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Forgive me if it's discussed above, but has Meermin developed a more Anglo/American last in the last year or so? The last pair of Meermin I bought were the standard tassel loafers, and they are quite narrow and pointy for my tastes. I like the value they offer, but want to find a less sleek last. Unfortunately, I find it very difficult to decipher their website with its poor English translations.

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Originally Posted by The Louche V2 View Post

Forgive me if it's discussed above, but has Meermin developed a more Anglo/American last in the last year or so? The last pair of Meermin I bought were the standard tassel loafers, and they are quite narrow and pointy for my tastes. I like the value they offer, but want to find a less sleek last. Unfortunately, I find it very difficult to decipher their website with its poor English translations.

Rui is a good bit more chunky and is used on many of the more country styles.
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New MTO groups

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Got in on the cigar adelaides. Hopefully the Elton last agrees w me better than the hiro.

I will say having had cigar short wing MTO previously, they came a bit streaky colored from the factory but have nicely evened out over time w wear and bick 4.
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I just wish they made shoes like the Cigar shell in the Olfe last.... it's a wonderful last. Shame.

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Yup, I'd say that'd be a good fit.  Might be a little snug at first, but should loosen slightly w/ break-in.

 

I gotta say that was terrible advice. They were way too snug. I could put them on, but they were strangling my feet. Now I'm out another $50 shipping them back for an exchange :censored: 

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I gotta say that was terrible advice. They were way too snug. I could put them on, but they were strangling my feet. Now I'm out another $50 shipping them back for an exchange :censored: 

Maybe you just have different standards for break-in.

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Maybe you just have different standards for break-in.


Nah. I should have taken a photo, but holding the shoes together to compare the sizes, the 10UK Hiro was both thinner and shorter than the 11E 65.

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Nah. I should have taken a photo, but holding the shoes together to compare the sizes, the 10UK Hiro was both thinner and shorter than the 11E 65.

Got it --- good to know.

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I gotta say that was terrible advice. They were way too snug. I could put them on, but they were strangling my feet. Now I'm out another $50 shipping them back for an exchange :censored: 

 

Sorry to hear it didn't work out for you. I can only relay my experience with my particular shoes and how they fit on my feet.  No guarantee it would correlate perfectly to your experience.  For me, my 10UK Hiro is same length but slightly wider than my US 11D Park Avenues.

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Sorry to hear it didn't work out for you. I can only relay my experience with my particular shoes and how they fit on my feet.  No guarantee it would correlate perfectly to your experience.  For me, my 10UK Hiro is same length but slightly wider than my US 11D Park Avenues.


I'm just chalking it up to a lesson learned. Just wish it wasn't as expensive of a lesson as it was

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Well, the more shoes you buy the less expensive that lesson gets.

Did you ask Meermin on sizing advice? Either way, please let us know how the new pair fits.
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To me, the Hiro in 9.5 UK fits same length but wider than Allen Edmonds 65 in 10.5D. So I would have also recommended the same size to you @CJMichaelRay. Every foot is different though.

Maybe more details in the future would be helpful to anyone recommending sizes. A single measurement on one AE last is hardly a gold standard (especially since the 65 is so hard to fit for some). In fact, the 65 can fit many different ways depending on the insole (poron, indy, regular), upper (calf, rough leather, indy leather, shell), and type of design (blucher or balmoral). Not intending to over-complicate, but you may be inadvertently guilty of over-simplification.

Now to amend my initial statement, the Hiro fit in 9.5UK closely resembles my 65 lasted calf bluchers with regular insole in size 10D and fits slightly wider than my 65 lasted rough leather balmorals with regular insole in 10.5D! So you see, fitting by mail is not an easy task I'm afraid.
Edited by manowar - 3/15/17 at 12:37pm
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Finally got my Wholecut Oxfords from Meermin



Glad I went with my normal size which is a UK6.
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Finally got my Wholecut Oxfords from Meermin



Glad I went with my normal size which is a UK6.

Those look fantastic!

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