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

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

  1. Slewfoot

    Slewfoot Senior member

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    I think 45 is US 12 in Vass sizing. I'm a 10.5 and I wear a 43.5.
     
  2. Mr. Pink

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    I'm a 12D and 45.5 fits. That was the rec I got from Manton and others wearing the same size.
     
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    How would you describe the fit? Room to spare or no?
     
  4. Slewfoot

    Slewfoot Senior member

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    Each foot is different! a 43.5 is slightly snug on me, but my left foot is bigger than my right so is usually snug. I think you'll be ok and for your own sanity shell does usually wear a slight touch bigger than calf so it might be a happy medium in between the two sizes.
     
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    Ha! My left foot is wider too but I prefer a snug fit anyhow. As long as I'm not bleeding I should be okay :/
     
  6. Saratorial_Splender

    Saratorial_Splender Senior member

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    IMHO Vass has the most confusing size standards of all shoe makers. I have 4 different shoes from them on the same last yet they all marked diferently and are the wrong fit (widths). Conversion from UK to EURO to US are a nightmare for MTO shoes. It seems that there is a lot of guess work. Do not even start me on the widths yet!!
     
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    These NSTs are amazing. Now to decide whiskey or anique cognac cordo.
     
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    You don't, they do it for you :lol:
     
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    hendrix Ill-proportioned

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    again, if you're ordering direct from Vass you won't get whiskey shell.
     
  10. Mr. Pink

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    There was room at the toe but not at the ball of the foot. If you have narrow feet and/or like your shoes snug, you'll probably be okay. I always judge my shoes by where the ball of my foot fits in the shoe, and that can differ quite a bit even in shoes of the same overall length.
     
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    Thanks for the pointers. I think I should be okay, atleast with the right foot. Left foot maybe nt so much-should have requested a slightly wider fit


    I think he was referring VASS "whiskey". They give that as an option when ordering.
     
  12. Grammaton Cleric

    Grammaton Cleric Senior member

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    I'm sure this has been discussed somewhere within this thread, but could someone please share the best (easiest, most economical) way to order Vass shoes these days.
     
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    NAMOR Senior member

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    PM member tombrowne. Seriously. Wish I had done this. Save yourself the headache, time, and ultimately your monies
     
  14. KayJay85

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    I am also working with Tom and he has been very helpful. Will update on shoe fit etc when they arrive
    FWIW I had PMed Kolecho who apparently also provides a proxy service but I never heard back from him so perhaps he has stopped doing so
     
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    Michael Ay329 Senior member

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    I'm a US12 and I wear 46 euro on the U and F lasts....I tried the 45.5 on the U last and found it was too tight
     
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