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post #3316 of 10189

But why did you use the price on Carmina without taxes and on Meermin with taxes?

post #3317 of 10189

That is a very good point! I guess because you can´t order it online, I never got that far! My point was though, that the carminas really aren´t that much more expensive. It´s probably a matter of around 50$ or so. (cordovans are more though)

post #3318 of 10189

So you can not count without help from a computer?

And then, I remind you again that Meermin is handwelted.

post #3319 of 10189

Oh I can, just too lazy.

 

Hand welted, yeah, I´m aware of that. Just trying to figure out which would be the better one. I´ve seen the carminas in person, and they look great. The meermins look great too, but they seem to have had a lot of quality issues from what I´ve read here. (not much major, but splitting soles, bad stitching, and such) Does them being hand welted make them so much better? Is the lower price worth the possibly worse quality (even if just slightly). 

 

These are the questions I was seeking answers to. If you have experience with either one of them, I welcome you to share your experience.

post #3320 of 10189
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Originally Posted by Stefan88 View Post

That is a very good point! I guess because you can´t order it online, I never got that far! My point was though, that the carminas really aren´t that much more expensive. It´s probably a matter of around 50$ or so. (cordovans are more though)

Carmina shell is horween and a lot nicer than the Argentinian shell meermin uses.
post #3321 of 10189
Carmina offers a better product, better leather etc. It's, at least to me, pretty evident when you have them both in your hands.
post #3322 of 10189
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Originally Posted by Stefan88 View Post

That´s with the taxes. Once you register they change!

The problem with Carmina's site is size/ availability. I am purchasing through the Paris store for 535 euro incliuding shipping, the Simpson Shell in cognac. Miho is incredibly helpful and the price is just slightly higher. Plus, for those of you with import phobia, they will ship EMS; unfortunately, they cannot do credit card via states and therefore you need to wire or Paypal and the salesperson then loses commission. I won't do that to her ( that's what she said- shut up)
post #3323 of 10189
Has anyone had to fill out the CBP 5106 for US Customs purposes? I'm having to fill it out....
post #3324 of 10189
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Has anyone had to fill out the CBP 5106 for US Customs purposes? I'm having to fill it out....

yes, I filled it out, which I noted about 35 posts ago.
post #3325 of 10189
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yes, I filled it out, which I noted about 35 posts ago.

Oh i see thanks! Did you receive your shoes?
post #3326 of 10189
Does Carmina use vegetable-tanned calf skins or chrome-tanned stuff?
post #3327 of 10189
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Oh i see thanks! Did you receive your shoes?

they were supposed to be delivered, but I wasn't home. I should get them tomorrow. Lets see if i get hit with duty.
post #3328 of 10189
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Originally Posted by VRaivio View Post

Does Carmina use vegetable-tanned calf skins or chrome-tanned stuff?

 

Chrome-tanned uppers.

post #3329 of 10189
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they were supposed to be delivered, but I wasn't home. I should get them tomorrow. Lets see if i get hit with duty.

I hope you dont get hit with duty!
post #3330 of 10189
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I hope you dont get hit with duty!

Must...resist...''doody/duty''...joke.

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