or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › Meermin Mallorca Shoes
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Meermin Mallorca Shoes - Page 762

post #11416 of 11564
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bertel View Post

You may want to consider putting steel toe caps on your shoes. The way I walk, I wear the tips of my soles quite quickly in a pretty similar way, so after almost every purchase have steel toe caps fitted first thing.

Edit: Meermin offer to ship their shoes with steel toe caps installed (+20EUR), yet that excludes the possibility to return them, so I prefer that done by my local cobbler.

Was that really after 2 wears?

Do you land on your toes or something? How rapidly has toe-sole areas worns on other shoes for you? I'm hard on shoes but for me, that looks like at least 12-18 days of use
post #11417 of 11564
Quote:
Originally Posted by Patek14 View Post

Was that really after 2 wears?


Your question is directed at @theNarcissist I suppose. I have toe caps put on usually before the first wear.


Edited by Bertel - 8/31/14 at 2:08pm
post #11418 of 11564
Quote:
Originally Posted by table21 View Post

I am pretty much ordering every pair of boots meermin has right now with rubber soles.  I wish they had some better cordovan options though.

I would kill for a set of these with full rubber soles right now.



Would be happy with this boot as-is.

Still getting solid wear out of my wholecuts - not too many formal occasions.
post #11419 of 11564
Quote:
Originally Posted by Patek14 View Post


Was that really after 2 wears?

Do you land on your toes or something? How rapidly has toe-sole areas worns on other shoes for you? I'm hard on shoes but for me, that looks like at least 12-18 days of use


These are my first leather sole shoes that I have not put any extra sole on or anything so it is hard to tell if I have a step that is tough for the front of the shoe. However, in comparision, my other shoes get worn out much faster on the back than the front.

Have still not decided however I should let them be naked and hope that this is only a first tear or if maybe the better thing is to put a rubber sole on before any more use.

post #11420 of 11564
Guys.. What are your opinions on goodyearshoe.bigcartel ? Are their shoes really defects from meermin?
post #11421 of 11564
Quote:
Originally Posted by danielyam View Post

Guys.. What are your opinions on goodyearshoe.bigcartel ? Are their shoes really defects from meermin?

 

Hi Daniel

 

See their location when selling on ebay: Inca, that's where Meermin is located. I have not bought from them yet, but been in contact. Many discontinued models, e.g. on TORO last, and factory seconds with sometimes small defects. Looks pretty gebuine to me.

 

Anyone here who bought from them?

post #11422 of 11564

In recent months a couple of people have chimed in that they have purchased from them and had no issues.

 

I don't see any issues,  they seem to indicate any defects/issues on the site.  They even have tester models on there so can be worth keeping an eye on..however much like the sale section on the carmina website this favours those with small or big feet >.<

post #11423 of 11564
Quote:
Originally Posted by Patek14 View Post

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!

Can anybody help me out on my questions? I didn't see any Meermin factory tour / how its made videos on YouTube. The exterior of their classic collections looks great on the website, but the longevity of the shoes will boil down to what is inside
post #11424 of 11564
Quote:
Originally Posted by Patek14 View Post


Can anybody help me out on my questions? I didn't see any Meermin factory tour / how its made videos on YouTube. The exterior of their classic collections looks great on the website, but the longevity of the shoes will boil down to what is inside

 

I'll take a stab at it but this is based on the 4 pairs that I have.

 

1. The quality of the leather is decent to good. My brown double monks, the leather is somewhat veiny in some places. However, on my leather tassels, my museum calf balmorals and suede double monks the leather is very good.

2. Insole is leather. The insole goes half way down.

3. Corked

4. I believe full stack leather

5. Liner is leather.

post #11425 of 11564
Quote:
Originally Posted by sarteaga View Post

I'll take a stab at it but this is based on the 4 pairs that I have.

1. The quality of the leather is decent to good. My brown double monks, the leather is somewhat veiny in some places. However, on my leather tassels, my museum calf balmorals and suede double monks the leather is very good.
2. Insole is leather. The insole goes half way down.
3. Corked
4. I believe full stack leather
5. Liner is leather.

Very interesting. This is the first time I've heard the word "veiny"! Does this mean crease lines formed or do you detect some vein lines / mild extrusions in the skin where the veins were?

Also, when you say "the insole goes half way down", does that mean there is a 2-peice construction on the insole on the portion you can see? (i.e., part of it is a liner or something?)
post #11426 of 11564

I'm looking to get a pair of the Navy Suede Tassel Loafers from them in UK5, but the smallest option on the site is a 5.5. They have a 5 in the dark brown ones, so they do make them. Anyone who wears sizes on the smaller/larger end of the scale have something to say about this?

 

Thought I'd take a shot & see what people have to say here, as I've emailed them twice about how to put in an order for it and both times they've answered my other questions in the email but ignored this one.

post #11427 of 11564
I have the same small feet problem and wears UK5. I have bought several shoes in this size from them that has not been listed on the web-shop. The sad part is that the delivery-time often exceeds 2 months.

My experience is that you should not ask too many questions in one E-mail, not only a Meermin-issue. Just ask them if they can make them. Most probably they can and then You just reply with your order-details and in a couple of days your order appears on your Meermin-account at their web-shop.
post #11428 of 11564
Quote:
Originally Posted by Patek14 View Post


Can anybody help me out on my questions? I didn't see any Meermin factory tour / how its made videos on YouTube. The exterior of their classic collections looks great on the website, but the longevity of the shoes will boil down to what is inside


The quality of the leather is not good. I have 2 pairs (both classic line) in brown calf and brown suede. Both pairs get wet in wet weather from the first time.
Оne pair (calf) was shipped for refurbish. Refurbish was made very quickly: during 2,5 months. After repair I needed to repaint the shoes (shoes were scratched after repair). I asked Meermin and they said: "We know your case. The thing is that, aside from the case you describe above we have had no other claims for that kind of issues at all, even know we are selling many pairs of shoes a year.
Because of that, for us, is hard to understand that three pairs, sent to the same customer, had the same problem, and, as far as we know, this problem hasn't occurred to any other customer".

post #11429 of 11564

My brown leather classic line shoes have been great (in all weather conditions).  Over a year old and still kicking along well.  I'm really happy with how they've aged thus far. 

 

My only complaint would be that they don't shape to the feet / break in as well as the LM line shoes do but after the break in period they are fine.

 

There are other entry level shoes out there like the Loake 1880's which do have slightly softer/supple leather but I still rate the Classic line as up there with them.

post #11430 of 11564
Quote:
Originally Posted by Osiris2012 View Post

 

My brown leather classic line shoes have been great (in all weather conditions).  Over a year old and still kicking along well.  I'm really happy with how they've aged thus far.


 

My only complaint would be that they don't shape to the feet / break in as well as the LM line shoes do but after the break in period they are fine.


 

There are other entry level shoes out there like the Loake 1880's which do have slightly softer/supple leather but I still rate the Classic line as up there with them.


Compare please weather in Brisbane from April to October and then in Moscow (Russia) from october to april. I offered Meermin to test my shoes but have no answer. Loake L1(256 model, cheapest shoes) never get wet during 3 months from november to february.

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Classic Menswear
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › Meermin Mallorca Shoes