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NSW looks off center on the left shoe.. but could be just the angle.

 

It is off center.  But most other RTW brands's apron is not centered or shaped according to last; they most likely use the same uppers for all lasts.

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Originally Posted by Joshua Lee View Post

NSW looks off center on the left shoe.. but could be just the angle.

 

It is off center.  But most other RTW brands's apron is not centered or shaped according to last; they most likely use the same uppers for all lasts.

Would Meermin require a different cut for every single last of the same shoe model? I may end up sounding ignorant, but I thought the issue with off center placements wouldn't actually be the cut of the upper, but in fact the placement of the upper to the last (e.g the upper not aligned properly to the center of the toe.)

 

I'm sure if other brands of comparable quality/price range can avoid this, Meermin can correct it. I'm curious if their QC issues are a top priority atm or are they focused on something else.

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For those who follow Meermin on Instagram, you can have a look at the lasted shoe trees you have ordered;they have been shipped out starting today.

They look great and I cant wait to get them smile.gif
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For those who follow Meermin on Instagram, you can have a look at the lasted shoe trees you have ordered;they have been shipped out starting today.

They look great and I cant wait to get them smile.gif
Those look great TS!
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After a $30hkd polish at Theatre Lane, Hong Kong.

 

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Are the unequal vamp considered defects?
Also my lower buckle is pretty hard to get in and out.
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Are the unequal vamp considered defects?
Also my lower buckle is pretty hard to get in and out.

That would be an inexcusable mistake for me. Even the most basic, low-cost shoemaker gets that right. Other people probably won't notice the defect, but it's probably one of those little faults that wouldn't stop bothering me, no matter what. I'd return them, and ask for shipping costs to be refunded.

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Are the unequal vamp considered defects?
Also my lower buckle is pretty hard to get in and out.

The photo does not show anything. The shoes aren't even aligned properly.

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Pediwear is having a summer sale so unless I am seriously mistaken, it should puts the Loake Aldwych within $15 with Meermin Classic Line's captoes (including shipping). So is there a reason that I should pick one or the other in this case or would the safer shipping option with Pediwear, not having to worry about custom fees, makes it an obvious winner for the Aldwych? Thanks!

PS: I have a pair of Loake pimlico in the same Capital last and is very happy with the quality although the last is just a tiny bit roomy in the toe box, which is fine because I think it would just be more comfortable that way.

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Originally Posted by tomrakewell View Post

The photo does not show anything. The shoes aren't even aligned properly.

 

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Originally Posted by tomrakewell View Post

The photo does not show anything. The shoes aren't even aligned properly.

 

 

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It doesn't matter how the shoes aligned,duh!

but anyway i think i'm not going to return it. its a waste of time.

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It doesn't matter how the shoes aligned,duh!

but anyway i think i'm not going to return it. its a waste of time.

 

To me things like that is part of the charm of bench- and handmade footwear. Things isn't clinic. If one were to send shoes back for everytime shoes minor flaws, which don't cause any functional set back, you'd have to do that all the time. And not just from budget maker as Meermin but from higher grade manufacturers as well.

 

Regarding that you write that the lower buckle is hard to unbuckle, why do you unbuckle that at all? I've never heard of anyone needing to unbuckle both DM-straps to get the shoes on and off, works fine just unbuckling the upper. In fact, discussion lately was if people unbuckles Double monks at all, which to me seem almost as odd to do. But that's just my two cents.

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Originally Posted by j ingevaldsson View Post

 

To me things like that is part of the charm of bench- and handmade footwear. Things isn't clinic. If one were to send shoes back for everytime shoes minor flaws, which don't cause any functional set back, you'd have to do that all the time. And not just from budget maker as Meermin but from higher grade manufacturers as well.

 

Regarding that you write that the lower buckle is hard to unbuckle, why do you unbuckle that at all? I've never heard of anyone needing to unbuckle both DM-straps to get the shoes on and off, works fine just unbuckling the upper. In fact, discussion lately was if people unbuckles Double monks at all, which to me seem almost as odd to do. But that's just my two cents.

I didn't expect it to be perfect at the first place, so i guess i can deal with it.

 

About the lower buckle.When i first try them, i need to unbuckle both because the leather are hard and stiff as hell that i can not put my feet in. After I finish my first try, yes, i leave the lower buckled as normal people do.nod[1].gif

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That would be an inexcusable mistake for me. Even the most basic, low-cost shoemaker gets that right. Other people probably won't notice the defect, but it's probably one of those little faults that wouldn't stop bothering me, no matter what. I'd return them, and ask for shipping costs to be refunded.

 

Have to agree with this.  They are Chinese shoes for under $200, and there's bound  be the occasional imperfection.  But what gets me is when there's something really obvious, they just send the things out anyway - often after weeks of waiting - and hope nobody notices.  For a small business, that seems very disrespectful to the customer.  The straps on these shoes are just completely different shapes and sizes.  Clumsy clicker?  Wrong pattern?  Whatever, it is clear as day at first glance, especially to whoever is supposed to be checking quality both in the factory and at Meermin.

 

There is an old adage that you get what you pay for.  In Meermin's case, if you happen to get a good one, and don't have to wait too long, it can be a great value cheap shoe that looks more expensive than it is.  If you happen to have a very thin foot, then the Linea Maestro can be a really good shoe for the money too, at a higher standard overall (although once you get to MTO charges for different lasts or width fittings, IMO it's not worth it over the likes of Vass or Carmina).  The problem is that you don't get a consistent standard.  And I don't find that quaint or charming.  The basic Meermins, made in China, are more expensive than many Indian-made Loake, Barker or even Grenson shoes (the latter on clearance at least), but the quality control and service in comparison is simply bad.

 

I like what Meermin do in terms of design and concept, a lot, and I'm always willing to give a break to the little guy.  But they're not that little any more, and their quality control and stock management needs to grow the fuck up before they lose (more) customers.

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There used to be a controversy that there is nothing to show that the shoes were made in spain but i happen to see the "made in spain" stamp inside the footbed. Is this legit?
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