to gutted - it's an anti-climax indeed but I've learnt patience is the key especially with artisan/handmade products.

Here's to another 6-8 weeks of thumb twiddling and watching paint dry smile.gif

Now the thing is - the general opinion it seems is half sizing up for U/K lasts - so do I stick with 40.5 now based on my current experience with the F last!?
llovelobbs - I know you recommended staying with the same size for U/K as the F...

I suggest against purchasing another pair on a last that you are not familiar with.
At first make sure you find the correct size for you in the F last, you can go from there with a much lower probability of failure.
The following chart has helped me finding my correct size in Vass and the sizing it suggests has been affirmed by others, so it might be of some help for your too.
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Shoesize-adult-de.svg
post #8292 of 13156
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Originally Posted by BeSpiffington View Post


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.

 

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...
post #8293 of 13156
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.
Edited by venividivicibj - 9/24/13 at 8:07am
post #8294 of 13156

Is VASS still wire transfer payment only or are there any other means to pay?

Thanks.

post #8295 of 13156
Wire only
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