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post #8056 of 12089
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Price ex VAT would be just under $450 and shipping to Canada is €30 iirc. They ship FedEx so duty, tax and fees is probably about another grand biggrin.gif

Anybody know how much these boots would be shipped to the US, including taxes, custom fees, and anything else?  Waiting on delivery on #8 Cordovan Perf-Toe Alden blucher boots in the Barrie last (from J. Crew) but damn these look even better (and sleeker).  I think the Aldens are ~$420 with all discounts applied.  Never worn Meermin before so I have no idea of my sizing on the Hiro but I'm really tempted by this MTO. If y'all were in my place which would you go for (I don't own any Alden or shell cordovan at the moment)? Obviously the 3 of you already in on the MTO would like a few more :) but I'd love some honest opinions.

post #8057 of 12089
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I understand that you would be annoued if they don't fit, but you should never buy three pairs at once from a maker you've never tried on irl. Even if you send measurements and get advice from the seller, it's just a too big gamble since fit is so hard to pin point without actually trying shoes on.

 

I don't fully agree with this statement.

 

Whilst I understand and agree with your point about ordering over the internet without physically trying items on I do not agree with your comments about sending measurements .

 

I undertsand if the shoes are a little snug or loose here and there but ultimately the shoes should still fit. If someone isn't willing to appreciate that they may not be a perfect fit well, quite frankly, they are naive but I would expect Meermin the know the dimensions of their lasts and advise accordingly.

 

In fact another shoe manufacturer (I won't name drop) advised me to get a 9.5 with a slightly wider fitting instead of a size 10 that I have taken all my life based on his knowledge of the last I was interested in and the dimensions of my foot I gave him. It is by far the best fitting shoe I own and all this over the internet without trying them on.

 

It may be difficult but it isn't impossible. Feel free to let me know if I am being too demanding or indeed naive, no offence will be taken!


Edited by thatitalian - 10/11/13 at 11:39am
post #8058 of 12089
I gave Meermin lasts that they can easily read up on to help with sizing e.g. Loake Kempton chukka, Allen Edmonds Leeds model. I actually linked the last info directly as a URL in my email correspondence. I don't think it can be that far off then when I receive my shoes Monday for fitting devil.gif
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For what it's worth, I ignored the sizing recommendations from Meermin and am glad I did.  Meermin suggested I go 1/2 size smaller than I ordered and it is now clear to me that 1/2 size smaller would have been too small.  In making my decision, I asked for the sole and last measurements for the two sizes.

post #8060 of 12089
^Yes, ask for sole measurements also helps tons. This should be universal practice when shopping for shoes online IMO. Sole length and width though not accurate is a pretty good indicator as to whether your shoe will fit [aesthetically]. Because who wants clown feet, AMIRITE?? satisfied.gif
post #8061 of 12089
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It may be difficult but it isn't impossible. Feel free to let me know if I am being too demanding or indeed naive, no offence will be taken!

 

Unfortunately you probably have some merit to complain given meermin gave you advice, which they should probably stop doing as its too difficult to give someone an accurate recommendation over the net; how did they measure, whats their instep incline, what do they consider snug vs loose...etc.

post #8062 of 12089
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Originally Posted by gettoasty View Post

^Yes, ask for sole measurements also helps tons. This should be universal practice when shopping for shoes online IMO. Sole length and width though not accurate is a pretty good indicator as to whether your shoe will fit [aesthetically]. Because who wants clown feet, AMIRITE?? satisfied.gif

Sole measurements could help ONLY comparing very similar shoes, 360° storm welted boots couldn't be obviusly compared to sleek shoes with 270° welt.
I wouldn't care too much about sole meaurements, most of the times they cause only mistake.
post #8063 of 12089
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Originally Posted by gettoasty View Post

^Yes, ask for sole measurements also helps tons. This should be universal practice when shopping for shoes online IMO. Sole length and width though not accurate is a pretty good indicator as to whether your shoe will fit [aesthetically]. Because who wants clown feet, AMIRITE?? satisfied.gif

Sole measurements could help ONLY comparing very similar shoes, 360° storm welted boots couldn't be obviusly compared to sleek shoes with 270° welt.
I wouldn't care too much about sole meaurements, most of the times they cause only mistake.

yes, but the buyer knows tell that easily by looking at the photos of the product, it's just not possible to try on shoes before purchase.

but I do agree with not buying 3 at once if you never had a pair before.
post #8064 of 12089
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Originally Posted by thatitalian View Post

I don't fully agree with this statement.

Whilst I understand and agree with your point about ordering over the internet without physically trying items on I do not agree with your comments about sending measurements .

I undertsand if the shoes are a little snug or loose here and there but ultimately the shoes should still fit. If someone isn't willing to appreciate that they may not be a perfect fit well, quite frankly, they are naive but I would expect Meermin the know the dimensions of their lasts and advise accordingly.

