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

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  1. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    U last is very narrow. Standard F width is okay for me except instep girth need more room at 43F. But for U last, it's still very narrow after I size up half and go wide, 43.5G.
     


  2. RogerP

    RogerP Senior member

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    I just went and measured the width of the outsole at its widest point on a pair of U and F last shoes. Exactly the same.
     


  3. Ecstasy

    Ecstasy Senior member

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    Seems to me that the U last has a straight line from the widest point to the toe tip, while the F last has a very gentle curve towards the tip.

    So perhaps when we say the U last is narrow, we mean it is too narrow to accommodate the toes relative to the other parts of the foot? Someone else mentioned a toe break problem.
     


  4. RogerP

    RogerP Senior member

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    ^^^ Well, yes - I said in the previous post that the U last has a narrower toe box than the F. And the K is narrower still. But the U last isn't narrower overall in the way that, say, Carmina Simpson is narrower than Rain.
     


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    wqvong Senior member

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    Wondering if someone can help me out. If i wear Alden 9.5 D/E barrie or kent wang 10D handmade grade last what size should I get for Peter Last?
     


  6. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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  8. rc121

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    Since we are comparing lasts, what lasts would have a wider instep/midfoot width than the F last? Recently got my first pair of F last and they fit very well everywhere except they are pretty snug around the laces but roomy in the toes. I'm thinking about ordering a norweger and wanted to know if I stick with the same size or need to go up .5 in the peter or p2. And I know someone will suggest going up a width, so I will mention that my F last are in H width which is the widest they can be made.
    thanks
     
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  9. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    By way of comparison, I tried a standard F, and it fit almost well enough except that the instep was tight. I could get into it, but it could have used maybe 1cm more at the top of the laces, plus a bit more over the rest.

    Normally, I fit a P2 pretty well (good instep, decently roomy toe, if quite flat in between).

    The 3636 has even a bit more room than that, and would be my first choice if uncomplicated comfort were the only criterion-- an oxford on that last fits as well on the laces as good London bespoke. The Norweger is one of the more attractive options for 3636. As on most others, of course. So maybe that would be one to try.
     
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  10. rc121

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    thanks for the info concordia.

    Just wanted some opinions on what models you guys might think would help round out my small but growing shoe collection. Until getting my OEII in oxblood, I've been an AE guy (because of the availability of 3E fitting) and have a chocolate larchmont, chili grain mcclain and walnut strand. I've been thinking about doing some sort of derby (3 eyelet london or norweger) in either a scotch grain or museum calf (for the london). I don't wear suits for work, just slacks and a nice dress shirt so I don't want anything too dressy. Are there any other models I am missing that I should be considering?

    Also, I currently don't have any non-leather soled shoes for inclement weather. What are vass's options? I have seen they don't like to do dainite.

    thanks for the help, I'm having the hardest time making a decision with so many different options available
     


  11. Typhoid Jones

    Typhoid Jones Senior member

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    Hello.

    I have a secondhand pair of Vass Budapest brown ankle boots in my size that I like a lot. They are a size EUR 44, but I cannot make out which last they are on. Any suggestions?

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  12. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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  13. Typhoid Jones

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    Just thought I'd try the menswear forum of which I am a member before taking that step. Thanks.
     


  14. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    Pretty sure it's F. Not square enough for U. But then again, will all the creasing, hard to make out
     


  15. Slickman

    Slickman Senior member

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    F, no question, especially if its a larger size, F has a narrower looking toe in larger sizes
     


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