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Go to your local cobbler and he will shorten the belt by removing the buckle and sew it back in place.
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I though I'll be able to do it on my own - but the cobbler is way to go. So thanks for your time :)!

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Received my first pair of Meermin's yesterday, thought I'd share some info for others who have questions about the process and products.

 

Ordered Wednesday 4pm

Paid 8pm

Received shipping number 10pm

Tracked item several times a day Thursday - Sunday

Shoes arrived Monday morning 10.45am

 

Pretty happy with the speed of shipping! Funnily enough the shoes travelled from Barcelona to Germany to Luton to Heathrow (all within about 10 hours on Thursday/Friday) then to Melbourne. 

 

So they are the 101482 Black, a rubber sole black toe cap on the Hiro last.  I'm happy with the size (8UK) and went this size based on being a 7.5 in Loake as well as measuring up my foot at 26cm.  Meermin were quite helpful by providing measurements for different lasts/sizes via email prior to purchase. :fonz:

The QC seems to have been very good on these shoes, with no noticeable issues other than a tiny bit of brown dye/paint along the inside ridge of the sole (2nd last picture) which is barely noticeable and was hard to pick up on camera. The leather is free of creases, scuffs, marks etc but yes the leather is very stiff, so I'm expecting a slog of a break in.  It's 2.30pm now and I've been wearing them since 7am with no pain so all good there.  

One strange thing to me is that the sole feels very rounded from side to side.  I feel like they have a tendency to roll in or out due to this, and the effect is further enhanced by the studs being down the middle of the sole, making the rocking point even higher.  I'm thinking (hoping) that this will flatten out with the break in.

 

 

Here are some pictures. Please excuse any fingerprints or smudges, they're mine :\

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Edited by WillisAU - 2/17/16 at 10:37pm
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I had exactly the same thing with my meermin plain toe bluchers (Hiro) on rubber soles (fake Dainite). Once you break them in this issue goes away after wearing the shoes outside for a couple of days.

 

Enjoy them.

 

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One strange thing to me is that the sole feels very rounded from side to side.  I feel like they have a tendency to roll in or out due to this, and the affect is further enhanced by the studs being down the middle of the sole, making the rocking point even higher.  I'm thinking (hoping) that this will flatten out with the break in.

 

 

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Does anyone know why meermin only sends 1 shoe bag with their orders? My shoes dont fit 1 bag. Ive been told by their customer service that they only send 2 bags for linea maestro line... Thanks

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So I'm trying to figure out my sizing for Olfe & Elton compared to Hiro. I've gone through the thread and have read some contradicting opinions. Some say Olfe & Elton are tighter than Hiro, while others say they're roomier. I'm primarily concerned with the width, specifically the instep and forefoot/toebox.

 

To provide a reference, I am a US8.5D/E on Brannock with a medium/high instep. I have a pair of Hiro PTBs in UK7.5, and they're as snug as I'd want a shoe to be, both in the toebox and the instep. Would anyone happen to have a comparison between Hiro, Olfe, and Elton in these areas?

 

Thanks in advance.

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I suspect it is a cost control issue

 

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Does anyone know why meermin only sends 1 shoe bag with their orders? My shoes dont fit 1 bag. Ive been told by their customer service that they only send 2 bags for linea maestro line... Thanks

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Does anyone know why meermin only sends 1 shoe bag with their orders? My shoes dont fit 1 bag. Ive been told by their customer service that they only send 2 bags for linea maestro line... Thanks

 

 

I guess you have to alternate which shoe gets special treatment after each wear. ("I'll get you next time, lefty.")

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Does anyone know why meermin only sends 1 shoe bag with their orders? My shoes dont fit 1 bag. Ive been told by their customer service that they only send 2 bags for linea maestro line... Thanks


Could be that they view the primary purpose of shoe bags for use when traveling, so that the sole of one shoe doesn't mark the upper of the other.  In that case, only one bag is necessary.  Unless you travel with more than one pair of shoes packed in the same luggage, of course.

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Could be that they view the primary purpose of shoe bags for use when traveling, so that the sole of one shoe doesn't mark the upper of the other.  In that case, only one bag is necessary.  Unless you travel with more than one pair of shoes packed in the same luggage, of course.

I thought it was the complete opposite? The reason almost every other shoe maker provides two bags is so that the shoes don't mark each other if they need to be packed away for travel.  If they're both in the one bag, sure you can be reasonably sure that they wouldn't mark or scrape each other, but not 100%.

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Originally Posted by bm93 View Post
 

So I'm trying to figure out my sizing for Olfe & Elton compared to Hiro. I've gone through the thread and have read some contradicting opinions. Some say Olfe & Elton are tighter than Hiro, while others say they're roomier. I'm primarily concerned with the width, specifically the instep and forefoot/toebox.

 

To provide a reference, I am a US8.5D/E on Brannock with a medium/high instep. I have a pair of Hiro PTBs in UK7.5, and they're as snug as I'd want a shoe to be, both in the toebox and the instep. Would anyone happen to have a comparison between Hiro, Olfe, and Elton in these areas?

 

Thanks in advance.

I've got both Hiro and Elton shoes. I find my Elton lasted shoes to be snugger around the heel with more room for my toes. I take the same size in both lasts.

post #14502 of 15515

Except that they provide 2 bags with the more expensive line. It just seems odd to cost-cut that 2nd bag. 

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Originally Posted by WillisAU View Post
 

I thought it was the complete opposite? The reason almost every other shoe maker provides two bags is so that the shoes don't mark each other if they need to be packed away for travel.  If they're both in the one bag, sure you can be reasonably sure that they wouldn't mark or scrape each other, but not 100%.

 

Yes but if you put only one in the bag, then there is always fabric between the two shoes.  As long as you only pack one pair.

 

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Except that they provide 2 bags with the more expensive line. It just seems odd to cost-cut that 2nd bag. 

 

Agreed.

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Yes but if you put only one in the bag, then there is always fabric between the two shoes.  As long as you only pack one pair.

So you would pack one shoe in the provided bag, and the other in your suitcase loose?  Or are you talking about storing them in the box in a wardrobe? (I've been thinking along the lines of the former this whole time)

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I do like these burgubdy oxfords of mine...


Edited by nttdocomo - 2/17/16 at 5:27am
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