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

willyto

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I agree with the inconsistent sizing between lasts. I have a few 42 Vass shoes now and some fit snug, others with lots of wiggle room int he vamp and others are just too big.

The real problem is not being able to identify the last because it's not on the shoe. It could be stamped somewhere inside or on the sole under the size. Unless you're the first owner or have the box there's no way of knowing it or at least I haven't found it even looking at their website I'm not 100% sure of the lasts that my shoes are made on.
 

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Beautiful! Gold Museum?
@vriche If you ever get the chance, I highly recommend a trip to Budapest. Its a beautiful city and worth a visit even without a trip Vass. Once you are there, you can have them look and measure and modify your last, or even make a custom last, though you would need a second trip for that. I am sure they could resolve that issue for you. Once you have the last adjustments, you can just press repeat.

I did this back in the spring of 2018, and I am getting ready to order a second pair. It was recommended I wear them for a year before ordering the next pair, plus I know they will fit when they arrive.

DL-
 

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@vriche If you ever get the chance, I highly recommend a trip to Budapest. Its a beautiful city and worth a visit even without a trip Vass. Once you are there, you can have them look and measure and modify your last, or even make a custom last, though you would need a second trip for that. I am sure they could resolve that issue for you. Once you have the last adjustments, you can just press repeat.

I did this back in the spring of 2018, and I am getting ready to order a second pair. It was recommended I wear them for a year before ordering the next pair, plus I know they will fit when they arrive.

DL-
I’ve actually thought about it as I love their shoes so much. I’m glad to hear that it worked out for you.
 

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@vriche what other brands/last do you wear that fits good without the gapping?
Every other one, really. Too many to remember but off the top of my head:

Meermin’s Ben and Elton.
Carmina’s Rain and Forest.
Enzo Bonafè’s 946.
Joe Works’s 0 last.
Cobbler Union’s City last.
Löf & Tung’s S last.
 

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I have pair of F last chukka in size 43.5 but in hindsight 43 would have been better. Should I stay with 43 in the Budapester last or even go with 42.5? I have rather splayed toes (I don’t think I could wear the U last all day for example), narrow heels and flat feet. Thanks
 

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Quick photo of one of my pairs of Vass I wear in a more casual way. I just applied shoe cream and paid attention to the stitching which had lost the brown colour.





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These are awesome!

I am very tempted to get my second pair of Vass shoes under the current sale. I own one pair of oxfords on the F last in 43 that fits very snug. I also tried 43.5, which was a bit too wide. Ideally, Something just in the middle probably would have been perfect. Based on that, which size would you recommend on the P2 and the Budapest last?
 

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These are awesome!

I am very tempted to get my second pair of Vass shoes under the current sale. I own one pair of oxfords on the F last in 43 that fits very snug. I also tried 43.5, which was a bit too wide. Ideally, Something just in the middle probably would have been perfect. Based on that, which size would you recommend on the P2 and the Budapest last?
43 P2 is roomier
 

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