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post #15271 of 15526
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Originally Posted by urban View Post
 

 

My own experience with boots tell me that when in doubt, go big.

The laces on boots will ensure the fit is okay even if the boots is slightly larger.


Thanks for the answer. I'm hoping to come to a decision by the end of the week. Will keep researching around and will update once the first pair come in.

post #15272 of 15526
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Originally Posted by AMD500 View Post
 

they made these in the past. https://www.meermin.es/articulo.php?idArt=4223# hoping for something like this in a cognac color. A flat welt with a dainite sole would be a nice change too.


Those are sweet!  That is definitely one of their nicest makeups.  I'm really hoping they do another MTO similar to this very soon.  I am aching to buy another pair of cordovan boots.  Please take my money.

post #15273 of 15526
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Those are sweet!  That is definitely one of their nicest makeups.  I'm really hoping they do another MTO similar to this very soon.  I am aching to buy another pair of cordovan boots.  Please take my money.

Meermin have some Linea maestro Shell boots for sale on their ebay site

 

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MEERMIN-Mallorca-Linea-maestro-balmoral-boots-95UK-Shell-cordovan-/262634275514?hash=item3d263902ba:g:QrAAAOSwOyJX4RDn

 

Carl

post #15274 of 15526
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Originally Posted by Carl1955 View Post
 

Meermin have some Linea maestro Shell boots for sale on their ebay site

 

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MEERMIN-Mallorca-Linea-maestro-balmoral-boots-95UK-Shell-cordovan-/262634275514?hash=item3d263902ba:g:QrAAAOSwOyJX4RDn

 

Carl


Thank you Carl.  That is a very nice pair of boots as well.  Unfortunately they aren't my size, but I will continue looking through their offerings now that I know they are there.

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Has anyone had to resole or repair their Meermin shoes and if so how did it go? I see they don't offer a service so a local cobbler or bnelson should be able to do it I am assuming. In other words they are fully recraftable, just like Allen Edmonds correct?
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Originally Posted by Skelnik View Post

Has anyone had to resole or repair their Meermin shoes and if so how did it go? I see they don't offer a service so a local cobbler or bnelson should be able to do it I am assuming. In other words they are fully recraftable, just like Allen Edmonds correct?

 

Both their lines are welted, therefore can be resoled. Recrafting usually denotes additional services like upper restoration. So if you take good care of the shoes, resole is all you need whenever the soles wear down.

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Originally Posted by Skelnik View Post

Has anyone had to resole or repair their Meermin shoes and if so how did it go? I see they don't offer a service so a local cobbler or bnelson should be able to do it I am assuming. In other words they are fully recraftable, just like Allen Edmonds correct?


Had my double monks resoled at a local place in the city. Shoes are fine.

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Had my double monks resoled at a local place in the city. Shoes are fine.

^LM or LC?.

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^LM or LC?.


LC

post #15280 of 15526
Just bought a pair of the meermin snuff suede chelseas on the hiro last.
One thing I was concerned with was the sizing around the ankles, I'm looking for a chelsea boot that has a thinner ankle opening so it can completely fit under slimmer jeans properly.

Can anyone that owns a pair comment on the ankle opening of the snuff suede chelseas?

EDIT: and if the ankle opening happens to be too wide on these, anyone know of alternatives around the same price point? Much appreciated, thanks!
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Hello gents,

 

I received some size measurements from Meermin regarding the Hiro last after asking them about the size of the last. Below are measurements for 10UK and 10.5UK:

 

HIRO

L 316 mm shoe outsole 10UK

W 109 mm shoe outsole 10UK

L 296 mm last insole 10UK

W 105 mm last insole 10UK

Foot 28 cm 10UK

 

L 320 mm shoe outsole 10.5UK

W 110mm shoe outsole 10.5UK

L302 mm last insole 10.5UK

W 106 mm last insole 10.5UK

Foot 28.4 cm 10.5UK

 

Hope this can help you guys out in your future investments.

post #15282 of 15526

Quick review

 

Shoe: Snuff suede quarter brogue oxford with leather sole https://www.meermin.es/articulo.php?idArt=4568

Price: $175 + $35 shipping  = $210 US ($280 AUD)

After-market additions: Topy sole ($50 AUD, done here in Sydney)

Fit comments: Plenty of volume for my narrowish feet (maybe too much), and certainly elongated. Not great for a high-ish instep. Hiro may well be a more generous fit than Olfe, but I would still urge those with higher insteps to start with derby lacing rather than oxfords.

