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post #15346 of 15495
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1. I have a pair of Meermin suede chukkas on the hiro last size 9,5 (UK). I've worn them a couple of days but they make an awful squeaking sound when I'm walking around (I guess it's the tongue rubbing against my upper foot). This squeaking sound is pretty annoying and people are turning their heads and it sort of makes me feel like a clown, which is a shame cause I really like the boots and I've never had this problem before with Meermin shoes or any shoes/boots for that matter.

 

Has anyone experienced similar squeaking sounds with their boots (or other brands?), and if so, did it fade over time? Can anything be done? Unfortunately I did not notice the sound when I tried them on first and now it is too late to return them.

 

 

I have similar trouble with my Hiro last suede double-monks. I've also not been able to find a solution.

post #15347 of 15495
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Originally Posted by TwillPoplin View Post
 

Hi gents, I got two questions regarding Meermin boots :)

 

1. I have a pair of Meermin suede chukkas on the hiro last size 9,5 (UK). I've worn them a couple of days but they make an awful squeaking sound when I'm walking around (I guess it's the tongue rubbing against my upper foot). This squeaking sound is pretty annoying and people are turning their heads and it sort of makes me feel like a clown, which is a shame cause I really like the boots and I've never had this problem before with Meermin shoes or any shoes/boots for that matter.

 

Has anyone experienced similar squeaking sounds with their boots (or other brands?), and if so, did it fade over time? Can anything be done? Unfortunately I did not notice the sound when I tried them on first and now it is too late to return them.

 

2. I'm curious to try a chelsea boot, the size 9,5 hiro chukkas above fits good when tightened properly with a double knot (I know double knot is considered ugly but if I do a single knot they will untie in a matter of minutes). I'm a bit worried that a same size hiro chelsea will be too loose since it doesn't have a lacing system. Do you think I should size down to 9?

 

 

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Originally Posted by Michael81 View Post
 

 

I have similar trouble with my Hiro last suede double-monks. I've also not been able to find a solution.

 

I've read here that the squeaking sound will go away after a while. Someone mentioned around 15 "usages".

 

I have a size 9 suede chukka boots. They squeaked a bit, not that loud, for the first 3 or 4 full days I wore them. After that they are "silent".

post #15348 of 15495
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I've read here that the squeaking sound will go away after a while. Someone mentioned around 15 "usages".

 

I have a size 9 suede chukka boots. They squeaked a bit, not that loud, for the first 3 or 4 full days I wore them. After that they are "silent".

 

I do hope that is true. I read somewhere that you could rub some fine gritted sand paper on the tongue edges but I'd rather wait and let the problem solve itself and use sand paper as a last resort.

 

Anyone have sizing experience with both the chukka and the chelsea boot?

post #15349 of 15495
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I do hope that is true. I read somewhere that you could rub some fine gritted sand paper on the tongue edges but I'd rather wait and let the problem solve itself and use sand paper as a last resort.

Try talc powder? Sometimes it's the leather creaking after your foot sweats a bit. I have a pair of LM on the new Rey that the squeaking did not resolve after breaking in but does w talc powder. I just kind of live w it now when I forget to powder.
post #15350 of 15495

Does anyone own these suede PBTs?

 

https://meermin.es/articulo.php?idArt=4589

 

The only Meermins I own for comparison are their brown DMs.  I know both shoes are built on the Hiro last but I'm wondering if the PBTs will naturally be more roomy b/c theyre bluchers?  I'm an 11.5 in the DMs and they fit pretty well, but could be slightly snugger.  Toebox fits pretty much spot on.  The PBTs are also suede.  Debating wether I should get 11 or 11.5 in the PBTs.

 

Also, does anyone know how the Ron last fits relative to the Hiro?  Specifically for these tassel loafers:

 

https://meermin.es/articulo.php?idArt=4390#

 

Same size or should I go down 1/2 a sz?

 

Thanks.

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How's the fit on olfe vs hiro? I'm usually a 10.5EE US, I get UK10 in the hiro last, I imagine I'd do the same for olfe? or would I need to go up another size, which if that's the case, it's probably not worth it lest I look like a clown...

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Guys, a question for Hiro and Elton owners.

 

Do you wear the same size on both lasts? I asked Meermin for measurements and the Elton is a bit more elongated than the Hiro.

I'm a size 9 on Hiro (only have a pair of suede chukkas) but I'm thinking that perhaps on Elton a size 8,5, would be good. What is your experience?

