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The Ultimate Vass (Footwear) Thread (Pictures, reviews, sizing, etc...)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by luk-cha, Jul 24, 2009.

  1. NAMOR

    NAMOR Well-Known Member

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  2. RogerP

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    stmaier - killer boots, dude.
     
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    I love em too ^ however, 5% of me says no. I think it's the make up of em. I love em! :slayer:
     
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    Which Vass Last is closest to carmina Inca or Rain Last? I would like to buy a budapester, but Im not sure about the last. I have a high instep and rather wide feet, but like the shoes to look sleek just like the carminas. Which Vass last would you recommend?
     
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    Thanks for the point to NMWA, it seems there is variation in sizing, even within the same shoe size. We chalk it to the beauty of handmade shoes.
     
  6. RogerP

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    I would stick with U last for the chiseled look of Rain, or K if you want even more chiseling. U,K and F (more rounded toe) all have a fairly high instep. I don't find I have to go to a wide fitting in these lasts (and Rain is the Carmina last that fits me best) but it is an option if width accommodation is your primary concern.
     
  7. Mr. Six

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    Glad to help! And yes, call it charm.
     
  8. Concordia

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    P2 has a higher instep than F, although a wide fitting of F might solve that and the other problems as well.
     
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    Tried the F on yesterday, and while the double monk accommodates my absurdly high instep, I struggled to even get my foot into oxfords. Went up a half size, and was swimming in space, especially across my toes. Go figure.
     
  10. chogall

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    It's absurd to size up to fit...

    Why not get a wider fitting pair? Vass makes wide fitting shoes for every last and sometimes extra wide...
     
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    Carmina Inca and Rain are quite different to look at.

    I would recommend Vass F Last to begin with...it's very sleek and has a high instep....I believe Razor will sort you out if you want extra width.
     
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    All this talk of high insteps leads me to wonder which Vass lasts have relatively low insteps. Anyone?
     
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    I mean, I tried a larger pair on for size. Did not buy. I suppose that a wide fitting is the answer but I of course cannot get that off the shelf.
     
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    MTO...

    That's what I am doing :)
     
  15. RogerP

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    Agree with chogall and Jubei on this.
     
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  16. chogall

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    Vass shoes don't cost more on MTO. Or the up charge is so minuscule to matter.
     
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    80 Euros I believe

    Correction; 100 Euros for calf shoes. Boots are special priced. (Based on 2013 price list)
     
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  18. chogall

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    F has low insteps.
     
  19. RogerP

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    Quote:No, it does not. I have high insteps - that's my number one fit issue across the board. The F last accomodates my instep quite adequately in an oxford closure (I have 2 pairs of those) - something not at all true of a great many brands and a great many lasts in a standard width shoe. I appreciate that there are both subjective and comparative elements involved, but I can think of no objective basis upon which the F last could be described as having a low instep. In fact, the reason that U,F and K lasts are all go-to choices for me is because of their high insteps.
     
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    Rezso told me that U last was not a high instep but its become apparent to me that I don't even know my own shoe size so who knows!?
     

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