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I learn something new everyday.

david. glad you enjoy the thread.

things that are making me happy:

recently my uncle asked me, if he can join me on a paprika trip. i certainly agreed and welcomed his interest. he was a leading manager for a big german company which produces roboter systems for the automotive industry. after day one we settled for dinner. he said, you know, i travelled a lot for my company. you showed me things, i've never seen before nor knew that they existed. on day two we've been to the workshop of mr. berta. my uncle said to mr. berta. i'm engineer and you have some fine machines here. can you explain the procedure to me. unforgetalble...
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This is something.... I want

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So do I. Need to figure out the right last and size for me in Vass.
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So do I. Need to figure out the right last and size for me in Vass.

Maybe I can help, what do you need to know?
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award winning goyserer welt by my cobbler

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These boots look awesome.
post #695 of 1290
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so glad this pic has been saved.
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dude has a strong opinion. oh well...
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So do I. Need to figure out the right last and size for me in Vass.

Maybe I can help, what do you need to know?

PM sent. Thank you for your offer to help!
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PM sent. Thank you for your offer to help!

he's a great guy. my guess goes to the 3636. looking forward to what it will be.
post #698 of 1290
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3636 is my favorite, no question given I have a wide foot.

how does it differ from the budapester last?

many thanks
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Fritzl, perhaps you can pass this question on to someone you know or help answer it yourself. On a recent trip to Germany I stopped in a shop in Munich (Schuhmanufaktur Danis) to purchase a pair of Vass shoes. There was a woman working in the store (I believe her name was Maria) who was very helpful and tried tirelessly to find a pair of shoes with a good fit. In the end, she said "you need the banana last." That was the first I had ever heard of the banana last - or a banana last of any kind. I did a search of this forum and the web and the information available on the banana last is, to say the least, sketchy.

You can find that information here: http://www.styleforum.net/t/10286/banana-last#post_113349


Just looking to get a good understanding of the banana last in general and why I, or anyone else, would need it. Finally does anyone have pictures of Vass, or other shoes in the AH school, on the banana last?
post #700 of 1290
You can find some exemples on Vass' website.
Here for instance : http://www.vass-cipo.hu/Eng/Modellek_03_London/Modell_03_035_Nagy.html
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You can find some exemples on Vass' website.
Here for instance : http://www.vass-cipo.hu/Eng/Modellek_03_London/Modell_03_035_Nagy.html

Thank you but I only see one picture of the banana last and it is not particularly helpful--in terms of understanding the shape of the last.

BTW - your avatar is fantastic.
post #702 of 1290
Do a google image search for Vass "Banana Last" and you should get should decent images. There are some pretty good results if you search for Japanese websites too. Banana shaped lasts are popular in Japan because they tend to fit the Japanese foot well (which helps to explain why the Alden modified last is so popular in Japan)

There's also a few more shots in the Vass catalog: http://jdelage.public.s3.amazonaws.com/Vass%20Shoes.pdf

This pair of Vass Banana Last belongs to forum member BrianSD (posted in the shoe pictorial index thread)
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Another pic. The Banana last shoe is the fourth shoe from the right, front row
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Do a google image search for Vass "Banana Last" and you should get should decent images. There are some pretty good results if you search for Japanese websites too. Banana shaped lasts are popular in Japan because they tend to fit the Japanese foot well (which helps to explain why the Alden modified last is so popular in Japan)
There's also a few more shots in the Vass catalog: http://jdelage.public.s3.amazonaws.com/Vass%20Shoes.pdf
This pair of Vass Banana Last belongs to forum member BrianSD (posted in the shoe pictorial index thread) Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
vl_0084.jpg
vl_0085.jpg
vl_0088.jpg
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Another pic. The Banana last shoe is the fourth shoe from the right, front row
img3336h.jpg

fantastic post. much appreciated.
post #704 of 1290
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Originally Posted by Knowledge is King View Post

Do a google image search for Vass "Banana Last" and you should get should decent images. There are some pretty good results if you search for Japanese websites too. Banana shaped lasts are popular in Japan because they tend to fit the Japanese foot well (which helps to explain why the Alden modified last is so popular in Japan)
There's also a few more shots in the Vass catalog: http://jdelage.public.s3.amazonaws.com/Vass%20Shoes.pdf
This pair of Vass Banana Last belongs to forum member BrianSD (posted in the shoe pictorial index thread)
vl_0084.jpg
vl_0085.jpg
vl_0088.jpg
vl_0087.jpg
Another pic. The Banana last shoe is the fourth shoe from the right, front row
img3336h.jpg

Thanks for the pictures and write up. Yes. I can see the similarity to the Alden modified last. Perhaps my feet are Japanese. I have done the google search but get weird shoes made from banana like colors or shoeshine methods utilizing bananas. Not particularly helpful. It appears that the banana last is used primarily with Bluchers, any pictures of a bal or other oxfords?
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fantastic post. much appreciated.

+1, the pictues in the Vass site are really poor, the last is very attactive, look great on those derbies. Damn, it never ends.
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