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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. dlind

    dlind Senior member

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    Got a reply in less then 24h and the shoes will be ready in 6 weeks, total cost including shipping and lasted trees, £380, €470 or 616 dollars. Great value! However they said that sunken metal toe taps can only be done on the double tapering to single sole. Does anyone know there reason for this? I know G&G does it on their single soles for example.
     
  2. Slickman

    Slickman Senior member

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    ^ not too late to change that to the f last
     
  3. dlind

    dlind Senior member

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    I like the U last, thinking of an old english II in the F soon though!
     
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  5. Slickman

    Slickman Senior member

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    That's why

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  6. Zarium

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    And that's supposed to detract the U-last's sleekness how...? [​IMG]
     
  7. Slickman

    Slickman Senior member

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    You answered your own question, U-last is "too sleek", f provides a classic shape that is timeless and more elegant, but if you want to learn the hard way (as I did), purchase the U, wear it for a year or 2, then you will notice gravitation to the F and sell your U-last shoes, and purchase new ones on the F

    OR

    You could just trust me and order it on the F

    The choice is yours
     
  8. Zarium

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    I think the U last is sleek, but not "too sleek". I mean, I could say the same for the F last then - "too clunky". The F last is timeless, yes, but the U last is just as beautiful. There are so many examples of shoes on the U last that have turned out to be stellar here. Just because the U last didn't work for you doesn't mean it won't for him.

    This sounds to me like preaching a religion: "There is no god but jesus!!!!!111111".
     
  9. dlind

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    Well i'm pretty convinced I want the U for this shoe but I appreciate all the advice! It's a shame they don't do metal toe taps on the single sole, do you know if they do rubber ones?
     
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    They cannot do this style; it seems like I'm not the only person who has asked.
     
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  12. Slickman

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    U last worked in terms of fit, I just began to like the F more, and many others have had the same experience, just tryin to help...
     
  13. Frank the sheep

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    I´ve made up my mind. I´m going to buy my first Vass :)

    Chukka boot
    F-last
    Dainite sole (maybe double leather with toe taps)
    Dark brown grain

    I want a casual boot that i can wear all year (not in the middle of the summer of course) and i think Dainite is better in sweden with rain, snow, ice, gravel on the pavement.
     
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    I have looked at all models at the web site and Vass have lots of models that is a bit to east europe style for me. I wouldn´t wear that boot if they gave me 450 euro :) Thanks for the tip anyway.
     
  16. dlind

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    I agree maybe its a swedish thing, I think we tend to gravitate a bit more towards sleek shoes. However I don't think vass does Dainite soles only vibram and they are more clunky.....
     
  17. dlind

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    How do they hold up over time? and are they easily replaced if necessary?
     
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    +2
     
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  20. Chase H

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    These are &*!%ing gorgeous.
     
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