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post #13936 of 15488
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Originally Posted by San780 View Post

Gentlemen,

I recently acquired four pairs of Meermin shoes and boots in OAK ANTIQUE CALF while visiting their shop in Madrid. The color once properly polished is really beautiful. The problem is that I don't know which SAPHIR surfine cream should I use on these shoes. Or SAPHIR wax for that matter.

Can anyone please suggest the right color to go with this Oak Antique Calf color please?

Thank you!

Please post pictures if you have a chance - it will be easier to gauge which colors would be best.
post #13937 of 15488

Cherry shell wingtip cordovan GMTO ended without even noticing it...  and seems it skipped attention of gents here as well? surprise that no discussion on it at all on this thread..  although it's shinki shell, the price is still killer

post #13938 of 15488
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Originally Posted by evereds View Post

Cherry shell wingtip cordovan GMTO ended without even noticing it...  and seems it skipped attention of gents here as well? surprise that no discussion on it at all on this thread..  although it's shinki shell, the price is still killer

What's Shinki Shell?
post #13939 of 15488
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What's Shinki Shell?

Common suppliers of shell cordovan for making shoes are Horween or Shinki.  Horween's shell cordovan are generally considered as higher in quality compared with Shinki's.  For example, Alden and Carmina use Horween shell cordovan, while Meermin's are from Shinki.

 

only according to what I have learnt from other gents here.  feel free to correct or comment if you have other views.

post #13940 of 15488
Received my first MTO order yesterday from Meermin: https://meermin.es/grupoMTO.php?idGrupo=216#







Although the color is darker than the pictures on their site I am still content with how they look. When I tried them on I noticed how stiff the leather is, especially the heel. Any tips how to break them in without too much blistering and pain?

Actual pictures:





post #13941 of 15488

Wear them around the house for the first few wears. Use moleskin on the sore areas until they soften up. Could take a while but they will eventually.

post #13942 of 15488
How come they are this stiff in the first place? My other balmoral boots by Alfred Sargent are very supple when new, even the cordovan ones.
post #13943 of 15488
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Originally Posted by Schweino View Post

Received my first MTO order yesterday from Meermin: https://meermin.es/grupoMTO.php?idGrupo=216#





Although the color is darker than the pictures on their site I am still content with how they look. When I tried them on I noticed how stiff the leather is, especially the heel. Any tips how to break them in without too much blistering and pain?

Those look phenomenal. I actually prefer how they look in your actual pictures.
post #13944 of 15488

Hello. The DM museum calf gold is up on Meermin's MTO again, of course I'd like to buy them but I'm unsure of what size I should get.

I own a pair of Chelseas from them in the RUI last, size 41 (7,5UK) and they run a tad large, some heel slip but since they are boots they still work. However I doubt it would be any comfortable in a pair of monks.

 

They recommended me to stay with the 41 (7,5UK) but I feel like they would run a bit large. 

 

My feet measures 25,5 length and 9,7 width.

 

I have a pair of derbys from an unknown brand that measures ~28cm measuring insole size. They run a tad large aswell.

 

The monks I'm planning on buying are in the Elton last.

 

Any thoughts?

post #13945 of 15488

Hy guys, me again. Recieved my country calf boots from meermin yesterday. Wore them 1-2 hours today and they are pretty tough. My first concern: There is no heel sleep, or very little amount on one foot, but they look large on foot even I sized 1 number down from my sneakers and according to my foot lenght and width, meermin recommended taking size 8. 

 

They don't feel large for my foot, but they do crease just where cap toe ends on right foot, and in the middle where aprox. foot flexes. Left creases a bit differently. I have maybe a bit less than inch from top of the shoe to my largest toe. Is this all normal or I should exchange them for half size down? They feel "normally" snug on my feet according to width but I don't know how snug is enough becouse this is my first quality leather shoe/boot.

 

A bit stupid post but I would really like to get best value for my money becouse I am student. 

post #13946 of 15488

Just curious, but how long do meermins take to break in? I've worn my pair a week straight consecutively and it doesn't seem to have molded to my feet at all.... leather is still super stiff.

I've also been moisturizing after ever wear as per some of the suggestions that I have read.

post #13947 of 15488

Moisturizing every wear won't solve the problem. I would advise against that because it's going to make the leather mushy and crease too much.

 

The firmness is from the plastic stiffeners that Meermin uses in the heel cup, toebox, etc. They're much stiffer than any other brand I've owned, including brands with leather stiffeners and plastic stiffeners. They take a long time to break in, so take it easy on the first few wears, wear thick socks, wear them for only a few hours at a time, don't walk too far in them. 

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I have one classic pair and it took an age. The three linea pairs broke very fast, do the hand welted also use plastic?
post #13949 of 15488
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Originally Posted by enrboy View Post
 

Just curious, but how long do meermins take to break in? I've worn my pair a week straight consecutively and it doesn't seem to have molded to my feet at all.... leather is still super stiff.

I've also been moisturizing after ever wear as per some of the suggestions that I have read.

 

Have worn my Meermin Classic Line Oxfords for at least 20 times and the leather is still stiff as a rock from Mars but a considerable improvement from when the first wear. The leather is so stiff that it managed to chip part of my cedar wood shoe trees and cracked my shoe horn during the first few wears. 

 

Agree with Cobashk on the stiffness of the Meermin heel which has been giving my right foot blisters. Breaking into these hellish budget dress shoes requires a lot of patience and pain, am still in the process of breaking into them as it is not quite 100% comfortable yet. 

 

My Meermin Review: http://mendressingup.tumblr.com/post/130064793063/review-meermin-black-toe-cap-oxford-classic


Edited by ta88 - 10/30/15 at 5:29am
post #13950 of 15488

I would say this is the price to pay when buying lower cost shoes. They do soften up but take a long time. The other alternative is for double the price buy a different brand such as JF. They are soft from the first wear. But, that's 2 pairs of meermins...

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