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post #3346 of 11033
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Originally Posted by Fred G. Unn View Post


This has been my experience too. Take some shoe conditioner and use it on the tongue and the surrounding inside areas. It might take 3-4 applications/wearings but eventually it will go away. If you're sure it's not coming from the tongue, I would still try conditioning the leather a bit wherever you think the squeak is coming from.


Thanks for your reply.

 

However, I'm afraid I can't attach conditioner anywhere to solve the problem because the squeaking seems to come from the sole respectively the bending of the sole when walking.

post #3347 of 11033
Thanks for the review. Mine is hold at a fedex office near my house for pick up. Will take some pictures.

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Originally Posted by Quadcammer View Post

ok, no pics yet, but heres the deal.
Sizing:
I sized up one full size from the CJ 348 last. The shoes fit well, but a bit more loosely than what I'd normally wear. That said, they fit well. I find the vamp to be good for a low instep.
Packaging was fine, I got two shoe bags. Wish they were flannel or similar though.
Now, the quality of the leather seems good, maybe slightly below C&J benchgrade, slightly above AE. Stitching and assembly seem to be quite good. The finishing leaves a bit to be desired though with some black or dark marks around, and some small areas where the dye didn't take or didn't reach. Overall, I'd put finishing slightly below AE.
The style and design is more european, no question. The last is pointy, but elegant. The vil would have been ridiculous I think.
Overall, for the money, I'd put the LMs slightly above AE, but not earth shatteringly so. At the price, they offer a good alternative if you like the sleeker stuff, but I reserve judgement based on longevity.
I'm happy with them though, and they exceed expectations for a shoe that runs $280 or so before shipping.
post #3348 of 11033
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Originally Posted by lychyrychy View Post

Thanks for the review. Mine is hold at a fedex office near my house for pick up. Will take some pictures.

awesome.

now that I know that these fit, I'm excited for the brown punch toe oxfords that I actually need. They should be awesome.
post #3349 of 11033
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Originally Posted by newtoshoes View Post


Thanks for your reply.

 

However, I'm afraid I can't attach conditioner anywhere to solve the problem because the squeaking seems to come from the sole respectively the bending of the sole when walking.

 

Google says to throw baby powder down inside the shoe.

post #3350 of 11033
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Originally Posted by lychyrychy View Post

duty did you get it?

~10%
post #3351 of 11033
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Originally Posted by newtoshoes View Post

I just checked it, the squeak does not come from the tongue. When I bend the shoes a little with my hand imitating the "deformation" when walking, the squeaking appears. It comes from the front part of the shoe (the first third approximately).

A good, leather made shoe should squeak; if you don't like squeaks, stick with Steve Madden and the like.

post #3352 of 11033
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Originally Posted by kwhunter View Post

A good, leather made shoe should squeak; if you don't like squeaks, stick with Steve Madden and the like.


post #3353 of 11033

Any of you guy's gonna get the chukka's that they posted on their Tumblr?

I'm not sure whether to pay up and delay saving up for my carmina wingtips or whether I should just put my money towards the wingtips instead?

(sorry can't post links now)

post #3354 of 11033

Ok, that means the squeaking is indeed normal? Could anyone confirm that?

 

I vaguely remember having read about a squeaking shoe and it was recommended to return the shoe because it was considered a defect. But I am not sure if I remember this correctly, so I would be glad about more opinions on that topic.

 

Thank you very much!

post #3355 of 11033
I would return or sell with disclosure
post #3356 of 11033
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Originally Posted by Stefan88 View Post

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

 

So the cost of Meermin in cordovan leather is 320 euros (including VAT) while Carmina cordovan is 525 with VAT. After deducing, the prices are around 256 and 420 euros correspondingly. It is obvious that Meermin is not on a par with Carmina in term of quality like finishing etc. But Meermin seems pretty good with their prices.

post #3357 of 11033
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Originally Posted by justsayno View Post

I would return or sell with disclosure


You mean because of the squeaking?

post #3358 of 11033
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Originally Posted by Marbles View Post


Half serious.   I know for a fact that in my grandfather days shoes were made to squeak on purpose; not so sure these days.

But considering the fact that a quality shoe, like those featured and approved here are made of at least 99% leather all welted and not glued... the squeak comes from leather rubbing on leather, somewhere in the sole area.

Not sure this is a manufacturing defect or not, probably not.

I have shoes that are SF approved and that squeak, and I cannot see that as a defect.

My opinion, and I'm not an expert in shoe making though.

post #3359 of 11033
So below are my new shoes!

As for impression, I seriously think it is beyond AE by quite a margin. Closed channel, slick last, and handwelt to say a few. For the average snarky SF member, a very close look asks for better finish but it is fine for me. Shoes were very comfortable from the start. Leather is a little stiff which should require some breaking but that is not a negative.

Forgive me for my lack of shoe terminologies, but what I really am impressed at this price point is how well balanced the outter sole is for each shoe, you can see in the pictures taken the front of the shoes. I think this is a sign of long lasting soles and would be worn properly from the middle of the sole to outer edge.

Pictures!
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post #3360 of 11033

^^^^^

Beautiful shoes! Which last is that?

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