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post #5206 of 10973
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Originally Posted by Flyswatter View Post

So how does Meermin sizing compare to AE, specifically the AE 5 last? If I'm a 10.5 in AE 5 lasted shoes, what size am I in Meermin? As I can't seem to find a pair of Park Avenues that don't suffer from the dreaded bowing/gaping issue around the ankles, I'm considering a Meermin black captoe. What's the difference between the 101198 and 101273? They look identical to me. Anyone have some pics in the wild? What's the current wait for Meermin shoes delivered to the U.S.? Lastly, it recommended to buy shoe trees from Meermin, or source them elsewhere? I've read that importing shoe trees to the U.S. can cause delays in customs. If not Meermin shoe trees, what brand is recommended?

Thanks for the info!

I emailed them with sizes I wear in common lasts, one of them being the AE 5 last. They responded to size one down from that. I am a 8.5 brannock, and 8.5 in 5 last (uncommon I know but I've been fitted by the pros). Meet in specifically said to order 7.5 so I did. I will report back when they arrive which they are saying will be in 2 weeks or less.
post #5207 of 10973
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Originally Posted by konda View Post

Wait... a HIRO 6.5 is good in length but tight in width... and you're considering taking a bigger size of 7? Clearly the last is too snug for you. Why would you even consider buying a shoe that doesn't fit? Based on what you are writing your feet are too wide for HIRO and this is something you just need to live with and use Ruis and, if it is not too snug, Amas.

 
Taking them to a cobbler and stretch a pair of shoes 5mm cost me 15$ and is not bad for the leather, so tell me, why shouldn't I do it?
post #5208 of 10973
Has anyone tried re-soling your soles with Meermin yet?
Out of curiousity, what's the typical lifespan of a leather sole?
post #5209 of 10973
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Originally Posted by konda View Post


You mean the 5-65? If you are US 10.5 in the 5-65, you are UK 9.5 in the Majority of Meermins, possibly excluding the New Rey in which you are UK 10.

 

What is your last width? For US B&C lasts you should choose New Rey or Olfe. For US D everything from HIRO to AMA will most likely fit you. The Rui will most likely fit a US D width quite well too. For US E width you start being out of luck. The Rui might fit you but might also be left with only the Terry.

 

The last and sole measurements I received from Pepe show very little difference between the Olfe and Hiro, so it seems strange to categorize one as a U.S. B/C width and the other as D.  Have you noticed that significant of a difference in your experience with both?

 

Also, I have shoes on the Rui last and I would categorize it as on the border of a U.S. D and E width.  I have a fairly wide foot for a D width and my Rui last shoes are bordering on too wide.

post #5210 of 10973
I wouldn't categorize Olfe as B/C width.
post #5211 of 10973
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Originally Posted by gyasih View Post

I wouldn't categorize Olfe as B/C width.

Agreed. It's a touch narrow for me but that's because I'm now on the wrong side of 20. Hooves ain't thin like they used to be
post #5212 of 10973
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

Agreed. It's a touch narrow for me but that's because I'm now on the wrong side of 20. Hooves ain't thin like they used to be
20!?! Goddam pup!
Edited by OzzyJones - 4/15/13 at 7:28am
post #5213 of 10973
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Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post

 

The last and sole measurements I received from Pepe show very little difference between the Olfe and Hiro, so it seems strange to categorize one as a U.S. B/C width and the other as D.  Have you noticed that significant of a difference in your experience with both?

I'm basing this on Pepe stating that the Olfe is in between a New Rey and a Hiro. And the New Rey is pretty much a perfect B and the Hiro a D. If this is not the case and I've been misinformed (again) then... well.. to hell with it.

post #5214 of 10973
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Originally Posted by konda View Post

I'm basing this on Pepe stating that the Olfe is in between a New Rey and a Hiro. And the New Rey is pretty much a perfect B and the Hiro a D. If this is not the case and I've been misinformed (again) then... well.. to hell with it.
Don't you worry, your boots will fit just fine!
You been invoiced yet?
post #5215 of 10973
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Originally Posted by mikeharo View Post

Just sent payment for my order from March 29. The payment request said the shoes will ship within 15 days!

Got the same email.

 

My excitement builds!

post #5216 of 10973

^^ I'm not too worried them being boots and not monks. I just paid.
 

post #5217 of 10973
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Originally Posted by calidist View Post

 

I just received a snuff belt I ordered.  The belt seemed to be good quality; however, it was 1 1/2'' - 2'' shorter than ordered.

 

I got two Meermin belts: mid-brown calf and dark brown suede. Mid-brown color pictured on website quite perfectly, very nice reddish hue. Suede is nice as well but it is slightly darker than one used for CL shoes.

Stitching is flawless.

 

Sizing is perfect on my belts — I ordered 32" and got exactly 32". I decided to get 34" because of calidist's note but Sandro told me belts are TTS and he was right.

 

Communication is great — Luisa answers next day or earlier (even on weekend!), Sandro usually responds the same day and there was no slowdown after payment or shipping as someone wrote here.

 

I also purchased dark brown chukka boots that was in stock. They are great — stitching is even, welt finishing is nice. Comparing to Septieme Largeur derby I bought on sale Meermin wins hands down in terms of attention to details. Suede is nice but not outstanding. Color is not as dark as on website, more brown. I like it.

 

I was ready to wait but in fact Sandro contacted me next day after order and package was sent in two days after we had discussed all details. I believe it is fast enough.

 

Overall I am happy and will buy more because price is so fair and communication so good. I'm not crazy about their calf models to be honest, but like suede shoes design very much. However, I would like to see some better suede (like one that Carmina use) so I want more LM suede models.

post #5218 of 10973
Just received tracking info this morning! Monks are on their way!
post #5219 of 10973
Paid for my boots, now the wait happy.gif
post #5220 of 10973

My problem with Meermin is that wait is for a shoe on their web retail site, Not a Made To Order.  They said thirty days and I still didn't have them so I canceled and went with a bootmaker Made to Order.  I will definitely go back to Meermin.  I think they have some beautiful lasts.  They are adding additional leathers and shoes on their website.  I really like Pepe.

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