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

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

  1. rikod

    rikod Senior member

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    Plain toe derbies

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  2. sdolina

    sdolina Senior member

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    My only Vass pair. These are MTO, F-last double monks in Oxblood with arch support, cost me 400 euros directly from Vass-cipo. They made it in 1 month and even reduced the price in the invoice so that I had not to pay customs (although I didn't ask for it).
    Very nice soft leather, few nice details.
    It fits extremely comfortable from the beginning and I'm worrying wouldn't they become too bbig when I break-in?
    Two sad moments:
    The strips are sewed, not connected by strings like on my Bontoni or on the JL William. This means I need to open at least upper strips to take them off!
    Also I expected the two-color sole, I didn't order it but thought it goes two-tone by default.

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  3. NAMOR

    NAMOR Senior member

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    what does this mean? by strings do you mean elastic? nice shoes btw. still need to pop my Vass cherry but unsure of what to get
     
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  4. sdolina

    sdolina Senior member

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    I have compared the lasted trees from Vass and Edward Green, maybe it could help.

    -Vass F-last size 43 (UK9,5)
    -Edward green 888 UK9,5E


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    as you can see here the vass has much higher instep
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    EG Last is lower but even wider then Vass
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    sdolina Senior member

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  6. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    your worries and rothschilds money...
     
  7. NAMOR

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    yeah, i agree. i only have to unbuckle the top strap on my JLs and Carminas
     
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    What do you mean by two-color sole?
     
  9. NAMOR

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    this is a great comparison, thanks for posting. Fritzl, would you say this is an accurate, albeit unperfect way to compare last shapes and sizes?
     
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    Arch support?!?

    What does that mean, does Vass do non flat insoles?
     
  12. sdolina

    sdolina Senior member

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    Yes they do.
    I have a flatfoot, not too much, but still uncomfortable. That's why I asked Vass to add the arch support, they agreed and I should say result is great!
     
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  13. meister

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    perfect dub monks!
     
  14. fritzl

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    hopefully not.
     
  15. sdolina

    sdolina Senior member

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    If anybody interested, I make a photo comparion of the Vass oxblood and AE burgundy cordovan
    Under the soft light they're looking close, but are quite different under flash
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  16. sdolina

    sdolina Senior member

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    Few more close-ups of the Vass, sorry of I'm boring

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  17. fritzl

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    most important picture...
     
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    Many thanks for sharing this (and all the pics). Can you say a bit more about the arch support; did you e.g. specify what type or thickness? I have no idea how these work but would be interested to learn more.
     
  19. TheTukker

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    Also, you may want to consider having Vass doing a flush metal tap for you instead of adding it on afterwards.
     
  20. rikod

    rikod Senior member

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    Vass is reluctant to putting flushed metal toe taps on single leather soles, don't know exactly why, other makers do it.
     

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