Do you like the eyelet distance? It looks too wide for me.
Aside this, the shoes are really nice — and their other last additions as well.
Yeah they look pretty good :)
Yep very much agree with what cbfn said. The Hiro is slightly more narrow than the capital last. So if the capital last fits you spot on I would consider going up half a size, if you have a bit of room in the capital last then maybe get the same size in the Hiro, it does wear in well.
Thanks for cbfn and Osiris2012 commnet.
Is Olfe more narrow than Hiro last?
Can anybody vouch for the long term quality of this boot 101487 - TAN COUNTRY CALF http://meermin.es/ficha_articulo.php?id=4080 ?
Can it take the beating of slush, long city walks in rain and occasional country outings with mud and pebbles as surface?
Regarding sizing I am normally a UK 10 G or a US 11 E or EU 45 (or more precisely 44 2/3) - however Meermin size conversion is a bit different. Which size do you reckon I should pick for the Rui last?
Does no one have experience with the quality of this boot or sizing for the Rui last?
My only guess is that your return package that you sent back to Meermin for an exchange is still being held at customs.
Like you I sent back the shoes I ordered for an exchange. I'm not sure all the carries use the same customs office, but I used USPS to ship the shoes back instead of Fedex, since Fedex is almost $150+ to ship to Spain for some reason while USPS cost me $54. After it arrived in Spain it's retained at the Customs office. Been there since Sep 4 for me and is still there. I read online of some horrible stories people of shipping things to Spain, where it gets held at the customs for weeks to months even if the proper paperwork is done before they release it.
Luckily Sandro was nice enough to ship out new pairs for me since I need them in a few weeks before they received it back.
Another note, I was billed for about $30 of custom duty from Fedex for the two pairs of shoes 2 weeks after I received them, so I fear I will probably be bill for another $30 when I received the exchanges. Sadly the costs really creeps up if you don't get the right sizes. Chances of paying 2 times the custom duties and shipping back will be around $100 - $120 on top of your order cost.
God damn that was confusing to read, I think you can only go off width, and based on the width of your feet vs the measurements provided you would need either a 9.5 or 10. Length is varied based on the toe box etc, for example my foot is 270 but my loakes and AE boots are 300 and fit and look quite good. In fact the meermins in 8UK is tight and makes my feet look quite small in contrast to the 8UK Loakes.