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post #5311 of 10973
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Looking good Dillard. Live up to your expectations ?

Definitely! Very excited!
post #5312 of 10973

I searched this thread (text search) and it came up with a million results on this and I couldn't find a direct answer yet. But..

 

Does anyone have any comparisons from Carmina lasts to Meermin lasts?

 

Rain >

Simpson >

Inca >

Robert >

Uetam >

 

Etc. I'm most interested in Uetam and Simpson.

 

Also, is their strike over? Hopefully equaling decent shipping times.. (That, I did not search for).

 

Edit for clarification:

 

All I saw in results are "This is wider than that" or "I like my shoes not that tight/wide" instead of "It closely compares to ____".

post #5313 of 10973

I'd like to request some sizing advice. For reference:

 

Brannock device: 13.5C left foot and 13C right foot.

Allen Edmonds 1, 5, and 8 last: 13C fits ok.

Allen Edmonds 7 last: 13C is too tight in left small toe area, and a little short in length.

 

Not many makers have size 13.5C, so I'm forced to compromise. Luckily some AE shoes are still ok a half size down in length.

 

I need a black cap toe oxford, but I don't like the Park Avenue very much and would rather have a different cap toe. Part of the appeal of Meermin is they could make a 12.5 UK, so I gave the Classic Collection a shot. I suspected the Hiro last might be too wide but had to try at that price point. I ordered size 12.5 UK - this is not available on the web site, but Luisa told me I could order size 12, then write that I wanted 12.5 in the comments. Unfortunately, they sent me 12 anyway. The left shoe is definitely too short, so I will either be returning these or moving them on via SF.

 

On D width AE shoes I typically have heel gapping. On these, I don't have gapping, but my ankle bone rubs against the top of the shoe's side on both shoes, so I think this might be another sign they're too wide. The laces are completely closed when I tighten them.

 

 

 

Would others agree they're too wide? If so, there's no point in trying a 12.5 in Hiro.

 

For my next step, should I try Olfe or New Rey? I haven't found any specific info in the thread on which might fit a C width best.

 

Olfe, I could try 12153 (punched cap w/ medallion) from the Classic Line or 102461 (punched cap) from Linea Maestro.

New Rey, I could try 10172 (cap toe, no visible stitching) from Linea Maestro.

 

I'm going to be compromising on the shoe design no matter what - Meermin doesn't have any other option for a standard cap toe with stitching on the cap toe line. I'm wary of paying an MTO upcharge for something that might not fit.


Edited by Ketawa - 4/23/13 at 5:20am
post #5314 of 10973

Haven't seen very much talk about (or pictures of) Meermin's loafers in here. I'm considering a pair of tassel loafers. Anyone have experience with the Ron last?

 

I have thin ankles and quite narrow heels, but normal width in the forefoot, so I'm a little worried whether they will stick on to my feet. It's sometimes a problem with oxford shoes which can't be tied so much.. I find it helps if the heel of the shoe is tall and can hold onto my heel a bit. Is that the case with Meermin loafers?

 

Also, I'd want them in burgundy calf - think that will this cost extra? it's only up in dark brown and black on the site.

post #5315 of 10973
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Originally Posted by Benjaminba View Post

Haven't seen very much talk about (or pictures of) Meermin's loafers in here. I'm considering a pair of tassel loafers. Anyone have experience with the Ron last?

 

I have thin ankles and quite narrow heels, but normal width in the forefoot, so I'm a little worried whether they will stick on to my feet. It's sometimes a problem with oxford shoes which can't be tied so much.. I find it helps if the heel of the shoe is tall and can hold onto my heel a bit. Is that the case with Meermin loafers?

 

Also, I'd want them in burgundy calf - think that will this cost extra? it's only up in dark brown and black on the site.

I ordered the suede tassel loafers on March 16, and they're finished today! They should arrive in about a week, so I'll let you know how to fit once they're here. I think you might have to pay a MTO fee if you want them in burgundy, but that's not always the case. I'd email pepe or luisa for specifics.

post #5316 of 10973
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Originally Posted by Monkeyface View Post

I ordered the suede tassel loafers on March 16, and they're finished today! They should arrive in about a week, so I'll let you know how to fit once they're here. I think you might have to pay a MTO fee if you want them in burgundy, but that's not always the case. I'd email pepe or luisa for specifics.

Thanks! That would be fantastic smile.gif

post #5317 of 10973
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Originally Posted by Piqued View Post

Hey guys, just received a pair of snuff suede double monks today. Just a quick question about fit: Lengthwise the shoe is snug, but widthwise its very tight, quite uncomfortable. Is this normal for new shoes? Should I exchange it for half a size larger? I don't have much experience with leather shoes...

 

This is the time frame from ordering to receiving in case anyone is wondering. Around 2 months. Hope it helps. 

