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post #4501 of 10181
need some dress shoes, and these seem a great deal/really wellmade.

have some sizing q's..

I have weirdish feet, wide in the forefoot, but narrow in the heal. I'm a 10.5D in aldens (barrie/tru.. not that great of a fit), a snug 10.5D US in sander's, a 10.5D in wide tricker's lasts, 11D in narrow ones.

anyone have some last/sizing reqs?
post #4502 of 10181
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Originally Posted by shadykay sf View Post

Ordered a pair of Light Brown Dub Monks...still confused as to the payment process. I didn't input any CC info at all.

 

I know that they said they will send an invoice when the shoes are ready to ship...but is that a good business practice? What if they have prepped the shoes and I all of a sudden change my mind...that is time lost for them.

 

Just curious.

I thought the same thing but their practice is to allow customers to cancel the order up till time of shipping and they don't accept payment until that time.  They'll email you an invoice when they're ready to go out.

 

As for their loss if you cancel, I don't think they're having a problem getting replacement orders.  In fact, it's just the opposite.  They can't keep up with demand.

post #4503 of 10181
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Originally Posted by Teger View Post

need some dress shoes, and these seem a great deal/really wellmade.

have some sizing q's..

I have weirdish feet, wide in the forefoot, but narrow in the heal. I'm a 10.5D in aldens (barrie/tru.. not that great of a fit), a snug 10.5D US in sander's, a 10.5D in wide tricker's lasts, 11D in narrow ones.

anyone have some last/sizing reqs?

I'd send an email directly to Meermin since you seem to be an unusual size.  I think I've read from other posts that some people have outlined their feet and sent that to the company, however, I could be wrong as that could have been at least a thousand posts prior.

post #4504 of 10181
Quote:
Originally Posted by shadykay sf View Post

Ordered a pair of Light Brown Dub Monks...still confused as to the payment process. I didn't input any CC info at all.

 

I know that they said they will send an invoice when the shoes are ready to ship...but is that a good business practice? What if they have prepped the shoes and I all of a sudden change my mind...that is time lost for them.

 

Just curious.

 

In my opinion, it's actually good business practice for a small family owned business.

 

To me, it seems Meermin uses online orders to allocate production at their factories to certain models and sizes. When the shoes are finished, they allocate them to the appropriate orders and request payment. Once they receive payment, they can fulfil an order. If an order is not paid for, Meermin can allocate the shoes to the next order and adjust production at the factory, taking into account the amount of cancelled orders and new orders placed. 

 

By maintaining a steady production rate and keeping demand greater than supply, Meermin is able to keep most of its assets in cash rather than in inventory and working capital. This is a conservative business approach, which avoids issues such as cash flow that can result due to incorrect market forecasting. While this business model does not incur great risk, it also does not promote rapid growth.

post #4505 of 10181
If that being the case, i.e. built to order, then shouldnt there be some leeway in choosing the type of soles, leather etc without imposing MTO prices?

I understand if they produce large amounts as ready stock for retail sales where bulk orders dictate some kind of uniformity in order to simplify production and reduce cost of raw materials.

If their current business model is similar to JIT, which targets customers needs better while reducing inventory of finished goods, then i feel that MTO upcharge is only worth paying for if there are multiple changes to those specs listed on the website or more complicated design changes or modifcations to the last.
post #4506 of 10181
TS, I'm hoping not to miss out on another group buy, period.
post #4507 of 10181
If you think about it, you really need to nail the sizing on these things.

If you need to return, you are instantly out the $50 in duties you paid, will likely pay another $50 duty on the new pair, then you're out another $25 for shipping to you and $35 to ship back.

$160 loss to return a $300 pair of shoes stings.
post #4508 of 10181
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Originally Posted by Quadcammer View Post

If you think about it, you really need to nail the sizing on these things.

If you need to return, you are instantly out the $50 in duties you paid, will likely pay another $50 duty on the new pair, then you're out another $25 for shipping to you and $35 to ship back.

$160 loss to return a $300 pair of shoes stings.

That's why I am hoping mine fit well..

post #4509 of 10181
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Originally Posted by Quadcammer View Post

If you think about it, you really need to nail the sizing on these things.

If you need to return, you are instantly out the $50 in duties you paid, will likely pay another $50 duty on the new pair, then you're out another $25 for shipping to you and $35 to ship back.

$160 loss to return a $300 pair of shoes stings.
You should be refunded the duty if you return them. Never know, you might get lucky and not get charged on the replacements!
Still out $60 in shipping though
post #4510 of 10181
well, can anyone relate sizing to alden barrie or tricker's?
post #4511 of 10181
Depends on the last... I wear UK 8 in most Trickers lasts (4444, 4497s, 4537) but 8.5 in Meermin Ama and Olfe.
post #4512 of 10181
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Originally Posted by OzzyJones View Post


You should be refunded the duty if you return them. Never know, you might get lucky and not get charged on the replacements!
Still out $60 in shipping though

 

Refund the duty?  Going through all those paper works with our third world civil servants in America?  Good luck!

 

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Originally Posted by terrorsquad View Post

 Thank you gentleman. I believe they will be finished ahead of schedule though thats just my opinion.

 

With regards to the hatchgrain, I actually have pictures of samples of the leather sent to me; it will definitely go ahead.  I'm just sorting out some things regarding it.

 

Would be interested to know what MTO you are planning.

post #4513 of 10181
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Originally Posted by kcox68 View Post

I'd send an email directly to Meermin since you seem to be an unusual size.  I think I've read from other posts that some people have outlined their feet and sent that to the company, however, I could be wrong as that could have been at least a thousand posts prior.

 

Correct, outline and measure your own foot, scan them on A4 and send it to Meermin.  They will be able to judge your size.

 

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Originally Posted by Teger View Post

need some dress shoes, and these seem a great deal/really wellmade.

have some sizing q's..

I have weirdish feet, wide in the forefoot, but narrow in the heal. I'm a 10.5D in aldens (barrie/tru.. not that great of a fit), a snug 10.5D US in sander's, a 10.5D in wide tricker's lasts, 11D in narrow ones.

anyone have some last/sizing reqs?

 

Take a full size down like Lobbs and C&Js for length.

 

Stay away from anything narrower than Ben/Hiro.  And even for Ben/Hiro, you would need to request extra width for your forefoot (big or small toe area).  I know I did.

 

AE measured me to be 10D.  On my own measurements I am 9.5EE and 10.5E on left and right.  Wide at the front, narrow at heel.  Wears 9E JL/C&J and 9.5E EG for non-cap toe designs.  Need wide for cap-toe designs.  On Meermin, I am size 9 in Ben last (but always needs a lot of extra width)

post #4514 of 10181
Hi everybody in SF
I'm a newcomer and read this thread for a time.
As u guys said, waiting their shoes is a torture to me. Almost need 2 months to receive my shoes from meermin.
Today i will get my shoes, classic line dark brown semi-brogues oxford in ofle last. Later i will post some photos and hope it may help u all.
Cheers~
post #4515 of 10181
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Originally Posted by terrorsquad View Post


With regards to the hatchgrain, I actually have pictures of samples of the leather sent to me; it will definitely go ahead.  I'm just sorting out some things regarding it.

I'm definitely interested in joining a group MTO with the hatchgrain leather. Do you have any decisions in what model you're going with for this one?
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