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post #11401 of 12106

Interesting responses so far on the loafers. But to everyone who answered so far, is that with or without socks?

post #11402 of 12106
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Originally Posted by Osiris2012 View Post

If no one has purchased the black freudenburg the poster on the last page who got the brown museum belt might share some impressions as both are built of their 'LM' equivalent belt range so youll get an idea of quality etc.

That's me then I guess smile.gif

I can only comment on this one specific belt in Dark Brown Museum Calf which is kind of 'Linea maestro', so comparable. (I also have a few from the Classic line, i.e. in Tan Country Calf, these are great). I can't really recommend it - instead of 90cm it is only 88cm, the leather is very hard and stiff and won't readily bend, the craftmanship is not too excitingly well done. (Can add some pictures when I'm back next week) The Museum Calf leather itself is quite ok for a shoe, but I wouldn't recommend it as a belt. I'd assume Freudenberg might be similar.
post #11403 of 12106
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Originally Posted by theinsomniac View Post

Interesting responses so far on the loafers. But to everyone who answered so far, is that with or without socks?

I always wear socks in any shoes.
post #11404 of 12106
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Originally Posted by theinsomniac View Post
 

Interesting responses so far on the loafers. But to everyone who answered so far, is that with or without socks?

With socks

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Originally Posted by theinsomniac View Post
 

Interesting responses so far on the loafers. But to everyone who answered so far, is that with or without socks?

 

With socks.

post #11406 of 12106
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Originally Posted by Bertel View Post

I own two RON loafers, one in the same size as my HIRO - this one is a tad narrow in the toe box but too wide in ankle and heel area, so no good fit. The other one I sized down .5 , it is too short and uncomfortable in the toe box, soe again no good fit.

That's what I meant above, I'm not a fan of sizing up or down to compensate for non-ideal lasts in relation to one's specific foot shape, but rather choose a different last (e.g. UETAM by Carmina for loafers, in my case)

Bertel,

How would you compare the HIRO and UETAM lasts?
post #11407 of 12106
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Originally Posted by The_International View Post

Bertel,

How would you compare the HIRO and UETAM lasts?

I see both in the same size (UK 10.5 in my case). Front area / toe box is comparable, ankle and heel area is less wide in UETAM than in HIRO which makes it much more consistent and well-shaped / properly fitting in my view. For narrow/regular footers with small heels, I'd recommend UETAM over HIRO (not to mention Carmina's superior quality imho)
post #11408 of 12106
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Originally Posted by Bertel View Post

I see both in the same size (UK 10.5 in my case). Front area / toe box is comparable, ankle and heel area is less wide in UETAM than in HIRO which makes it much more consistent and well-shaped / properly fitting in my view. For narrow/regular footers with small heels, I'd recommend UETAM over HIRO (not to mention Carmina's superior quality imho)

SO helpful. Thanks!
post #11409 of 12106
No discussions of the new BROU last yet? Slightly elongated (It always bugged me that the hiro and rui are relatively short) and nicely chiseled.

http://www.meermin.es/grupoMTO.php?idGrupo=16

In my opinion it makes a perfect captoe oxford.
post #11410 of 12106
I have a few questions, as I am "new to meermin". For 160 Euro / $210 USD (classic collection), a goodyear welted shoe seems too good to be true. From the pictures, they come with Dainite soles or beautifully waxed concealed channel leather soles?!!

1. How is the quality of the leather upper? Is it full grain?
2. What is the insole made of? Is it a single-layer thick piece of leather or a layered composite?
3. Is the layer between the insole/outsole corked or foamed?
4. Is the heel stack full leather/rubber or other materials (cardboard, cellulose)
5. Is the liner full leather, a leather/canvas mix, or a mix of animal skins?

Thanks!
post #11411 of 12106

Dear Meermin. You write on facebook:"The perfect choice for rainy days & the upcoming colder season". And I asked you about waterproof of you shoes on dainite sole and my sad experience with 2 pairs 1 year ago. And you... deleted my post without answer.


 

post #11412 of 12106
@leetpuma
Reading your post on installing toe taps yourself has me intrigued. I think it would be a valuable resource for people if you could submit a short guide and some pics of the process/results. I'd imagine it can't be too difficult to do and many cobblers (and some shoemakers as we've seen) do a so so job. Where do you buy. them, do you use screws nails etc? I think many people would find it helpful.

Thanks!
post #11413 of 12106
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Originally Posted by Jeroen Vriend View Post

Ron last is narrower at the front. I think sizing down is not a good choice.

I did try a fellow sfer Ron in the size I ordered before I ordered it. Luckily it fitted ok, bu u are right in saying that the heel area is quite broad.
post #11414 of 12106
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Originally Posted by Osiris2012 View Post

If no one has purchased the black freudenburg the poster on the last page who got the brown museum belt might share some impressions as both are built of their 'LM' equivalent belt range so youll get an idea of quality etc.

Thanks. Will do that
post #11415 of 12106
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Originally Posted by Bertel View Post

These guys arrived yesterday:

102341 Linea Maestro Double Monks in Dark Brown Museum Calf






Hi, can I check how is the quality of the belt in terms of workmanship etc.
Would you recommend buying a belt Frm Meermin?

Opps. Just saw ur post up top. Pls ignore this post then
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