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post #7216 of 11029

^ you should be a UK 9.5 in Hiro, Ben and Ama lasts. Forget anything below Hiro if you are a genuine US D width. I'd say get a pair of Hiro lasted monks to start with. There's really no telling if they will be perfect or slightly too snug for you. The only way to know is to try them on.
 

If I was you I'd get them in both UK 9.5 and 10 and then return the pair that doesn't fit. Ofc if you're from the US of A it's a hassle with the returns and also painstaking expensive.

 

Comments based on personal experience from the AE 5-65 in B width and Meermin New Rey, Olfe and Ama.


Edited by konda - 8/18/13 at 8:05am
post #7217 of 11029
You sure about that Konda?

I always thought UK sizes were about one half to one full size LOWER than US sizes, not higher.
post #7218 of 11029

lol yeah my bad - edited!

post #7219 of 11029
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Originally Posted by gettoasty View Post

Appreciate the feedback guys. Going to send Meermin an email just to ask about turnaround time. Would be best if I can get them by October for RTW shoes.

I have a dark brown belt, should I also order a matching belt? You guys have a preference where you guys get the belts from (I like Trafalgar belts, soft, smooth, and nice grain texture).

If you have ordered Meermin belts, you like them?


Go for these: http://www.equusleather.co.uk/

Forget pretty much everything else (pun intended).

post #7220 of 11029
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Originally Posted by konda View Post

lol yeah my bad - edited!

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I'm tempted by some Meermins but I'm a bit leery of pulling the trigger as I'm agonizing over size. Are you clued up on sizing? Looking at a pair on the Hiro last. I have AE Leeds and McNeil in 8.5 an Players in 8 all of which fit fine. Any idea what size Meermins? I'm leaning to 8.
post #7221 of 11029

Well I'm a US 14 in all AEs I have (and those that I have tried) despite the last. I've never found it necessary to size down in length but instead find what the correct width is in different lasts.

 

So if you're a US 8.5 in MacNeil (7-97 last) then you're most likely a UK 7.5 in the Hiro. Again I'd try UK 8 as well as the Hiro is a bit more narrow than the AE 7-97 last, which is a generous last (personally could rock that in an A as well as a B). The Hiro last is for a regular instep so instep wise that should work well for you (the AE 7-97 is for regular instep as well as the Leeds in 1-511).

 

Before buying, remember that the Hiro is around a US C+ / US D in width.

 

Again, you just need to try them. The only way to know is by trial and error.

post #7222 of 11029
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Originally Posted by konda View Post

^ you should be a UK 9.5 in Hiro, Ben and Ama lasts. Forget anything below Hiro if you are a genuine US D width. I'd say get a pair of Hiro lasted monks to start with. There's really no telling if they will be perfect or slightly too snug for you. The only way to know is to try them on.
 

If I was you I'd get them in both UK 9.5 and 10 and then return the pair that doesn't fit. Ofc if you're from the US of A it's a hassle with the returns and also painstaking expensive.

 

Comments based on personal experience from the AE 5-65 in B width and Meermin New Rey, Olfe and Ama.

Thanks. My 10.5Ds are pretty snug, so I'm thinking 10 is probably the best bet. Return shipping sounds daunting..

post #7223 of 11029
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Originally Posted by IrIr View Post

Thanks. My 10.5Ds are pretty snug, so I'm thinking 10 is probably the best bet. Return shipping sounds daunting..

 

snug length-wise or width-wise? fwiw, i am somewhere between a 10.5D and 10.5E on the AE 5 last (D just a bit narrow for me), and i have a pair of 9.5 meermin in the ama last that fit well. a size 10 would have been too large. you can email meermin for sizing help if you haven't already. i had a lot of trouble with getting a correct recommendation based on their "trace your foot and send a scan" method, and instead took their advice based on my AE size.

post #7224 of 11029
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Originally Posted by PapaRubbery View Post

Hey mate,

I've emailed Pepe about a week ago. Will let you know when I know. 

Cheers,

Alex


Thanks Alex!
post #7225 of 11029
I am wearing 8.5d for alden barrie last and find the uk8 hiro double monk just fit. I am sure Uk8.5 would surely be too large.

Just bought a Carmina uk8 in rain last and find the uk8 simpson last also ok to me. My question is, what size shall I get for the new rey last of meermin.
post #7226 of 11029
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Originally Posted by topos View Post

 

snug length-wise or width-wise? fwiw, i am somewhere between a 10.5D and 10.5E on the AE 5 last (D just a bit narrow for me), and i have a pair of 9.5 meermin in the ama last that fit well. a size 10 would have been too large. you can email meermin for sizing help if you haven't already. i had a lot of trouble with getting a correct recommendation based on their "trace your foot and send a scan" method, and instead took their advice based on my AE size.

Snug wise. 

 

Great, I'll email them today. Thanks!

post #7227 of 11029
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Originally Posted by Osiris2012 View Post

Disappointing to hear, opted for this over the aldwych as I was after the darker brown.  Ah well I knew brown online is hit and miss, just have to expect to darken it manually before I can put them in the rotation.  Anyway I needed to order a basic pair to get a feel for sizes/quality before considering any MTO work.  Thanks for impressions though.  Not sure it will help much but id be interested to see some pics if you get a chance. 

Carmina dark brown (oxford, left) vs meermin dark brown (double monk, right).

Not a great photo, but colour relativity is reasonably accurate.




Edit: better picture of meermin dark brown captoe after a quick polish.


Edited by cappedncollared - 8/21/13 at 12:40am
post #7228 of 11029
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Originally Posted by topos View Post

 

snug length-wise or width-wise? fwiw, i am somewhere between a 10.5D and 10.5E on the AE 5 last (D just a bit narrow for me), and i have a pair of 9.5 meermin in the ama last that fit well. a size 10 would have been too large. you can email meermin for sizing help if you haven't already. i had a lot of trouble with getting a correct recommendation based on their "trace your foot and send a scan" method, and instead took their advice based on my AE size.


Remember that the Hiro is a little smaller than the Ama. That's why I'd personally take both sizes and return the one I don't need. That's enough to establish one's size for all the Meermin lasts.

post #7229 of 11029

Sweet child of mine.

 

post #7230 of 11029
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Sweet child of mine.



Monk-y magic!
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