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post #15091 of 15523
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Originally Posted by AMD500 View Post
 

So just pulled the trigger on some size 8UK Rui Last Ebay boots. I'm a true 9.5D on the brannock device. I wear a 9D in Alden Barrie & Trubalance last boots. Did I mess up here? My typical approach would be go down one size for UK sizing, but from what I have read the Rui Last is LARGE.

 

I'd love to hear anyone's experience with the above also.  I'm looking at the Rui last boots in the GMTO at the moment (https://www.meermin.es/grupoMTO.php?idGrupo=466).  Meermin have UK 12 listed as the largest size available.  I recently got a pair of UK 13 double monks in the Elton last.  They might be a tiny fraction too big, I'm going to size down to a UK 12.5 for a pair of loafers in Elton also on GMTO at the moment (https://www.meermin.es/grupoMTO.php?idGrupo=460).  

 

I'd be interested to hear from anyone about the Rui last and whether UK 12 might be ok given the above, if anyone has experience.  Thanks in advance.

post #15092 of 15523
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Originally Posted by Tom- View Post
 

 

I'd love to hear anyone's experience with the above also.  I'm looking at the Rui last boots in the GMTO at the moment (https://www.meermin.es/grupoMTO.php?idGrupo=466).  Meermin have UK 12 listed as the largest size available.  I recently got a pair of UK 13 double monks in the Elton last.  They might be a tiny fraction too big, I'm going to size down to a UK 12.5 for a pair of loafers in Elton also on GMTO at the moment (https://www.meermin.es/grupoMTO.php?idGrupo=460).  

 

I'd be interested to hear from anyone about the Rui last and whether UK 12 might be ok given the above, if anyone has experience.  Thanks in advance.

I have pairs in the same size across Hiro, Elton, and Rui and I can say I'm pretty pleased aside from the Rui being just slightly (but not unvomfortably) wide. Some people have concerns about the Rui's volume and size down further by 0.5. Personally I didn't want to risk the length so I decided to just bear with the volume.

 

If you're a good fit in a UK13 Elton, I'd say you might be able to go either a UK13 or UK12.5 (if you're not worried about length) in the Rui.

 

But since they mention UK as the largest size, you might also try shooting Meermin a mail about whether they could accommodate a request for a bigger size on the MTO. It could be a bit of a long shot, but worth a try anyway to get the best fit?

 

Best of luck, mate.

post #15093 of 15523

So I just recently received my GMTO Tobacco Vintage Calf. I love the look of the shoe, but there are definitely some things about the shoe that could be improved, quality-wise. For example, some of the broguing are not properly punched, and so you can see the leather still stuck within them. The staining on the shoe also has some imperfections. Finally, the details on the serrated edges could be a little better; they are imperfectly cut in some places and bent in others (not sure if this is normal for adelaides). I know I can't expect perfection for a $200 shoe, but these are just the things that I would have liked improved. Overall, I would probably stay away from adelaides in the future because of the imperfections on the serrated edges, and stay with an oxford with broguing instead. But all in all, pretty happy with the shoe. 

 

Just curious, what's the best way to maintain the coloring on this shoe? The toe cap is a lighter brown than the rest of the shoe. If I want to maintain that, what kind of polish and wax do I use? Thanks in advance!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #15094 of 15523

@Kimistry Looks great for a sub $200 shoes to be honest. 

How do you find the shoe after wearing it?

post #15095 of 15523
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Originally Posted by urban View Post
 

@Kimistry Looks great for a sub $200 shoes to be honest. 

How do you find the shoe after wearing it?


Yeah, I know. Just being my typical picky self. 😄 

 

I haven't had a chance to wear them because I was waiting to put some Saphir Renovateur on first (which I finally did tonight). But they're an Elton last so I'm expecting them to fit the same as my other pair of Oxford with an Elton last. I do notice that the Elton fits a little more snugly than my Olfe double monks though. 

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Originally Posted by Kimistry View Post
 

So I just recently received my GMTO Tobacco Vintage Calf. I love the look of the shoe, but there are definitely some things about the shoe that could be improved, quality-wise. For example, some of the broguing are not properly punched, and so you can see the leather still stuck within them. The staining on the shoe also has some imperfections. Finally, the details on the serrated edges could be a little better; they are imperfectly cut in some places and bent in others (not sure if this is normal for adelaides). I know I can't expect perfection for a $200 shoe, but these are just the things that I would have liked improved. Overall, I would probably stay away from adelaides in the future because of the imperfections on the serrated edges, and stay with an oxford with broguing instead. But all in all, pretty happy with the shoe. 

 

Just curious, what's the best way to maintain the coloring on this shoe? The toe cap is a lighter brown than the rest of the shoe. If I want to maintain that, what kind of polish and wax do I use? Thanks in advance!

 

Very nice catch! Wear them in good health.

 

I would just maintain them with neutral (clear) creme and polish.

I also sometimes let my lighter coloured shoes sit in the sun for a couple of hours, can't tell if it actually has a bleaching effect.

