Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by luk-cha, Jul 24, 2009.
very nice post and thanks for sharing. Nice shoes as well except:
It could be me but I just dont get the double sole to single thing..does this enhance the aesthitics ?Looks to me like a ladies shoes..IMO
no. i have yet to see a vass which has done it right.
It's one of those things that seems to look better in person than in photographs. I was always weary of it until I actually had one in my hands where it adds a nice subdued flare to the look of the shoe. Of course it will also make the sole even more durable and last longer. I could be wrong, but I think the tapering makes the break-in period shorter unlike full double-leather soles that can be a bit painful the first few wears.
i cannot imagine this.
As I said, I could be wrong. :^)
from my personal experience "thicker" soles wear more comfortable. fortunately my makers found the recipe which works best for me.
These are going to be my more frequent wear pair of shoes so, as has been said, it makes it more durable, and easier just to replace the outsole leaving the midsole intact.
I also wanted the chunkier look for this more casual shoe. It really isn't hugely noticeable.
While I was waiting for my shoes I bought this book. Really excellent read by Vass detailing how his shoes are made. Really makes you appreciate how much work goes into them and a big reason why I bought them.
Could be for you, but for me it looks like a womens shoe more pronounced on the foot and tapering up to the heel.
I have the book, excellent read.
In that case I'd have gone with full double sole, more comfortable, durable, and much more chunkier,,,oh well!
Was in polishing mood today....please excuse the hyped up Iphone 4S picture quality(no flash)
+1; many thanks.
Great shoes above, congrats.
nerd alert, Vass heel shapes-
l to r from top: U last single sole, U double,
F single, F double,
P2 single, P2 double
and just for point of comparison EG Dover
Pointy lasts like U take a trapezoidal wedge shape tapering down in single, but AFAIK the rest are slightly assymetrical but identical
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