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Originally Posted by Viral View Post

If this shoe came in the New Rey last I'd have about 10 pairs in every major color and leather type.......sick!!

I think that the market is full of elongated double monks, the meermins are nice just for its classic rounded shape.
It's really a great proportioned and designed model, too good to be true at this price.
post #1442 of 11564

i see no one talking about the loafers... has ANYONE tried those? particularly the tassel ones?

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It seems my soles are starting to split and I haven't worn them yet. Is this the case? And will it get worse with wear?
post #1444 of 11564
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Originally Posted by eyeofthetig3r View Post



It seems my soles are starting to split and I haven't worn them yet. Is this the case? And will it get worse with wear?

That is fine, wear it
post #1445 of 11564
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Originally Posted by JBMarce21 View Post

i see no one talking about the loafers... has ANYONE tried those? particularly the tassel ones?

I'm considering getting a pair of these for the summer:

http://www.meermin.es/ficha_articulo.php?id=1939#

Just not sure how RON compares to AMA or HIRO. Emailed Pepe / Jose, waiting for a reply.

Has anyone here compared the AMA / HIRO to the 348 from C&J? I wear a 7.5UK in the 348s and I already have a pair of AMA bluchers in 8UK, although I'm a bit worried they will stretch too much and become loose.

BTW here's two shots of what a Meermin (AMA last blucher, the one I mentioned above) can look like with proper light:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/tompjagiello/7443360246/in/photostream
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tompjagiello/7447546442/in/photostream#

[photos are copyright protected]

Regards,
dsc.
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I have a pair of C&J Lowndes on the 348 and my black cap toes on the Hiro is almost identical with regards to fit, only shorter and rounded.
post #1447 of 11564
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Originally Posted by Christian B View Post

I have a pair of C&J Lowndes on the 348 and my black cap toes on the Hiro is almost identical with regards to fit, only shorter and rounded.

I sized my Hiro's up half a size cause they were shorter than 348.
post #1448 of 11564
With feet there is no definitive answer, but for me they are quite identical in fit, but I have slightly shorter but wider feet than a normal size 7.
post #1449 of 11564
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Originally Posted by eyeofthetig3r View Post



It seems my soles are starting to split and I haven't worn them yet. Is this the case? And will it get worse with wear?

maybe, maybe not.

email pics to meermin and get their opinion.
post #1450 of 11564
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Originally Posted by dsc View Post

I'm considering getting a pair of these for the summer:
http://www.meermin.es/ficha_articulo.php?id=1939#
Just not sure how RON compares to AMA or HIRO. Emailed Pepe / Jose, waiting for a reply.
Has anyone here compared the AMA / HIRO to the 348 from C&J? I wear a 7.5UK in the 348s and I already have a pair of AMA bluchers in 8UK, although I'm a bit worried they will stretch too much and become loose.
BTW here's two shots of what a Meermin (AMA last blucher, the one I mentioned above) can look like with proper light:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tompjagiello/7443360246/in/photostream
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tompjagiello/7447546442/in/photostream#
[photos are copyright protected]
Regards,
dsc.

Impressive pictures! With quality shots like these on the Meermin webpage prices could be increased...
Edited by Swede66 - 7/27/12 at 8:54am
post #1451 of 11564
After lurking and digesting, I'm close to taking the plunge on a couple of Linea Maestro Meermins - the 10164 and 10172 both on the New Rey last. fyi: I see that the Del Rey is fairly sleek, I happen to be a 10.5+ (my right foot is about 2/16 wider near my toes). Not having ever ordered shoes untried and from overseas, here's what I've gathered from the thread so far:

  1. Best way to get a good fit: trace my foot on paper and send a pic of it with measurement as a guide to Pepe for size recomendations.
  2. They're good about communication, and super helpful, but slower these days.
  3. Total cost for two pairs looks to be about $750 (250eur x 2 = 500eur / $780, -vat=$680, +$75 shipping=$750) with an extra $20-40 in duties depending.
  4. I should expect about 10days for them to arrive stateside barring a holdup with fedex.

That's my summary - are there any gotchas that I'm missing? I've also got two questions for the crowd:

  1. Does a burnished toe require MTO? I'm preferential to a little darkening on the nose of the 10172, but it's not a deal breaker.
  2. I'm preferential to the Linea Maestro for the higher quality leather and construction but am concerned the New Rey last isn't going to work for me. If it doesn't and I need to go to their Classic line for the Hiro or Olfe, is it really a big step down in quality? I'm concerned that at that point, it's not really worth it; maybe good shoes for the money, but possibly better saved towards something better?

Appreciate any input!
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Originally Posted by razl View Post

After lurking and digesting, I'm close to taking the plunge on a couple of Linea Maestro Meermins - the 10164 and 10172 both on the New Rey last. fyi: I see that the Del Rey is fairly sleek, I happen to be a 10.5+ (my right foot is about 2/16 wider near my toes). Not having ever ordered shoes untried and from overseas, here's what I've gathered from the thread so far:
  1. Best way to get a good fit: trace my foot on paper and send a pic of it with measurement as a guide to Pepe for size recomendations.
  2. They're good about communication, and super helpful, but slower these days.
  3. Total cost for two pairs looks to be about $750 (250eur x 2 = 500eur / $780, -vat=$680, +$75 shipping=$750) with an extra $20-40 in duties depending.
  4. I should expect about 10days for them to arrive stateside barring a holdup with fedex.
That's my summary - are there any gotchas that I'm missing? I've also got two questions for the crowd:
  1. Does a burnished toe require MTO? I'm preferential to a little darkening on the nose of the 10172, but it's not a deal breaker.
  2. I'm preferential to the Linea Maestro for the higher quality leather and construction but am concerned the New Rey last isn't going to work for me. If it doesn't and I need to go to their Classic line for the Hiro or Olfe, is it really a big step down in quality? I'm concerned that at that point, it's not really worth it; maybe good shoes for the money, but possibly better saved towards something better?
Appreciate any input!

Your calculations seem to use gbp, no EU. 2 pairs is 500 EU...minus vat leaves you at 400 EU. Shipping is 35 euro for up to 2 pairs, so then you are at 435 EU shipped.

Based on current exchange rates, thats $535

Unless you are just building up your shoe collection, I don't think the classic line is worth it. good shoe, but more along the lines of a Loake 1880 or AE.

Btw, as far as i know, you can get any LM shoe on any last for the MTO upcharge.
post #1453 of 11564
There have been a few posts about excellent customer service from Meermin. While I don't disagree that some may have received this, it's not always the case. I'm talking specifically regarding communication because thus far I haven't received anything from them since I paid on July 15 - 12 days ago. I ordered a pair of OTR black captoes in 9UK. I received confirmation from PayPal that the payment went through but nothing from Meermin. I don't know if (a) the shoes are in/out of stock, or (b) if they've been shipped. No response to my emails. That's not excellent customer service no matter how busy you are.

Did anyone ever get a tracking number on their order?
post #1454 of 11564
Have you looked in your spam-folder?
post #1455 of 11564
Yep. Not there. Their original emails to me pre-payment came through OK.
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