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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. RogerP

    RogerP Senior member

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    ^^^ In the context of premium footwear, Vass shoes are a screaming value.
     
  2. gyasih

    gyasih Senior member

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    I agree Roger, I need to nail down my size. I wear a US 11 and purchased a pair of 44 in F Last, but it has a high instep and I saw a small crease right in front of toe cap. I wear 10.5US in 337 & other CJ handgrade lasts. 10.5/11E in EG 82/888, 10/10.5E in 606, so you can see my dilemma.
     
  3. RogerP

    RogerP Senior member

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    ^^^ Yes, e-sizing is an inexact science at best. It's never really nailed down until you take the plunge and see how the shoes fit for yourself. Just understand the return policy of the vendor before you buy.
     
  4. gyasih

    gyasih Senior member

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    Thanks, I actually purchased a pair and ended up selling them. Your photos, as well as some others are making me want to test the waters again.
     
  5. RogerP

    RogerP Senior member

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    Hopefully your previous purchase was close enough that you could order with more confidence this time around.
     
  6. gyasih

    gyasih Senior member

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    Not sure. Here is my other pair

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  7. RogerP

    RogerP Senior member

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    What size and last and what was the fit problem?
     
  8. gyasih

    gyasih Senior member

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    44, F-Last. Creasing right in front of right toe cap, laces completed closed after third wear.
     
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    thanks for that, mimo
     
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    Vass makes pretty short internal toe caps, shorter than the outer toe cap, so it's not that uncommon that you get creases in front of the outer toe cap seam. Could still be a bad fit with your shoes of course, just saying that the crease on the cap doesn't necessarily means this when it comes to Vass.
     
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  11. RogerP

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    ^^^ Yes, creasing aside how did they fit?
     
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    My friend who bought his C&J around 20 years ago also commented on the same thing... it's almost exactly just like watches. Prices are whatever the market will bear.
     
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    Absolutely stunning. One of the best vass i seen :)
     
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    and Roger's photo skills are awesome, looks nicer compare to Notch's sale photo :D
     
  15. gyasih

    gyasih Senior member

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    The laces were fully closed and they were about 1/4" too long.

    Thanks for info on the toe cap.
     
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    tricky business, shoe sizing vs our feet....
     
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    But were they comfortable? The F last instep is fairly high so you may just have a lower instep. An insole could solve that problem. I wouldn't worry about the creases at all. I don't have one pair of Vass or EG that show no creases. Some crease early and some crease later. I'm of the opinion that if the shoe fits wear it as that trumps all minor aesthetics over time. And remember, perfection doesn't exist.
     
  18. RogerP

    RogerP Senior member

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    This.
     
  19. gdl203

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    Well then it does sound like they were probably 1/2 size too big for your feet. You should try 43.5, and maybe other lasts too (P2 if you want to stay in the round toes, maybe U if you're looking for something sleeker like F)
     
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  20. gyasih

    gyasih Senior member

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    Thanks fellas. The shoes were, overall, comfortable.

    I was more concerned about the creasing with the toe cap. I have had a lot of shoes, from various makers. I am not overly concerned about the other creases that come with owning leather shoes.

    I was thinking 1/2 size down, or an insole, in my current size, they are gone now so the next order would be an experiment as I don't remember everything about the shoes.
     
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