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post #10171 of 12107
I'm a huge fan of the company, ordered a few shoes and was getting ready to do an MTO, but I just received a pair of the Snuff Rappelo Suede http://meermin.es/ficha_articulo.php?id=2345

and after wearing them twice, yes, just two times, the sole is falling apart.

I contacted Luisa to see what we can do.



post #10172 of 12107
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Originally Posted by quaters View Post
 

Does anyone know which of the two sets of images (found on their website) are the most representative for the Meermin dark brown oxfords, the first two or the second ones?

 

More like the darker ones.

post #10173 of 12107
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Originally Posted by blue2007 View Post

I'm a huge fan of the company, ordered a few shoes and was getting ready to do an MTO, but I just received a pair of the Snuff Rappelo Suede http://meermin.es/ficha_articulo.php?id=2345

and after wearing them twice, yes, just two times, the sole is falling apart.

I contacted Luisa to see what we can do.

 

Truthfully i am not sure what you are talking about. Those soles are leather they are going to looked roughed up after a few wears.

 

If the stiching came loose that is an issue. I would get a rubber toppy for like 20$ from a cobbler and that way you rarely have to resole anyway. Plus the rubber is very thin so it does not look bad and the rubber is very hardwearing. (I have been walking on concrete for 1.5 years 1-1.5 miles a day 3 times a week with a shoe that was toppied and it still looks basically new)

post #10174 of 12107
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Originally Posted by leetpuma View Post

Truthfully i am not sure what you are talking about. Those soles are leather they are going to looked roughed up after a few wears.

If the stiching came loose that is an issue. I would get a rubber toppy for like 20$ from a cobbler and that way you rarely have to resole anyway. Plus the rubber is very thin so it does not look bad and the rubber is very hardwearing. (I have been walking on concrete for 1.5 years 1-1.5 miles a day 3 times a week with a shoe that was toppied and it still looks basically new)

The sole is splitting. It's an issue that happens relatively often with Meermin.
post #10175 of 12107
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The sole is splitting. It's an issue that happens relatively often with Meermin.

Does a sole split mean the welt stiching has been broken? (Does not look like above)

 

OR

 

Does Sole split mean that the sole just does not look like it is one solid piece anymore -- e.g. you can see the join in the leather? (Looks like above, because if that is it thats purely asthetic. and you can just wet the leather (water) and rub it on some smooth surface(glass/bone/plastic) to burnish the edge takes less than 5 min and then if you want put edge-coloring on it too)

post #10176 of 12107
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Originally Posted by leetpuma View Post

Does a sole split mean the welt stiching has been broken? (Does not look like above)

OR

Does Sole split mean that the sole just does not look like it is one solid piece anymore -- e.g. you can see the join in the leather? (Looks like above, because if that is it thats purely asthetic. and you can just wet the leather (water) and rub it on some smooth surface(glass/bone/plastic) to burnish the edge takes less than 5 min and then if you want put edge-coloring on it too)

If I understand it correctly, it means that the stitching is loose, so the sole and the shoe come apart. You can see the stitches if you pull on the sole a bit with a sole split.

It's not entirely aesthetic, seen as the construction of your shoe is compromised a bit. However, since you walk on your sole you push it back in the shoe with every step, so your shoe won't break down because of a sole split. Nevertheless, it looks ugly and your shoe probably won't last as long as it would have.
post #10177 of 12107
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If that is true that sucks.

 

Some previous splits Ive seen have a physical gap. For the one posted I do not see one so this may be on of the better ones.

post #10178 of 12107
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Originally Posted by leetpuma View Post

Truthfully i am not sure what you are talking about. Those soles are leather they are going to looked roughed up after a few wears.

If the stiching came loose that is an issue. I would get a rubber toppy for like 20$ from a cobbler and that way you rarely have to resole anyway. Plus the rubber is very thin so it does not look bad and the rubber is very hardwearing. (I have been walking on concrete for 1.5 years 1-1.5 miles a day 3 times a week with a shoe that was toppied and it still looks basically new)

The sole is splitting for sure. If I pull it apart a bit, I can tell it will come off easily. I mean I understand that it will happen in the future, but after 2 wears, maybe 1 hr first time and 2 hrs the second time? It's just not okay.
post #10179 of 12107

That's definitely a construction issue. Meermin should help you to find a resolution via a replacement. I hope the LM line has better construction QC unlike the Classic which started life in China and then finished in Spain. All the best. 

post #10180 of 12107
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Originally Posted by Yowzer View Post

That's definitely a construction issue. Meermin should help you to find a resolution via a replacement. I hope the LM line has better construction QC unlike the Classic which started life in China and then finished in Spain. All the best. 

Some of the MTOs, which are all LM, have had some of the worst QC issues. I think the issues are random in general, but a little more frequent on models they don't have much experience with, such as new lasts, configurations, materials, etc.

Still, the classic line offers a tremendous value for money, the LM line not so much.
post #10181 of 12107

Definitely the classic line gives a much better value than the LM :). Appears to be luck of the draw but they can only hopefully get better and reach a more consistent standard with time. I would imagine the proportion of success would be higher than those which are not.

 

Haiz, to classic (Hiro DM) or LM (Olfe museum plum)... that is the question. That LM one would be pushing quite close to Carmina/Vass territory with only a little more $.. Anyway, do report back on the outcome. Happy Easter. 

post #10182 of 12107
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Originally Posted by blue2007 View Post


The sole is splitting for sure. If I pull it apart a bit, I can tell it will come off easily. I mean I understand that it will happen in the future, but after 2 wears, maybe 1 hr first time and 2 hrs the second time? It's just not okay.


If you live far away from spain you could ask them for an partial refund and use that to get it resoled in-town. GL

post #10183 of 12107
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Originally Posted by Yowzer View Post
 

Definitely the classic line gives a much better value than the LM :). Appears to be luck of the draw but they can only hopefully get better and reach a more consistent standard with time. I would imagine the proportion of success would be higher than those which are not.

 

Haiz, to classic (Hiro DM) or LM (Olfe museum plum)... that is the question. That LM one would be pushing quite close to Carmina/Vass territory with only a little more $.. Anyway, do report back on the outcome. Happy Easter. 

 

I think they've improved but the reality is issues like this are always going to occasionally arise, its how they handle it that counts.  Alfred Sargent and Carmina both occupy higher price points than the LM's and I've had issues with those.  None as critical as sole splitting though, still it was alright because the guys offered a range of ways to resolve the issues.  I am sure meermin will do the same.

 

Guess it depends on where in the world you are but im pretty sure the last group buy of Vass to Aus was > $700 for calf..so not quite in the same ball park for a comparison.

post #10184 of 12107

Carmina is $450+ while Vass is around $700. It's probably not fair to compare LM to Vass, but the price difference between LM and Carmina is probably less than $100. 

post #10185 of 12107
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Originally Posted by JezeC View Post

Carmina is $450+ while Vass is around $700. It's probably not fair to compare LM to Vass, but the price difference between LM and Carmina is probably less than $100. 

Yup, there's no chance in hell you can compare LM with Vass. However, Carmina and LM price points are a lot closer than I thought so it is a good comparison. Originally thought carmina was $500+ but if you buy it direct and on sale you can get a pretty good deal. I just got 2 loafers for ~350 shipped.
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