If the shoe fits . . .

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  1. LARon

    LARon Senior member

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    I'm interested in buying a pair of Domenico Vacca sale shoes from NYC. I live in LA and am told they only have one size, 10.5, which is a full size bigger than my usual 9.5. Does anyone know whether their shoes run "true to size," or a bit on the big or small size? Also, has anyone so loved a shoe that they were willing to go a full size too large? (If so, how did it work out?)
     
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    There is a vacca store in Beverly Hills (Rodeo Drive), could try on the shoes there
     
  3. LARon

    LARon Senior member

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    True enough but, unfortunately, they don't carry the shoe.

    (I'm told by the NY store that they make only one pair in each size; but they readily offered to do a special order for full retail, plus 20%. Being that the shoes are currently on sale for 30% off, I'm not interested in going in the opposite direction, to full retail plus 20%.)

    Thanks for the suggestion, though.
     
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    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    Vacca is Italian for crook...

    StefanoBi shoes run true to size.
     
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    Vacca is Italian for crook...

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    LARon Senior member

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    why are their crooks?
     
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    LARon Senior member

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    I meant "they" not "their"
     
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    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    I meant "they" not "their"
    They just have the reputation that the products that they sell might not be the products that they say they sell.
     
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    They just have the reputation that the products that they sell might not be the products that they say they sell.

    [​IMG] Fun alliteration, but what?
     
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    what's the return policy?

    i think you should really go to their LA store to try them on for size. it'll give you a pretty good idea of whether they're going to fit, particularly if you can find a shoe in a similar or same last.
     
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    I'm interested in buying a pair of Domenico Vacca sale shoes from NYC. I live in LA and am told they only have one size, 10.5, which is a full size bigger than my usual 9.5. Does anyone know whether their shoes run "true to size," or a bit on the big or small size? Also, has anyone so loved a shoe that they were willing to go a full size too large? (If so, how did it work out?)

    I once bought a pair of RL Alligators shoes at 70% off! Truly a fantastic deal, literally a steal. They were beautiful. Unfortunately, they were a size 12 and I'm a size 11. I tried shoe tongues, two pair of socks, etc. Nothing worked. They were just too loose and hence uncomfortable and ultimately unwearable.

    I had bought the "Bargain" and in this case a beautiful shoe too. But I regretted it and gave them away. This was pre-Ebay days.

    I strongly recommend that you not buy any shoes that are a full size off!
     
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    Dragon Senior member

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    I would not buy them.

    There are many other shoe makers that are the same level as Stefano BI or better. I would keep looking for another deal in the perfect size.
     
  13. LARon

    LARon Senior member

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    Thanks guys; I really appreciate your experiences and input.
     

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