Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by luk-cha, Jul 24, 2009.
@naspratt The boots are on P2, a great design by NMWA.
Might need to try to get a GMTO in burgundy shell/grain going for those.
Should I size the P2 same as F last?
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.
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.
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.
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
Well half size.
^+1. 1/2 size down in my case. Best it´s to test!!
P2 Budapesters at my son's preK graduation:
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.
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?
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.
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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