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

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

  1. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Vass starts at 100,000 Forints-- don't know what the premium on the Italian lasts would be, if any.

    They have lots of models in the shop-- you should be able to get a notion of what last and size suit your fancy even if they don't have the model and color you'd want to walk out with.

    MTO as such doesn't really cost more, although you do have shipping to deal with, and maybe some other minor annoyances.
     
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  2. Slewfoot

    Slewfoot Senior member

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    Thanks for the information! I have a pair of boots on the Budapest last in 43.5 (same as F and P2), but it's a touch short in the toe box of my left foot (which is longer than my right). It's barely doable in 43.5 after some stretching with very thin socks. Next time I'll go with the Budapest last in a size 44 (which I also wear with the U last). Would you agree that a size 44 is the way to go on the 3636 for me? As long as the 3636 isn't any wider than the Budapest last I imagine I should be ok.

    Thanks and Merry Christmas!
     


  3. Slewfoot

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    Agreed. I'd chat with the folks at the shop and see what sizes make sense for you based on what they have available for you to try on. You can then make future orders through them or through Kolecho on the forum on one his Vass mass orders. Good luck!
     


  4. Son Of Saphir

    Son Of Saphir Senior member

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    Uneven feet make it very hard for fit on short stocky last,
    me have same problem and find elongated last (F) the best.
    3636 and budapest last is short and stocky and it hard to fit for uneven foot.
    3636 fit like budapest last,
    try 44 but it might be loose on right foot so be careful.
     
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  5. claes500

    claes500 Senior member

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    I thought it was time for me to contribute picture wise in this part of the forum as well, having been a lurker for quite some time

    U vs K last

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  7. claes500

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    Yup!
     


  8. LS7

    LS7 Senior member

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    So from your comparison photos my conclusion would be that the K is a slightly shorter last, a tad narrower in the toe box and a little wider in the ball of the foot. Would you say this is a fair assessment?
     


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    well, there is a caveat to this comparison that I should have mentioned: The U-lasted is in EUR44 and the K-lasted is in EUR43,5. My true size is 43,5 and I actually ordered the U lasted in 43,5 from Margo and Ralph but they had converted the sizes on their website so when it says 43,5 they mean 44... long story short they had no true 43,5 and I decided to stick with them since the price was so low anyways

    This makes an exact comparison a bit misleading but at least the general characteristics and main differences are seen

    Therefore I would not say that the K is shorter but the toe box is a bit tighter and since I get the feeling that although the Us are larger in size the ball still feels smaller so there I would agree
     


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    K looks just like U, disappointing.

    F is the best.
     


  12. Slewfoot

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    Thanks! I'm always ok to wear a thin insole if need be to take up extra space. The right foot being a touch loose is something I considered. Any new last even from a maker you know and trust is always a bit of a gamble I've found.
     


  13. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    For genuine MTO, you could probably have the right and left done in different sizes.
     


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    True and something I've considered.
     


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    Quoting myself, if permitted :)
     


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