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In low light conditions and when standing in the right way the wrinkles are not as noticeable (yet)!

 

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The boots after a couple of hours of wearing them yesterday, is this normal, i.e. happening to you guys as well? These little wrinkles are all over the boot, with bigger wrinkles near the toecap. None of my other shoes have this, even brogues I've owned for several years and am using as beaters now.

This creasing isn't even bad, and the shaft creasing could be from your ankle / leg not being as wide as the boot? Seriously don't understand why Meermin should be responsible. Like smoothmoose said its standard for shoes in this price range and even relatively typical for higher end shoes. Just take a look at sale G&Gs or Lobbs during sale season at Barneys or edward greens in store that have been tried on. Think the forum mindset of poor quality meermin is getting to you.
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This creasing isn't even bad, and the shaft creasing could be from your ankle / leg not being as wide as the boot? Seriously don't understand why Meermin should be responsible. Like smoothmoose said its standard for shoes in this price range and even relatively typical for higher end shoes. Just take a look at sale G&Gs or Lobbs during sale season at Barneys or edward greens in store that have been tried on. Think the forum mindset of poor quality meermin is getting to you.

 

No, there are tiny little creases everywhere, not just on the shaft, but literally everywhere. I was sitting with my legs crossed yesterday and a friend who isn't into shoes at all even commented on it. 

 
Anyway, that's the last thing I'm going to say about this. The design of the boots is gorgeous, and I'm just going to make the most of it.
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Could someone please confirm the following finding as either "standard" or "irregular"? Anyway... I was mind blown when I tried my new New Rey monks on just to find them too big. They are of same size as my previous New Rey oxfords, which fit me the best out of all MTO and RTW shoes I own.

 

I placed the monk and the oxford side by side and realized that the hole for the foot is a whopping 1 cm longer on the monks. I.e the tongue on the monks is 1 cm farther than on the oxfords. What does this mean for a low instep foot? Heel slippage like hell. Luckily this can be compensated with tongue pads.

 

So. Standard with monks when compared to oxfords of same last and size or irregular?

 

 

 

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Could someone please confirm the following finding as either "standard" or "irregular"? Anyway... I was mind blown when I tried my new New Rey monks on just to find them too big. They are of same size as my previous New Rey oxfords, which fit me the best out of all MTO and RTW shoes I own.

I placed the monk and the oxford side by side and realized that the hole for the foot is a whopping 1 cm longer on the monks. I.e the tongue on the monks is 1 cm farther than on the oxfords. What does this mean for a low instep foot? Heel slippage like hell. Luckily this can be compensated with tongue pads.

So. Standard with monks when compared to oxfords of same last and size or irregular?

Had the same problem re: oxfords vs. monks. An 8.5 Hiro oxford fit me perfectly, an 8.5 Hiro double monk was flopping around with tons of heel slippage. I didn't compare them side by side but your pictures are now giving me some indication of why that is.
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These are my second monks per se so is this a general feature in monks or a Meermin specific feature?

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cant even tell!

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Originally Posted by Monkeyface View Post
 

In low light conditions and when standing in the right way the wrinkles are not as noticeable (yet)!

 

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Light brown shell cordovan austerity boot would be nice...just thinking outloud.

I would be on board, with a rubber sole. They could be rain boots.

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I would be on board, with a rubber sole. They could be rain boots.
Shell MTO rainboots? I guess that would remove any leverage I have for complaining about my wife spending $200 on Hunter rubber rain boots...
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Shell MTO rainboots? I guess that would remove any leverage I have for complaining about my wife spending $200 on Hunter rubber rain boots...

Unfortunately your leverage would be reversed. As a leather worker I have come to appreciate shell for its properties, particularly the waterproof nature of the hide. Besides the patina will grow much faster with grit, grime, rain and wear. Check out some old pairs of Royal Imperials, they look sublime next to new shell in my opinion. 

 

Expensive yes, but they are meant to be worn, just like rain boots.

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My boots in the wild. I see some small creases, along the lines of my Carmina oxfords.
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My boots in the wild. I see some small creases, along the lines of my Carmina oxfords.
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One polished, one to go...



looking great
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The boots after a couple of hours of wearing them yesterday, is this normal, i.e. happening to you guys as well? These little wrinkles are all over the boot, with bigger wrinkles near the toecap. None of my other shoes have this, even brogues I've owned for several years and am using as beaters now.
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This is more than just bad leather, it seems they've been constructed in a crooked way, putting unnecessary force on the leather. I'm starting to believe Meermin is made up of a bunch of quacks that don't know anything about constructing a shoe. I'm done with them, and I might as well post these pics all over instagram, to expose their deceitful business practices. 
 
You how the Chinese have a penchant for destroying automobiles they're unhappy about in front of the dealership? I propose a ritual burning of the austerity boots in Mallorca nest.gif

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So this means some customers will have good results and others will be fucked over at random. They didn't mention this chance of being fucked to me beforehand. There should be a disclaimer: there is a 30% chance your shoes will look like the pictures. 

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I'm waiting on their response, but if they don't offer a full refund or a way to fix it the pics will be all over instagram. Revenge helps a little. Do I have permission to post your pics as well?

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Like I said, they should communicate that there is a certain risk involved in your MTOs being useless for anything but beaters. Now it feels a little deceitful.

waaaoooow! what a piece o' shit. boots on the other hand look fine

Monkeyface, im surprised at your comment where you say the shoes fit fine. How do you manage to fill out the toe with those 5 little turds you call toes?
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Debut for the light boots. These came out pretty good.

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waaaoooow! what a piece o' shit. boots on the other hand look fine

Monkeyface, im surprised at your comment where you say the shoes fit fine. How do you manage to fill out the toe with those 5 little turds you call toes?

 

Haha, my toes are anything but little, wish they were a little smaller.

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