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post #8236 of 11013
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Originally Posted by Terpo View Post
 

 

Thanks for the detailed explanation. I will probably go for the cheaper option (second one) as a first Meermin shoe. I heard that the Hiro last is similar to the Loake capital. I have the Loake Strands in 10, would you recommend getting the Hiro in 10 or 10.5 UK? I have fairly wide feet so the capital fits me well.

 

I would definitely go up.  I have the Churchill on the 8 capital last and an 8 in the hiro is pretty snug eg id go up half a size or a full size next time I ordered snug.

post #8237 of 11013
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Originally Posted by Osiris2012 View Post
 

More than aesthetics isn't the purpose of a storm/sky welt to prevent water from potentially getting in to the small space that can exist on a flat welt?


Yes this is the official truth. Personally I feel it is more about aesthetics and of making a heavy shoe like a long wing / country brogue look more robust than about the usefulness of preventing water from ruining ones day. Unless someone enjoys jumping in ponds with their expensive shoes just for shits and giggles.

post #8238 of 11013
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Originally Posted by Osiris2012 View Post

I would definitely go up.  I have the Churchill on the 8 capital last and an 8 in the hiro is pretty snug eg id go up half a size or a full size next time I ordered snug.

I agree; if the capital last fits snugly I would go up half a size.
post #8239 of 11013

Gentleman, the plum museum MTO is scheduled to be sent out at the end of this month. Will send some pics of it soon. 

 

Also, here are some pics of the prototype last compared to the Ben last; the toebox will be widened a bit more. I will have a look at the final last soon and update all of you.

 

 

 

 

post #8240 of 11013

Is it just an optical illusion or is the last length wise a stubby from the toes and the angle on the chisel rather steep?

post #8241 of 11013
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Originally Posted by terrorsquad View Post

Gentleman, the plum museum MTO is scheduled to be sent out at the end of this month. Will send some pics of it soon. 

Also, here are some pics of the prototype last compared to the Ben last; the toebox will be widened a bit more. I will have a look at the final last soon and update all of you.












Pretty "U-last"-ish
post #8242 of 11013
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Originally Posted by konda View Post


Yes this is the official truth. Personally I feel it is more about aesthetics and of making a heavy shoe like a long wing / country brogue look more robust than about the usefulness of preventing water from ruining ones day. Unless someone enjoys jumping in ponds with their expensive shoes just for shits and giggles.

With all due respect, but this is pretty ignorant. Storm welt definitely makes a shoe more waterproof. The major place where a traditional shoe leaks in water is from the side between the welt and the upper. Much more than through the bottom of the shoe, through the sole stitch. The storm welts secure just this area in a much better way. You don't have to walk through ponds to experience the difference here.

Remember that the main problem with water going into the shoe is not that your feet get wet, but that the inner parts of the shoe gets soaked and therefore wears out a lot faster. This is not up to personal opinions, I'm sorry. If you find it ugly, that's fine, of course. Actually I'm not a big fan of the look either. But I wouldn't give advice to people that storm welt is a scam, when this is false.
post #8243 of 11013

 

 

Hi!!

 

 

We are glad to invite you to our first American trunk show. This coming week from Thursday 14 to Saturday 16 we will be on Soho's, 481 Broadway - 4th floor. 

 

We have shipped out many pairs for you to try on, feel the shoes and for the first time you'll have the chance to buy onsite, if you'd like. Also all the information & swatches of our MTO program will be there for you to check them personally, along with some samples.

 

We look forward welcoming you! Here is the Facebook event we have created for the occasion.

 

A big thank you to all of you for your continuous support!!

 

Best regards,

 

- Meermin -

 

 

 

 

 


 

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MTO inquiries please contact Pepe at: pepe@meermin.es

 

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post #8244 of 11013
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Originally Posted by j ingevaldsson View Post

With all due respect, but this is pretty ignorant. Storm welt definitely makes a shoe more waterproof. The major place where a traditional shoe leaks in water is from the side between the welt and the upper. Much more than through the bottom of the shoe, through the sole stitch. The storm welts secure just this area in a much better way. You don't have to walk through ponds to experience the difference here.

Remember that the main problem with water going into the shoe is not that your feet get wet, but that the inner parts of the shoe gets soaked and therefore wears out a lot faster. This is not up to personal opinions, I'm sorry. If you find it ugly, that's fine, of course. Actually I'm not a big fan of the look either. But I wouldn't give advice to people that storm welt is a scam, when this is false.

IMO, preventing feet from getting wet definitely take precedence above preventing excessive shoe wear. Shoes are meant to protect feet.

And I do agree storm welt prevents both shoe innards and feet from getting wet. Not a scam and functionally effective compare to fold in constructed shoes.

Also, box calf or other tannery finished calf help repel moisture/water much better than crust. Corrected grain is functionally better than crust for rugged wear as well.

Spend thirty minutes walking under the rain and you could really tell the difference.
post #8245 of 11013
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Originally Posted by chogall View Post

IMO, preventing feet from getting wet definitely take precedence above preventing excessive shoe wear. Shoes are meant to protect feet.

And I do agree storm welt prevents both shoe innards and feet from getting wet. Not a scam and functionally effective compare to fold in constructed shoes.

Also, box calf or other tannery finished calf help repel moisture/water much better than crust. Corrected grain is functionally better than crust for rugged wear as well.

Spend thirty minutes walking under the rain and you could really tell the difference.

Yes, I write it in a bad way. What I meant with the "main problem" is that it's more common that shoes leak in water that you don't feel, cause it doesn't go all the way through to your feet.

And yeah, I'd also say that for bad weather box calf is better than vegetable tanned crust leather. Though there's still box calf crust leathers as well, which is just as good as aniline dyed box calf when it comes to being water repellent.
post #8246 of 11013
TS, thank you for the update.

So, they haven't been put into production yet?

Thanks
post #8247 of 11013
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Originally Posted by engar View Post

Nice pair of boots but the suede quality is not great.
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The balmorals are worth the 400€ but unfortunately they run out of my size.


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For 50€ more, you could've snagged the Carmina version of this boot, plus with free shipping.

post #8248 of 11013
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Originally Posted by Joshua Lee View Post

For 50€ more, you could've snagged the Carmina version of this boot, plus with free shipping.

Where?
post #8249 of 11013
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Originally Posted by Monkeyface View Post
 
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Originally Posted by Joshua Lee View Post

For 50€ more, you could've snagged the Carmina version of this boot, plus with free shipping.

Where?

http://www.shop.carminashoemaker.com/articulo.asp?idarticulo=3465222

 

Carmina is running a free worldwide shipping promotion currently, ends December some time. I'm just going off of what engar wrote, that he paid 400€ for them. If meermin is charging less than 400€, then you'd be hard pressed to find similar model.

post #8250 of 11013
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Originally Posted by Joshua Lee View Post

http://www.shop.carminashoemaker.com/articulo.asp?idarticulo=3465222

Carmina is running a free worldwide shipping promotion currently, ends December some time. I'm just going off of what engar wrote, that he paid 400€ for them. If meermin is charging less than 400€, then you'd be hard pressed to find similar model.

Yeah, these suede boots are 220.
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