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

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

  1. Notch

    Notch Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    @naspratt The boots are on P2, a great design by NMWA.
     
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    naspratt Senior member

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    Might need to try to get a GMTO in burgundy shell/grain going for those.
     
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    Should I size the P2 same as F last?
     
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    Patrick R Senior member

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    I wear the same size in F, P2, and R. The F is a perfect fit with dress socks, the P2 is a perfect fit with slightly thicker socks, and the R is a good, but slightly more roomy fit than the P2.

    I know that there are some variations in the fit of handmade shoes, so I don't take my three examples as the last word on the subject, but I can tell you that I am happier to be in the same size in each shoe than I would be going either a size up or a size down.
     
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    Meyboom Senior member

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    For me the F is a better fit than P2. P2 is pretty wide in the forefoot which leads to quite some creasing of the leather where my foot bends. I also feel like the P2 has a lower instep than F. So for my rather slender feet with high instep F is the better fit. But I would recommend taking both in the same size as well.
     
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    peppercorn78 Senior member

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    I actually go down a full size from F (44.5) to P2 (43.5). The shapes are radically different so everyone's feet will work differently in each.
     
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    Mr Tewkesbury Senior member

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    Same. And was advised to do so.

    If you wear 8F in the Enzo Bonafe 363 Mod Last I would recommend the Following

    Vass F Last - 42
    Vass Peter, P2, Budapest, or 3636 Last - 41.5

    Courtesy of Mehra
     
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    Mr Tewkesbury Senior member

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    ^+1. 1/2 size down in my case. Best it´s to test!!
     
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    peppercorn78 Senior member

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    Thanks guys, might just stick with F last then. I can't afford to go through the trouble of testing and only NMWA offers Vass in the U.S. I think with a modest exchange policy. It certainly does limit my options though unless I go with MTO.
     
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    tobehknese Senior member

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    posted a BNIB plum museum wholecut u last with double sole on ebay and was asked to provide the insole and outsole measurements. not sure how do i measure them, any help?
     
  13. SimonC

    SimonC Senior member

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    Outsole is easiest, just measure the maximum length and width of the sole. Can be done with a hard or soft tape measure, but the latter is slightly more accurate.

    Insole is trickier. You will only be able to measure length so feed a tape measure into the shoe until the toe box prevents it from going any further, then measure to the back of the heel cup.
     
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    To be fair, these are probably the most useless measurements of all time. So much of it is dependent on last and welt...
     

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