In fact another shoe manufacturer (I won't name drop) advised me to get a 9.5 with a slightly wider fitting instead of a size 10 that I have taken all my life based on his knowledge of the last I was interested in and the dimensions of my foot I gave him. It is by far the best fitting shoe I own and all this over the internet without trying them on.

It may be difficult but it isn't impossible. Feel free to let me know if I am being too demanding or indeed naive, no offence will be taken!

I still stand by what I stated in my earlier post, you can't expect a good, or even decent, fit when ordering online even if you have supplied measurements of length and width. This is because that there are so many other thing to take into consideration, how wide and long the last is is just one thing. The height of the ball area, girth size (which is actually what the fitting of shoes is measuring, not the flat width), toe shape, heel shape, instep height, arch support and so on. All these things differ between lasts, and since people's feet look different even if the length and width are the same, it's not easy to judge by just that. It helps providing those measurements, and in many times it gets correct (like in your earlier example), but my point is that you can't expect it and you can't be annoyed if it doesn't work out.
post #8065 of 12089

I'm going to buy the Tan Country Calf, but i'm not sure about the size. I have a pair of Allen Edmonds Broadstreet 7.5 E on the "3 Last (73)" that fits me good.

Which size do you think i should get in these? 

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I received my first pair of Meermin earlier this week--the snuff suede chukka.  This is an iPhone picture, but it captures the color pretty well. I'd say there is a little more brown and a little less rust than the pictures on Meermin's website.  I think it's an ideal shade, a very versatile color.  

 

Construction is excellent--it's an extremely "solid" feeling boot.  You'll find better suede at the higher end, but these have a nice nap that should age well. 

 

The look is a bit sleeker than I expected--a little more narrow through mid-foot and more point at the toe.  They pair well with trousers or a suit, but I wasn't crazy about them with jeans.  Is the rounder Olfe chukka discontinued?     

 

The fit is comfortable, maybe just a hair snug in the toe. Wearable out of the box, and I think they'll loosen up nicely as they break in.  I wear 11.5 D US in dress shoes and went 10.5 UK.  

 

Service was poor, of course--unreturned emails, 30 days of no updates.  But it's like a low-cost airline ... just get me where I want to go.  And they did.  Overall, a nice boot.  

 

 

 

post #8067 of 12089

I think the chukkas also look good with jeans. Just the other day I was sitting in a store and looked to my side where there was a mirror and I thought to myself "Damn, what a nice pair of shoes". They are really versatile.

post #8068 of 12089
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Service was poor, of course--unreturned emails, 30 days of no updates.  But it's like a low-cost airline ... just get me where I want to go.  And they did.  Overall, a nice boot.  

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I wonder what it would cost Meermin to professionalize their online presence. Their ordering/payment system is comically bad, and while they seem to be very nice over e-mail, they barely reply. If in-store ordering is the bulk of their sales then it makes sense not to spend a ton of money improving their e-commerce to cater to the SF crowd, who has got to be the most demanding and nit-picking group of individuals when it comes to clothing that has ever been assembled in the history of mankind. Not to say that SF isn't rightfully demanding given how much money members are typically spending on clothing, but if Meermin's revenue is 95% in-store and very few people know enough about clothes to recognize the flaws that people have identified here, then I don't see much incentive for them to change.
post #8069 of 12089
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Originally Posted by Irish View Post
 

I received my first pair of Meermin earlier this week--the snuff suede chukka.  This is an iPhone picture, but it captures the color pretty well. I'd say there is a little more brown and a little less rust than the pictures on Meermin's website.  I think it's an ideal shade, a very versatile color.

 

Construction is excellent--it's an extremely "solid" feeling boot.  You'll find better suede at the higher end, but these have a nice nap that should age well.

 

The look is a bit sleeker than I expected--a little more narrow through mid-foot and more point at the toe.  They pair well with trousers or a suit, but I wasn't crazy about them with jeans.  Is the rounder Olfe chukka discontinued?  

 

The fit is comfortable, maybe just a hair snug in the toe. Wearable out of the box, and I think they'll loosen up nicely as they break in.  I wear 11.5 D US in dress shoes and went 10.5 UK.

 

Service was poor, of course--unreturned emails, 30 days of no updates.  But it's like a low-cost airline ... just get me where I want to go.  And they did.  Overall, a nice boot.

 

 

 

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That colour is spot on, I have some similar suede chukkas which are just a tad darker but I think this tone is just that bit more versatile.

 

It is good to hear that I am not alone with long waiting times and no replies...well not good but they seem consistent in some things.

post #8070 of 12089
Irish, nice looking boots, but the socks are better.

Anyone looking for a pair of Museum calf MTO, I have mine in B&S
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