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Originally Posted by VRaivio View Post

Linea Maestro pairs are hand-lasted and -welted (see Meermin's Vimeo vids) with uppers from Rendenbach. Quality-wise these are better than Edward Green's offerings, which are machine-made. I don't know how they manage to offer so much for so little, but I wager they will be raising prices once more orders pour in. Just like G&G did.

Best to stock up before the impending full-on SF frenzy...

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the lacing is not refined...

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the lacing is not refined...
Sticking out on right shoe because I tried them on before the photo...shog[1].gif
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Also, don't know if anyone noticed, but their site doesn't work anymore nor do their email addresses
post #546 of 10171
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Originally Posted by Wes Bourne View Post


I typically wear a US9D and these UK8 fit very well, but I only tried them on briefly last night. A UK8.5 would've def. been too big.
No experience with the new Loake Cannon, but I had the Loake Strand from the 1880 line and I'd rate these higher quality-wise. Calfskin is thicker than I expected, esp. for the price. Grain is very nice and there's a nice depth to the color, i.e. it's not 'flat', despite the fact that there's no burnishing. Color is pretty accurate in my pic; they're more red than they appear in Meermin's stock photo. Mahogany perhaps? I just put on some Saphir Reno and a light coat of Dk Brown Saphit wax before that pic was taken.
I got dinged $70 Customs brokerage/duties/taxes (shipping to Canada), but they're worth every penny at approx. $280 all incl. Easily on par with C&J Benchgrade/Handgrade imo, tremendous bang for the buck if that matters. If Meermin's quality is consistent with these, I can be very happy only buying from their stock shoes and/or MTOs.
Good eye! Nah, those are #13 size Triumph nailed-on metal taps from a UK seller on fleabay. I also use #14s depending on last shapes. They're def. better than the nylon/plastic kind. I have a local guy who can do flush plates for $20, but it's a bit of a hassle getting my shoes to him since I no longer work downtown...
http://www.ebay.com/itm/320911602239?ru=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fsch%2Fi.html%3F_sacat%3D0%26_nkw%3D320911602239%26_rdc%3D1

 

Thanks for providing your assesment. I am in pursuit of my own.
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Originally Posted by Wes Bourne View Post

Meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeermin!
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Nice!

I order the same and they shipped yesterday. I'm expecting them on Monday next week!
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Also, don't know if anyone noticed, but their site doesn't work anymore nor do their email addresses

Suspended domain. So much traffic from styleforum that it broke the site.
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^ Y'all a bunch o' shoo whore :wink:
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Originally Posted by hikari013 View Post

Suspended domain. So much traffic from styleforum that it broke the site.

Major bummer... I apologize for not reading through all the posts but how are Meermin's typically ordered? Or are they only available in brick and mortar stores?
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^ Y'all a bunch o' shoo whore :wink:

We all know 50% of their bandwidth was probably you tongue.gif
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Originally Posted by knucks View Post

Also, don't know if anyone noticed, but their site doesn't work anymore nor do their email addresses

 

I blame VRaivio for comparing Meermin favorably to Edward Green and G & G.  That slight tremor we all felt at 4:00 CDT today was the collective SF nation falling out of their chairs and lunging for their computers to place orders.

post #553 of 10171
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Originally Posted by VRaivio View Post


Linea Maestro pairs are hand-lasted and -welted (see Meermin's Vimeo vids) with uppers from Rendenbach. Quality-wise these are better than Edward Green's offerings, which are machine-made. I don't know how they manage to offer so much for so little, but I wager they will be raising prices once more orders pour in. Just like G&G did.

 

I have both the Meermin LM and several pairs of EGs. The Meermin's are nice for the price, but not even in the same zip code as the EGs in terms of quality and style,

post #554 of 10171
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Originally Posted by Wes Bourne View Post

I typically wear a US9D and these UK8 fit very well, but I only tried them on briefly last night. A UK8.5 would've def. been too big.
No experience with the new Loake Cannon, but I had the Loake Strand from the 1880 line and I'd rate these higher quality-wise. Calfskin is thicker than I expected, esp. for the price. Grain is very nice and there's a nice depth to the color, i.e. it's not 'flat', despite the fact that there's no burnishing. Color is pretty accurate in my pic; they're more red than they appear in Meermin's stock photo. Mahogany perhaps? I just put on some Saphir Reno and a light coat of Dk Brown Saphit wax before that pic was taken.
I got dinged $70 Customs brokerage/duties/taxes (shipping to Canada), but they're worth every penny at approx. $280 all incl. Easily on par with C&J Benchgrade/Handgrade imo, tremendous bang for the buck if that matters. If Meermin's quality is consistent with these, I can be very happy only buying from their stock shoes and/or MTOs.
Good eye! Nah, those are #13 size Triumph nailed-on metal taps from a UK seller on fleabay. I also use #14s depending on last shapes. They're def. better than the nylon/plastic kind. I have a local guy who can do flush plates for $20, but it's a bit of a hassle getting my shoes to him since I no longer work downtown...
http://www.ebay.com/itm/320911602239?ru=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fsch%2Fi.html%3F_sacat%3D0%26_nkw%3D320911602239%26_rdc%3D1

Hey Wes, just to confirm you're a 9D on the Plaza right? Can you describe your foot (I know that sounds weird). I've got a flatter, wider foot, narrow heel and low instep... I fit the 9D Plaza really well but Jose @ Meermin said I am a 8.5UK - just worried since you said the UK8s fit you well.
post #555 of 10171
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Originally Posted by david3558 View Post

Hey Wes, just to confirm you're a 9D on the Plaza right? Can you describe your foot (I know that sounds weird). I've got a flatter, wider foot, narrow heel and low instep... I fit the 9D Plaza really well but Jose @ Meermin said I am a 8.5UK - just worried since you said the UK8s fit you well.

Yes, 9D on the Plaza. Not a particularly wide foot, but relatively low arch as well as instep. If in doubt, measure your feet and compare against the actual last measurements and recommended foot length I posted for UK8 and UK8.5 in the Hiro last. That's what I did and it turned out well.
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