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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. quar

    quar Senior Member

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    This might demonstrate better. You can more clearly see the stitching here, and its relationship to the edge of the welt / sole.

    I used to wear them once a week at least.

    The sole is getting pretty thin at the ball of my foot, and I sense that it is getting a little "spongey".

    I don't wear them often anymore, so I have neglected to look into my resoling options. Also, I've fallen out of favour with Vass due to the inconsistencies in sizing, and my new preference for less aggressive lasts.

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    Slewfoot Distinguished Member

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    One thing comes to mind with all this crazy talk of welts and soles and rear shots the past few pages:

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    In full disclosure, I often consider myself in that same category Ogre is discussing.
     
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  3. fritzl

    fritzl Stylish Dinosaur

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    crazy? it's essential, imo.
     


  4. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Boxercise Toughguy

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    Vass sizing is, sadly/indeed, inconsistent from my personal experience. Sucks.
     


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    Slewfoot Distinguished Member

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    I can't really say it's essential. Fun to discuss sure. But sometimes getting into such small details can take the fun out of things. A small touch of naivety can be a good thing on occasion.
     
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  6. fritzl

    fritzl Stylish Dinosaur

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    so you say construction and balance is not important?
     


  7. fritzl

    fritzl Stylish Dinosaur

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    out of the blue..., marvelous.
     


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    Slewfoot Distinguished Member

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    I didn't say not important, but I don't think it's essential. How important it is to one person may be different to another. We're talking incredibly small details on a shoe here.
     


  9. fritzl

    fritzl Stylish Dinosaur

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    means almost the same in german...


    yes and no.
     


  10. DWFII

    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    If the welt and the inseam are the "backbone" of the shoe...and a case can be made, especially when the shoe is hand welted...then trimming the welt too narrow is getting close to destroying the shoe. Or at least forcing a re-welting and all that entails.
     


  11. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Boxercise Toughguy

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    Someone mentioned it not long ago on this thread, and I agree. I think it was yesterday.

    I have tried the same size in the same last. One was big; one was small. WTF?
     


  12. fritzl

    fritzl Stylish Dinosaur

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    also, someone else mentioned that one have to understand his feet and then the various lasts - doing their homework. seriously, how many shoe purchases have you fwocked up already? your learning curve on this is flater than the dutch mountains, but you're never afraid of a shout out, wtf.
     


  13. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Boxercise Toughguy

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    You still haven't explained how a shoe in the same last can be both too large and too small while being the same size. Perhaps you got a bit of extra paprika in your eye this morning, so you aren't able to see what I'm saying.
     


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    fritzl Stylish Dinosaur

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    well, you fwock the things up not me. my shoes fit and i can adjust the fit if needed. you're not able to explain what part didn't fit, are you???
    you better keep the ball flat...
     


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