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With heavy heart I have decided to sell the following shoes due to fit issues:

Vass P2 last budapester in red-brown suede, size 44 H. Double leather sole.



Worn only once. It's too big, and insoles don't help. Completely gorgeous and flawless pair, though. Pm me for more pics and to make an offer.

The next one: Allen Edmknds Eagle County boot on the 222 last, size 10.5 EEE. Navy calf, double dainite sole. Worn 5 times. The toebox runs narrow. Not enough wiggle room for me. exvellent construction and finishing for AE, though!

post #362 of 469

Bummer about the Vass, Pepper --- I thought that was your new ideal last?

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Originally Posted by fairlynerdy View Post

Bummer about the Vass, Pepper --- I thought that was your new ideal last?

I know. They seemed to fit so well at first. The only thing I can think is at the time I was on a medication that has swelling of the extremities as a known side effect. All of my shoes feel a little loose but these are non resolvable. I did also wear them around the house quite a bit before their one outing, so perhaps they stretched a lot as well.

U is like a glove, though.
post #364 of 469

The P2 is pretty generous in the forefoot.  Making it not only wider but double extra wide is pretty wide!  The budapesters on Luxeswap are the Budapest last, not the P2 - similar proportions but a deeper toe box too.  

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The P2 is pretty generous in the forefoot.  Making it not only wider but double extra wide is pretty wide!  The budapesters on Luxeswap are the Budapest last, not the P2 - similar proportions but a deeper toe box too.  

I actually need the full width of H fitting in this last. The 44 is just too long for me.
post #366 of 469

I hear you; my 43 P2 fits a touch long, too.  The Budapest has a deeper and less extended toe, for future reference.

post #367 of 469

As a PSA, although it is the winter months, I have two new pairs of Allen Edmonds First Baseman that need a new home: 8EEE and 9.5 EEE. Feel free to personal message me as I can do a better deal for a forum member off of the bay.

 

post #368 of 469
I need some recommendations from the forum and I am new to this thread. I am looking for a balmoral laced dress shoe, similar to a park avenue from Allen Edmonds. I can wear 11 EEE in a blucher lace on several lasts from AE, but the 65 last is far too tight across the vamp even after having the shoe stretched. I do not wish to go to 11.5 as I am really closer to 10.5 in length. So, any recommendations on a nice Oxford that could come in a roomier last or a higher width? I am lost as to what a G or an H is like. Budget wise, I would need to find something similar to price range for Allen Edmonds. Thanks for the recommendations.
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G or H mean different things to different makers: "G" is extra wide for Crockett and Jones, for instance, but only wide for e.g. Church's or Vass.  Be careful to know what each maker uses as standard.  I think you'll find a lot of European makers have a higher instep as standard than AE: Italians seem to have a very steep vamp, and Vass's Italian-inspired lasts are very tall, for example.  Depending on how much toe width you need and bearing in mind that all feet are different, I'd suggest asking Vass for an H width in 43.5, on the F last: very elegant Italian-Hungarian hybrid, and sounds like you.

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Originally Posted by smfdoc View Post

I need some recommendations from the forum and I am new to this thread. I am looking for a balmoral laced dress shoe, similar to a park avenue from Allen Edmonds. I can wear 11 EEE in a blucher lace on several lasts from AE, but the 65 last is far too tight across the vamp even after having the shoe stretched. I do not wish to go to 11.5 as I am really closer to 10.5 in length. So, any recommendations on a nice Oxford that could come in a roomier last or a higher width? I am lost as to what a G or an H is like. Budget wise, I would need to find something similar to price range for Allen Edmonds. Thanks for the recommendations.

Hey Doc,

I'm searching for the right last as well and was about to post a similar question. 65 doesn't work well for me either. Have you tried going to the AE site and filtering by last? It's on the left toward the bottom. Maybe see what they have in an Oxford in wider last (201, 511, 73?). 

 

In case it helps, here's what I've found on my oddly shaped shaped feet: 

 

65 (Fifth Ave) - fits snug in the toe box and vamp, can't quite close the gap (small V)

114 last (Nashua) - not even close to fitting. I don't think going up 1/2 size would help much. 

809 (Gobi) - pretty good fit. Plenty of room. Perhaps slightly too large. 

201 (Sauk Drive) - fits large. Good room in the toe box, heel is loose. The boot seems long for a 10.5. Anybody have good luck going down 1/2 for this one?

97 (Sanford) - fits well. Probably the best fitting AE I've tried. I read the 97 last runs narrow, so am surprised this fits so well

678 (Ashton) - just ok fit. A little tight on my small toe  - the taper gets me. Would not buy more of this last. Maybe an 11 EE would work? 


Edited by Dario65 - 12/1/15 at 8:29am
post #371 of 469
Heads up boys - just posted two pair of C&J wide fits in size 11 US over in B&S - a lovely pair of Grassmeres that run really wide for a 325 last and a pair of brown pert cap dress shoes on the 240 last. I'm generally a US 11/EE and these work great - beautiful shoes in near new condition that just aren't making the rotation so they are priced to move.
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Heads up boys - just posted two pair of C&J wide fits in size 11 US over in B&S - a lovely pair of Grassmeres that run really wide for a 325 last and a pair of brown pert cap dress shoes on the 240 last. I'm generally a US 11/EE and these work great - beautiful shoes in near new condition that just aren't making the rotation so they are priced to move.

How about a link for those of us who use mobile devices? smile.gif
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post #374 of 469

Looking some help with AE lasts. I called AE today and that wasn't overly helpful. Visited a Chicago store a few weeks ago and that was equally unhelpful. All I got from the conversation today was "try the 201 511 - go down 1/2 size in the 201." 

 

Have you guys found any general trends to compare the wider lasts? Do 73, 97, 234 generally work? Given my one pair on the 201 I'd agree it's relatively large. Anybody typically going up or down for these? The alternative to figuring this out is ordering and returning a shitload of shoes from AE. I can do this, but it seems wasteful to be sending all those shoes back and forth. 

 

Posting this here rather than the AE thread because you it's likely where the experience is, and this may not be appreciative toward AE. If the best advice is to try another brand I'm open to that too. 

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Originally Posted by Dario65 View Post

Looking some help with AE lasts. I called AE today and that wasn't overly helpful. Visited a Chicago store a few weeks ago and that was equally unhelpful. All I got from the conversation today was "try the 201 511 - go down 1/2 size in the 201." 

Have you guys found any general trends to compare the wider lasts? Do 73, 97, 234 generally work? Given my one pair on the 201 I'd agree it's relatively large. Anybody typically going up or down for these? The alternative to figuring this out is ordering and returning a shitload of shoes from AE. I can do this, but it seems wasteful to be sending all those shoes back and forth. 

Posting this here rather than the AE thread because you it's likely where the experience is, and this may not be appreciative toward AE. If the best advice is to try another brand I'm open to that too. 

I can't help too much with AE since the only/best fit for me seems to be the 511. What's your size in other brands/lasts? Someone else might have the same size and could provide a more accurate answer. Good luck......I feel your pain.
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