On the subject of the Meermin LWB vs the Alden LWB (or perhaps more specifically the Rui last vs the barrie last).
1. How is the fit? Does the rui fit shorter? wider?
2. Can you comment on the snugness of the heel fit? I have been looking for an alternative to Alden, as the barrie last does not seem to agree with me.
1. The Rui fits narrower than the Barrie. Length wise is the same
2. There's no discerning difference for me in term of heel fit
Bear in mind that I am comparing Barrie 9.5D vs. Rui 9UK and that I am comparing calf vs. shell cordovan.