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Looking good for the most part even with the fears I have had.
If a dozen wears you have not noticed the color lightening that is probably a good sign.
Here an article from 2012 of how meermin was dealing with shell. This fellow's shell would lighen after 1 wear.
At the factory:
After a couple wears
After adding some color back:
Has any one with meermin shell experienced this?
I have a feeling meermin probably has a bettering dyeing process than in 2012 since I have not heard too many bad things about their shell since then.
Yes, that was my experience precisely. I bought mine in August 2012 and got those white lines every time I wore them. After several applications of Saphir's cordovan creme, the white lines went away, so likely had something to do with dryness. I used the colored cordovan creme due to finishing issues with my shoes. Here is a picture of them today: