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How do you guys feel about danite vs Meermins rubber soles?
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Mine did. That's how I know it sat in customs in Spain for almost a month tongue.gif

You get a customs number which shows exit and entry of the countries. But once it leaves customs in Spain, you'll have no proof that the package was or was not delivered. Hence the need for insurance...
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You get a customs number which shows exit and entry of the countries. But once it leaves customs in Spain, you'll have no proof that the package was or was not delivered. Hence the need for insurance...

I had a customs number and tracking. I saw then the package said delivered. Maybe my memory is off and it cost more like $55 but Fedex was quoting me nearly $200.
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@JezeC

 

Dainite has 3 different types (Studded, Medway and Ridgeway). Meermin has several different rubber soles too.

 

Which ones are you trying to compare? If you are asking about Dainite Studded vs Meermin that looks like Dainite studded. they are comparable but not the same. If I could describe it, it feels that it has more PVC content than rubber to it as opposed to the real Dainite studded

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My second pair of Meermin shoes arrived about a week ago! My first pair are black Oxfords on the Elton last, and I've now got some dark brown double monks on the Hiro last. Both are from the Classic line.

 

Initial impressions:

 

- Shoes look good, no obvious/significant blemishes.

- Shoes are tight enough (I have narrow feet)

- Right shoe is poorly constructed; around the area which bends when you walk at the start of your toes there is a slight concave in the leather which digs in a little when I step on that foot. This is not present on the left shoe, and I have been unable to push it out. It's not so bad now the shoes are beginning to break in.

- At the back of both shoes where there's a rubbery bit on the sole the shoes are getting a bit damaged. I believe on one shoe the rubbery, plastic bit (not sure of material) is not set correctly and is putting pressure on the heel of the shoe, causing the damage. I could be wrong, maybe I just hit the back of my foot on something like a barstool.

 

Overall, I'm left with mixed feelings. I think the shoes look sharp, and the fit is good, but the construction on these shoes is not what I expected. Maybe I just got lucky, but my Oxfords which I've had for about 3 months longer are showing less creasing and less signs of use than the Monks, and though they have had teething issues of their own, they seem much more solidly put together.

 

I can post pictures later, if anyone would like.

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My two pairs of Meermins, I have to say I love both pairs but the breaking in period was a lot tougher on the Double Monks than the Balmoral boots which have been pretty comfy out of the box. I think they look far superior to anything you can get for a similar price. However, I did have to get toe taps put on the Double Monks as one trip in the rain cost me a quarter of the front of the sole!


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Nice color in the Balmoral boots

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Is anyone getting the MTO Elton last Chelsea? I am after a Chelsea boot, but originally thought I would want a dainite or rubber sole (living in the UK). Anyone considered it?

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Originally Posted by Suetonius View Post

My second pair of Meermin shoes arrived about a week ago! My first pair are black Oxfords on the Elton last, and I've now got some dark brown double monks on the Hiro last. Both are from the Classic line.

Initial impressions:

- Shoes look good, no obvious/significant blemishes.
- Shoes are tight enough (I have narrow feet)
- Right shoe is poorly constructed; around the area which bends when you walk at the start of your toes there is a slight concave in the leather which digs in a little when I step on that foot. This is not present on the left shoe, and I have been unable to push it out. It's not so bad now the shoes are beginning to break in.
- At the back of both shoes where there's a rubbery bit on the sole the shoes are getting a bit damaged. I believe on one shoe the rubbery, plastic bit (not sure of material) is not set correctly and is putting pressure on the heel of the shoe, causing the damage. I could be wrong, maybe I just hit the back of my foot on something like a barstool.

Overall, I'm left with mixed feelings. I think the shoes look sharp, and the fit is good, but the construction on these shoes is not what I expected. Maybe I just got lucky, but my Oxfords which I've had for about 3 months longer are showing less creasing and less signs of use than the Monks, and though they have had teething issues of their own, they seem much more solidly put together.

I can post pictures later, if anyone would like.

Would love to see the oxford when worn. smile.gif
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Hello, I've been browsing the forum for a while, but this is my first post. I just received my first Meermin order, the Linea Maestro Black Freudenberg Calf. The left shoe seems to have several significant spots on the leather that don't easily wipe away. Hopefully you can see the issue in these pictures. Any advice on correcting this?

 

 

 

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I think that comes from the taning process so you could do nothing to resolve the issue.  Go to "Leather quality & Properties" thread to have expert input.

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Can anybody please post a picture from the sole of an Olfe? I would like to see the shape from below.

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Can anybody please post a picture from the sole of an Olfe? I would like to see the shape from below.

Olfe LM (dark one)

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Thank you!

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So, I finally received my September MTO last week which was originally planned for a November delivery. The included free shoe trees to compensate so that's a plus in service (although they don't fit the shoes and are useless plain.gif )

I like how they turned out, the color is great. They are stiff as hell as expected so breaking them in will be painful I'm guessing. Pitty there is a QC issue however: One of the shoes has scarring on the leather. One of the scars is on the toe cap which unfortunately is clearly visible.

I wish Meermin would pay a bit more attention to QC so the customer's experience can be without any disappointments they would have been preventable.





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