I agree with the need to be patient but that may be a little too patient. Have you contacted anyone at the company to ask what the deal is? I ordered two pair on Jan 12th, had to change up one pair to another model to get them in time for a trip after about 40 days and finally received the second pair around 60 days after ordering. Even so, I don't think my order would have come as quickly as it did if I hadn't started politely emailing them asking about progress and letting them know my needs.
I'm a big fan of Meermin's quality and service but they absolutely must do something about these delays.
Yes, I got an e-mail in January, which told me of quality control issues and that it would take another month to produce the shoes. After a month I e-mailed them and was told they needed another month. I have e-mailed them again now and I'm awaiting their response.
I agree, it's frustrating getting told every 30 days that they need another 30 days instead of just telling the customer that they will likely have to wait 3 months.