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

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  1. obama

    obama Well-Known Member

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    Hope to get some sizing reference from you as I encounter some question with the sizing advice from Vass.

    I am uk7 in both carmina rain last and c&J 348 last. I email this info to Mr. Kuti and he advised me to go for size 41.5 for OE II with F last. He promised to exchange for a right size in case the size does not fit. So I paid and production is in progress.

    This week, I had chance to try my friend's OE II in F last (exactly same model but different color) in size 40. It fits very well. I think maybe I can even add a thin insole.

    Could anyone with similar sze to me share your sizing experience with Vass? I once suspected that my friend's shoes was mistakenly made in a wrong size cause there is no size number printed in the shoes. I also emailed Mr. Kuti to see whether he should rather send me a pair of 40 to avoid extra shipping and return shipping. But, your sharing will be highly useful to validate I am whether 40 or 41.5, which is a 1.5 size difference! Appreciate that.
     
  2. j ingevaldsson

    j ingevaldsson Senior member

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    For some reason Vass seem to be converting UK sizes in a different way than most common, therefore people who give Vass their sizing in UK or US-sizes often get the suggestion to get a size that is too big.

    Always give Vass and Rezso your EU size, convert it yourself if you only have UK sized shoes, this way you minimise the risk of errors.

    I'd say a 7UK in rain and 348 is more close to 40 or 40,5 on F, definitely not 41,5.
     
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    I wear 8UK in Rain and 41F in Vass. A tad tight, but perfect length wise. Vass recommended 42, but I had to return it since it was too big.
     
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    obama Well-Known Member

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    Thanks ingevaldsson and swede, your sizing estimate and experience makes a lot of sense after trying the 40 in real life.

    Wonder how many return incidents for the first time buyers of vass ...

    Hope I can sort my order issue with Mr. Kuti. But in any case, I have to wait another 6 weeks ... Have anyone tried ask Vass to change the spec (eg color) when return? I am wondering Vass will be kind enough to do so. They have to remake the shoes anyway. You know, mind changes ;)
     
  9. j ingevaldsson

    j ingevaldsson Senior member

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    You can change to a totally different model if you like. As you say, they start with the shoe from the beginning, so that's no problems. Just be sure to be very specific with what you want, so they don't mix up things between the original order and new one for example.
     
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    Thumb up. Ideal for me. Thanks for your advice. Look forward to sort this out with Mr. Kuti and have the shoes in real life ASAP
     
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    My shoes are now close to completion and I am immeasurably excited,

    Been in contact with mr. Kuti about getting production photos of my shoes, which was apparently impossible, but he was kind enough to burn me a DVD with photos of the general production. This is probably the best and most personal service I have ever received when it comes to non-bespoke.
     
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    Wow, didn't know he would do that! [​IMG]

    Almost makes me want to ask the same of him... but I am afraid Vass will raise prices again [​IMG]
     
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    Does anyone have a picture of Theresianer in suede?
     
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    Is this saddle or whiskey shell?

    [​IMG]
     
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    Looks like whiskey, saddle is more orange, whiskey is more yellow
     

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