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

DonRaphael

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I find the u last to have quite a high instep. Perhaps I'm mistaken.
This is my experience as well. But I guess what @gmehra is saying is that it has the lowest instep of all Vass lasts. That's not contradictions to our experiences: U features a high instep, but the lowest amongst Vass lasts.
 

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I would agree in some cases.

I'm not at all a fan of the S, or the 3636 at all. I don't care for the shape of the Peter but I do like some of the Norwegers over all.

That said the F, and U in particular are considered to be excellent by an overwhelming majority.
F and U are among best in world for attractiveness, IMO. I also like P2 as long as they are derbies and not Oxfords. P2 makes a good looking and comfortable semi-casual shoe that is anchored in Central European tradition without being a thick-soled stomper.
 

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I just ordered a sweet looking pair of Budapest black oxfords, R last. Can’t wait!

I‘ll try to post a photo if everything goes as planned.

There was a beautiful sample pair for even less money that I really liked, but I was uncomfortable about the U last as my feet are a little wide and the comments here about the toe box put me off. So thanks for your expertise.
 

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A little update from my issues with Vass being unavailable. Through instagram I got a reaction after three days which was helpful. They were surprised that my refund request was not handled yet so they are on it again.

Lets see if I can get a final answer this week.
 

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That is true. I like the 804 last. But many of their lasts feels rough and to abruptly cut at the front. I also don't like the wide sole edges. But that's my opinion only.
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Last comparison- From top to bottom:

Enzo Bonafe 804
Carmina Rain
Enzo Bonafe 45
C&J 384

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Two F's and one K.
How does the instep compare between F and K? What are the biggest differences you noticed in terms of size? Never tried the K but I'm very much tempted to pull the trigger on one.
 

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How does the instep compare between F and K? What are the biggest differences you noticed in terms of size? Never tried the K but I'm very much tempted to pull the trigger on one.
I have the same size in both. K is definitely tighter than the F. If your feet are a little bit on the wide side, then don’t consider the K. In terms of instep, F is higher.
 

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I have the same size in both. K is definitely tighter than the F. If your feet are a little bit on the wide side, then don’t consider the K. In terms of instep, F is higher.
The F fit me comfortably but K is tight. Very pointy toe. It's style over comfort, even for my medium width foot.
 

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F and U are among best in world for attractiveness, IMO. I also like P2 as long as they are derbies and not Oxfords. P2 makes a good looking and comfortable semi-casual shoe that is anchored in Central European tradition without being a thick-soled stomper.
Totally agree on the P2 last, I have a pair and plan to buy another.

I also think its probably the last I would want if I were in the market for a pair of boots.
 

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Hi guys, hope your taking advantage of Karl's (Ascot shoes) (Fire sale) Auctions on eBay?. Apparently there - "currently clearing all our stocked shoes because our showrooms in London Mayfair and Paris are still closed.Many are brand new and never been worn or tried on (see photos for actual shoes being sold) ". I've nabbed a nice new pair of MTO: Vass Valway Boots Blue & Oxblood Calf - U last UK10 (£290) which are arriving today and my Brother in law has a nice new pair of Vass Double Monks Cognac & Cream Calf - K Last UK6 (£155) for delivery later in the week, I've got bidders remorse on a few pairs I should have gone higher on notably a lovely pair of Vass Oxford High Boots Green suede & Calf - F Last UK10 . Happy bidding.
For clarity I have no connection to Ascot Shoes whatsoever other than being a happy past & present customer. Carl.
 

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Hi guys, hope your taking advantage of Karl's (Ascot shoes) (Fire sale) Auctions on eBay?. Apparently there - "currently clearing all our stocked shoes because our showrooms in London Mayfair and Paris are still closed.Many are brand new and never been worn or tried on (see photos for actual shoes being sold) ". I've nabbed a nice new pair of MTO: Vass Valway Boots Blue & Oxblood Calf - U last UK10 (£290) which are arriving today and my Brother in law has a nice new pair of Vass Double Monks Cognac & Cream Calf - K Last UK6 (£155) for delivery later in the week, I've got bidders remorse on a few pairs I should have gone higher on notably a lovely pair of Vass Oxford High Boots Green suede & Calf - F Last UK10 . Happy bidding.
For clarity I have no connection to Ascot Shoes whatsoever other than being a happy past & present customer. Carl.
Where did you see low priced auctions? I don't see any ascot auctions, and certainly none of their listed shoes are currently on a "fire sale;" they're all much higher than vass prices.
 
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