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.