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post #10441 of 11035
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Originally Posted by jungleroller View Post

Pretty sure all shell is. Horween included.

 

I do not have the same issue with my AE shell.  I've worn a pair of AE shell loafers in the rain several times and all it took to bring them back was wiping down with a damp cloth and brushing.  I have Carmina Horween shell that has water spot issues, though.

post #10442 of 11035

True.  That's the i-gent irony about shell: it's value is that it is incredibly waterproof and resilient.  But if you want it to stay pretty like calf then it needs to be treated like buckskin suede. :lol:

post #10443 of 11035

Yup, very frustrating in dealing with shell for me.

post #10444 of 11035
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post
 

True.  That's the i-gent irony about shell: it's value is that it is incredibly waterproof and resilient.  But if you want it to stay pretty like calf then it needs to be treated like buckskin suede. :lol:


I thought water spots with shell are temporary and go away after the water dries?

 

What would happen to my shell shoes if it walked though a river in em? (Hypothetically)

post #10445 of 11035
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Originally Posted by MSchapiro View Post
 

 

 

I've found this to be somewhat common for Meermin. Nothing you can really do about it I think. Sometimes a topy helps to flatten everything out a bit.

 

Edit: yours might be so bad that you can't wear them comfortably for a long period. Perhaps ask Meermin?

 

Thanks for your advice but the curvature is so bad that I reckon it'll be hard to even properly topy it no?

 

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Originally Posted by All Tatters View Post
 

Based on the first picture I suggest sending the photos to Luisa. Then start using them only If they'll assure you it will go away (and you will still be able to return them when not, even if the shoes have been used for some time). Otherwise just return, the difference between the two shoes seems so great that your walking comfort will be seriously impaired if it doesn't go away. I can't see any difference on the second picture though.

 

Thanks All Tatters. The second picture was my attempt to show the curvature of the right sole as compared to the left sole. In any event I've emailed Meermin regarding this. Let's see what they suggest. 

post #10446 of 11035

I know Meermin takes a while to ship orders and this is one of the ways I am guessing they are able to sell these shoes so cheap but I have been waiting for 2 months now for my order. I have been keeping in contact in Sandro regularly and every time I do my ship date gets moved out a week or two. This has been happening for almost a month now. Has anybody else had an issue like this? The whole situation seems ridiculous to me. If I would have known I would have just done a MTO. I feel like I am being misled her. I'd rather be told the truth about when my order is going to be shipped than have it delayed 5 times.

post #10447 of 11035

Yes.  Stock item, shown in stock but of course wasn't, two months before I even got a payment request, and over two weeks since I paid they "will be ready next week".  Probably.

 

If you're going to go cheap, efficiency is everything.  It certainly makes me think twice about buying their more expensive stuff, or anything at all.  

post #10448 of 11035
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post
 

Yes.  Stock item, shown in stock but of course wasn't, two months before I even got a payment request, and over two weeks since I paid they "will be ready next week".  Probably.

 

If you're going to go cheap, efficiency is everything.  It certainly makes me think twice about buying their more expensive stuff, or anything at all.  

It definitely has me thinking about going with Carmina instead. Since they can ship now a similar style. I just don't understand how they can do business like that. They just keep making any excuse they can. I just feel like I'm being lied to over and over again.

post #10449 of 11035

The dishonesty (at least a bit, I think) is allowing you to order stuff that they don't have, while not making it clear when you order that the shoes have yet to be made.  Sometimes you get lucky and they just happen to have what you want in stock, but you never know.  They hold very little stock, have a relatively low margin business, and a complicated production and supply chain.  Their shoes are basically ordered over the internet, often in English, Google-translated into Spanish, then ordered from their suppliers in China, who presumably also have the odd misunderstanding, half-made there by low-paid country folk in a sweat shop, then sent to Mallorca to be finished.  If all that happens, they're eventually sent to you.  With all this in mind, there will be (and are) delays as standard, and errors with some frequency..

 

But, a pair of shoes that sells for about 130 Euros ex-VAT, is pretty good value - unless you have quality issues and have to send them back, but even then, if that's one pair out of several, the value proposition isn't bad.  I'm just wary of going for any of their more expensive lines, although as these are allegedly made in Spain instead of China (insights welcome), perhaps the mishaps will be more rare.

post #10450 of 11035
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post
 

The dishonesty (at least a bit, I think) is allowing you to order stuff that they don't have, while not making it clear when you order that the shoes have yet to be made.  Sometimes you get lucky and they just happen to have what you want in stock, but you never know.  They hold very little stock, have a relatively low margin business, and a complicated production and supply chain.  Their shoes are basically ordered over the internet, often in English, Google-translated into Spanish, then ordered from their suppliers in China, who presumably also have the odd misunderstanding, half-made there by low-paid country folk in a sweat shop, then sent to Mallorca to be finished.  If all that happens, they're eventually sent to you.  With all this in mind, there will be (and are) delays as standard, and errors with some frequency..

 

But, a pair of shoes that sells for about 130 Euros ex-VAT, is pretty good value - unless you have quality issues and have to send them back, but even then, if that's one pair out of several, the value proposition isn't bad.  I'm just wary of going for any of their more expensive lines, although as these are allegedly made in Spain instead of China (insights welcome), perhaps the mishaps will be more rare.

I don't know that just because you order from a more expensive line the service is any better. The shoe I have on order right now it from the Linea Maestro line and it's taking just as long. My order total is 270 euros and it has made no difference at all. 

 

and sale carmina's are around that price anyway

post #10451 of 11035
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post
I'm just wary of going for any of their more expensive lines, although as these are allegedly made in Spain instead of China (insights welcome), perhaps the mishaps will be more rare.

 

Wait are the LM line shoes completely made in spain?

 

I thought they were also built in china and finished in Spain.

post #10452 of 11035

Question about Meermin sizing compared to Carmina.


I wear 7.5 UK on Simpson last (snug fit)

7 UK on Rain last

 

What lasts and sizes would work well for me?

post #10453 of 11035
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Originally Posted by NeedStyleHelp View Post

Question about Meermin sizing compared to Carmina.


I wear 7.5 UK on Simpson last (snug fit)
7 UK on Rain last

What lasts and sizes would work well for me?

For Hiro, Park and Olfe: same as rain.
post #10454 of 11035
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Originally Posted by JezeC View Post


For Hiro, Park and Olfe: same as rain.

 

Thanks for the quick response!

post #10455 of 11035
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Originally Posted by leetpuma View Post
 

 

Wait are the LM line shoes completely made in spain?

 

I thought they were also built in china and finished in Spain.

 

I'm getting mixed up; you're right I heard the hand-welting is done in China too.  Just more finishing in Spain...probably makes no difference.

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