 

26 Feb: Ordered

27 Feb: Order introduced into system 

28 Feb: Order initiated

18 Mar: Invoice for payment. "your order will ready to ship within 12-15 days".

15 Apr: Order finished

15 Apr: Order sent 

22 Apr: Order received

 

That's not a good sign.  These are lined suede so they likely will not stretch as much as you'd like.  I'd exchange for a 1/2 size up.

post #5318 of 10973

Just received two pair of Linea Maestro shoes (burgundy side-laced oxfords and black wholecut oxfords) which took just over 40 days to deliver and came in perfect condition.  My wife said they looked like works of art and I have to say they're downright sexy.  The only problem with shipping occurred due to the inclusion of a jar of Saphir shoe crème which caused FedEx to require that I send them a toxic safety compliance release form, but that only slowed delivery by one day so no worries.

 

It seems to me that Meermin is getting back on track with delivery times and I've never experience a problem with quality control with any of my four pairs.  Consider me a very happy customer.

post #5319 of 10973
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Just received two pair of Linea Maestro shoes (burgundy side-laced oxfords and black wholecut oxfords) which took just over 40 days to deliver and came in perfect condition.  My wife said they looked like works of art and I have to say they're downright sexy.  The only problem with shipping occurred due to the inclusion of a jar of Saphir shoe crème which caused FedEx to require that I send them a toxic safety compliance release form, but that only slowed delivery by one day so no worries.

It seems to me that Meermin is getting back on track with delivery times and I've never experience a problem with quality control with any of my four pairs.  Consider me a very happy customer.

Awesome! A good news story! Wear in good health and post pics or it never happened biggrin.gif
post #5320 of 10973

Ok, yet ANOTHER sizing question!  I'm placing an order for 2 pairs, one the long wing blucher on the Rui last, and the dark brown double monk on the Hiro last, both linked below.  So my foot measures a touch over a sz US 9 on the brannock, and probably the narrower side of C, which causes the bulk of my issues.  When searching for shoes i generally have to default to an 8.5d and hope it's long enough so as to not crush my pinky toes.  I exchanged an email with Luisa, and I should probably trust the expert, but I wanted to get real world experience from anyone with a very narrow foot.  For reference, in an AE 5 Last, I get a bit of discomfort in the pinky toe, but it's not a terrible fit.  My AE LaSalles on the 8-108 are definitely tighter than any of my shoes on the 5 in an 8.5d, to the point where I'd definitely investigate a new size next time around.  My foot measures about 10.4in at it's longest and under somewhere just under or over 3.5in at it's widest.  

 

Luisa suggested the length in both shoes should be good in a UK7.5 and even suggested insoles for width.  What do you guys think?  I've gone from thinking UK7.5 on both to UK 7.5 on the LWB and UK8 on the Double Monk, to UK8 on both, and now finally back to the 7.5.  

 

http://www.meermin.es/ficha_articulo.php?id=1958

http://www.meermin.es/ficha_articulo.php?id=2338

post #5321 of 10973

If you feet measure a little over 9 with a C width, why don't you just buy AE shoes in 9C instead of 8.5D? I wouldn't be surprised they don't fit you well! Personally, I'm hamstrung by the fact that almost nobody makes a 13.5 length.

 

One of my feet is a half size longer than the other. In my (accidental, see above) experience, I found that down 1.5 from US size was too short, down 1 was the correct length. I also think Hiro is too wide for a C width foot, but maybe an insole would work. I don't have any experience using insoles with dress shoes.

post #5322 of 10973
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Originally Posted by chimaki View Post

Ok, yet ANOTHER sizing question!  I'm placing an order for 2 pairs, one the long wing blucher on the Rui last, and the dark brown double monk on the Hiro last, both linked below.  So my foot measures a touch over a sz US 9 on the brannock, and probably the narrower side of C, which causes the bulk of my issues.  When searching for shoes i generally have to default to an 8.5d and hope it's long enough so as to not crush my pinky toes.  I exchanged an email with Luisa, and I should probably trust the expert, but I wanted to get real world experience from anyone with a very narrow foot.  For reference, in an AE 5 Last, I get a bit of discomfort in the pinky toe, but it's not a terrible fit.  My AE LaSalles on the 8-108 are definitely tighter than any of my shoes on the 5 in an 8.5d, to the point where I'd definitely investigate a new size next time around.  My foot measures about 10.4in at it's longest and under somewhere just under or over 3.5in at it's widest.  

 

Luisa suggested the length in both shoes should be good in a UK7.5 and even suggested insoles for width.  What do you guys think?  I've gone from thinking UK7.5 on both to UK 7.5 on the LWB and UK8 on the Double Monk, to UK8 on both, and now finally back to the 7.5.  

 

http://www.meermin.es/ficha_articulo.php?id=1958

http://www.meermin.es/ficha_articulo.php?id=2338

 

I'd be tempted to try Olfe/New Rey to start if I had a below average width foot.

post #5323 of 10973

How is the Museum Calf MTO going?

Fingers crossed for shipment to begin in May?

 

I just got burnt with another pair of MTO's that the maker stuffed up so I am itching to get something in my hands.

post #5324 of 10973
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How is the Museum Calf MTO going?
Fingers crossed for shipment to begin in May?

I just got burnt with another pair of MTO's that the maker stuffed up so I am itching to get something in my hands.

Meermin or another maker?
post #5325 of 10973
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Originally Posted by Ketawa View Post

If you feet measure a little over 9 with a C width, why don't you just buy AE shoes in 9C instead of 8.5D?

 

Accessibility to normal D widths vs Cs in B&M stores. 

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