Originally Posted by akg101
Spoke with Jose a few days ago.. Great service, very cordial..
Unfortunately, I was asking about sizing and wasn't able to get a definitive answer..
Can anyone suggest how large or small some of the lasts go?
Particularly, I'm looking at New Rey, Ana and Hiro lasts.
I don't have any dress shoes currently, since I lost a lot of weight, and as a result, my foot size shrunk by almost a full size.
Currently wearing 9.5 US, but generally in sneakers and casual shoes. For a frame of reference, I wear a 9 in Clark's Desert Boots.
If anyone is able to help me out here, I'd appreciate it.
The reason they don't want to give a definitive answer is because everything is relative. Somebody wants their shoes snug, somebody want them a little looser. Some have high insteps, some have low. By saying "You're a size 9" they also feel obligated to pay for return shipping if the shoes does not fit according to your demands
. It seems like a lot of people here think that the guys from Meermin are magicians and can perfectly spot your size.
The New Rey, Ama and Hiro are different. The general consensus here is that you should size half a size up from the Hiro and Ama to the New Rey. Sneakers are the worst to measure, I'm a size 7 in Hiro last, size 8 US in AE's #5 last and size 9 in my Nike Free Runs. I would advise you to try on some higher quality shoes, and depending on where you live this may be everything from AE to Loake to Carmina.
Everybody seeking help for sizing, please understand that there is no such thing as a definitive answer, some lasts may fit you badly even if they are in the right size as it all depends on multiple of variables.Edited by cbfn - 8/2/12 at 11:48pm