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

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by luk-cha, Jul 24, 2009.

  1. NAMOR

    NAMOR Senior member

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    my "lasted" trees dont fit my f lasted norwegers. notice the creases on the left pair (with lasted vass tree). also not the reflection of the light. right shoe has no creases and the toe isnt as bulbous. annoying as it appears the Jos A Banks looks/feels like a better fit

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    NAMOR Senior member

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    my lasted trees have a very low instep, appear to be from k or u last

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    Namor-

    What size did you go with for your Norweger's?
     


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    mimo Pernicious Enabler

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    If they're only having one set of trees, then I guess it makes sense as trees based on another last might not fit inside a U-last oxford. But there's not much sense calling them "lasted trees" if they're from a different last to your shoes!
     


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    I have the same experience. The lasted trees doesn't fill the shoes.
     


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    I recommend you use the lasted trees. Shoe trees are not meant to apply pressure on the upper like that one on the right does. It will stretch it out of shape. It's a bit of a misconception around here that a shoe tree should make contact with every square centimeter of the shoe. Pressure at the right points to keep the shoe straight and help it dry correctly, while at the same no pressure on the softer part of the upper so as not to deform it = well fitting tree in my book.
     


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    ^^ that
     


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    i'm sorry, but lasted trees should fill the shoe and make contact with good tension but without stretching.
     


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    i believe a 45.5, however trees are 45. i wear am a us 12, uk11.5 in EG and GG
     
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    i keep the norwegers in the lasted trees but the trees provided were not made for the last. too much empty space, its not even close. if/when this shoe begins to crease across the vamp, the trees will do little to correct the horizontal lines
     
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    FAIK lasted bespoke trees (G&G and JLP IME) fills every surface of the corresponding shoes without stretching them.

    Vass trees doesn't fill the space well and neither does saint crispins trees despite both claimed to be lasted.
     


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    NAMOR Senior member

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    ^ add EG trees to the "lasted and fits appropriate last" list
     


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    New EG trees are a joke nowhere even close
     


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    Thanks. I have ordered a pair of Osloers and Rezso recommended a 45.5...feel much better now as I am the same size as you...
     


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    I'm really surprised about that, 45.5 is really big in the F for a size US12. I'm not saying they don't fit you of course, it shows how much fit varies according to the type of feet.
     


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