Hmm, somehow this all sounds a bit disappointing.
I've just gone through about 140 pages of this thread since I last visited it when I finally received the exchange pair for my defect wholecuts in March. It seems that there is a variety of different quality control and customer service issues. Unfortunately, I also experienced both of it. Just to mention it: After I finally received the exchange pair, I asked Meermin to refund me the return costs of the defect pair (which they originally wanted to refund 2 months earlier) and I also asked them somehting about sizing. Although they clearly read the content of the mail as they refunded the money after that, they never replied on these questions.
I can't believe that numberpro has not been refunded the falsely raised fees due to the wrong tariff code entered by Meermin.
Regarding possible defects I am surprised that nobody except for me has mentioned any problems with squeaking shoes so far. Maybe some people have it but don't consider mentioning?
However, the design of the shoes really attracts me a lot. That's why I'm (obviously naively) considering buying another pair from them. I hope some of you who have experience with different Meermin lasts can help me with a sizing question: I own the Ama wholecut in UK 10 and they fit surprisingly well, especially considering my rather high instep (as additional info here are my foot dimensions:
Length 281mm, Ball girth 270mm, Ball width 115mm, Heel width 82mm, Instep girth 275mm, Heel girth 373mm; based on measurements for sizeadvisors.com). I wonder if I would also be ok with the Hiro last in UK 10 or even with the Olfe last. But I fear that at least the Olfe last will be too narrow already. Could somebody help me with that and/or give me insights into the main differences between the lasts?
Thank you very much in advance for your help!