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post #4606 of 11070

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Originally Posted by konda View Post


Always, always choose a fitting width first and only then the length. When you use a snug last, the size you take can be 0.5 sizes too long and it makes no difference on how the shoe fits. Shoes primarily fit because of a good last width and instep, not because of the length. Length is only a secondary or tertiary concern when choosing shoes.

 

If you have a Brannock measured US C width not borderlining B/C, I'm saying you can forget about the New Rey from this point on. It will not fit your feet. Choose the next width up and compensate with tongue pads, if necessary. If heel slippage will be your only problem in Olfe, Hiro or Ben lasts, you can fix it with tongue pads and insoles.

 

A forcefully stretched shoe will never fit perfectly. Don't even consider that.

 

Thanks for the advice. I'm closer to borderline C/D, so I think it's time to give something on the Hiro last a shot. The biggest issue is I've had some gapping on the sides of my heel with D width shoes. Heel slippage is not as much a problem. C width is almost too tight in the toes, and this is where it seems like the New Rey would be most constricting, so it's out.

post #4607 of 11070
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Originally Posted by Prosper0 View Post

Is here anyone who ordered since the start of the year? What is the state of your order?

 

It's been 6 weeks since my last updated ("order initiated").

 

 

Now, I understand there can be delays. However, when I asked Louisa on what is the state of my order I received the following response:

 

"Dear Sir,

When the shoes will be ready to ship we advise you."

 

 

Honestly, it's not the delay that pissed me off, it's this response. I thought they pride themselves on customer service, this, to me, is anything but. Especially, since in her last response (2 weeks before, same questions), she responded by reminding me the waiting time is 30 days.

 

I ordered Jan 23, they sent me notification that my order was ready last Monday, paid Tuesday and now waiting for them to ship.

 

There is a language/cultural barrier, so you have to take that into account in their responses. I would be pretty taken aback by that response as well, but I don't think they're intentionally sounding rude.

post #4608 of 11070

I placed an order for a pair for my wife the first week of January and there's no news so far. They told me about 2 months' waiting time, and possible delay. It's well expected.

post #4609 of 11070

I just ordered some loafers, but couldn't find any shoe trees on the site. I inquired in the comments section of my order, but does anyone here have any advice about shoe trees from Meermin?

post #4610 of 11070
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Originally Posted by The Rural Juror View Post

I just ordered some loafers, but couldn't find any shoe trees on the site. I inquired in the comments section of my order, but does anyone here have any advice about shoe trees from Meermin?

I was advised NOT to buy shoe trees from other members because apparently they are overpriced and have caused issues with customs.

post #4611 of 11070

Hey guys for the Classic Collection's dark brown double monks...what shade of Saphir would you suggest using to maintain the color of the shoe?

 

Also, how are delivery times for you guys on average? I have the website telling me its 7/10 days but from what I've been reading im doubting it?

post #4612 of 11070
If you would mantain the original colour avoid using saphir cream too much, it is very pigmented.
Use it only for scuffs, prefer lotion or renovateur.

I suggest you saphir polish in dark brown in the toe and heel and medium brown /mahogany mix in the rest oh the shoe.
post #4613 of 11070

Good to know. Thanks!
 

post #4614 of 11070
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Originally Posted by alexSF View Post

If you would mantain the original colour avoid using saphir cream too much, it is very pigmented.
Use it only for scuffs, prefer lotion or renovateur.

I suggest you saphir polish in dark brown in the toe and heel and medium brown /mahogany mix in the rest oh the shoe.

Just use cream a shade lighter to preserve its original color. Or alternate between colors to create your own patina. Or warm polish the toes with darker shade for EG style patina.
post #4615 of 11070
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Originally Posted by Xancatrius View Post

Hey guys for the Classic Collection's dark brown double monks...what shade of Saphir would you suggest using to maintain the color of the shoe?

 

Also, how are delivery times for you guys on average? I have the website telling me its 7/10 days but from what I've been reading im doubting it?


I would use a light coat of renovateur every now and then as basic leather care and then just use Saphir's Medaille D'or polish in dark brown to polish the shoes. If you are in a rush you can also polish with renovateur or dark brown Medaille D'or creme.

 

This is what I do on all my dark brown AE shoes and also on my tan Meermins (not to mention the 4 pairs of burgundy shoes I have). Haven't seen any color change whatsoever. To really change the pigmenting on the shoes one really needs to grind cremes and polishes on them for quite some time longer than just putting on a single layer. A coat every now and then does nothing as it wears off anyways. To experiment I've also put some Medaille D'or creme in tan on my dark brown shoes only to find out that a single coat really does nothing.

 

For extreme cleansing you can use Saphir Renomat but this really removes everything and dries the leather. It is good if you have too much Chelsea leather food on your shoes. For a cleanse after a crappy, rainy and muddy day I personally just brush my shoes and remove stuck dirt with an antiseptic. Afterwards a light coat of renovateur or Medaille D'or creme depending on the shoe.


Edited by konda - 3/5/13 at 11:50am
post #4616 of 11070

I'm re-posting my question about the york soles... Surely someone has some experience in these? Looking for pros and cons and are they in any way better than full rubber soles? This is the only detail that I've not decided on for my MTO so comments are very welcome and needed...
 

post #4617 of 11070
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Originally Posted by The Rural Juror View Post

I just ordered some loafers, but couldn't find any shoe trees on the site. I inquired in the comments section of my order, but does anyone here have any advice about shoe trees from Meermin?

 

I emailed them after and got them to add trees to my invoice. It has caused issues with customs from people outside the EU, so you might be better off just getting a generic set.

post #4618 of 11070
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Originally Posted by CanGren View Post

 

I emailed them after and got them to add trees to my invoice. It has caused issues with customs from people outside the EU, so you might be better off just getting a generic set.

 

They look nice, but since they clearly list them as not being lasted, I thought it wasn't worth the possible customs hassle. I can get similar shoe trees for less in the same way I get them for any other shoes I have. 

post #4619 of 11070

Even with the sizes in stock and available on their website is it safe to say that one can expect a delay of well over 2 months? 

post #4620 of 11070
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Originally Posted by Xancatrius View Post

Even with the sizes in stock and available on their website is it safe to say that one can expect a delay of well over 2 months? 

It seems to hinge more on luck than anything else.  I was able to get a substitute pair in a week while another pair has so far taken about 50 days and counting.  If you need shoes quickly it would be a good idea to ask them what's in stock in your size and order if there's something you like.

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