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post #6826 of 10191
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Originally Posted by JPHardy View Post

Let's bring this back around. I'm interested in getting these made.

The EG Olney in Blue or Clove Suede if Meermin can source it.

Any interest? Oh and Terrorsquad, forgot to ask if you can run it!!!



 

 

Sure, it looks interesting icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif lets discuss the details via email (meerminmto@yahoo.com). I think a navy/blue suede would fit nicely next to my navy French Oxford Vass.

post #6827 of 10191
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Originally Posted by newtoshoes View Post

Terrorsquad, as I read that you own shoes on the Olfe, Hiro and Ama Last, I would appreciate if you could tell me something about the sizing.

 

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 you help me with that and/or give me insights into the main differences between the lasts?

 

Thank you very much in advance!

 

So sorry man, just noticed this. Can I send you a PM later; would need to type a long reply smile.gif But for a short answer, I personally think you may need to size up for Hiro/Olfe.

post #6828 of 10191
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Originally Posted by theace314 View Post

I haven't heard back from Meermin for 18 days in regards to a pending order (which includes a courtesy follow-up email)... probably not placing any more orders... confused.gif

I never heard back either. I lost count of the days/weeks. Seems as though there are positives and negatives to Meermin, but they matter less when I can't get a response. Ended up buying Shell Cordovan PTBs from Alden instead and couldn't be happier
post #6829 of 10191
Just got a test pair of the regular line in the Hiro last

They suggested I size down to a 9.5.  I wear a 10.5 D in shoes like AE

They seem to be a little snug in the toe box but I have never worn European shoes this shape.  They were not uncomfortable and I am inclined to think a perfect fit but I can walk around in these all day. Is this expected in a narrow chiseled (at least more than I am used to) shoe?  They seem long enough

 
Edited by sean anon - 7/15/13 at 7:58pm
post #6830 of 10191

I should be getting my hands on my own pair soon. I ordered DB monks in black calf a few weeks ago, and they said it would be around 30 days for them to make them. Well, Sandro e-mailed me on the weekend with an paypal invoice, and got a confirmation of payment on Monday. It should take about 7 days for them to send them out, and another week for the parcel to arrive. I must admit I'm a bit worried, when obviously many of you have had problems in this category. Let's hope for the best, and pics are sure to come if they arrive!

Robert

post #6831 of 10191
Whatz with these?

post #6832 of 10191
I just received my order of Blue suede double monks 2 months after the order was placed. Luisa was great and kept me posted every time I inquired about the status. My disappointment stems from the fact that after all this wait the fit is off after measuring my foot and confirming the size I ordered a pair in 10.5 UK. The right shoe fits like a charm however the left shoe feels like a half a size or so large. I put the sole to sole and physically they look tge same size. When I try to walk the heel almost come off. I emailed Luisa and she advices to install insoles. Any other suggestions will be welcome. Thanks
post #6833 of 10191
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Originally Posted by vp80 View Post

I just received my order of Blue suede double monks 2 months after the order was placed. Luisa was great and kept me posted every time I inquired about the status. My disappointment stems from the fact that after all this wait the fit is off after measuring my foot and confirming the size I ordered a pair in 10.5 UK. The right shoe fits like a charm however the left shoe feels like a half a size or so large. I put the sole to sole and physically they look tge same size. When I try to walk the heel almost come off. I emailed Luisa and she advices to install insoles. Any other suggestions will be welcome. Thanks

I have double monks with rubber dainite sole, so it's pretty stiff when you first wear it. Was also getting heal lift especially with my smaller left foot as well. I find for my foot the toes and balls fit snug but the heel of the shoe is loose with the Hiro last and by nature of the monk straps, it can only be tighten so far.

Do you have a large gap between your actual heel and heel of the shoe? If not just wear them in. It took me several wears to work them in and they are fine now. I can probably use a thin insole on my left foot, but it's fine either way.

Luckily for you I am wearing my Meermin double monks today. Here are a couple of pictures of my left foot, one flat and one with heel lifted for your comparison to your fit.


post #6834 of 10191
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Originally Posted by Crat View Post

Whatz with these?


Dunno! What is they?
post #6835 of 10191
Looks similiar but not exactly the same as the last MTO on the Meermin's tumblr page.
post #6836 of 10191
These.
They belong to the little brother of one of my best friends. He wanted a tattoo artist to have a go at them but that didn't work out.
post #6837 of 10191
Great work, Crat! Those look amazing.

post #6838 of 10191

(Crat, those wholecuts look gorgeous)

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Originally Posted by smoothmoose View Post


I have double monks with rubber dainite sole

 

The sole isn't the problem, it's the last.  To me, it looks like this last shape is too narrow across the ball of your foot, so what you've ended up with is a pair that are effectively a size too big - addressing that problem, but making the heel too slack - hence the slippage - and the toe too long so that it looks like it's not quite part of the shoe.

 

Such is life with ordering RTW shoes online, and I'm sure we've all got shoes that fit better or worse than others.  My advice: don't buy shoes on this last again, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't try any of their others.  Ask for some advice on which lasts might be wider in the forefoot, in which you might be able to size down.

post #6839 of 10191
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

(Crat, those wholecuts look gorgeous)

The sole isn't the problem, it's the last.  To me, it looks like this last shape is too narrow across the ball of your foot, so what you've ended up with is a pair that are effectively a size too big - addressing that problem, but making the heel too slack - hence the slippage - and the toe too long so that it looks like it's not quite part of the shoe.

Such is life with ordering RTW shoes online, and I'm sure we've all got shoes that fit better or worse than others.  My advice: don't buy shoes on this last again, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't try any of their others.  Ask for some advice on which lasts might be wider in the forefoot, in which you might be able to size down.

Oh, I think the picture makes it look worse than it is. I had my socks pulled up and I was leaning while seated for the picture. I think when I am walking normally I do not get any heel lift on my right foot (bigger foot) and probably a few mm of lift in the left. I got much more lift when the shoes were new and stiff.

I agree though, I'm not a huge fan of the Hiro last shape and look, and yes the heel for this last is too big, though again with monks I can only tighten the heel area so much with the straps. Next time I might try the Ama last sized down by 1/2 size. We'll see if Meermin can clarify how the last fits at the heels vs. toes. vs. balls. Also, my next pair are probably loafers, so I'm curious to see how their loafer lasts fit around the heel as it's even more important to have a snug fit at the heels with loafers.
post #6840 of 10191
Tnx guys, I post a proper pic with natural light once they're entirely finished : )
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