 

What they sent me was:

 

 

HIRO - 8,5 UK
L 301 mm shoe outsole 

W 106 mm shoe outsole
L 284 mm last insole
W 102 mm last insole
Foot  26.8 cm

 

HIRO - 9 UK
L 305mm shoe outsole
W 107mm shoe outsole
L 288mm shoe insole
W 103mm last insole
Foot 27,2 cm



ELTON - 8,5 UK
L 308 mm shoe outsole
W 107 mm shoe outsole
L 288 mm last insole
W 102 mm last insole
Foot 26.8 cm

 

ELTON - 9 UK
L 312 mm shoe outsole
W 108 mm shoe outsole
L 292 mm last insole
W 103 mm last insole
Foot 27.2 cm

post #15353 of 15495

anyone interested in taking over my MTO Shell Malway boots let me know. size 9 on the hiro last, Ruby Shell Cordovan. After wearing my Hiro last double monks yesterday, I have decided my 9.5E us foot is just too wide for this last. they are scheduled to arrive in Dec.

post #15354 of 15495
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Originally Posted by mbaltazar View Post
 

Guys, a question for Hiro and Elton owners.

 

Do you wear the same size on both lasts? I asked Meermin for measurements and the Elton is a bit more elongated than the Hiro.

I'm a size 9 on Hiro (only have a pair of suede chukkas) but I'm thinking that perhaps on Elton a size 8,5, would be good. What is your experience?

 

What they sent me was:

 

 

HIRO - 8,5 UK
L 301 mm shoe outsole 

W 106 mm shoe outsole
L 284 mm last insole
W 102 mm last insole
Foot  26.8 cm
 

HIRO - 9 UK
L 305mm shoe outsole
W 107mm shoe outsole
L 288mm shoe insole
W 103mm last insole
Foot 27,2 cm



ELTON - 8,5 UK
L 308 mm shoe outsole
W 107 mm shoe outsole
L 288 mm last insole
W 102 mm last insole
Foot 26.8 cm
 

ELTON - 9 UK
L 312 mm shoe outsole
W 108 mm shoe outsole
L 292 mm last insole
W 103 mm last insole
Foot 27.2 cm

 

I don't know if I'm the only one but I wear a half size up in Elton oxfords from Hiro boots/monks. So the opposite. Can't even get my feet in Elton oxfords if I get the same size as Hiro. Longer last but not as generous in heel and vamp.

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Gentlemen I need your help. I feel that I'm fighting a loosing battle against dryness in my two Shinki Cherry Shell Cordovan shoes. The dryness appears in the creases that comes in the edge of the rolls. I do the MacMethod ritual after each wear brushing vigorously for 3-5 minutes on each shoe.

 

I have tried to remedy the dryness with Saphir Renovateur, Saphir Nappa (Note to others don't use Nappa on shell it makes it worse!) and a Deer bone. While Saphir Renovateur and the deer bone both provide temporary relief I still feel that this is only going down hill. It will only be a matter of time before I start seeing deep tearing and cracks in the creases.

 

Please share what you have done to fight this issue. The patina of this shell is so gorgeous they are worth fighting for. 

post #15356 of 15495
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Originally Posted by AlexHffK View Post

Gentlemen I need your help. I feel that I'm fighting a loosing battle against dryness in my two Shinki Cherry Shell Cordovan shoes. The dryness appears in the creases that comes in the edge of the rolls. I do the MacMethod ritual after each wear brushing vigorously for 3-5 minutes on each shoe.

I have tried to remedy the dryness with Saphir Renovateur, Saphir Nappa (Note to others don't use Nappa on shell it makes it worse!) and a Deer bone. While Saphir Renovateur and the deer bone both provide temporary relief I still feel that this is only going down hill. It will only be a matter of time before I start seeing deep tearing and cracks in the creases.

Please share what you have done to fight this issue. The patina of this shell is so gorgeous they are worth fighting for. 
pictures?
post #15357 of 15495
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pictures?

 

Loafer already seeing a small crack

 

SWT Oxford

 

If you notice the dark line in the crease back near the lacing. The Oxfords when wet looks like the crease could evolve into a tear.

Both these are after MacMethod, it looks worse prior to.

post #15358 of 15495
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Originally Posted by AlexHffK View Post
 

Gentlemen I need your help. I feel that I'm fighting a loosing battle against dryness in my two Shinki Cherry Shell Cordovan shoes. The dryness appears in the creases that comes in the edge of the rolls. I do the MacMethod ritual after each wear brushing vigorously for 3-5 minutes on each shoe.

 

I have tried to remedy the dryness with Saphir Renovateur, Saphir Nappa (Note to others don't use Nappa on shell it makes it worse!) and a Deer bone. While Saphir Renovateur and the deer bone both provide temporary relief I still feel that this is only going down hill. It will only be a matter of time before I start seeing deep tearing and cracks in the creases.

 

Please share what you have done to fight this issue. The patina of this shell is so gorgeous they are worth fighting for. 

 

That might be because Reno is not a real conditioner. Use real conditioner, a la NF oil, liberally and see if you could slow down the process.

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I would recommend Lexol conditioner.
post #15360 of 15495
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Originally Posted by starro View Post
 

 

That might be because Reno is not a real conditioner. Use real conditioner, a la NF oil, liberally and see if you could slow down the process.

 

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Originally Posted by cbfn View Post

I would recommend Lexol conditioner.

 

Thank you both! NF is also Lexol? Have you used this on the shell cordovan from Shinki?

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