Meermin boots are showing up as $245 on the U.S. Website. How much are they on the European site?
They key point is fit!!. If fit is not really good in these kind of shoes, then you will suffer a lot. I can only wear the Olfe last.
Glad to hear that @chogal, I will have to check it soon (at the moment they are as sitff as a rock). My leather is Museum Calf and it is quite nice. And yes 330 € for a HW bootie in MC...it is a a very wise purchase if the shoe hold ups well.
Just wanted to add that I had a flaw in my shoes and Meermin recrafted them in about a month and a half time. Quite happy with them.
Thanks for the information. It would certainly be a good news to all of us if that is true.
However, reading from the most recently finished shell cordovan MTO page (https://www.meermin.es/grupoMTO.php?idGrupo=278), it stated there "Meermin Shell Cordovan shoes are made using Shell Cordovan, made by a family owned tannery in the heart of Japan, following ancient methods."
It seems to suggest they are using Japanese shell (i.e. that "Shinki" brand?)? or may it could be reconciled as "shell from Argentina being processed in Japan"? I have no personal knowledge on this at all and I do not wish make any wild guess.
I like meermin and I own a good number of pairs (none is shell, though), so I would be happy if meermin really uses higher quality shell.
And to Meermin's defence, my heels are very peculiar in shape. I can still wear them quite fine but I cannot walk in them for long distances. As I said it didn't bother me enough to keep me from buying a new pair from them. I also sent them an email about the construction and suggested that they would use leather as the stiffener in the heels and toes of their shoes and they said they would strongly consider my suggestion. :)
With everything else I've been quite happy with Meermin!