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post #5281 of 11078
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Originally Posted by TrackerB View Post

Guys! I need your advice!

 

I ordered a pair of double monks, linea mastro range in Feb this year. 

I've worn these shoes about 20-30 times and I notice that my soles are beginning to split!!

 

Have any of you guys experiences this problem before or is this considered a defect?

The gap can be further widened when I pull the soles apart :(

 

As some of you know, I'm involved in the 2MTO ordered (from Terror and OzzyJones), and another 3 in the making..

I hope they don't turn out like this... :(

 

I've emailed Pepe and Luisa...

 

 

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by TrackerB View Post

 

 

This is the other pair. You can see a very faint line on the middle of the sole which is not very noticeable.

But when I pull the soles, the line widens and becomes a gap.

 

I always assumed that splitting of the soles won't occur for handwelted soled shoes?

 

You say handwelted so I assume these are Linea Maestro shoes? There was a huge batch of classic collection shoes where all the soles split, but this was middle of last year, if I remember right. 

 

I don't think how the soles are stitched to the welt on the LM shoes, but they could well be machine stitched. If it's bothering you, and you can't get in touch with Meermin, go have a chat to a local cobbler.

post #5282 of 11078
Anyone had a MTO Jodhpurs with success? Pepe taking forever to follow up as they seem to be swamped with orders atm
post #5283 of 11078
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Originally Posted by joiji View Post

 

 

You say handwelted so I assume these are Linea Maestro shoes? There was a huge batch of classic collection shoes where all the soles split, but this was middle of last year, if I remember right. 

 

I don't think how the soles are stitched to the welt on the LM shoes, but they could well be machine stitched. If it's bothering you, and you can't get in touch with Meermin, go have a chat to a local cobbler.

 

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Originally Posted by chogall View Post

try not to widen the gap.  rubber cement should fix that.  shouldn't happen.  talk to meermin.

 

at least its only sole split, no gem slipping.

 

p.s., didnt happen to mine, after full 6 months of wear.  def not normal.

 

Yes, they are the Linea Maestro range.. On Meermin's website, they state that the Linea Maestro range are handwelted. 

I didn't expect this to happen for handwelted shoes..

 

My next concern is if the gap/crack would widen further as I wear the shoes.. the right shoe already has an obvious gaping line, and I sense the left side is starting to split as well.

 

Anyway, I've emailed Meermin and wait for their reply. 

post #5284 of 11078
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Originally Posted by TrackerB View Post

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Originally Posted by joiji View Post

 

 

You say handwelted so I assume these are Linea Maestro shoes? There was a huge batch of classic collection shoes where all the soles split, but this was middle of last year, if I remember right. 

 

I don't think how the soles are stitched to the welt on the LM shoes, but they could well be machine stitched. If it's bothering you, and you can't get in touch with Meermin, go have a chat to a local cobbler.

 

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Originally Posted by chogall View Post

try not to widen the gap.  rubber cement should fix that.  shouldn't happen.  talk to meermin.

 

at least its only sole split, no gem slipping.

 

p.s., didnt happen to mine, after full 6 months of wear.  def not normal.

 

Yes, they are the Linea Maestro range.. On Meermin's website, they state that the Linea Maestro range are handwelted. 

I didn't expect this to happen for handwelted shoes..

 

My next concern is if the gap/crack would widen further as I wear the shoes.. the right shoe already has an obvious gaping line, and I sense the left side is starting to split as well.

 

Anyway, I've emailed Meermin and wait for their reply. 

 

That's the thing, that isn't related to the way the shoe is welted. It's how the welt is stitched to the sole of the shoe. While they may have split, the stitching won't let the sole come off completely. The gap may widen, but the sole shouldn't separate any further than the stitching will allow. In theory at least.

post #5285 of 11078
Tracker, I'd ask a local cobbler how serious it is and how easy a fix but from Meermin you're at least looking at a nice discount off your Mto. (If its not serious enough to merit a return) Fwiw my LMs show no sign of this either
post #5286 of 11078
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Originally Posted by TrackerB View Post

 

This is the other pair. You can see a very faint line on the middle of the sole which is not very noticeable.

But when I pull the soles, the line widens and becomes a gap.

 

I always assumed that splitting of the soles won't occur for handwelted soled shoes?

 

Hi TrackerB,

 

It shouldn't happen. Even using so much times as you did.

 

I have a pair from the Maestro line and it never happened.

 

Regards,

 

R.M.

www.style-consultant.info

post #5287 of 11078

Either way it implies that the sole stitching and possibly the welt stitching too, has not been done correctly.  It simply should not be possible for a gap to appear between the sole and welt of a welted shoe.  I'd send them back.  

post #5288 of 11078
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

Either way it implies that the sole stitching and possibly the welt stitching too, has not been done correctly.  It simply should not be possible for a gap to appear between the sole and welt of a welted shoe.  I'd send them back.  

 

I disagree. Were the gap to continue to widen and the stitching loosen, there would be significant issue, but this looks more like the adhesive used to bond the sole to the welt failing, which is less important. The splits which most people posted in here were very minor, and while it would be nice if they didn't happen, I wouldn't have lost any faith in the shoes construction. Remember, you've got a constant stream of impacts pushing the sole and the welt together each time to step, it isn't going to be an environment which stresses the stitching to any great degree. 

 

All that said, I'm happy to defer and be corrected by someone like DWII if they'd be willing to weigh in. 

post #5289 of 11078
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Originally Posted by joiji View Post

I disagree. Were the gap to continue to widen and the stitching loosen, there would be significant issue, but this looks more like the adhesive used to bond the sole to the welt failing, which is less important. The splits which most people posted in here were very minor, and while it would be nice if they didn't happen, I wouldn't have lost any faith in the shoes construction. Remember, you've got a constant stream of impacts pushing the sole and the welt together each time to step, it isn't going to be an environment which stresses the stitching to any great degree. 

All that said, I'm happy to defer and be corrected by someone like DWII if they'd be willing to weigh in. 

This is my understanding as well. I had the same issue with a pair of Allen Edmonds and both AE and a separate cobbler told me it was just an adhesive issue that did not affect the integrity of the sole.
post #5290 of 11078
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Originally Posted by gettoasty View Post

Anyone had a MTO Jodhpurs with success? Pepe taking forever to follow up as they seem to be swamped with orders atm

I have a pair, it took the "normal" amount of time to get them.
post #5291 of 11078

I'm just going to leave this here.  drool.gif

 

 

 

More new suede shoes on their website! I love their new suede models.

It's a pity they are not LM though.

post #5292 of 11078
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Originally Posted by Aieyric View Post

I have a pair, it took the "normal" amount of time to get them.

Thanks, perhaps I should send a follow up as I have no response back yet. Care to share what last / photos your MTO? Do you like it?
post #5293 of 11078
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Originally Posted by Ankor View Post

I'm just going to leave this here. drool.gif







More new suede shoes on their website! I love their new suede models.
It's a pity they are not LM though.

The oxfords are great!
I have them but in black calf...

R.M.
Www.style-consultant.info
post #5294 of 11078
Update: Luisa offered to have them resoled if I send them back. I'm surprised they replied on a weekend.
Do you guys think I should just have them fixed at a local cobbler with cement glue or ship them back for resoling?
Usually, should I bear the shipping charges?

Thanks for your help guys!
post #5295 of 11078
That's nice...
Then why they havnt replied my email for 2 weeks…
Edited by Ian L - 4/21/13 at 12:27am
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