This is what I thought, but they have also some other models, 'made in the same factory in UK' with a channeled sole. As far as I know Church's doesn't make any longer channeled soles. The only few made were manufactured in Italy.
Well, if opening your first shop in Japan rather in your home market of Spain http://meermin.tumblr.com/post/14009066963/nuestra-tienda-meermin-en-aoyama-tokyo-meermin and being mentioned on specialized Japanese press (Last - Men's Ex) https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.262463427136858.57966.253664761350058&type=1 is the typical marketing development for an spanish company, I can only say vivan los culytural complexes!
Looking forward to receiving your report.
I just read on an Spanish forum that Meermin and Carmina used to buy together batches of leather from the same place. Also it seems that Carmina outlet in Granada used to sell Meermin shoes a few years back.
A new shoe shop called Mermin opened in Madrid last month.
The following press release (sorry, only in Spanish) http://www.modaes.es/empresa/071111/la-familia-albadalejo-releva-a-shanghai-tang-en-ma mentions that the company belongs to the Albaladejo family, owners of Carmina shoes. The article mentions that the management for both companies only share the fact that both are Albaladejo's.
The shop is based in Claudio Coello St, Madrid at walking distance from Carmina...
Carmina Split Toes. 9.5 Wide - $75 start.
This is not correct. These aren't Carminas. They are Yankos. They are 2 different companies that only share that were created by the same person and that both are in Mallorca. Yanko retails in Spain for around EUR 180-220 for Goodyear while Carmina does it for over EUR 300.
Lottusse used to make goodyear shoes for Carolina Herrera. However the last time I entered into a CH the shoes were not made by Lottusse.
Lottuse as well as Loake have several lines and manufactures in different places. Their top of the line, Lottusse Selection is made in their factory in Mallorca and is the only goodyear welted shoe they make now. They quality is far better than Loake 1880 (top of the range for Loake and also goodyear but made in UK)
I don't think you...