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Just got a voicemail from fedex asking for "more information so that they can pre clear" my dm's that shipped yesterday. I'm guessing it's safe to assume I'm going to get hit with customs fees?

Anybody living in California get hit with letter from State asking for taxes because you are now a shoe importer?

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when did you buy the shoes?
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when did you buy the shoes?

last year

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YO NAMOR

 

those are sweet

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last year

2012 or 2011?
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2012 or 2011?

2012

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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!

 

 

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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?
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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:

 

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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?

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.  

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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