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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. Knowledge is King

    Knowledge is King Senior member

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    Roguls, I think you mean 43 wide (since he said he's a uk9 in Herring and Carmina which is analogous to 43 in Vass P2 last). If you actually meant 42, then I can't say I agree
     
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  2. mimo

    mimo Senior member

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    Also, I have two pairs of shoes on the 26 last - an oxford and a derby boot. It's a Loake last, actually, not Herring's own, and I find it a generous G. I suspect this might require a 43H, but I'd also suggest an EasyJet or similar day trip to Budapest - I'm thinking the same for myself!
     
  3. Robs89

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    9 UK JL 7000, Loake 1880 capital, Mermin Hiro. What size would you guys recommend for the F-last? I'm thinking about the 8.5 UK.
     
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  4. chogall

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    Size 43.
     
  5. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    If low instep, 42-5, if high, 43.
     
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    stgrim Senior member

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    Dear Sirs,

    If I wear a 41.5 in the F-last, do you think a 42 in the U-last would fit well?
    Referring to standard widths here, thank you.
     
  7. rc121

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    general consensus is that U last is only a little tighter in the toe box, so if you have enough wiggle room in the F last then you would probably be fine sticking to the same size.
     
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    How about UK9E in EG 202 last & UK9F in G&G MH71?
    Which size shall I stick with Vass last? Thanks very much!
     
  9. Robs89

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    Thanks. I have a pretty low instep so it sounds like the 42.5 will do good.
     
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  10. Swede66

    Swede66 Senior member

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    Mr Vass himself recommended same size in F and U if you don't have widish feet.
     
  11. OzzyJones

    OzzyJones Senior member

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    If you're a solid 9 in Hiro I'd be surprised if 42.5 in F works for you. I'm size 8.5 in Olfe and size 42.5 in U is tight at the pinkie toe. I believe Hiro is both wider and higher in the instep than Olfe
     
  12. j ingevaldsson

    j ingevaldsson Senior member

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    I second that. I'm a UK10 in Hiro, and 44G width in F. Would never fit in 43,5F-widht on the F-last.
     
  13. timotune

    timotune Senior member

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    I am wearing 43 in Hiro, 43.5 in Vass F-Last.
     
  14. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    No.
     
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  15. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    High instep, 43 wide. Low instep, 43.
     
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    member2000r Senior member

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    But how does one consider himself high or low instep?
     
  17. RogerP

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    Quote:Do you consistently have problems with shoes fitting tight over the instep in a standard width? Facings splayed open on an oxford, pain at the instep during breakin? If so, you might have a high instep. Do you consistently have problems with shoes fiting loose over the instep in a standard width? Facings fully closed with room underneath on an oxford - or wishing you could go past the last button hole on a monk? If so, you might have a low instep.
     
  18. Robs89

    Robs89 Senior member

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    Can anyone confirm what last this is? It looks like the F-last but I'm not sure about anything from Vass anymore.. (can explain later). If it really is a F-last it's really big for being a 43 compared to my Hiro-last from Meermin.

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  19. rc121

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    it would appear to be F last
     
  20. Robs89

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    I think so too. This 43 (9UK) is more like a 44 to be honest so that means that it's run quite big to size.
     

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