The price €395 is correct, but only under certain circumstances. First of all, that price is for a plain model in calf leather. The price for boots/cordovan/cordovan boots/ some MTO... is higher. Second, that is the price when you pay in cash in their store. If have been to the store couple of times and they always said they can only give me the discount when paid in cash. When I pay from home with bank transfer I don't get the discount. As far as shipping goes, I never had a problem because I live in Europe. For the US, one should consider custom duties and the bank wire costs. For MTO, the price sometimes is the same, sometimes it isn't. It mostly is though, as long as you stick to their models/patterns.... The price list in that thread is incorrect as far as I know, they have set new prices in July. I can't find the price list from that thread on the Vass website either. I have the price list in my mails somewhere, I'll try to locate it.