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Vass shoes, 45 U-last Norwegians, NIB

Discussion in 'B&S Archive' started by thinman, Mar 5, 2005.

  1. thinman

    thinman Senior member

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    Guys, I have a pair of beautiful, dark brown boxcalf U-Last Norwegian Derbies in a size 45 (bought from a forum member, they are too narrow for me). Comes with the original box (unfortunately a little knocked about.) and shoe bags, but not the Vass shoetrees. Tried on but unworn, and in mint condition. Not a mark on the soles. Of all the Vass lasts, the U lasts are the most expensive, excepting the boots. The original retail price at Louis Boston was $1195. Price to Styleforum members is $600 shipped (within the continental US - others pay actual shipping). [​IMG] [​IMG] The actual color of the shoe is a deep chestnut brown, a little lighter than these pictures appear. The shape of the shoe is truly magnificent, with a terrific elongated chiselled toebox.
     


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    Renault78law Senior member

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    oh why oh why do these have to be in my size?.?..? being unemployed sucks [​IMG]
     


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    von Rothbart Senior member

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    What's 45 in American size?
     


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    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Check out what A Harris (the Vass guru, for obvious reasons) wrote in the post where the Vass were first advertised (by myself) and sizing issues were discussed at length.
     


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    bryce330 Senior member

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    Thinman - Aside from the width, did you find the shoes too long?
     


  6. thinman

    thinman Senior member

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    No, they weren't too long, they were a little tight in the toe box, due to the chiselled toe. Length, heel width, instep width, etc. was OK. As you may know, length and width are coupled in shoe sizes, so my US 11.5D feet are wider than a US 11D foot. von Rothbart: According to the European to US size conversion chart on the alden-of-carmel website: http://www.alden-of-carmel.com/Catalog....ng.htm, European 45 is between a US 10.5 and US 11, but I found the length OK. I've found that makers of chiselled toes build in a little extra length for the toes (it's this I was hoping would make the shoes a fit for me).
     


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    I'm leaving town on business tomorrow for two weeks and probably won't have internet access. If someone wants the shoes, PM me and I'll contact you after I return. Otherwise, the shoes will go on ebay.
     


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