- Jan 5, 2012
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Makes sense for cars, but not for shoes. Small family shoemakers can't account for that on their books year over year. And shoes don't come with mileage meters!I mean, it makes sense, it's just not how it works. A company definitely COULD have a policy like this, what doesn't make sense is expecting it as standard, you'd need some legal leg to stand on.
No, agreed, but it's not unheard of for companies making other things than cars to have lifetime guarantees. I'm not saying it's a profitable idea, I'm just saying it's not parallel-universe-levels of strange which some of these replies seem to suggest.Makes sense for cars, but not for shoes. Small family shoemakers can't account for that on their books year over year. And shoes don't come with mileage meters!
You’re buying a 500-600$ pair of shoes...not a 50k watch or even a 5k suit. It’s still very much a mass product from a small company.I am serious yes. A bit like some cars you may choose between some years or some miles guarantee, and it seems relevant
you need to realize that the shape and structure is a hallmark of good quality in shoes. How do you usually tell if a pair of shoes is a $100 one purchased at Macy's? One way I can (in addition to other ways of course) is by the lack of shape. I was watching a video by Santoni where they mentioned that a pair of shoes to be done properly, would have to stay on the last for 6 or so weeks. This is to get that shape. If you don't do that, then you end up with a shoe that's more like their cheaper line of shoes that are lacking all those beautiful curves. Of course the amount and quality of stiffeners is a factor too, but at the end, everything is a factor.Hi,
I need some advice. I just got a pair of chukkas from Vass.
I used this model from Ascot as my reference:
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I got these:
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To me they look much more slim, less shaped along the sides, and pointier than the reference shoe.
I was assured by Vass that the reference pair was on the K-last, but they look more like my U-Lasts when I compare it now.
What do you think?
What did I say to indicate that I don't realize that shape is a hallmark of good quality?you need to realize that the shape and structure is a hallmark of good quality in shoes.
how can Vass 'confirm' that a pair on a random pic is of this or that last? I've asked a question like that before and they were all over the place. My conclusion then was that they can't even tell the difference between their own lasts. U and K specifically. Maybe the guy who designed them can in a millisecond but don't hold your breath that the people who replied to you had the slightest clue. But if they had to give an answer, then that answer would have to be what you wanted to hear.What did I say to indicate that I don't realize that shape is a hallmark of good quality?
Either way I'm not looking to go all conspiratorial. Both Vass and Ascot have now confirmed that these are indeed both on the K-Last, and they've been good enough to me in the past 7 years to earn the benefit of the doubt.
The pair received are fantastic (and have plenty of shape), it was only a question of whether they had used the right last or not.
In fact i had a similar issue with my vintage Weston, they took the shoes, checked they were noisy as i was saying, send them for a repair, and gave them back to me, and didn't ask for any penny.You’re buying a 500-600$ pair of shoes...not a 50k watch or even a 5k suit. It’s still very much a mass product from a small company.
don’t get me wrong; understand the frustration but unless you go bespoke I wouldn’t be expecting this kind of service..