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post #10681 of 11034

Thanks for your input regarding the slippage. The shoes are tight but not too tight and when I walked around a bit with them now the slippage was less evident. I know the soles on meermin are hard at first so its hard to tell if the soles will soften up and the shoes will form after my feet.

post #10682 of 11034
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Originally Posted by svanerik View Post
 

Thanks for your input regarding the slippage. The shoes are tight but not too tight and when I walked around a bit with them now the slippage was less evident. I know the soles on meermin are hard at first so its hard to tell if the soles will soften up and the shoes will form after my feet.


I have heard meermin's soles do not form to your feet as well as other brands.

But I have not worn my pair more than 5 times so I cant say yet.  (There was a plum museum? review on this a few pages back)

 

EDIT see next post

post #10683 of 11034
This is the review I am talking about


 


Mid term review: Olfe Linea Maestro plum museum calf. Thought it might be a good idea to give a mid term review vs. just posting when they're new

Time used: 4 months
Frequency: every other day, concrete pavement and office floors

Likes:
- Value for money - looks more expensive than it really is
- Leather (Haas tannery) is thick but supple
- So far no issues with split welts, or anything for that matter. Shoe has held up pretty well
- Great arch support, much more so compared to New Rey last
- Color looks amazing

Dislike
- Footbed has not molded to the shape of my feet. Not sure how / what kind of cork they use. This is a big bummer and definitely notches below Carmina

Overall however, for the price, this was a great purchase!

post #10684 of 11034
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Originally Posted by svanerik View Post
 

Thanks for your input regarding the slippage. The shoes are tight but not too tight and when I walked around a bit with them now the slippage was less evident. I know the soles on meermin are hard at first so its hard to tell if the soles will soften up and the shoes will form after my feet.


I had the same with Carmina loafers, I just wear thicker socks with them now.

post #10685 of 11034

Is the concensus to size down on the hiro last?

post #10686 of 11034

@leetpuma: I have another pair of Meermin classics and it's true that the sole will not become super soft... But they do mold a bit. Also when I posted the first time I had wore the shoes for maybe five minutes. Now my feet have been swelling a bit in the shoes and "sinking in" a bit. I did not feel any slippage at all walking around. So I think I will keep them.

 

@MSchapiro Ok, thanks for the info! Good to hear other's experience.

post #10687 of 11034
The Euro to Dollar converson rate usually drops in the summer. Whats the current multplier to revove VAT for USA orders?
post #10688 of 11034

I am considered the Black Calf Wholecute on the Ama last, model 101332. I am normally a 10.5 on Allen Edmonds 5 (65) last, should I get the same US equivalent in UK sizing? Or should I get UK 10 = US 11? Does anyone have any experience with their black wholecuts?

post #10689 of 11034
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I am considered the Black Calf Wholecute on the Ama last, model 101332. I am normally a 10.5 on Allen Edmonds 5 (65) last, should I get the same US equivalent in UK sizing? Or should I get UK 10 = US 11? Does anyone have any experience with their black wholecuts?

You will likely be

10.5AE 5-Last = 9.5UK-HIRO-OLFE-AMA

This is just an apxomate. Depending on ifn you have an B/C/D/E width foot you can get differnet things.

post #10690 of 11034
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Originally Posted by leetpuma View Post

You will likely be

10.5AE 5-Last = 9.5UK-HIRO-OLFE-AMA

This is just an apxomate. Depending on ifn you have an B/C/D/E width foot you can get differnet things.

 



I am probably a standard D width, but I heard that meermin is pretty narrow so I was wondering if I should size up in the Ama last
post #10691 of 11034
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Originally Posted by Don L View Post

Is the concensus to size down on the hiro last?
I have to upsize quite a bit for Hiro compared to Loake Capital last and every other shoe I own!
post #10692 of 11034
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Originally Posted by DerangedGoose View Post
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by leetpuma View Post
 

You will likely be

10.5AE 5-Last = 9.5UK-HIRO-OLFE-AMA

This is just an apxomate. Depending on ifn you have an B/C/D/E width foot you can get differnet things.

 



I am probably a standard D width, but I heard that meermin is pretty narrow so I was wondering if I should size up in the Ama last

If you look at post history you will see around 40ish AE and Meermin users that go that:

AE5-SIZE - 1 = UKOLFE/HIRO-SIZE

 

A few people that this did not work for generally had an D+/E width foot and just didn't realize it. For those the formula is:

AE5-SIZE - 0.5 = UKOLFE/HIRO-SIZE

post #10693 of 11034
I am thinking on buying the briefcase from meermin, does any of you have any experience with it?
post #10694 of 11034

Some people look down on this approach and there is room for error of course but for me personally I think its a handy comparison that hasn't steered me wrong yet and that's to ask meermin (or whoever) for the outer sole measurements of the shoe in question (length, utmost width), get the measurements for the possible sizes you might fit eg -1 or -.05 and then compare those measurements against the measurements of your shoes that fit well. 

 

Worst case scenario it has a reasonable probability of helping to make sure you don't buy a pair that are too small.  If im unsure of size id rather have a lil extra room and be able to add inner soles or heel stops than be left with a pair that are too small.

post #10695 of 11034

About 4 months ago, I ordered a pair of snuff chelsea boots on the hiro last in size 7, but the instep was much too high for me, and I had to return them.

I ordered a these on the olfe last instead, but after waiting for two months, I wanted a pair of summer shoes instead. Luckily (I thought) they had one pair of last years suede derbies (hiro) left in size 6,5 and changed my order. I got them today, but they are simply too small. I have to curl my toes to get a fit.

It seems like Hiro is not the last for me...



As I don't want to wait another 6 weeks for them to pick up my return from the post office, I thought I'd check if anyone here is interested:

 

 

 

Shoes:   120€ + shipping from Norway.

Optional:
Belt:       35€ (34")
Trees:     35€

PM if you are interested.

 

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