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post #8131 of 11783
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Originally Posted by stocken View Post

Can't really see how the heel slipping would stop after a break in period. I mean if the shoe is top tight then of course the leather will adapt, but that was not the problem in this case. Maybe I'm wrong...


Your foot flexes when you walk, and it takes time for the stiff leather sole to loosen up and do the same. It's not just the upper that breaks in.

post #8132 of 11783
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Originally Posted by konda View Post
 

So not complaining or screaming "defect", but rather pointing out...Have worn my austerity MTO boots for 3 or 4 times. For the past week the shoes have sat in the dressing room in Bexley's shoe trees. This seems to be the first part where signs of wear appear. Still consider the shoes awesome and really have no complaints.

 

 

 

I have exactly the same. I guess we should chalk it up to character.

post #8133 of 11783
Spring loaded shoe trees x heel stiffener.
post #8134 of 11783
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Originally Posted by chogall View Post

Spring loaded shoe trees x heel stiffener.

Nope, don't use spring loaded trees.

post #8135 of 11783
Does anyone have a fit pic of the tassel loafer? I'm trying to figure out how long the vamp is. Thanks!
post #8136 of 11783
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Originally Posted by Dillardiv View Post

Does anyone have a fit pic of the tassel loafer? I'm trying to figure out how long the vamp is. Thanks!

AppleMark

post #8137 of 11783
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Originally Posted by konda View Post

So not complaining or screaming "defect", but rather pointing out...Have worn my austerity MTO boots for 3 or 4 times. For the past week the shoes have sat in the dressing room in Bexley's shoe trees. This seems to be the first part where signs of wear appear. Still consider the shoes awesome and really have no complaints.









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Originally Posted by chogall View Post

Spring loaded shoe trees x heel stiffener.

I'd say plastic heel stiffener x high shaft.
post #8138 of 11783
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Originally Posted by j ingevaldsson View Post



I'd say plastic heel stiffener x high shaft.

How widespread is the use of plastic heel stiffeners in shoes including and above loake 1880 and meermin?

post #8139 of 11783
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Originally Posted by Katt View Post

How widespread is the use of plastic heel stiffeners in shoes including and above loake 1880 and meermin?

Loake 1880, Meermin etc and below=everyone use plastic heel- and toe stiffeners. In the mid price range with brands like C&J, Carmina, Church's and so on it's also very common, just in some cases that they use leather heel stiffener, still plastic for the toe though. Actually, even the finest RTW brands like Edward Green use plastic toe stiffeners as well, but leather for the heel (since the possibility to adjust shape better to the foot is more important there, one tend to take the extra cost of using leather at least there). But for example John Lobb Paris use plastic both for heel- and toe stiffener.
post #8140 of 11783
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Originally Posted by j ingevaldsson View Post


Loake 1880, Meermin etc and below=everyone use plastic heel- and toe stiffeners. In the mid price range with brands like C&J, Carmina, Church's and so on it's also very common, just in some cases that they use leather heel stiffener, still plastic for the toe though. Actually, even the finest RTW brands like Edward Green use plastic toe stiffeners as well, but leather for the heel (since the possibility to adjust shape better to the foot is more important there, one tend to take the extra cost of using leather at least there). But for example John Lobb Paris use plastic both for heel- and toe stiffener.

 

Meermin Linea Maestro line uses pre-conformed leather heel counters and for the toe stiffeners they use glued fabric placed when lasting and formed when dry.

 

Mostly everyone uses heat formed (celestica?) toe stiffeners for mass manufacturing.

post #8141 of 11783
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Originally Posted by chogall View Post

Meermin Linea Maestro line uses pre-conformed leather heel counters and for the toe stiffeners they use glued fabric placed when lasting and formed when dry.

Mostly everyone uses heat formed (celestica?) toe stiffeners for mass manufacturing.

Okay, didn't know that about LM. But glued fabric, is that the only material used for the toe stiffener? Haven't heard about that before, and sounds a bit weird, feels like it needs to be a lot of chemicals involved to make the stiffener hard enough. Yes, the standard heat formed stiffeners is made of thermoplastic.
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I recently bought some Massimo Dutti tassel loafers from Spoo and I found them very similar to Meermin. Don't know if those are goodyear welted (the Massimo Dutti), they have leather soles. Don't know how makes the shoes of MD. 

post #8143 of 11783

I am certain this Q has been answered multiple times before, but frankly a search doesn’t yield much (and it’s a very long thread to parse through).

 

If I wear a 10.5UK in EG 888/82, what would be my correct size in the Meermin New Rey? 10UK?

 

Thanks,

ET

post #8144 of 11783

Has anyone bought a belt? How is it?

 

And how long is the shipping time for belts, is it as long as shoes?

post #8145 of 11783
^ I ordered the black calf belt when I ordered a pair of boots, so I don't know how fast it would have shipped on its own. Given Meermin's customer service, I will guess... not very.

But I like the belt; it's a good buy at the price. Hard to comment on quality until I live in it a bit, but the leather is soft and supple and the first few wears haven't produced any odd creases. It's slightly wider than your standard dress belt (35mm = 1.38"), which I like.
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