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saw some dinkelacker in a display window today. they don't touch my sweet spot, quasi
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first of all. vass makes a very good product. i'm no expert in dealing with them. i have a sentimental connection to them. actually with everything shoes - i allow myself the "transition" wouldn't let me lose sleep or worry me.
if i would be in your situation, i would look into two scenarios.
1. rikod and sstomcat have had nothing but good experience, in this case vass. i mean look at tomcat. it took him a few weeks only to get to the top with vass. both are extremly helpful and i'm sure they can answer all your questions. go for it.
2. don't be shy. order a pair from a maker you wanna try. choose a simple style - a staple model. ask which information they need from you. be precise. if they do not fit, exchange according to the information you gathered from the try on. go from there.

I've been very happy with Vass in the past. I really like the AH style and would like to do some exploring however, esp if Vass is moving away from previous methods of manufacture. I totally agree that it's best to try on before buying, but I haven't been in that area of the world for years. Maybe you can host me!
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saw some dinkelacker in a display window today. they don't touch my sweet spot, quasi

Same for me, with one exception - at the factory showroom in Ludwigsburg I found the norwegian split-toe bluchers in cordovan and suede, and I would say - now I miss these.  Last Luzern, double sole, their new collection, not typical HD imho.

 

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...I totally agree that it's best to try on before buying, but I haven't been in that area of the world for years. Maybe you can host me!

 

After few weeks of rotating of 8 pairs of the new shoes I found my MTO Vass one of the most comfortable, maybe because the F-last fits me, or due to arch support I've ordered. Bought without trying.

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I've been very happy with Vass in the past. I really like the AH style and would like to do some exploring however, esp if Vass is moving away from previous methods of manufacture. I totally agree that it's best to try on before buying, but I haven't been in that area of the world for years.
Maybe you can host me!

what do you mean by hosting?

i told you about the various scenarios, which are doable without taking any risk including to have one of the floating operation paprika try-on-pairs sent to you. do you remember?

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they are with fellow member Urban Composition right now and ready to ship.

what else do you need?
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saw some dinkelacker in a display window today. they don't touch my sweet spot, quasi

Can you please elaborate?
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Can you please elaborate?
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Can you please elaborate?

not again. i did it several times - same shop, same shoes. tbh, i don't really want to deal with it anymore. horses for courses.

actually, i was pissed that italy didn't succeed in the EURO and passed the shop on my way home hence my comment. take it for what it's worth. i wouldn't spend my money on them.
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It's sad to hear that VASS is introducing more machine work... Being in budapest twice i discussed with Rezso, my understanding is  clearly their business is running very well. To me the decision seems more business than finding skilled young man. I think VASS is trying to increase production with more machine work and hence responding demand (maybe having a big stock of shoes and selling immediately rather than constructing it in 4 weeks. They also recently moved to a new bigger shop at Haris Köz. From a business point of view it's a good move , from point of shoe making of course not.

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It's sad to hear that VASS is introducing more machine work... Being in budapest twice i discussed with Rezso, my understanding is  clearly their business is running very well. To me the decision seems more business than finding skilled young man. I think VASS is trying to increase production with more machine work and hence responding demand
(maybe having a big stock of shoes and selling immediately rather than constructing it in 4 weeks. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
They also recently moved to a new bigger shop at Haris Köz. From a business point of view it's a good move , from point of shoe making of course not.

please explain the time difference of four weeks.
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what do you mean by hosting?
i told you about the various scenarios, which are doable without taking any risk including to have one of the floating operation paprika try-on-pairs sent to you. do you remember?
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they are with fellow member Urban Composition right now and ready to ship.
what else do you need?

Those do look nice...... I was trying to get you to volunteer to show me the best brew pubs. nod[1].gif
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Those do look nice...... I was trying to get you to volunteer to show me the best brew pubs. nod[1].gif

yes they do and i'm more than happy to oblige to your request. cheers.gif
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on popular demand who makes them for vass:
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these are a special edition for the grand opening of the new vass store and made by master lastmaker kálmán berta.
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on popular demand who makes them for vass:
these are a special edition for the grand opening of the new vass store and made by master lastmaker kálmán berta.

these look lighter as well...
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these look lighter as well...

exactly, the hollowing saves a few gram...
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these look lighter as well...
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exactly, the hollowing saves a few gram...

I presume "lighter" refers to the colour, not the weight.

The trees might be made from "steamed beech" (steaming certain woods takes out the yellow and turns the colour into a pale, slightly pink, off-white). Or they are made from a naturally pale timber like lemon wood or birch (although birch tends to yellow if exposed to sunlight for extended periods). Third possibility the wood is "pickled" (no, not in vinegar like gherkins), it's a kind of colour-wash.
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