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post #14101 of 15489
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Originally Posted by mosy View Post

Other than the fact that they last longer, are there any other benefits to flush metal plates vs the plastic "taps" that are nailed onto the sole?

Metal will probably last the life of the sole whereas plastic will need replacing often. Flush mounted will keep the toe spring the same whereas anything nailed into the bottom will reduce toe spring leading to more creasing of the upper and possibly the excess leather digging into the toes due to the sole area at the toes now being thicker compared to the rest of the sole/heel. Of course, the nailed in option is cheaper... They also have nailed in metal, not just plastic. If you are going to have anything installed, I would only recommend flush metal plates.
post #14102 of 15489
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Originally Posted by Trqmaster View Post

Metal will probably last the life of the sole whereas plastic will need replacing often. Flush mounted will keep the toe spring the same whereas anything nailed into the bottom will reduce toe spring leading to more creasing of the upper and possibly the excess leather digging into the toes due to the sole area at the toes now being thicker compared to the rest of the sole/heel. Of course, the nailed in option is cheaper... They also have nailed in metal, not just plastic. If you are going to have anything installed, I would only recommend flush metal plates.

Thanks for the info. Does the same hold true for heel taps/plates?
Also do most standard"l cobblers offer flush metal plates, or do only the more advanced shops do this?
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Originally Posted by Nelton View Post

@TrqmasterThanks for the tip, do you have any recommendations on where to get this done in London. I would normally go to Timpsons but they seem to have gotten very expensive recently!

Maybe here?
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Originally Posted by mosy View Post

Thanks for the info. Does the same hold true for heel taps/plates?
Also do most standard"l cobblers offer flush metal plates, or do only the more advanced shops do this?

I wouldn't install anything on the heel. If it isn't flush, it will feel like a rock is stuck under your shoe. Also, anything on the heel will be really slippery. Best to leave the rubber and have it replaced when it wears close to the heel stack. This is a cheap fix and any cobbler can do it.

Finding cobblers to install flush toe plates is hard unfortunately. It is more work so it does cost more but I guess many cobblers are lazy as it only takes 5 seconds to nail a lump to the sole. They also seem more popular in european countries then the U.S. I only know of 2 places here: bnelson (NYC), and AHoneshes (DC/VA).

Anyway, since we are in the Meermin thread, they offer the service direct from them when ordering a shoe. It is in the accessory menu under shoe care. Just order them together.
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I am looking to get two pairs of shoes from Meermin. The 101534 in the elton last in both black and oak antique. I need help with sizing and I have read through much of this thread and I am still confused..

 

Currently, I have the Allen Edmonds Carlyle in a size 10D and Jack Erwin Joe in a US 10/9 UK. The Allen Edmonds are probably a little loose in the heel/back of the shoe, but everything else fits perfectly. The Jack Erwins are good, maybe a tad bit tight. I contacted Meermin and they said I should go with the UK 9. Just wanted to see what others thought and is there any good way to confirm the correct size before making the purchase?

 

 

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Originally Posted by jg0517 View Post

I am looking to get two pairs of shoes from Meermin. The 101534 in the elton last in both black and oak antique. I need help with sizing and I have read through much of this thread and I am still confused..

Currently, I have the Allen Edmonds Carlyle in a size 10D and Jack Erwin Joe in a US 10/9 UK. The Allen Edmonds are probably a little loose in the heel/back of the shoe, but everything else fits perfectly. The Jack Erwins are good, maybe a tad bit tight. I contacted Meermin and they said I should go with the UK 9. Just wanted to see what others thought and is there any good way to confirm the correct size before making the purchase?


My understanding is the Elton is a narrower last similar to the New Rey and most folks size down a half instead of a full size. It may depend on your instep - if it's high, I would suggest the 9.5 instead of the 9. Those are my thoughts, although I haven't owned the Elton so for others YMMV.
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Originally Posted by bsarosi View Post


My understanding is the Elton is a narrower last similar to the New Rey and most folks size down a half instead of a full size. It may depend on your instep - if it's high, I would suggest the 9.5 instead of the 9. Those are my thoughts, although I haven't owned the Elton so for others YMMV.


