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Originally Posted by eljlakers View Post

So the more I wear my Meermins vs. my Carminas, the more pronounced the difference in sole hardness. My Carminas keep getting more comfortable with each wear - the Meermibs just seem to stay rock hard. And that's both classic and LM pairs.

 

Can you really compare the two? They're totally different price points.

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Can you really compare the two? They're totally different price points.

I wouldn't say totally different in terms of the LMs. You can get Carminas pretty easily in the $450 ballpark and the LM line is approaching that. But yes you're right in Carminas vs classic line😁😁.
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Thanks for such a detailed answer. It seems that the Hiro last just won't work for me as a monk strap, but with laces it will.


Interesting! I have to put a plaster on my foot under where the top cap stitching is or I can't walk for a week after wearing them. They are comfortable though.

Haha exactly the same issue with rubbing underneath the cap toe. I have not ever exerienced this before and I consider myself to have very average feet. Have put it down to them having a lower quality leather that doesn't seem to have softened much over the last 2 years. Probably wouldn't purchase from them again.
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Haha exactly the same issue with rubbing underneath the cap toe. I have not ever exerienced this before and I consider myself to have very average feet. Have put it down to them having a lower quality leather that doesn't seem to have softened much over the last 2 years. Probably wouldn't purchase from them again.

 

Holy crap! I don't think I've worn mine 10 times.

 

Do you have any other pairs from Meermin? I'm tempted to get the string loafer (since Carmina do not make an 11UK) but I'm not sure how it would fit.

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Holy crap! I don't think I've worn mine 10 times.

Do you have any other pairs from Meermin? I'm tempted to get the string loafer (since Carmina do not make an 11UK) but I'm not sure how it would fit.

Yeah I bought them around the time they first launched. There was a lot of hype about them being comparable to C&J, which they are not, unfortunately. I had a faulty pair (squeaky welt) and had to have them exchanged. Kind of turned me off the brand, plus I wasn't convinced by the level of finishing and styling on some models.

I have the string loafers from Carmina (in a UK11) and they are miles apart in terms of quality. That little bit extra is worth it in my opinion.
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Originally Posted by davesmith View Post
 

 

Thanks for such a detailed answer. It seems that the Hiro last just won't work for me as a monk strap, but with laces it will.

 

 

Interesting! I have to put a plaster on my foot under where the top cap stitching is or I can't walk for a week after wearing them. They are comfortable though.

 

Have a bit of the same issue here. Find that the bit underneath the toe cap can be a bit scratchy. I was slipping on my loafers one day without socks for fit, and went ouch! on one foot.

 

As for the string loafers, if the Hiro is a bit loose in the heel for you, I think you might have the same issue in the Ron loafer last of the same size.

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If anyone will be interested comment on these:

- popular monks on hiro way more snug than Loake Holborn, both 7.5 uk. Huge blisters after 10 min walk to work.Will see how they stretch.

- sole seems to be very "soft" and requires steel toe caps, but first lest stretch those bad boys.

 

 

 

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Hi Guys,

 

Finally received my dark calf monks. Totally worth waiting!

However find almost impossible to make mirror gloss on cap toe. Has anyone succeeded in this and it's just me and my technique? :)

 

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The Holborns are on a wide last while the double monks are on a normal-width last, of course they are smaller. It also takes dozens of wears to mold the shoe to your foot. The toe looks normal; it is a very high-stress point of the last.
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I agree the classic line shoes don't change much but they do change, was not a comfortable experience wearing classic line for first time but improved after a few wears but still not as broken in and flexible as others.  I find all 3 LM have broken in and conformed to my foot a just like carminas, just from holding the LM shoes you can feel the difference in rigidity vs classic line.

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Originally Posted by inimitable View Post

Haha exactly the same issue with rubbing underneath the cap toe. I have not ever exerienced this before and I consider myself to have very average feet. Have put it down to them having a lower quality leather that doesn't seem to have softened much over the last 2 years. Probably wouldn't purchase from them again.
It is mainly a matter of the last and where the shoe flexes. I have had these same problems with shoes by Edward Green. Unfortunately, not something that is immediately noticeable when trying on the shoes, since it takes some wearing for the flexing to show its effects. Had the same with some C&Js that I ended up having to sell because the problem would persist. I am glad to say that my three pairs of Meermins do not show this problem at all. These are: a calf double monk on New Rey, a museum calf and a suede cap-toe Oxford on Olfe. All my Meermins are LM. Also, I cannot share the concerns about the New Rey being uncomfortable despite my feet not being super slim. Maybe the most important thing I have learnt is that I would now rather buy shoes that fit snugly than being too roomy. The least bit of too wide or roomy will inevitably lead to problems in the medium to long term ... and the leather will usually stretch and soften after a few wears.
Edited by tomrakewell - 9/20/14 at 5:50am
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Agree totally with avoiding too roomy shoes. I have several with lasts that is too roomy in one place or another for my foot-shape. Guess it is a process you need to go trough in order to find the lasts that really fits. In the Meermin range Olfe is the best fit for me so far..
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I'm sure this shoes has already been mentioned in this thread. The dark brown museums calf double monk. What is your opinion of that shoe? Worth it or not? What are your experiences with this shoe so far?

http://meermin.es/articulo.php?idArt=4335

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I think those shoes are more suited for high instep. I guess your ankles "should be" above the edge. 

Nice article: http://www.theshoesnobblog.com/2014/08/understanding-the-fit-of-a-shoe.html

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I'm sure this shoes has already been mentioned in this thread. The dark brown museums calf double monk. What is your opinion of that shoe? Worth it or not? What are your experiences with this shoe so far?

http://meermin.es/articulo.php?idArt=4335


I haven't really heard great things about the quality of museum calf that Meermin uses.

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