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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. OzzyJones

    OzzyJones Distinguished Member

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    If you're a solid 9 in Hiro I'd be surprised if 42.5 in F works for you. I'm size 8.5 in Olfe and size 42.5 in U is tight at the pinkie toe. I believe Hiro is both wider and higher in the instep than Olfe
     


  2. j ingevaldsson

    j ingevaldsson Distinguished Member

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    I second that. I'm a UK10 in Hiro, and 44G width in F. Would never fit in 43,5F-widht on the F-last.
     


  3. timotune

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    No.
     


  5. chogall

    chogall Distinguished Member

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    High instep, 43 wide. Low instep, 43.
     


  6. member2000r

    member2000r Senior Member

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    But how does one consider himself high or low instep?
     


  7. RogerP

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    Quote:Do you consistently have problems with shoes fitting tight over the instep in a standard width? Facings splayed open on an oxford, pain at the instep during breakin? If so, you might have a high instep. Do you consistently have problems with shoes fiting loose over the instep in a standard width? Facings fully closed with room underneath on an oxford - or wishing you could go past the last button hole on a monk? If so, you might have a low instep.
     


  8. Robs89

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    Can anyone confirm what last this is? It looks like the F-last but I'm not sure about anything from Vass anymore.. (can explain later). If it really is a F-last it's really big for being a 43 compared to my Hiro-last from Meermin.

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  9. rc121

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    it would appear to be F last
     


  10. Robs89

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    I think so too. This 43 (9UK) is more like a 44 to be honest so that means that it's run quite big to size.
     


  11. RogerP

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    Quote:I'd say that's a pretty sound recommendation from a very informed source.
     


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    I want to buy a F last double monk too...for a typical UK9 shall I go down to 42-42.5 instead of 43?
     


  13. TheTukker

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    +2
     


  14. barky

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    I find it funny that this thread is littered with postings that indicate the F last fits large on most people, with those with wide width and/or high instep being the exception, but people are still going with their direct conversion from their normal UK/US sizes. I have posted a conversion chart earlier and if you compile even just a handful of sizing posted and study that chart closely, you can work out a fairly accurate correlation between the F last and UK/US sizes. And yes, the F last do, FOR MOST PEOPLE, fits larger.
     
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  15. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Stylish Dinosaur

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    It did for me, I went down 1/2 size
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    F last 42-5
     


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