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

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  1. MrChris

    MrChris Senior member

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    After going through this thread, I've become tempted to to order a pair of Vass myself (62 Old English Plain).
    From looking at the pictures it seems the soles and particularly the heels of the Vass shoes are noticable thicker than on e.g. C&J and Church's. I guess that is the house style? But is it possible to request thinner soles?
     
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  2. kev777

    kev777 Senior member

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    Just awaiting delivery tomorrow of my first pair after taking the plunge on sizing :-( UK6.5 US7 EU40 Heres hoping with fingers crossed.........
     
  3. mkarim

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    +1
     
  4. mkarim

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    Very nice!
     
  5. Louis XIV

    Louis XIV Senior member

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    Sizing is not as simple as that.
    It has a lot to do with the characteristics of your feet, shape, length, volume of the forefoot, instep, heel.
    For example I tried on three lasts of C&J and had a different size in every single one of them.
    The shoe trees in the Vass I received say 41.
    After having tried the shoes on, I am convinced half a size smaller would fit my feet best.
    I will ask Mr. Kuti which size the pair I received has.
     
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  6. Fiddler

    Fiddler Senior member

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    That will do the trick.
     
  7. kev777

    kev777 Senior member

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    Your so right but heres hoping i got it right .......

    "7:22 am On FedEx vehicle for delivery LEEDS GB"

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  8. Louis XIV

    Louis XIV Senior member

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    What a lovely christmas present!
    Will your shoes have the exact same specifications?
    Do you know your size in C&J 337 last?
     
  9. kev777

    kev777 Senior member

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    Exactly as above, and I'm a 6.5UK in the 337 and based on info both from here and others I've gone 40 EU which is supposed to equate to UK 6.5. I suppose its a 50:50 it either will or wont !!! :)
     
  10. Frank the sheep

    Frank the sheep Senior member

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    Wow, i think i need those in black! :slayer: What last is this? Please post more pics when you get them, and a fit report.
     
  11. Louis XIV

    Louis XIV Senior member

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    It's their chiseled Italian last, "U".
     
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  12. kev777

    kev777 Senior member

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    Will do !



    Thats right !
     
  13. Fiddler

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    I hope it does...but didn't you size up by a half, as most people do when they order the U-Last?
     
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    Hey guys I'm staying in Vienna for a few days at the current moment and I plan on visiting ABBA shoes in a couple days. I was wondering if anyone here has had experience with the store and can tell me how reasonable their prices are and how their selection is in terms of Vass (obviously). Thanks!
     
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    Louis XIV Senior member

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