 

Regarding the imperfections, yes that is the difference between say Meermin and Carmina in build quality but at this price point... :)


Edited by AlexHffK - 7/24/16 at 1:21am
post #15097 of 15523

Hi all, was hoping for some sizing help.  I'm a 10+ on the Brannock.  I wear 9.5D on AE's 5 last, 9 (UK) on Alfred Sargent 87, and 9 (UK) on C&J 341.  I was thinking of going with 9 on Hiro, but I see so many people sizing down a full size from their AE 5 last size?  But from the measurements Meermin sent me, 8.5 sounds too small, with 9 being just about right.  Thoughts?  Thanks.

post #15098 of 15523
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Originally Posted by The Heat View Post
 

Hi all, was hoping for some sizing help.  I'm a 10+ on the Brannock.  I wear 9.5D on AE's 5 last, 9 (UK) on Alfred Sargent 87, and 9 (UK) on C&J 341.  I was thinking of going with 9 on Hiro, but I see so many people sizing down a full size from their AE 5 last size?  But from the measurements Meermin sent me, 8.5 sounds too small, with 9 being just about right.  Thoughts?  Thanks.

for reference, I am UK7 on AS 87, and UK7.5 on M Hiro.

post #15099 of 15523
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Originally Posted by silverprelude View Post
 

for reference, I am UK7 on AS 87, and UK7.5 on M Hiro.

 

Thanks, I'm a little surprised, I always considered the AS 87 to be fairly generous. Good to have a reference point, thanks.

post #15100 of 15523
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Originally Posted by Miguelu View Post
 

I have pairs in the same size across Hiro, Elton, and Rui and I can say I'm pretty pleased aside from the Rui being just slightly (but not unvomfortably) wide. Some people have concerns about the Rui's volume and size down further by 0.5. Personally I didn't want to risk the length so I decided to just bear with the volume.

 

If you're a good fit in a UK13 Elton, I'd say you might be able to go either a UK13 or UK12.5 (if you're not worried about length) in the Rui.

 

But since they mention UK as the largest size, you might also try shooting Meermin a mail about whether they could accommodate a request for a bigger size on the MTO. It could be a bit of a long shot, but worth a try anyway to get the best fit?

 

Best of luck, mate.

 

Thanks mate.  I emailed Meermin this morning and unfortunately it's a null point.  The reason they're limited to UK 12 max in that particular model is because that's the largest size rubber sole they have available for it!  They agreed that I'd need at least a 12.5 too.

 

Now I'm left trying to decide if I should shell out for these instead :) => https://www.meermin.es/grupoMTO.php?idGrupo=475#

post #15101 of 15523
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Originally Posted by Tom- View Post
 

 

Thanks mate.  I emailed Meermin this morning and unfortunately it's a null point.  The reason they're limited to UK 12 max in that particular model is because that's the largest size rubber sole they have available for it!  They agreed that I'd need at least a 12.5 too.

 

Now I'm left trying to decide if I should shell out for these instead :) => https://www.meermin.es/grupoMTO.php?idGrupo=475#

That's a shame about the Rui boots, man. Although the beauty of Meermin MTO is that there's always more of them to come haha.

 

Those boots are gorgeous, and in norvegese too. If you do get them, please share some photos! 

post #15102 of 15523
i though i had 11 days to order MTO, did not knew that when funding is reached the ordering is finished...frown.gif

Customer service is the best, wrote an email, they will manually place the order icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
Edited by robkez313 - 7/26/16 at 6:11am
post #15103 of 15523
Hi all,
I am planning to order a pair of meermin oxford shoes (101565 - COPPER ANTIQUE CALF)and am not sure about the sizing. I do not own any dress shoes except a pair of Loake loafer and those are of size uk7.5. So should i also go for a pair of uk7.5, or a half size up, for the meermin shoes? Thanks for the help.
post #15104 of 15523
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Originally Posted by Kimistry View Post
 


Yeah, I know. Just being my typical picky self. 😄 

 

I haven't had a chance to wear them because I was waiting to put some Saphir Renovateur on first (which I finally did tonight). But they're an Elton last so I'm expecting them to fit the same as my other pair of Oxford with an Elton last. I do notice that the Elton fits a little more snugly than my Olfe double monks though. 


So got a chance to wear them finally and fit-wise, I find them to be the same as the other Elton's I have. However, unlike my other pair, this left shoe's edge wall is rubbing against my ankle bone, causing it to blister. Anything I can do to prevent that? 

post #15105 of 15523

I got a pair of double monks recently, my first Meermins and first real higher end shoe.

 

I'm really happy with them overall, the fit is almost perfect and as they are I've no problems wearing them.  I'm ordering another pair of shoes in the same last, and trying to decide if I will drop half a size.  I think there might be a tiny bit more room than ideal in the ones I have.  The pair I'd ordering are loafers, so since they're a more open model I think it might be good to have them a bit tighter in any case.  

 

But I'm also trying to figure out my ideal size for the last (Elton) in general.

 

I've attached some photos below showing me wearing the monks.  In each of them I'm flexing at the ball of my foot to put pressure and crease them (ie. walking position).   From looking at the photos does the creasing look normal for the type of show, or do you think it's indicative of the shoe being too large?   

 

Like I said, they feel quite comfortable, maybe half a size too big at the absolute most.  I think the creasing is fine and not pointing at any significant sizing issue.  I think the only way I'll find out my perfect size is to get the next pair half a size smaller and try them.  It's just a little annoying as the sizes in question are UK 12.5 / UK 13, so any shoes I get from them are MTO (since they don't generally seem to stock the larger sizes) and so can't be returned.

 

Thanks a mil in advance for any pointers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the pic below, the ball of my foot is in line with my heel.  

 

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