Summary: If I had to do it all again I’d buy Carminas instead, but this is primarily due to fit, not because I’m unhappy with the quality of my Meermins.

 

 


 

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Background: I was looking to add a snuff suede shoe to my rotation as I wear a lot of business casual to work and felt this would be a good match with my flannel and cotton trousers. All my other footwear purchases in the last two years have been Carmina (1 x simpson split toe derby, 1 x simpson oxford captoe, 2 x uetam string loafers), but my plan was for these to be ‘beaters’ (we don’t get snow, so when I say beater I mostly mean a little rain). I’d previously resisted Meermin because of the mixed reviews regarding QC and the horrible ordering system they were using. They’d sorted out the ordering system and I was happy to save $150-200 (AUD) compared to Carmina’s equivalent shoe, so thought I’d try my luck.  

 

Ordering, delivery and first impressions: The shoes were dispatched quickly after I placed my order and arrived in Australia in about a week. They were well packaged with the standard paper-stuffed-in-the-toe and plastic rod to hold the shape. Two shoe bags were included. I was worried that there would be some glaring QC error and I’d immediately regret my purchase, but overall they lived up to the general theme through this thread: good value for money if you don’t expect perfection. The snuff suede is a really nice colour, not at all washed-out and doesn’t have any nicks or marks. The brogueing is pretty good and the welt is only a little bit unsightly where it terminates towards the heel. The sole edging has been coloured much more darkly towards the front of the shoes and then gets much lighter towards the back. I don’t care too much about this.

 

Fit: I’m a 10D on a brannock device, with low-ish volume feet, but I do seem to have high insteps and high arches. My size 9UK Carmina split toes with derby lacing fit fairly well, though I would fit a 9.5UK without a problem. I ordered a 9UK in the Meermins, but don’t find the Hiro last to be a great fit for my feet. It wasn’t bad enough out of the box to send them straight back, but I thought about it for a few weeks. The insteps are not high enough for me and the oxford lacing forms more of a ‘V’ than I’d like (though others would say it’s fine). The arches also don’t have quite enough support. The forefoot/toe box is a little wider than I need and the elongation certainly has a bit more length than what I need. If not for my high insteps I could probably drop a half size. So in summary, the fit isn’t terrible and is getting marginally better through the in-steps as they break in, but certainly not great. I’d never say ‘Hiro is good for high in-steps’, though YMMV. On the upside, the break in period has been pretty easy. On the first day I wore them for 5 hours and since then full days. No issues at all. I've worn them twice a week for the past three weeks. 

 

Summary: I very nearly went with a derby-laced boot for my first Meermin purchase and in retrospect this may have been a good plan because it’s really only the fit that I’m a little disappointed with (and Meermin certainly can’t be blamed for my feet!) When you include the price of the topy sole I paid $330 AUD. If I’m totally honest, if I had this money back in my pocket I’d probably pay $150 or so extra and get a pair of Carminas, however, that’s not because my Meermins were poor quality. I think they represent good value for money.

 

 

 

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These are some of the best looking boots I have ever seen.  I'd really like for them to do something like this again, but with a sky welt and in the same color cordovan.  https://www.meermin.es/grupoMTO.php?idGrupo=474

post #15284 of 15526
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Originally Posted by JRas View Post

Hello gents,

I received some size measurements from Meermin regarding the Hiro last after asking them about the size of the last. Below are measurements for 10UK and 10.5UK:

HIRO
L 316 mm shoe outsole 10UK
W 109 mm shoe outsole 10UK
L 296 mm last insole 10UK
W 105 mm last insole 10UK
Foot 28 cm 10UK

L 320 mm shoe outsole 10.5UK
W 110mm shoe outsole 10.5UK
L302 mm last insole 10.5UK
W 106 mm last insole 10.5UK
Foot 28.4 cm 10.5UK

Hope this can help you guys out in your future investments.
so did you purchase a pair yet? If so what did you go with?
post #15285 of 15526
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so did you purchase a pair yet? If so what did you go with?


Unfortunately, not yet. I'm trying to find some shoes in UK sizes to try on so I can get an idea of how to determine my size, but I'll most likely stick to getting something in the Rui last since most Allen Edmonds in EEE is still pretty tight for me. I've been amassing a wardrobe at the moment, so I held it off for a bit. Will definitely post up results once I get a pair.

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