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post #4246 of 11381
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Originally Posted by Tommi View Post

Could people share pictures of their worn Meermin shell shoes? Someone must have had those for a year or so.

Here are my plain toe bluchers in Burgundy Shell.... Meermin on the left, AE on the right for a color comparison.

I have worn the Meermins maybe 15 times..... so far so good!

 

 

post #4247 of 11381
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Originally Posted by Calikid View Post

Here are my plain toe bluchers in Burgundy Shell.... Meermin on the left, AE on the right for a color comparison.
I have worn the Meermins maybe 15 times..... so far so good!
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How would you compare the shell itself? Meermin is not Horween, is it?
post #4248 of 11381
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Originally Posted by Tommi View Post

Could people share pictures of their worn Meermin shell shoes? Someone must have had those for a year or so.

 

Here's a picture of my shell longwings from October:

 

post #4249 of 11381
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Originally Posted by Calikid View Post

Here are my plain toe bluchers in Burgundy Shell.... Meermin on the left, AE on the right for a color comparison.

I have worn the Meermins maybe 15 times..... so far so good!

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by kmdsimpson View Post


How would you compare the shell itself? Meermin is not Horween, is it?

As I understand it, the shell is from Agentina, not from Horween.

The shell is totally different.  With the Meermin shell, as you wear it, where the shoe creases you get an area that looks like it needs polish but then you brush it and it shines right up.

I don't know other than that to explain what I mean.  That being said, I have to say that the shoes are extremely comfortable, more comfortable than my AE ptb's or my Alden ptb's.

Also, I have gotten more compliments on the Meermins than any other shoe/boot I have worn in the last 6 months.  

The first few times I wore the shoes the  shell seemed very dry and I put a fair amount of Reno on them after each wear.  Lately, however the shoes haven't needed any reno at all and I just do the Mac method and I am good to go.

I also have the longwing in the cuero shell and that really has taken on a nice patina after wearing them a number of times and hitting them hard with the brush.  

post #4250 of 11381
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Originally Posted by kmdsimpson View Post


How would you compare the shell itself? Meermin is not Horween, is it?

 

Meermin uses Argentinian shell and it is very different from Horween.  The Meermin shell is somewhat stiff, does not get folds and does not bloom.  I've also found that it benefits greatly from an occasional polish with Saphir cordovan cream.

post #4251 of 11381
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Originally Posted by Calikid View Post

 

As I understand it, the shell is from Agentina, not from Horween.

The shell is totally different.  With the Meermin shell, as you wear it, where the shoe creases you get an area that looks like it needs polish but then you brush it and it shines right up.

I don't know other than that to explain what I mean.  That being said, I have to say that the shoes are extremely comfortable, more comfortable than my AE ptb's or my Alden ptb's.

Also, I have gotten more compliments on the Meermins than any other shoe/boot I have worn in the last 6 months.  

The first few times I wore the shoes the  shell seemed very dry and I put a fair amount of Reno on them after each wear.  Lately, however the shoes haven't needed any reno at all and I just do the Mac method and I am good to go.

I also have the longwing in the cuero shell and that really has taken on a nice patina after wearing them a number of times and hitting them hard with the brush.  

 

I agree with virtually all of this.  My shell longwings are my most comfortable pair of shoes.

post #4252 of 11381

hey- does the toro fit like the new rey or the olfe? thanks!

post #4253 of 11381

I received an email today saying one of the pairs of shoes I orded from Meermin would be delayed. angry.gif

 

Oh well, I won't have them to wear on my next trip but hopefully I'll have a something nice to greet me when I get home.

post #4254 of 11381
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Originally Posted by kcox68 View Post

I received an email today saying one of the pairs of shoes I orded from Meermin would be delayed. angry.gif

 

Oh well, I won't have them to wear on my next trip but hopefully I'll have a something nice to greet me when I get home.

Which did you order? My order will ship Monday.

post #4255 of 11381
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Originally Posted by dufferin1 View Post

Which did you order? My order will ship Monday.

I ordered the black oxford and the dark brown double monks both from the Classic line on 1/12/13.  I'm not sure which pair is delayed but I've been in contact with Luisa and they're going to ship out the shoes that are ready so that hopefully they'll arrive by the 19th but it'll be tight.

 

It's nice that they've been willing to work with me to get at least part of my order sent, and they're going to eat the extra shipping costs.

 

If I could ask, what did you order and when?

post #4256 of 11381
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Originally Posted by kcox68 View Post

I ordered the black oxford and the dark brown double monks both from the Classic line on 1/12/13.  I'm not sure which pair is delayed but I've been in contact with Luisa and they're going to ship out the shoes that are ready so that hopefully they'll arrive by the 19th but it'll be tight.

 

It's nice that they've been willing to work with me to get at least part of my order sent, and they're going to eat the extra shipping costs.

 

If I could ask, what did you order and when?

I ordered January 27th. One pair of light brown Classic double monks, and a pair of single black monks. 

post #4257 of 11381
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Originally Posted by dufferin1 View Post

I ordered January 27th. One pair of light brown Classic double monks, and a pair of single black monks. 

I'm glad your order is shipping much quicker than mine did. Maybe my size (8UK) is the reason its taking longer.

post #4258 of 11381
I'll find out for sure in a few days but the Ben last does look a little pointier than expected but hopefully not overly so

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post #4259 of 11381
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Originally Posted by Schweino View Post

Damn the new rey last is tight!


Since this is the New Rey in size 8 and it's way too tight, will the Olfe in the same size be a better choice for me? I normally wear UK size 8F in Grenson, Cheaney, Barker and C&J.
post #4260 of 11381
Hello Schweino,
I too wear UK 8 and regular width in most cases but had to go for 8.5 with both the Meermin Olfe and Ama lasts. Ordered my first pair, a single suede monk on the Ama last from the Classic line, in 8, and it was definitely too small. I would tend to advise you to move half a size up, too.
Best,
Christopher
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