This is what makes me so hesitant. While the Elton looks to be more narrow than the Hiro, I'm not sure it actually is. Here are measurements I found comparing the Hiro and Elton last which seems to indicate that the Hiro is the slimmer fit:

 

HIRO

 

L 294 mm shoe outsole 7.5UK

W 104 mm shoe outsole 7.5UK

L 276 mm last insole 7.5UK

W 099 mm last insole 7.5UK

Foot 25.8 cm 7.5UK

 

L 298 mm shoe outsole 8UK

W 105 mm shoe outsole 8UK

L 280 mm last insole 8UK

W 101 mm last insole 8UK

Foot 26.3 cm 8UK

 

ELTON

 

L 300mm shoe outsole 7.5UK

W 105 mm shoe outsole 7.5UK

L 280 mm last insole 7.5UK

W 100 mm last insole 7.5UK

Foot 26.1 cm 7.5UK

 

L 304 mm shoe outsole 8UK

W 106 mm shoe outsole 8UK

L 284 mm last insole 8UK

W 101 mm last insole 8UK

Foot 26.4 cm 8UK

post #14108 of 15489
Neither of the two cobblers I went to offered flush toe plates so in the end I went for the cheaper option of the metal nailed on. @Zapasman I did email Meermin and this was their response which I don't really think is adequate.

"We recommend you to wear the shoes,if the shoes get worse please kindly let us know.

Thanks again for your interest in Meermin & Waiting for your replay."
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The truth is that there are no flaws in that pair. The outsole is not top notch but the issue comes from the way you walk IMO.

 

Hope it wokrs with the metal nails.  Good luck.

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Yeah, I'm sure that there are no flaws in the pair just surprised they did that after a mile or two of walking. Hopefully the metal toe caps will help and I'm sure I will be buying them again in the future.
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Did the sole get wet when you wore them?
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I was just in Madrid and after a long time of reading about Meermin visited their shop and tried a few pairs. Bought an Elton last double monk in 8.5 and i must say it fits great, is not particularly hard (as i read about meermin in several posts) and looks like a million bucks (for the price).

I tried the Hiro double monk too and my 2 cents are

1) i didnt like the more rounded shape in relation to the Elton (much sleeker)
2) its quite roomier. I only tried the 8.5 in Hiro but i my foot had a significant degree of play. Since i liked the elton more i didnt try a smaller (8?) size at the hiro but if you re between the two i think there,s a 0,5 size difference there.
3) should ve bought a couple of belts. At 35-45 eur theyre a steal but i was cheap :-(
post #14113 of 15489
I have boots in Hiro last. There is no slippage when I walk or anything but if I am sitting I can fit a couple fingers in the back of the boot. Is this normal? I mean there is some space between where the back of my foot ends and pull tab.
Edited by clarksdb - 12/2/15 at 7:06am
post #14114 of 15489
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Originally Posted by dimitrioup View Post

I was just in Madrid and after a long time of reading about Meermin visited their shop and tried a few pairs. Bought an Elton last double monk in 8.5 and i must say it fits great, is not particularly hard (as i read about meermin in several posts) and looks like a million bucks (for the price).

I tried the Hiro double monk too and my 2 cents are

1) i didnt like the more rounded shape in relation to the Elton (much sleeker)
2) its quite roomier. I only tried the 8.5 in Hiro but i my foot had a significant degree of play. Since i liked the elton more i didnt try a smaller (8?) size at the hiro but if you re between the two i think there,s a 0,5 size difference there.
3) should ve bought a couple of belts. At 35-45 eur theyre a steal but i was cheap :-(


What is your normal UK shoe size? I'm guessing 8.5 since you tried on both Hiro and Elton lasts in 8.5, but just want to make sure.

 

I ordered two pairs of the oxfords in elton last size 9, because that was what Meermin recommended based upon the info I gave them. I'm usually a UK size 9D, but I've seen conflicted answers on sizing of the Elton last.

post #14115 of 15489
I wear between 42-42.5 euripean size uk usually 8.5 but for hiro i might go for 8?
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