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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. Ascotshoes

    Ascotshoes Active Member

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    Thank you Roger - I hope the 2 pairs of Vass are keeping you well...

    Some double Monk #orn for all to share...

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  2. andreasky

    andreasky Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone have experience with Vass shoes in suede with dainite sole?
     


  3. Notch

    Notch Senior Member Affiliate Vendor

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    My father has a pair of suede DMs with Dainite sole. What would you like to know?
     


  4. blehbleh

    blehbleh New Member

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    Greetings all,
    I am a long time lurker but I just had to post. I've been through a good 60ish pages of this thread, including googling on vass f last sizes. And I've been more confused than if I hadn't tried at all. I'm amidst talks with mr Rezso to commission my first pair of vass saddle shell cordovan captoe boots.
    I've read that for a US9D, I can be anywhere between 41-42.5 on the F last. Plus I read somewhere on here that cordovan models size large, between 0.5-1 size difference, like seriously? Vass could be the hardest pair of shoes to size online!

    I am a US9D, slightly on the narrow D side.
    8.5USD for Alden's Indy in trubulance, shell chukka in Barrie, for a perfect gloved fit with ample room in the toe box.

    I know this has been asked way too much, but I could use some help! Does vass cordovan shoes really run larger than calf models? Any thing I should take note for a 7 eyelet derby boot on the F last? Help a man forge his pair of dream boots!
     


  5. add911_11

    add911_11 Distinguished Member

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    You are right that most Shell shoes do run slightly larger than Calf shoes, but I suggest follow your normal size, don't think about size up or down.
     


  6. andreasky

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    Hi, what's DMs?
    I would like to know how breathable Dainite sole is.
    Thanks.
     


  7. andreasky

    andreasky Well-Known Member

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    Are DMs = Double Monks?
     


  8. arglist

    arglist Senior Member

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    Hi

    Yes DMs are Double Monks.

    As to the breathability of Dainite soles: It's zero. Rubber is hermetic.

    But that is not the point: I have several shoes with Dainite soles and I don't sweat more in them as apart from the sole they are built from leather and other breathable materials. I can't imagine there's much breathing going on through the sole, also if it's leather. Some others may chime with more technical knowledge

    Florian
     


  9. bamboo

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    Hi. I am TTS US6D. so it is much smaller than yours. I got 38.5 F last now and It is still big. After exchanging Email with Mr. Kuti, I think my correct size is 38 E width.. (Their standard width is F. ) If you convert US 6 to EUR in Brannock device, it should be EUR 38-38.5.
    US 9D is about 42.5 on the conversion chart, so I guess 42 or 42.5 in your case.
     


  10. Concordia

    Concordia Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    I find that I sweat a tad more with Dainite soles, but maybe it is psychologically induced.
     


  11. Roguls

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    43.5 in the 3636 and P2, sir. Others, I'm not sure.
     


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    I am a TTS US9D....I would say my feet are not narrow like yours, but not overly wide either. I wear a 42 in Vass F Last (calf) and it fits me just perfect.
     


  13. blehbleh

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    Thank you for the swift replies! Ill take a leap of faith with the 42 in the F last.
     


  14. gaseousclay

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    I'm in love with the Vass U-Cap. Where the heck can I find this?
     


  15. andreasky

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    Thank you!
    I was wandering which kind of sole (dainite or leather) is better for a suede shies to wear throughout the year.
     


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