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post #6481 of 11014
And also that same 21% if you buy as a company in the EU.
post #6482 of 11014
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Originally Posted by jd13jd13 View Post

Are the measurements for width and height on Meermin's website accurate? And is that for the shoe or the foot?

Not accurate at all. You should email for sizing guidance instead and they will suggest what size and last are appropriate for you.
post #6483 of 11014
Guys,

Just got my hatchgrain doublemonks the other day from UPS. I was hit with $73 of duties, taxes, and UPS brokerage fees. So basically I'm in for $300 for the classic line, definitely pushing the boundaries, but yes, I suffer more for being in Canada.

So I have a couple of questions. The shoes are definitely a bit stiff, so even though the size feels right and my heel is against the heel of the shoe, when I walk I do get some heel lift. I'm wondering when the shoes break in if the heel lift will go away or if I'm better off, getting another hole punched on the straps.

Second, these are my first hatchgrain shoes I ever had and I noticed on one shoe there is patch of leather that is less polished and the texture of the hatchgrain is much more rough to the touch compared to other parts of the same shoe. Is this just natural variation in the hatchgrain texture, or was it just a bad polish job and can I fix myself with polish, or is this a bad patch of leather?
Edited by smoothmoose - 6/16/13 at 7:48am
post #6484 of 11014
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Originally Posted by smoothmoose View Post

Guys,

Just got my hatchgrain doublemonks the other day from UPS. I was hit with $73 of duties, taxes, and UPS brokerage fees. So basically I'm in for $300 for the classic line, definitely pushing the boundaries, but yes, I suffer more for being in Canada.

So I have a couple of questions. The shoes are definitely a bit stiff, so even though the size feels right and my heel is against the heel of the shoe, when I walk I do get some heel lift. I'm wondering when the shoes break in if the heel lift will go away or if I'm better off, getting another hole punched on the straps.

Second, these are my first hatchgrain shoes I ever had and I noticed on one shoe there is patch of leather that is less polished and the texture of the hatchgrain is much more rough to the touch compared to other parts of the same shoe. Is this just natural variation in the hatchgrain texture, or was it just a bad polish job and can I fix myself with polish, of is this a bad patch of leather?

 

Particularly with double leather soles, it takes a while to wear in and get the flex in the soles to get rid of that heal slip. If the shoe feels good now size wise, but there's a little bit of heal slippage, that's fine and to be expected. As they break in that will go away.

As for the texture/roughness, grain leathers will have some natural variation and depending on how the leather was stretched over the last some variation due to that. Give it a good going over with a brush first to try and even out some of the wax applied by Meermin, then you can try applying a light coat of your own wax polish.


Edited by wombus - 6/16/13 at 8:06am
post #6485 of 11014
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Originally Posted by terrorsquad View Post

Guys, just wanted you opinion.

 

For a chiseled last, which of three below do you prefer:

1) Vass U-last

2) Carmina Rain last

3) Carmina Simpson last

 

Appreciate any feedback on this icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Looking at all three options, the U-Last by a country mile.

post #6486 of 11014
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Originally Posted by mikeman View Post

Would you go for a S or M for an 8.5 in the meermin Double monk? Just a little thrown off as Meermin claims the hiro last is a E.

http://www.woodlore.com/mens-epic-twin-tube-shoe-tree-pair/

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Originally Posted by Petepan View Post

I ave the same size double monk and M is too big.

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Originally Posted by stevent View Post

Medium for sure, and Hiro is standard width

Well, I got the smalls and they look like they would fit a childrens shoe. Got the mediums, and they are still not anywhere near tight. Could try a large, but will most likely just stick with the AE shoe trees...
post #6487 of 11014

after some months of wear i have to say that i began to dislike my single side monk mto (Oundle fake) a bit. The angle of the monkstrap with the buckles is wrong. The buckles get in touch with my skin of my foot (dont know right under my ankle) and that hurts a bit if i make a wrong move. They look fantastic but im not wearing them very often because of this.

post #6488 of 11014
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Originally Posted by UnnamedPlayer View Post

Looking at all three options, the U-Last by a country mile.
+1
post #6489 of 11014

I'm sure I just missed it earlier in the thread, but what is the prognosis on the Ilcea quarter-brogue reviewed here by Put This On?  Is it a matter of "if" or "when"  this becomes a part of the Meermin collection?  Kudos to the SF members who were part of the small order--what a gem, what a bargain.  

post #6490 of 11014

 

Meermin Austerity Brogues MTO in burgundy & Olfe last after 30 wears. One of my favourite Meermin shoes

post #6491 of 11014
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Originally Posted by terrorsquad View Post

 

Meermin Austerity Brogues MTO in burgundy & Olfe last after 30 wears. One of my favourite Meermin shoes

 

Beautiful!

I'm eyeing up some Austerity Brogues in black calf, but seeing these is making me think twice!

post #6492 of 11014
Amazing!!

These are strictly mto?
post #6493 of 11014
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Originally Posted by donjuan17 View Post

Amazing!!

These are strictly mto?
Send Pepe a mail and ask. He is often generous on what he deem as MTO's when it is an existing model where one only chnage leather.
post #6494 of 11014
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Originally Posted by PapaRubbery View Post

Beautiful!


I'm eyeing up some Austerity Brogues in black calf, but seeing these is making me think twice!
Boots haven't gone to production yet Alex! wink.gif
post #6495 of 11014
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Originally Posted by donjuan17 View Post

Amazing!!

These are strictly mto?

 

It was the 1st group MTO I did with Meermin. I agree with Swede 66, send an email to Pepe and ask him whether he can make them in burgundy. When I organized the MTO, there was no austerity brogues in their collection. Now they do have it so I dont think there is any problem in them making one in burgundy for you smile.gif

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