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

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

  1. terrorsquad

    terrorsquad Senior member

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    Both are on the F last;the austerity brogue is a 40.5 actually :) I keep it as stock
     
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    terrorsquad Senior member

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    Double post
     
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  3. Ecstasy

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    It looks incredibly long in the photo. Must be the angle.
     
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    Bonggoy Senior member

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    The F last makes it look that way. Low vamp and low toebox combined with high tongue area.
     
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  5. Ecstasy

    Ecstasy Senior member

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    Maybe my instep is low. From my perspective, F has a high vamp and toebox. At size 41.5, my F last seems rather stubby.

    I have the weird problem of the shoes hitting my ankles without any insole. Can't be an instep problem, right? As far as I know, my feet are pretty normal.
     
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    I had seen someone mention that Vass is currently on vacation. Is this true and do we know when they will be back?
     
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    It is only the factory that is on a break. The shop and sales email are open.
     
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    so I could place a MTO but it wouldnt be started til the factory reopens. I'm looking to get some shoes for my wedding at the end of October and want to make sure they would be done in time. Anyone know when they reopen and what the usual lead time is til the shoes get shipped?
     
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    6-8 weeks from order to completion
     
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    Mine did take exactly four weeks, the same is true for the remake.
     
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    New Vass in action for a father / daughter picnic on this nice, cool Summer evening.

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    Hi Louis, would you be so kind as to provide the length and width measurements to your 39.5F? I am trying to nail down my UK6 size in F and U and based on other forummers' feedbacks, 40F is too big and 39.5U seems to be too short and narrow. Vass sizing is confusing.
     
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    Very likely the quarters are too high for your feet or you have pronation/supination. If you have uneven heel wear, it is the later.
     
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    What I believe is that Vass shoes tend to fluctuate by about half a size. On top of whatever size is recommended to you here, I would say go for the bigger size and get an insole ready. Otherwise, there is always an option of having the shoes re-lasted, of course with the additional cost of shipping.
     
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    Therein lies my problem; I don't own any. So, I have nothing to compare it to. In C&J, I wear a UK9 in both 337 and 348 (tight at first width-wise, but gives nicely to form a great fit), Based on this, it sounds like I should go to a 43.5 on the U last (UK9.5 equivalent).

    Agreed (regarding erring on the side of bigger). I bought a pair of Battistoni shoes and 8.5 were tight and short and the 9's fit well, if slightly too much volume. After wearing the shoes ~6 months, the shoes got too loose for my liking. I tried cheapo Dr Scholl's and even the thinnest ones were too thick. I tried thinner leather ones and they were too narrow and constantly shifting. Finally, I asked my cobbler to cut leather and tack them down to take out some of the shoe's volume.

    When I picked them up, at first I thought he forgot to do the insoles (had the heels replaced too). He showed me that he did indeed do them. The color of the leather that he used matched the OEM insole. And, he removed the half liner on the footbed (the one that had the manufacturer's name on it) and reinstalled it over the new leather insole. When I asked him about it, his reply was, "They're really nice shoes and I wanted them to stay that way."

    I gave him a 30% tip...
     

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