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post #7921 of 11412
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Originally Posted by p.henrik View Post


That might have changed. I asked Pepe a few days ago if he could make the balmoral shell boot they carry in burgundy instead of black and he said that would incur the MTO surcharge even if it was the only change (i.e. keep it on Hiro last). Would be happy if anyone who has heard the opposite recently could contradict me.

 

Hey we're getting the same MTO done :)  Likewise I got the same response.  Basically they did it originally as the over the internet came to market but now they so much work on theres no reason for them to do it.

 

basically you want to not get charged the mto fee you need to organise a group mto.

 

Did you end up going with burgundy shell for yours?

post #7922 of 11412
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Originally Posted by patliean1 View Post
 

 

I asked the SAME exact quetsion to Pepe and recieved the same answer back. It's kind of disappointing but understandable I guess. I think I'm just gonna go with the burgundy balmoral boot from Kent Wang.

 

Yeah that does look like a quality alternative but that boot seems a little more squarish.  How many do you need for a group mto, looks like theres 3 of us here for the boot at the moment

post #7923 of 11412
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Originally Posted by terrorsquad View Post

Those are my pair and they are burgundy calf. Was the first MTO i organized with Meermin =)

What creme do you use for these? Because saphir burgundy is much darker than this? (Unless that's shell)
post #7924 of 11412

Hi Guys,
 
I need some sizing help. I am new to the Meermin brand and have not had the time to go thorugh all the pages of the thread, as such, I would appreciate your help.

I wear the following in Allen Edmonds: 8.5E in the 5-last, 9D in the 1-last, 9E in the Daltons, 9E in the 2-last (New Orleans and RL Saunders) and 8.5E in the 3-last (Neumora). And I'm a size 42 in Edetal's standard last if anyone's familiar with that.
What should I get in the 101341 - DARK BROWN CALF (Hiro Last) and the 12154 - SNUFF JANUSCALF SUEDE (Olfie last) as a MTO in Naturacalf Burgundy.
 

Is Linea Maestro generally worth the upcharge from Classica? I'm already quite satisfied with Allen Edmonds' leather, so if the Classica is similar to that then good for me.

Thanks!

post #7925 of 11412
Second outing for the slack jawed sharks; kicked a concrete step! I'm a fckn jinx! Polishing time tonight
post #7926 of 11412
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Originally Posted by OzzyJones View Post

Second outing for the slack jawed sharks; kicked a concrete step! I'm a fckn jinx! Polishing time tonight
happens to me all the time, no matter wearing my meermins or my flip-flops...
post #7927 of 11412
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Originally Posted by smoothmoose View Post

happens to me all the time, no matter wearing my meermins or my flip-flops...

Ouch wiv the flip-flops!
post #7928 of 11412
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Originally Posted by OzzyJones View Post

Ouch wiv the flip-flops!
Helps with developing a nice layer of calluses on the toes...
post #7929 of 11412
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Originally Posted by smoothmoose View Post

Helps with developing a nice layer of calluses on the toes...
Yeah and who needs toenails anyway
post #7930 of 11412
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Originally Posted by patliean1 View Post
 

 

I asked the SAME exact quetsion to Pepe and recieved the same answer back. It's kind of disappointing but understandable I guess. I think I'm just gonna go with the burgundy balmoral boot from Kent Wang.

Of course it is understandable. No real genuine business that manufactures something is willing to make a non standard product at no extra cost. If they do, shame on them and they deserve to go bankrupt. It was like this already a year ago when I ordered my "not in standard manufacturing program" size shoes of UK 13.5. In that case Pepe was willing to waive the MTO charge as a gesture of establishing a good business relation, which was surprising.

post #7931 of 11412

I've worn these about two times. The fit is slightly loose around the forefoot. The left shoe creases pretty well and I don't feel any discomfort, but the right one creases a little weird and was actually digging into my big toe.

 

Here is a picture of how they crease when flexed. Right shoe has a bit of heel lift when I walk (Is this what they call heel slippage?)

 

I put them on before and walked around a bit and it wasn't digging into my toe anymore, so it's comfortable now. Should I size down half a size in the future? Currently wearing 6.5UK on the Hiro last.

 

Also I've ordered a pair of the austerity brogue suede shoes in the olfe last. Should I stay at 6.5UK or size down?


Edited by KZ404 - 10/4/13 at 5:50am
post #7932 of 11412

^if the shoe digs into your toe the shoe is too small! You definitely can't go DOWN in size. Heel slippage is usually about ones instep being low. Not about the shoe being too big. Buy a pair on tongue pads to fix the problem:

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/12-FELT-TONGUE-PADS-Cushion-for-Shoes-Self-Adhesive-Instep-Comfort-Women-Men-/260927568364?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&var=&hash=item3cc07eb9ec

 

That creasing is normal and occurs on all shoes. Of course leather creases from where it is bent. There's no leather in the world that wouldn't crease when bent.

 

On Olfe you definitely can't go down in size. The Olfe is smaller in width than the Hiro. Either stay at 6.5 or take a 7. Personally it sounds like your problem is with a low instep and wearing shoes that are too small so I'd take a 7. An increase of 0.5 in length doesn't really create any more problems because it only adds approx 1 cm to the total length of the shoe i.e more toe space.

post #7933 of 11412
I find the right shoe creasing inwards behind the toecap and pressing on the tendon over the first big toe knuckle. The shoes are definitely not too small. This affects both the size 9 (too big) and the 8.5. It fkn hurts!
post #7934 of 11412
^ in your case the last is incorrect and there is very little to do about it.
post #7935 of 11412
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Originally Posted by konda View Post

^ in your case the last is incorrect and there is very little to do about it.
Its improving as they break in so it'll be fine. There'll be no more Olfe in my future anyway
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